Wolverhampton Civic Hall is home to the Mighty 4 manual 44 rank Compton organ, originally installed in 1938 as 40 ranks plus a Melotone (electrostatic) unit.
There have only been two Borough Organists, Arnold Richardson (1938-1973) and Steve Tovey (1990 - present). Steve became the City Organist in 2000 when Wolverhampton gained City status.
The organ is used for regular light classical and theatre organ concerts and is also, on occasion, used for dancing.
The organ has been enlarged with four theatre organ ranks (Tibia Clausa, English Horn, Brass Saxophone and Kinura) which helps in it's function as a useful Civic organ. The original Compton ranks are still connected and have not been re-voiced or meddled with in any way so as not to destroy what John Compton created.
There is a Tea Dance every Friday afternoon, either in the Civic Hall or Wulfrun Hall (at the back of the Civic Hall) with Keith Tomlin at the Tehcnics and DJ, Jim Duncan.
Doors open at 12.00pm, admission £2.50 including tea and biscuits.