Wilton's Music Hall

Tower Hamlets, London

Wilton’s Music Hall is the only surviving example of a Victorian Giant Pub Music Hall, anywhere. It was in halls like this that variety entertainment as we know it evolved.

We worked with Wilton’s Music Hall Trust for nine years to raise the funds to save the Music Hall.

We took a new approach to Conservation, by not ‘restoring’ the building in the usual sense, but by doing only what was essential to make it secure, safe and useable, aiming to preserve the very special atmosphere Wilton’s has of a derelict theatre rediscovered.

The project has been a great critical success; receiving several RIBA awards, including London Building of the Year, and the New London Architecture Resoration award.