Built in 1901 as the display hall for the German company Bechstein Pianos, the Wigmore Hall was seized as enemy property in WWI and sold at auction for a fraction of its value. These days, boasting perfect acoustics, art nouveau decor and an excellent basement restaurant, the 'Wiggy' is one of the world's top chamber music venues and currently hosts around 400 events a year. Programming leans on the classical and Romantic periods. The Monday lunchtime recitals, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, are excellent value, as are the Sunday morning coffee concerts. Musical luminaries who have performed at the Wigmore Hall include Sergey Prokofiev, Shura Cherkassky, Paul Hindemith, Andrés Segovia, Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc. Tours of the auditorium, with its famous Art Nouveau mural, and other parts of the building take place during the Open House London event in September.
|Venue name:||Wigmore Hall||Contact:|
36 Wigmore St
|Transport:||Tube: Bond St|
|Do you own this business?|
Pick a dateto
Adrian Brendel And Aleksandar Madzar
The cellist and the pianist perform works by Faure, Franck and Beethoven.Classical and opera Sunday December 11 2016Read more
Sir John Tomlinson And Christopher Glynn
The vocalist performs Schubert's Swansong in English accompanied by the pianist Christopher Glynn.Classical and opera Sunday December 11 2016Read more
The acclaimed group performs Schubert's String Quartet In D Minor, 'Death And The Maiden' and String Quartet D87, plus Krzysztof Penderecki'sClassical and opera Sunday December 11 2016Read more
The flautist performs works by Takemitsu, Bach, Berio, JS Bach, Varese and Debussy.Classical and opera Monday December 12 2016Read more
Martha Argerich And Alberto Portugheis
The Argentinian pianists perform works by Mozart, Rachmaninov, Ravel and Brahms.Classical and opera Monday December 12 2016Read more
St Lawrence String Quartet
The quartet performs Haydn's String Quartet In E Flat Major, Adam's String Quartet No 2 and Janacek's String Quartet No 1 Kreutzer Sonata.Classical and opera Tuesday December 13 2016Read more
The violinist Thomas Gould, cellist Caroline Dearnley and pianist Huw Watkins perform works by Webern, Sohrab Uduman and Schoenberg.Classical and opera Wednesday December 14 2016Read more
Jonathan Cohen And Arcangelo
The ensemble perform JS Bach's Cantata: Christ Lag In Todesbanden, Cantata: Gottes Zeit Ist Die Allerbeste Zeit and Brandenburg Concerto No 6 In B Flat Major plus Telemann's Cantata: Du Aber Daniel, Gehe Hin.Classical and opera Wednesday December 14 2016Read more
New Year With The English Concert
Purcell's Suite From King Arthur, Corelli's Concerto Grosso In C No 10, Telemann's Viola Concerto In G, Vivaldi's Concerto For Strings In G Minor, Handel's Concerto Grosso In G Minor, Bach's Orchestral Suite No 3 In D. Directed by Harry Bicket.Classical and opera Thursday December 15 2016 - Saturday December 31 2016Read more
Singer Waltraud Meier explores the emotional states of songs by Mahler and Wagner.Classical and opera Thursday December 15 2016Read more
Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
- 5 star:5
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
It's a ruby in the dust. I don't use it as much as I should - I should learn to step away from my desk a bit more at lunchtime. In the evenings it's a great place to come and unwind. Please bring back the lates and the jazz in the bar when the jubilee line starts running all night. Ta.
Terrific venue for world class solo & chamber musicians with wonderful acoustics - a bit fusty like some of the clientèle but oh the music...
Some of my most treasured concert-going experiences have taken place here! It is such a beautiful building and you are right on top of the music even on the back row. The acoustic is perfect for chamber music solo piano and song recitals.