General Information

Rehearsal Rooms

Please note that two hours of rehearsal in the auditorium are included in the Hall rental charge. Additional rehearsal time in the auditorium can be arranged, subject to availability, at a cost of £90 plus VAT per hour.

Wigmore Hall’s backstage rehearsal rooms are also available for hire on an hourly basis. To book, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 020 7258 8200.

Facilities Available

  • Rehearsal Room, suitable for small ensemble and piano (Yamaha upright piano), £25 plus VAT per hour.
  • Geoffrey Parsons Room, suitable for small ensemble and piano (Bösendorfer upright piano), £25 plus VAT per hour.
  • Gerald Moore Room (limited availability), suitable for small ensemble and piano (Steinway Baby Grand Model M), £35 plus VAT per hour.

For larger ensembles, the Rehearsal Room and Geoffrey Parsons Room can be opened up to create one space, suitable for up to 12 players. This room is available at £35 plus VAT per hour.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a mirror, chairs and music stands.

Stage Capacity/Lighting/Flowers/Dressing Rooms/House Staff/In-House PA System

Stage Capacity

The stage can comfortably accommodate up to 15 performers on a single level. Promoters who have not hired Wigmore Hall before, and are planning a concert for a larger number of performers, are requested to make an appointment to view the stage before signing any agreement.

Please note that it may be necessary for the Hall’s resident piano to remain at the back of the stage when it is not being used for a performance, depending on the number of performers involved in the concert. In exceptional circumstances the resident piano can be removed from the stage by prior arrangement with the Hall Management, at a charge of £50 plus VAT.

Wigmore Hall can provide chairs and a small number of music stands but larger ensembles are recommended to bring their own.

Lighting

The stage and house lighting are controlled solely by staff of Wigmore Hall and can be altered to fixed settings to suit solo artists, small chamber ensembles or groups using the full stage.

Flowers

Stage flowers are provided. Additional flowers and bouquets can be supplied by Wigmore Hall’s florist, The Flower Shop by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 07739 371282.

Artists’ Dressing Rooms

The Hall has limited dressing-room space with a Green Room located adjacent to the stage. There are three smaller rooms that may be available on request subject to availability. All backstage rooms have air conditioning. All instruments and personal belongings are brought into the Hall at the owner’s risk. Performers are requested not to block any emergency exits, staircases and passageways with their belongings and to leave the Artists’ Area clean and tidy.

Wireless Internet access is available at the Hall, please contact the Duty House Manager for more details. Food and drinks are strictly prohibited in the auditorium at all times and artists are requested to remove all their belongings from the auditorium at the end of their rehearsal.

Please note that Wigmore Hall is a no-smoking facility. The doors to the auditorium open half an hour before the start of the performance.

House Staff

Wigmore Hall provides a House Manager throughout the concert. Ushers, programme sellers, attended cloakroom* and page turner are also provided.

The Duty House Manager can be contacted by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 020 7258 8210.

*The cloakroom is attended until 15 minutes after the end of every performance; a late cloakroom attendant can be provided by prior arrangement with the Director's Office, at a charge of £25 plus VAT.

In-House PA System

Wigmore Hall’s natural acoustic is unsuitable for electronic amplification of a live performance; however, we would encourage the use of a PA system for spoken word.

Wigmore Hall’s in-house PA system can be provided from £75 plus VAT per event (for hire of equipment only) or from £200 plus VAT per event (for hire of equipment plus sound engineer’s fee).

There will be no charge for the use of the PA system for announcements at the start of the concert. The PA system is linked up to the induction loop system. See 12 for further details on use of the PA system for Pre-Concert Talks.

Auditorium

View the seating plan for the Auditorium

Further Enquiries

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Concert arrangements

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Recording and Photography

Concerts may be recorded for private and commercial use subject to the appropriate charges and completion of the Hall's relevant declaration form (available from the Director's Office). Please refer to Recording the Concert for full information, and direct further enquiries to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Complimentary ticket allocation and box office enquiries

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Withholding Tax

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PRS

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Publicity

Further details relating to the publicity for your concert please go to the Publicity Information page.

Data sharing with Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations

For National Portfolio Organisations hiring the hall, the completion of a data sharing agreement will form part of the contract process. This agreement lays out the terms for the collection, transfer, ownership and use of anonymised data for analysis and/or personalised audience data.

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