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Worthing Wurlitzer

Telephone Number :  01903-206206

Email address :

Website :

Contact name :  Box Office

Venue address : Worthing - The Assembly , Stoke Abbott Road , Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HQ

About Worthing Wurlitzer

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Buckland in December 2018. Jim was the creator of the Worthing Wurlitzer and was dedicated to maintaining this wonderful instrument to perfection for almost forty years. Please see

In 2019, Sunday afternoon concerts are scheduled as below. The Wurlitzer also features at the beer festival in October, played in style by Michael Wooldridge. Other events, featuring the Wurlitzer, for example a silent movie, or a concert with the Worthing orchestras, may be planned later in the year. Please watch this space!

All concerts are on Sundays at 2:30pm and this year, are as follows:

Sunday April 14th - Kevin Morgan

Sunday May 19th - Michael Wooldridge

Sunday September 15th -David Gray

Sunday October 27th - Robert Wolfe

Sunday November 17th - Howard Beaumont

Other Events

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October  - Worthing Beer Festival featuring the Worthing Wurlitzer with Michael Wooldridge

For further information please see

For those of you who are new to cinema and theatre organs, Wurlitzer pipe organs are historic musical instruments that were orginally designed to provide accompaniment to silent films in cimemas.  After the 'talkies' were invented, the instruments were used to provide music before and after film shows and during the interval.  Many cinema buildings were demolished in the latter half of the 20th Century but a number of the organs were saved and reinstalled in other buildings.  The Wurlitzer installed in the Assembly Hall at Worthing is just such an example and the excellent acoustics of the hall make the best of this organ's rich sounds.

Sunday afternoon concerts

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Box Office 01903 206206.

Doors open at 1:45pm. Tea, coffee, cake and biscuits are available both before the concert and during the interval. Ice creams are on sale during the interval. 

CDs, new and second hand are available to purchase during the interval, as are second hand vinyl records. 


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Worthing Wurlitzer's Photo Gallery

Phil Kelsall at the Worthing Wurlitzer David Gray at the Worthing Wurlitzer Michael Wooldridge Simon Gledhill Stephen Austin

Worthing Wurlitzer's Concert Diary

February 18thMichael Wooldridge
March 25thPhil Kelsall (more details)

From the Blackpool Tower Ballroom

April 22ndStephen Austin
September 16thSimon Gledhill
October 26thMichael Wooldridge (more details)

Michael features the Wurlitzer during the evening session at the annual Worthing Beer and Cider Festival,

October 28thRobert Wolfe (more details)

From the Thursford Collection, Norfolk

November 9thMichael Wooldridge (more details)

7.00pm, Silent Film Night in association with the West Sussex Organists Association

November 18thDavid Shepherd
February 17thRichard Hills
March 17thPhil Kelsall (more details)

From the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

April 14thKevin Morgan
May 19thMichael Wooldridge
September 15thDavid Gray
October 27thRobert Wolfe (more details)

From the Thursford Collection

November 17thHoward Beaumont
April 19thMichael Wooldridge