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Wilton's Music Hall

Closed Now: 17:00 - 23:00
Open today: 17:00 - 23:00
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Pleasantly Surprised

We weren't expecting very much from this tiny old music hall we had never heard of before but we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Basildon, United Kingdom
Sensitive restoration

The history of the building is fascinating and the story of its life since it was built. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richmond, United Kingdom
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Wilton's is the world's oldest surviving Grand Music Hall. After years of dereliction it is now open as a full time theatre, bar and historic landmark. This stunning and atmospheric building puts on a range of ticketed events including theatre...more
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1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB, England
+44 20 7702 2789
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We weren't expecting very much from this tiny old music hall we had never heard of before but we found a play we wanted to see online and this is where it was and as it was a stones throw from the hotel we planned...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SheilaH702
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of the building is fascinating and the story of its life since it was built. The restoration is intentionally aged and preserved back to the original fabric of the building with sensitive additional features / staircases etc. It creates a unique and atmospheric...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marianjrye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building makes a great venue, great bar and food. But seriously let down by the seating. It has small hard narrow chairs, the type you have at conference only smaller. They are clipped together so you have no chance of moving them. I was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OllyHolidays
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We were attracted to see James Graham’s Sketches at Wilton’s Music Hall. What a delightful surprise! We were most impressed by the lovely atmospheric building in all its shabby chic glory. The Play was, as we expected, outstanding. A real tour de force. We fully...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JimB34
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

The venue is a delight but the seating is a disaster. Upright, scarcely padded metal chairs secured to each other with no armrests. I had an extremely large woman on my right who overflowed onto my seat and a woman behind me who thought it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Wilton Music Hall is one of the most beautiful theatres I have ever seen in London. Why? Because it's captured and preserved the Victorian style better than anywhere else. Stepping through the threshold felt more like stepping back in time. It's not shiny or modern,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank krittn
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The venue was really nice, however, there was a concern about its ventilation. Seems no air at all. Crew was very accommodating. Bar is reasonable. Recommendable for future events

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gymcarol
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Watched an amazing 20th century version of 12th night here. Firstly the building itself is a gem. A hidden gem a preserved gem....well done to those that helped to salvage it and also those that help to run it. Music hall from mid 19th century...kept...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank garysU5371ZU
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing venue and a good selection of shows for theatre lovers. The food and the bar (with a good selection of gin) worth a try as well. I’ll definitely be back!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 107angelot
Reviewed 23 September 2018

A production of Shakespears Twelfth Night {ingeniously set in a 1920's Jazz club} brought me to Wilton's Music Hall and I have to highly recommend both the venue and the production. Wilton's is full of character, uneven stone floors, wonderful shabby chic decor, smiley lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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26 July 2018|
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Response from samanthamcdonough | Reviewed this property |
Not as far as I know but the ceilings are high and the floors are flagstones - If I was going in this weather I would probably wear lose clothing and slip my flipflops off and have my bare feet on the stones. I'm pretty sure... More
4 April 2018|
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Response from bsandrs | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, we enjoyed an exhibition in a side room and the foyer area. We were unable to view the performance area as a rehearsal was taking place, but the staff member on the day said that, if there had been no... More
27 July 2017|
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Response from hchambs | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, check the parking restrictions for the postcode on the local councils website ?