Right in the heart of Hoxton, this magnificent venue is home to an inclusive artistic programme of plays, gigs, concerts, cabarets, comedy, and a wide-reaching Youth Arts programme.

Hoxton Hall was originally built in 1863 by James Mortimer, in the traditional music hall architecture style, with the intention to combine instruction with amusement.


McDonald’s Music Hall was quite a success and many of Music Hall’s major names played there in its early years. Such was its popularity that in 1867 McDonald enlarged its capacity by raising the height of the Hall, adding a new upper balcony, and extending the previous rear balcony along both sides.

Music Halls originated in the 19th Century in taverns and saloon bars offering food, drink and entertainment. As their popularity grew, purpose-built buildings began to emerge, the Britannia Theatre in Hoxton opened in 1858 as a lavish purpose-built venue, entertaining the likes of Charles Dickens. Hoxton Hall, opened a few years later, in 1863, a more modest hall, built by James Mortimer and later owned by James McDonald. Unfortunately, the music hall era didn’t last long and by 1871 McDonald lost his licence.

Open hours today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Monday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Saturday


  • Sunday


  • July 12, 2024 11:27 pm local time

Public Transport: Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Hoxton Station

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