Wigmore Hall Digital Broadcast Fund

Whilst auditoriums are closed and artists struggle to earn a living, help us continue to share live music making with audiences all over the world

'It has been such a delight to see these artists perform, and to hear such splendid music which has sustained me throughout this difficult year. Without your generous free concerts, I should have been unable to listen to half of these great performances.'

Online supporter

Digital Fund 1Our programme of live streams and the curation of our video library has always been fundamental to our charitable objectives – supporting us in taking the Hall’s distinctive music-making to as wide an audience as possible.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, this digital programme has become more important than ever. At a time when physical access to live music is limited, we have been able to reach far beyond our four walls and share performances from exceptional artists internationally, free of charge.

Digital Fund 2

 An average live broadcast costs £2,000-£3,000 to produce, on top of our usual programming and operational costs, and artist fees.

Our digital programme is now reaching hundreds of thousands of viewers globally, who might otherwise not have had the chance to experience a Wigmore Hall recital. It is important to us at this time that these broadcasts remain free to anyone who wishes to access them.

We are therefore asking those that are able, to contribute what you might have paid for a ticket, each time you enjoy one of our online concerts.

Thank you.

Did you know that the average production needs a Director and switcher (someone to cut from one shot to another), a score reader, at least one camera operator, an audio engineer, a stream monitor and someone to manage questions on social media and email. This is all in addition to our full-time staff who administer the logistics and planning of these broadcasts.

Wigmore Hall is a Registered Charity (No. 1024838) and all donations are eligible for Gift Aid where applicable. To update your Gift Aid status, please visit My Account.