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Wilton's Music Hall

#213 of 1,558 things to do in London
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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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The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Darren E
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Sharnford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Wilton's to see a magic show, I honestly would not have cared what was on as we just wanted to experience the place. Having said that, the magic show, with Morgan and West in Victorian costume, was excellent. The Hall has been preserved rather than restored and this add to the magic of the place as you... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Always a pleasure to visit Wilton's - this time for Mother Goose starring Roy Hudd and an excellent cast. And a great crowd too in a traditional setting. Spent a few hours in the Mahogany Bar before the performance - a good choice of cask & bottled beers and wine plus some tasty snacks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Wilton's Music Hall is rich in history and the renovations in recent years have enhanced and maintained the integrity of this valuable venue. I've just returned home from a fantastic evening at the tastefully traditional, intimately entertaining panto, Mother Goose, written by and starring British comedy legend Roy Hudd and featuring flawless performances by both experienced and new talented performers.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Been to local theatres before but this was something special. A beautiful place with such a history. As the venue isn't that big good views all round. The show THE GOLDEN GOOSE was fantastic with marvellous Roy Hudd leading it. All the cast were great, especially 'the baddie'. Good old fashioned panto. Dont miss it. The bars are great and... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Tucked away on the edge of Whitechapel, Wiltons is a must visit on your list of things to do in London. The history and magic of this beautiful building are breathtaking. Even if you are not a theatre lover, just go for a drink and a simple supper - you will not be disappointed.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Went to see 'Mother Goose', this year's Christmas panto - a fun show, competing with one of the most extraordinary of buildings. Not only the oldest music hall, but an astonishing survivor - of Blitz, 60's building insanity and later clearances and redevelopments in the 80s. It's really four terraced houses with an auditorium tacked on the back and if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very cool venue. Great food and atmosphere. Not just good for our corporate event but would happily come back with friends for a good night out

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Made our first visit to Wilton's recently to see Camille O'Sullivan singing Brel, an excellent performance. It's tucked away just off Cable Street, but easy to find. It's an old building, with a couple of lively bars with lots of nooks and crannies, they serve food too. The music hall is a small intimate venue with a great atmosphere. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went to see Roy Hudd in Mother Goose very funny entertaining for all singing , laughter and wit . The building is very old and gives atmosphere .You can eat there and have a drink before performances.We were in the balcony area looking straight at the stage great view and sound.

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