The Director’s Fund

For the Next 50 Years

The Director’s Fund will invest in future generations of artists at every stage of their career, innovative independent programming, and an uncompromising quality of experience.

Support for emerging artists

This most intimate concert hall presents an exceptional range of talent from around the world, which continuously inspires audiences. It can take five years or more for a debut artist to build a profile; we have a duty of care to promote such artists and establish audiences for them here, as part of an international career.

Inspirational programming

The Director champions great new artists and composers. We are a hall for everybody, reflecting the vibrant society in which we live. Our commitment to commissioning new music and our international roster of artists celebrate the very best from around the world.


We are committed to securing an independent future for Wigmore Hall, free from unnecessary external constraints. We are currently 97% self-sufficient - only 3% of our funding comes from the public purse. The Director’s Fund will ensure we continue to offer a dynamic platform on which musicians thrive and from which audiences experience life-affirming artistry.

‘For many, performing here is a rite of passage - let’s not have the future of this place endangered in any way.’

John Gilhooly

Your pledge

Your gift is the foundation of a transformative fund that will support artists, programmes and our independence, allowing us to reach millions globally.

The Fund currently stands at over £7 million. We plan initially to more than double it within five years, and to continue to build on it significantly thereafter, especially through legacy gifts. Your commitment today entrusts us with the future of chamber music and song.

Thank you.

If you would like to make a donation by bank transfer, please use the details below:

The Wigmore Hall Trust
Account number: 10201186
Sort code: 16-00-30
IBAN: GB33 RBOS 16003010 2011 86

Reference: GIFT - Director's Fund

For further information on the Director’s Fund please contact Marie-Hélène Osterweil, Director of Development at or 020 7258 8220

The Wigmore Hall Trust, Registered Charity No. 1024838