Hoxton Hall

Hoxton Hall is one of only five surviving music halls in the UK and one of only two remaining music halls in London. It is also one of the most unusual and atmospheric performance spaces, with a character unlike any West End theatre.

Hoxton Hall continues in use as a place of music and drama and as a centre for youth arts in the local community. In addition to the main hall, a number of different spaces within the building provide arts, rehearsal and music facilities for both professional and young people who live nearby.

Our work to the hall has taken place over a period of 5 years with two separate phases of work part funded by the Myplace and Heritage Lottery Funds.

Intervention, has concentrated on improvements to access and the provision of better services, including the insertion of a new wheelchair accessible lift and a new block of toilets in the basement. We have also undertaken major work to remove a badly built extension dating from the 1970s that blocked the original open courtyard.

Within the main hall itself, our approach has been to keep the fabric of the building completely intact, while also undertaking important work to strengthen the structure, improve services and allow for a much larger audience capacity. A conscious decision was taken to retain the marks made by previous generations, so small alterations, scuffed woodwork and uneven plaster all remain to tell their own story and to the rich visual history of this unique performance space.

  • ClientHoxton Hall
  • LocationLondon, N1