Client: Hoxton Hall
Construction Cost: £2 million
Hoxton Hall is listed Grade II* and is a very rare surviving Victorian music hall located on bustling Hoxton Street in East London. The building is used as a community arts centre.
This important community project has provided spacious new facilities for the youth arts centre. The entrance has been drastically remodeled to create a welcoming foyer and box office, and the back stage facilities, rehearsal rooms, meeting rooms and dance studios have been improved following extensive consultation with the building users. The audience capacity in the main hall has been doubled now the upper and lower side balconies have been re-opened for public use and the new flexible technical theatre installation now means that a wider variety of performances, shows and events can take place.
Many of the theatre’s original features can still be seen today, including the ornate balcony fronts and columns. By removing modern brick walls, cast iron windows have also been revealed on the original music hall façade.
Part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, this is the second phase of the hall’s development and follows work in 2012 that repaired the fabric of the building, upgraded the café, music and art studios, and improved accessibility.