This stunning music hall has become a thriving arts and heritage venue entertaining thousands of people each year. However, behind the scenes the building has remained structurally unstable after decades of neglect.
In February 2013 the Wilton's Music Hall Trust completed repairs to the auditorium. This was Phase 1 of the Capital Project and exemplifies the ethos of 'invisible mending', which we are now carrying through to the rest of the building.
Phase 2 of the Capital Project will repair the 5 Georgian houses that make up the remaining half of Wilton's - the Front of House. These areas currently suffer from damp, rot, subsidence, dereliction, crumbling walls, floorless rooms, leaking roofs and failing brick and mortar work. This half of the project has already begun and will continue until autumn 2015. Building work will safeguard the whole building and opening up more spaces, allowing us to provide even more arts, heritage and learning and participation projects for the local community and beyond. Including creating a new Aldgate and
Allhallows Learning and Participation Studio (AALPS) made possible by the
generosity of the foundation.
During this time we will try to keep disruption to a minimum. Regular performances will continue in the main auditorium through our Chrysalis Club programme.
As the front of house undergoes a metamorphosis under wraps, Wilton's is staging a limited season of events on an intimate scale called the Chrysalis Club.
From mortar mixing to binaural sound compositions and dance platforms to opera cabaret, this is Wilton’s at its warmest and we look forward to welcoming you to it. Sign up to the mailing list on the home page or contact the Box Office for more information about this original artistic season taking place during a unique period in Wilton's history.
Neon Sign by Carousel Lights Ltd, Image by Pablo Boyero.