Wilton's


"the most important surviving early music hall to be seen anywhere... It is of outstanding architectural and archaeological significance"
- The Theatres Trust

Situated in the historic East End of London, within easy walking distance of The Tower of London, the River and the City, Wilton's is a focus for theatrical and East End history as well as a living theatre, concert hall, public bar and heritage site.

Wilton's presents a large variety of artistic work including plays, opera, puppetry, classical music, cabaret, dance and magic shows, alongside a year round programme of education and heritage activities such as workshops, talks and tours. 

Below you will find information on the journey this incredible building has made, from music hall to Methodist's Mission and derelict warehouse to a thriving venue once more.


John Wilton Room

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 11am-6pm, Closed Saturday and Sunday 

Thanks to support from Heritage Lottery Fund, we now have this permanent space in which to explore and share our history and heritage in a wide variety of ways. What's Under Wilton's is a display of objects from our archaeology collection, looking at work and play at Wilton's and created by our volunteer Verity Ridgman. A series of colourful banners around the room offer an introduction to the story of our remarkable venue and a 3D model shows the eccentric layout of building. 

Please note that the bars and auditorium are not currently open during these hours, although this may change in future. If you would like to see the auditorium without seeing a show, it is worth booking for one of our guided tours, which will also involve a visit to the John Wilton Room.

Supported by:
  • Lottery Funded
  • Backstage Trust
  • a&a
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
  • HLF 2
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