Hoxton Hall 150th Anniversary Season: Variety & Vintage

Lindsey
By Lindsey Last edited 54 months ago
Hoxton Hall 150th Anniversary Season: Variety & Vintage
The beautiful music hall interior
The beautiful music hall interior
Exterior, photo by Tim Rich
Exterior, photo by Tim Rich
Tubby Isaacs photo exhibition
Tubby Isaacs photo exhibition
Immodesty Blaize
Immodesty Blaize
Hitchcock double bill
Hitchcock double bill
Vintage Variety Fair
Vintage Variety Fair

Hoxton Hall celebrates its 150th anniversary with a special season of entertainment.

Drawing on its music hall roots, Hoxton Varieties presents a tip-top variety line-up hosted by Immodesty Blaize, a Vintage Variety Fair including a tea dance and exhibition of East End photos, a double bill of Hitchcock films and a comedy night from telly's Hat Trick Productions. It all kicks off on 1 November with a local music showcase, MVMNT150.

Established in 1863 as a venue 'with the specific object of affording the humbler classes an entertainment that shall combine instruction with amusement', over the years Hoxton Hall has served as Temperance Mission, air raid shelter, community centre, theatre, dance hall and youth arts hub. Having battled financial crises and lost its Arts Council funding, receiving National Lottery Funding for its campaign to restore the grade II listed building last year was a huge boost. The 150th anniversary celebrations serve as a vibrant platform from which to launch a restoration fundraising campaign to make sure Hoxton Hall is fit to serve the Shoreditch community for another 150 years.

Visit hoxtonhall.co.uk for more information and to book. You can make a one-off donation to Hoxton Hall online.

Hoxton Hall exterior photo by Tim Rich via Londonist Flickrpool. All others provided by Hoxton Hall.

Last Updated 28 October 2013

Jim

I love Hoxton Hall. It's one of London's best kept secrets. Well it was anyway! I'll be there.