It has been announced that Wilton’s Music Hall has reopened after four years of work to repair the building in order to secure the long-term future of the building.
As part of the capital project, which began with the repair of the main hall, Wilton’s has now opened 40% of the building which was inaccessible before.
Now that the building has secured its future, Wilton’s Music Hall is able to present a long term artistic programme, showcasing the future of the building.
The venue has reopened with a production of The Sting , which will be performing until the 17th October. Other production in the 2015/2016 season include The Magic of the Music Hall Family Weekender, Casting the Runes, L’Ospedale, Dick Whittington and The Odyssey.
David Suchet, a long-term supporter of the venue said: “As both the Campaign Patron and a local resident I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that Wilton’s has finally be saved. It is such a unique cultural and historic landmark for the East End, London and beyond and it gives me such pleasure to think of all of the people that will enjoy and benefit from its performance and heritage programme.”
The total cost for phase 1 and 2 of the building works cost just under £4 million and made possible by support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, SITA Trust, Viridor Credits, The Loveday Charitable Trust, The Foundation for Sport and the Arts, Garfield Weston Foundation, Aldgate and Allhallows, The City Bridge Trust, The Foyle Foundation and numerous other Trusts and Foundation and individuals.
Stuart Hobley, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund said: “The stage is set for Wilton’s Music Hall to both entertain and enchant in equal measure. This gem of a building – loved by so many Londoners – is now fully restored with a little help from National Lottery players and a lot of hard work by the Trust’s dedicated team. We’re ready to kick up our heels in celebration as the curtains go up again.”