Wilton's To Stay Open Thanks To Support From Its Fans

By Lindsey Last edited 111 months ago
Wilton's To Stay Open Thanks To Support From Its Fans

The people who know and love Wilton's unique, atmospheric charm and adventurous programming have stepped up to the plate to support it.

A recent bid for Heritage Lottery Funding failed leaving a gaping cash hole in plans for essential building works necessary to keep the Tower Hamlets music hall open.

Fans and friends of Wilton's were mobilised and a campaign fronted by David Suchet encouraged donations from the public, including one for £20,000. An anonymous match funder generously doubled the total amount raised, allowing repair and restoration work to begin. The architect in charge is he who was responsible for the rescue of Hackney Empire and it is now thought that the Hall can be rehabilitated for less than the projected £3.8m.

Wilton's will stay open and continue to entertain during the work. Book tickets for the Transformations film festival of films or new Blake inspired performance work this August. Watch out for The Magic Flute and Carmen in September plus Cable Street Stories and a new translation of Racine's Britannicus taking to the stage in October.

But just because it's staying open for now doesn't mean Wilton's doesn't still need your support in kind and cash. Buy tickets, make a donation, become a friend, spread the word.

Meanwhile, Wilton's retains its unenviable position at the top of the Theatres At Risk Register.

Last Updated 27 July 2011