An iconic East London venue has reopened, after a multi-million pound refurbishment.

The Hoxton Hall has reopened after the £2M work, which increased the venue’s capacity and technical capabilities.

Karena Johnson, the new Artistic Director and CEO of the Hoxton Hall, said: “The restoration and refurbishment have been vital to Hoxton Hall as it has enabled us to do essential preservation work on the 152-year-old hall that will enable it to survive another 150 years.

“Our focus on variety fills a gap in the London theatre scene, and there is a need to reinterpret this British theatre heritage for the 21st century.

“It is an area of London that is an entertainment centre and a variety hall complements and adds to the mix.”

The new Autumn 2015 season sees a range of different acts perform at the venue, in-keeping with that new focus on variety.

That includes work with the famous interactive cinema company Secret Cinema on a number of different projects, which are currently under wraps.

£1.8M of the funding was awarded to the Hoxton Hall by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Carole Souter, CEO of the HLF, said “Music halls have played an important role in our social history.

“Hoxton Hall, an enduring symbol of the East End’s community spirit, is no exception to this tradition.

“The building’s future is secure for another century’s worth of use and will once more be welcoming visitors of all ages and backgrounds through its doors.”

Acts performing at the newly opened venue as part of the Autumn season include Paul Daniels, Alex Horne, and an interactive experience curated by Hannah Bruce.

The Hoxton Hall has reopened after a £2M refurbishment. For more information, click here.