Wilton’s Music Hall
A living piece of London’s history, Wilton’s Music Hall is a unique venue in the heart of London’s East End. The venue is the world’s oldest surviving Grand Music Hall and makes a stunning setting for London events.
A Rich History
Wilton’s Music Hall has evolved over 300 years, starting its life as a Victorian sailors’ pub before becoming a music hall, Methodist Mission and rag warehouse. It later fell derelict for a period of time before being transformed into the mesmerising venue it is today. Wilton’s is renowned for its theatrical East End history. Not only is it a great venue, it’s also a living theatre, concert hall, public bar and heritage site.
Giving Back to the Local Community
Wilton’s provides a range of heritage workshops for the local community, delivered alongside its popular productions. With opportunities to learn about theatre, local history and architecture, Wilton’s Music Hall feeds local people’s curiosity. Free activities, family events and talks take place throughout the year. Workshops also include private tours of the building.
With its ambitious artistic, heritage, learning and participation plans, Wilton’s attracts a loyal and diverse audience. Just under 25% of Wilton’s income is raised through charitable funding. Wilton’s Music Hall is supported by members, box office revenue, corporate donations, location hire and bar sales.
Event Spaces at Wilton’s Music Hall
Wilton’s Music Hall includes a wide variety of spaces. The main Auditorium has room for up to 300 guests. Built in 1858 as a grand space filled with glorious decorations, this venue still includes many of its original features. It’s a beautiful and atmospheric room for events.
The Cocktail Bar has room for up to 60 guests. Once used as an artists’ green room, this is a space where the walls hold secrets. Born of the Music Hall’s first production of the Great Gatsby, the Cocktail Bar is a popular choice for parties. Smaller space, the Champagne Charlie Room, can accommodate up to 20. This first floor room can be used for filming interviews or meetings or as a private party room.
With space for up to 20 guests, The Study houses phantom staircases, with timber framework and the remains of original plaster dividing walls. Decorated with foliage and fairy lights, this becomes an incredible atmospheric space for small parties, filming and photo shoots.
The Aldgate and Allhallows Learning & Participation Studio (AALPS) is a newly created, purpose-built studio and an ideal rehearsal or workshop space for up to 60 people. This is a light and airy space with all the Wilton’s charm you’d expect, including vintage fireplace and exposed brick walls.
Wilton’s Music Hall is located between Wapping and Whitechapel, close to the historic Tower of London and St. Katherine Docks. The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests, with smaller spaces available suiting parties of up to 20.
Find out more at wiltons.org.uk.
A charity rate is available.