Wilton's Music Hall

Wilton's Music Hall
Graces Alley
London
Greater London
E1 8JB
England

Website

www.wiltons.org.uk

Telephone

020 77022789

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Wilton's Music Hall's front door

Wilton's is the world's last surviving Grand Music Hall and London's best kept secret. This stunning and atmospheric building is led by Frances Mayhew and produces an exciting programme of imaginative, diverse and distinct entertainment including exhibitions, theatre, music, comedy, cinema and cabaret.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Heritage site

Opening hours

Opening Hours * Monday - Friday: 12pm - 11pm
Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
Sunday: Closed

Admission charges

Current exhibition and bar are free (other performances vary)

Additional info

The main auditorium is currently being repaired (due to finish in February 2013) but the bar and front of house areas are still open with a variety of entertainment. We regret to say that the upstairs of the bar, where some events take place, is not wheelchair accessible.

Animals and children are welcome.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Alice in Wonderland "Who Are You?"

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • 29 October — 1 November 2014 , *on now

Adapted by Box Tale Soup

Drawing on the wealth of peculiar episodes from both Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Box Tale Soup invite you down the rabbit hole into a timeless world of beautiful paper puppets and wondrous fantasy

"I don't wish to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," replied the Cat, "We're all mad here..."

This half-term, Lewis Carroll's Wonderland will flood onto Wilton's stage in a whirl of strange creations, handmade puppets, props and frantic characters. No matter how old or young, everyone will find their own moment of magic in Wonderland and make it safely home again - the only danger is, you may not want to leave...

Nominated for 'Best Children's Event' Brighton Fringe 2014
Winner 'Best Show for Families' - Buxton Fringe 2014
One of the '40 best Edinburgh shows' in The Times

★★★★ "...as wonderful as any wonderland could be.”
Fringe Guru

★★★★ "...masterful puppetry...endlessly enjoyable...”
A Younger Theatre



Look out for more...

Surrounding the shows will be free arts and crafts activities. Open to everyone, come a long early and join in.

In the Bar:
1.30pm - 2.25pm & 3:30pm - 4:25pm
Turn our Roses Red - We need lots of red paper flowers but only have white paper - help us fix the mistake before The Queen of Hearts notices!
Arts and Crafts - Make a paper puppet, Cheshire cat smiles or drink me label to take away with you.

In the Auditorium (ticket holders only):
2.15pm - 2.30pm & 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Continue the adventure by playing inflatable Flamingo croquet before the performance starts. Tie your drink me labels to our giant tea pot and colour any stray white roses red so the Queen of Hearts doesn't get upset and cut off any ones head!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£8 adults, £5 children (buy 4 tickets for £17 in our family ticket bundle)

Website

http://wiltons.org.uk/event.php?p=871

Monski Mouse

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

  • 31 October — 1 November 2014

Why toddle when you can dance, dance, dance!


Parents and under fives are let loose on the dance floor in this friendliest of discos. With a 'retro eclectic' vibe Monski Mouse's DJ style takes in tracks from swing to latin, pop, 80's classics and rocking nursery rhymes. Having sold out shows at Adelaide Fringe, Brighton Fringe, Norfolk and Norwich Festival and London Wonderground at Southbank Centre, DJ Monski Mouse brings high-energy smiling to Wilton's and encourages you to get your disco dancing booties on!

"DJ Monski Mouse is onto a winner”
★★★★★ The Barefoot Review

"a sure-fire hit with all under the age of 5”
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"rocking kid-friendly fun that dance-loving adults will enjoy as well”
★★★★ The Age

"Children were dancing, parents were singing and EVERYONE was smiling!"
Radelaide Rover

monskimouse.com

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£8 adults, £5 under 16s (free for children under 6 months with a paying adult)

Website

http://wiltons.org.uk/event.php?p=901

Pocket Caravan

Pocket Caravan

  • 1 November 2014 From 8:30pm

Violinist - Felipe Karam
Guitarist - Peter Michaels
Bass - Matheus Nova
Percussion - Anselmo Netto

Pocket Caravan's performances take the listener from the barn dances of Northern Brazil to the gypsy circles of Spain via the Gaucho campfires of Uruguay, combining live looping, improvisation and traditional techniques to celebrate the shared influences of music around the globe.

The Quartet began after a chance encounter between South Brazilian violinist Felipe Karam and British guitarist Peter Michaels. Both had composed music inspired by places they had lived, and recorded their debut album Landscapes in 2008, with many guests joining them in the studio. The quartet developed to include Bahian percussionist Anselmo Netto and North Brazilian double bassist Matheus Nova. After touring the UK, they recorded live at the Forge Concert hall in Camden Town, under the venue's own label. The resulting album, 7 Steps From The Border, explored the power of music to cross seemingly closed borders.

During a recent tour of Brazil, from the Amazon down to the Uruguayan border, and ending with a series of concerts in Salvador, the group recorded their third album. Entitled THR3E and released in 2013, the album explores music with three at its core - waltzes, Chamamés, music of the Candomble religion and African polyrhythms.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12.50

Website

http://wiltons.org.uk/event.php?p=905

Seven Decades

Seven Decades: Zebra Stripes, Flames & Killer Tops

  • 4 — 8 November 2014

The perfect night out for guitar and popular music fans - musical storytelling at its very best

Written and Directed by Phil Hylander and Michael John Ross

Performers:
Guitar and Vocals - Michael John Ross
Bass Guitar and Double Bass - Mike Pratt
Drums - Tony Holmes
Keyboards - Michael Bramwell
Vocals - Rhianna Kenny & Senab Adekunle

With visuals from Matt Posner, Yuli Levtov and Oded Shein


It’s 6 months since the four talented musicians behind Seven Decades took Wilton’s audiences on a fascinating, inspirational and humorous musical journey through the last 70 years, guided by the Fender Telecaster, the Gibson Les Paul, the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson ES 335. If you were lucky enough to see any of those sell-out shows, you’ll be beating a path to our door to carry on where Songs and Stories left off. If you didn’t, now’s your chance to find out what you missed, with the added bonus of a host of new additions and dimensions as the band have developed this absorbing show into its next incarnation.

Sticking to the original formula and telling the chronological story of these iconic instruments that shaped modern music, Mike and the boys have introduced yet more magnificent guitars from the 1960s. Their virtuosity is now enhanced by two live vocalists as well as a special pre-recorded guest appearance from the distinctive voice of Huey Morgan (BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music and frontman of Fun Lovin' Criminals). This time, the band will present the work of all the guitar masters plus new artists such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Tom Morello, illuminated by a backdrop of films, animations and responsive visuals.

In other words: Seven Decades just got even better!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 - £20

Website

http://wiltons.org.uk/event.php?p=900

Swing Patrol

Dance Party with Swing Patrol

  • 21 November 2014 From 7pm

Congratulations to Swing Patrol Maestro, Scott Cupit, on winning Dragons’ Den on Sunday 20th July! Come and find out why these dance nights are so hugely popular, enjoy a drink with friends and take to the dance floor with help from the experts.

Swing Patrol return with their usual taster class at 7pm, followed by social dancing until 11pm. There will be performances by the pros and guaranteed good times for everyone, regardless of ability. Enjoy displays by some of the best dancers on the scene and join in if you can. These events are for experts, intermediates and absolute beginners with two left feet – everyone really is welcome!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£15 (class included)

Website

http://wiltons.org.uk/event.php?p=868

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