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Wilton's Music Hall

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Address: 1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB, England
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+44 20 7702 2789
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17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Wilton's is the world's oldest surviving Grand Music Hall. After years of...

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.

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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 tarted up. It feels like you are entering the past. There are many different... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
cjknight2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 the building that is the draw.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 a cocktail in the lovely bar area. The menu also looked very tempting. Worth a... More 

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Thank hchambs
Wiesbaden, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Sara T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 served on my Friday night visit. The fact they have a time consuming coffee machine... More 

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Thank Jane W
St Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

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Thank Martin W
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 kept its quirkiness of time gone by. The bar staff are all really friendly and... More 

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Thank JackWH1961
Wiltshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 office was charming and helpful as were the upstairs area waitresses. I won't be in... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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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 of chairs and the crowd is slightly pretentious and so atmosphere not that warm.

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Thank Kenners70
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 also do shows from this venue. It is a sort of pub with musichall attached.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 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 quite possible been saved from the areas insatiable appetite for development. The bars are cosy... More 

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