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“Follow up review to children's concert”
Review of Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall
Ranked #48 of 1,790 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Wigmore Hall has been providing London with a unique venue to experience exceptional performances from the world’s leading classical musicians for over 100 years. From contemporary pieces and new commissions, to early music and baroque, and late night Jazz or extraordinary instrumental recitals, Wigmore Hall offers a diverse and supreme range of music and performance at an unrivalled level of excellence. Wigmore Hall is set apart by the intimacy of the experience and the clarity of the acoustic in our iconic auditorium. Nowhere else in London can get as up close and personal to the performers and musicians than at Wigmore Hall. If it is your first time visiting, or your fivehundreth time, each new season is packed with something for every age and musical taste. Come to Wigmore Hall to experience the exceptional world of classical music and intimate chamber performances. Wigmore Hall Learning gives people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities opportunities to take part in creative music making. Our wide range of innovative projects and events connect children, families, schools, young people and adults with music, both in the community and at the Hall.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

An update really I put my feedback via email to customer department at Wigmore Hall.

They did respond and the response was fair enough so I am pleased about that. Have no way of knowing how it will change but will attend again and see how it is again specific to Children's Concert at this venue.

Reading the reviews since there does seem to be a pattern of rudeness/unpleasant attitudes with the staff not sure what that is all about perhaps it is a little bit of that trait called arrogance ? Who knows?

I am returning to the Josh Redman concert in September (as an adult visit) but will go for the music and venue and not have any expectation with the staff you never know may be surprised !!

I think it is good that visitors continue to leave honest feedback just encourage all to email WH direct also.

Thank PaulaPK
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The Wigmore is one of the things that makes London worth living in. A Beautiful Art Nouveau room with a brilliant acoustic, reasonable ticket prices and world-class chamber music and song. I go as often as possible during the winter months - the Sunday morning sessions can be a particular bargain, and excuse for a lunch afterwards. For major attractions you need to book well in advance, but the website works very well.

Thank Dick P
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

The setting is wonderful and the acoustics are fabulous. A great venue to see a concert. However, there are no places for a wheelchair user to sit with their companion(s), unless their companion is prepared to sit on a small, uncomfortable little seat obviously meant for a member of staff.

The restaurant staff downstairs were surprisingly rude and unhelpful. We wanted to put two small tables together so we could sit four together and although we were the only customers there, the staff just stood around and watched. We were also informed that they 'don't do table service', even though its very difficult for me to carry drinks as I'm a wheelchair user.

I won't be going back.

2  Thank Kate O
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

We went to listen to Jordi Savall, which it was a treat. Before that, we went to the café downstairs and the girl behind the counter was not friendly and she gave us a cup with lipstick marks. I told her about this and she did not even apologised. What a shame. Wigmore Hall is a world famous temple of music but with a café and staff like that people should avoid having a drink there.

Thank FandangoEspanol
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Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

We went to the children's concert so specific feedback.

The venue is lovely and cosy.

The concert was very reasonably priced and the performing trio were energetic,engaging,funny and very laid back.

It is an fabulous experience to bring young children to listen to a classical music concert.

The seats are cramped and not great visibility for children if there are a lot of adults in front they do not have enough padded cushions either.

The front of house staff are awful and so bored!!! Totally disinterested.

Except for 1 Scottish chap who was lovely, and the box office chap Michael via email was very pleasant.

I would return as an adult as they offer such an amazing schedule of reasonably priced concerts and have little expectation around the staff.

I read previous reveiwers comments mentioning similar views!

I have feedback to the Wigmore learning dept, interesting to see if they respond!

Thank PaulaPK
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