Wigmore Hall Endowment Fund

The purpose of the Wigmore Hall Endowment Fund is to ensure that Wigmore Hall has additional resources to invest in the development of inspirational projects, residencies and unique programmes with the world’s finest performers and ensembles. Proceeds from the Fund will help fund:

  • Major explorations of repertoire
  • The promotion of large international ensembles
  • Leading pianists as soloists and chamber musicians
  • New initiatives such as late night concerts, commissioning and support for emerging artists
  • High quality digital resources for educational purposes as well as extensive information on artists and repertoire which will be available online

The Wigmore Hall Endowment Fund was launched in 2012, boosted by a matched funding challenge set by Arts Council England to raise £1 million. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and organisations, we were able to reach this first milestone in December 2013. The Fund currently stands at around £2.3 million.

The first £2 million of the Endowment Fund is designated specifically to add investment to the artistic programme and must be spent within the next 20 years. Throughout the 2014/15 and 2015/16 Seasons, it will provide additional support for two major artistic projects, exploring the work of Mozart and Purcell over a two year period. 

Balancing the Hall’s immediate needs with continued support for years to come: Raising £10 million by 2021

Our long-term aim is to build a substantial, undesignated Endowment Fund which will generate significant and predictable income to benefit Wigmore Hall long into the future. The Fund is managed by Partners Capital, appointed by the Wigmore Hall Trust Investment Committee in 2014.

The Endowment Fund offers a vital way forward for Wigmore Hall and we hope that many more supporters will see it as an opportunity to make a lasting and effective contribution to the Hall’s future.

Wigmore Hall will recognise those who make a special commitment to the Endowment Fund:

Donors who give over £25, 000 will be recognised on a special wooden panel in the Foyer from September 2015, which will remain in the Hall for the duration of the 25-year Endowment Fund.

£10, 000
Gifts of over £10, 000 are listed in the programmes for the duration of the Fund

£1, 000
Gift of £1, 000 or more are listed in the Foyer from September 2014 as well as on a dedicated page in our programmes from January 2014 until the end of the 2015/16 season.

All donors will be credited in a special edition of the Friends of Wigmore Hall News in Summer 2015.

If you would like to discuss giving a gift to the Wigmore Hall Endowment Fund or for more information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7258 8229.