Wilton’s Music Hall Reaches Next Restoration Milestone

Wilton's front door. Photo by James Perry

Good news for fans of the much-loved Wilton’s Music Hall in Tower Hamlets.

The atmospheric-but-crumbly venue has finally raised the £600,000 match funding needed for its Heritage Lottery Fund application.

As London’s oldest surviving music hall, Wilton’s has been patched up many times over the years, but remains in urgent need of more restoration work.

The newly repaired Grand Hall, which reopened in February, is the result of the first phase of a Capital Project to secure the whole building. If the Heritage Lottery Fund award a grant, the team behind Wilton’s restoration will be able to begin the second phase of work: to “invisibly mend” the five Georgian houses that make up the front of house area, making them safe for future generations of audiences.

The Heritage Lottery Fund decision is due in mid-June. Fingers crossed til then. Or you can help out by shopping at Wilton’s shop, or buying its app: all proceeds go towards the restoration project.

Wilton’s Music Hall is at Graces Alley, off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 8JB. To find out more, visit wiltons.org.uk.

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  • GoodHonestAdvice

    You cannot “invisibly mend” 200 years of history, but they should be applauded for having a go! If you have not been you should as we must not lose this important piece of our heritage.