Theatreplan provided up to date lighting, sound and communications infrastructure, for this sensitive refurbishment at the Grade II* listed Hoxton Hall, first built as a salon-style Music hall in 1863.
The venue is located in the heart of the city, on the bustling Hoxton Street in East London and has a rich history of housing vibrant and eclectic performances.
Part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, it was vital that the technical design responded sensitively to the listed building, which is a very rare example of a surviving Victorian Music hall. Theatreplan specified a technical infrastructure that would allow this community arts building to host a wider variety of performances, helping it achieve operational sustainability through increased revenue generation and a re-invention of its programme for the 21st century.
It is now serving the community as the home of contemporary variety performance, hosting a range of productions from new writing and live music to immersive experiences and stand-up comedy. It is also available as a niche space for venue hire, used by organisations such as the BBC, V&A and as a location for film shoots or special commercial events.
Photographs by Peter Guenzel
Project venue type
Project build type
Foster Wilson Architects