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World’s Oldest Surviving Grand Music Hall

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oldest historical buildingsIn the heart of East London, hidden in a corner, a faded red door hides the worlds oldest surviving music hall.oldest historical buildings 6Wilton’s Music Hall, opened in 1743 (or earlier) as an alehouse. Today Wiltons comprises a Victorian grand music hall, an 18thcentury terrace of houses and a pub.oldest historical buildings 2This stunning and atmospheric building is led by Frances Mayhew and produces an exciting programme of imaginative, diverse and distinct entertainment including theatre, music, comedy, cinema and cabaret.oldest historical buildings 4It began as an alehouse entertaining Scandinavian sea captains and wealthy merchants. Until the 1950s it also moonlighted as a Methodist Church but theres nothing clerical about an evening at Wiltons these days.oldest historical buildings 3The faded glamour, peeling paint and longextinguished gas lamps however are here to stay, making your entrance into Wiltons a seriously surreal time warp back into the 19th century.oldest historical buildings 5There are many interesting events at Wilton’s Music Hall like swing dances, big band nights contemporary classical music concerts. If you are not interested in these events and just want to have a look at this unique building there are regular history tours, which take place most Mondays from 6pm7pm and occasional Saturdays and cost just £6.

Wilton’s Music Hall is a real hidden gem and a step back in time to the Victorian city.

source: messynessychic

 

 

 

 

 

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