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

Our history extends back to the 1690s. The buildings that now house our box office, bars, offices and rehearsal space began as houses, shops and a pub. 

It was John Wilton who went on to build the Victorian Music Hall, as it now stands, in 1859 behind the row of buildings on Graces Alley.  Wilton's ambition was to provide West End glamour, comfort and first-rate entertainment for East End working people. 

Since 1859 Wilton's has served as a music hall, a Methodist missions and today presents a programme of extraordinary theatre and music all year round.   

Find out more about our fascinating past on this page or visit Wilton's for a guided tour. On the tour you'll also be able to enjoy our exhibition space, the John Wilton Room, which hosts a permanent display detailing our magical history and occasional exhibitions relating to our productions.

John Wilton Room

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

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