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Wilton's Music Hall

1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB, England
+44 20 7702 2789
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Go to see the building, stay for a performance

This place is a trip to Victorian Whitechapel. E It is the real deal. It hasn't been renovated or... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Vancouver, Canada
Afternoon adventure

Decided to explore here with a friend one Saturday afternoon. We arrived around 6.30/7pm just... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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, music, comedy, cinema and cabaret alongside to bars which are open to the public (free access). Please check the website before your visit as on occasional dates, Wilton's Music Hall is closed due to private hire.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB, England
+44 20 7702 2789
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

This place is a trip to Victorian Whitechapel. E It is the real deal. It hasn't been renovated or tarted up. It feels like you are entering the past. There are many different performances and plays you can see in the venue, but it is...More

Thank cjknight2015
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Decided to explore here with a friend one Saturday afternoon. We arrived around 6.30/7pm just before a show was starting. We didn't have tickets but just wanted to see the building as we are both theatre enthusiasts and love any arts spaces. We stayed for...More

Thank hchambs
Reviewed 3 May 2017

One of the old music halls that is still in use. Carefully renovated but still has old time charm. Great bar on the ground floor.

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is a special venue, an old music that has been partially restored and offers a variety of gigs and theatre. The feeling inside is rather intimate and relaxed. My only complaint is the bar seems to be understaffed and it took ages to be...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 23 April 2017

An original experience. The opportinity to step back in time is a must, so visit this truly original venue. You can feel the history with every beat of the show.

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The other night I visited the Wiltons Music Hall to see How to succeed in business without really trying. Each time I visit this wonderful venue I'm swept away with history of this place. I'm so glad that the venue has been restored, but still...More

Thank JackWH1961
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I was so looking forward to visiting Wiltons - however because of the flippant reception at the downstairs bar from the barman my experience was marred. Apart from that the venue is interesting , food was very good , The young man in the box...More

Thank Followup321
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Took my teenage daughter as she wanted to see Frankenstein. I was stunned by the decor. Real character to it. You feel like you've gone back in time. Same for the bar areas. Slightly flawed in that it's too squashed with no space between rows...More

Thank Kenners70
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is well worth a visit if you are interested in old buildings or the history of the musichall. Built in about 1859. I went on a tour and the guide explained the history of the building in some detail. I found it fascinating. They...More

1  Thank Madeleine S
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

After hearing of this music hall on local radio I arranged a visit to see the puppetry based play on the insatiable appetite of a French man Tarrare 1772. This venue is warm and full of character and history a previously forgotten gem that has...More

Thank Darren E
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Oshrit A
Do we need to buy tickets in advance?
4 November 2016|
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Response from ElleCoco | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just seen this now. Sometimes shows get booked up so if it's something g you really want to see you should book. For the bar just turn up! Hope you had fun?
Sujata L
is this place open tomor
27 March 2016|
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Response from KeepPeddling | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Cannot help.
Dalene M
Is there an age limit? I will be traveling with two 17 year old's that love music.
11 November 2015|
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Response from cliffb | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is no age limit and you'll have a fantastic time if you can get tickets.