Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall is an intimate venue for piano recitals, chamber music, jazz and song and provides nearly perfect acoustics

Preparing for a performance inside Wigmore Hall
Preparing for a performance inside Wigmore Hall cc licensed photo by dumbledad

Wigmore Hall opened in 1901 as the Bechstein Hall. It was built by a a C. Bechstein Pianoforefabrik, a German piano manufacturer that had it's showroom right next door. During the First World War the hall was confiscated as enemy property due to it's German ownership. It was sold in an auction and re-opened in 1917 as Wigmore Hall.

The hall, which was recently and extensively refurbished in 2004 is noted for having near perfect acoustics for classical music.

Wigmore Hall features over 400 performances each season. They also have their own recording label and they broadcast a concert every week over the BBC Radio network and via the internet.

The Wigmore Hall presents audiences with a wide variety of dance performances including contemporary, tango, hip hop, flamenco and more.

For more information about the Wigmore Hall including upcoming performances visit their official website.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Open Now

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Address: 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2BP, UK

Phone: 020 7935 2141

Official Website: Wigmore Hall

Map of nearby accommodations: Booking.com

Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Central and Jubilee LinesBond Street6 MInutes
Bakerloo, Central and Victoria LinesOxford Circus8 MInutes

How to get to Wigmore Hall by Tube

From Bond Street Station exit onto Oxford Street and walk to your right (east), then go left on Maryleborne Lane, then right on Wigmore Street. The Hall is a little ahead on your left.

From Oxford Circus Station exit onto Regent Street and head north, then go left on Cavendish Place, then continue on Wigmore Street. Wigmore Hall is on your right.

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Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5Wigmore Hall Star Rating

4 Star Rating It was a very imposing performance hall with quaint aspects to the decor. The clientele was dominated by a homogenous demographic and socio-economic background, but this is not the venue's fault. The cafe was lacking any hot drinks due to the lateness of the performance interval but the ice cream in the concourse compensated very well. I would have liked to have seen the pianist page turner get an applause but this position was not afforded this opportunity. I followed up with an email which was responded to very well, acknowledging that this isnt part of the protocol, but the gratitude would be relayed onto the page turner. All in all, a satisfying evening, especially if you want to do something different with a casual classical musical performance.

Mo El-Kasar - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating It is a wonderful venue with excellent acoustics for chamber music! The staff are very warm and hospitable.

Paul Patterson - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Absolutely fantastic. .. concert followed by lunch....took my 97 year old Dad... .he said it's something he will always remember..... thank you Wigmore.. ..top class

Kate Lord - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Perfect chamber music venue. Beautiful acoustic, and very atmospheric. In a lovely quirk, some of the lighting still runs on gas

Dan Norman - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating Brilliant venue for chamber and solo performances. Friendly but high brow ambience. Very good restaurant too, where you might run shoulders with famous musicians without knowing...

Andy Brooke - 4 months ago

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Live quartet performing at Wigmore Hall

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