The Wigmore Hall Archive

The Wigmore Hall Archive holds unique items that provide fascinating documentation of music-making in London throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century. The collection provides vital information, not only on the Hall’s own history, but also on the musical, social and cultural heritage of the entire city.

The ever-growing collection in the Archive goes back to the beginning of the twentieth century (Wigmore Hall opened in 1901). It contains concert ephemera (programmes, flyers, tickets, finances), correspondence and business papers, photographs, newspaper cuttings, and a growing number of audio and video recordings.

Access to the archive

By appointment only.

Concert programmes from 1901 to mid-1943 are housed at the Royal College of Music Library Special Collections. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7591 4323 for further enquiries.

Some material from 1906 to 1914 is at City of Westminster Archives.

The remainder of the material is housed at Wigmore Hall, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Head of Archive or call 020 7258 8275 to arrange a visit.

Recent Acquisitions

Gertrud Hopkins Collection, donated by Kate Dugdale.
The material in the Gertrud Hopkins Collection contains correspondence mainly from Harold Bauer to his sister Gertrud in the 1930s and 40s, as well as concert ephemera and photos.

This collection is not yet accessible to researchers.