© Miss Patricia Philpott ARPS
WILTON'S MUSIC HALL, GRACE'S ALLEY E1 (north side)
STEPNEY, TOWER HAMLETS, GREATER LONDON
Miss Patricia Philpott ARPS
11 November 2006
07 April 1971
Date of last amendment:
07 April 1971
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GRACE'S ALLEY E1
Wilton's Music Hall
TQ 3480 22/753 7.4.71.
Mid C19 formerly the Albion Saloon. Music Hall from mid C19. Stock brick. 3
and 2 storeys, 9 windows, unbarred sashes with painted lintels. Entablature with
cornice above ground floor. Pilasters. Door has carved flanking pilasters with
bas relief of flowers and fruit. Interior with stage and surrounding balcony
(used for sailors originally whilst civilians sat in the pit) remains. Formerly
known as the Mahogany Bar as it was the first theatre to have wooden fittings.
Balcony has gilded leaves and floral decoration, and is supported on barley sugar
pillars. Proscenium arch has gilded ball moulding. Arcading to rear apsidal
wall, opposite stage. Tiered balcony floor and banded ceiling. Has also been
used as a chapel and as a seamans club. Grade II* for sociological interest and
Wilton's Music Hall forms part of a group with the listed buildings and the road
surface of Wellclose Square.