A Collection of Small Choices

We are delighted to have been commissioned by Hoxton Hall to celebrate the reopening of their stunning Grade II* listed Victorian Music Hall. It is the only surviving example of a salon-style music hall and is currently being restored to full glory in its 150th year of serving the local community.

A Collection of Small Choices is a pioneering experience for visitors. Drawing on archive material and the inspirational spaces at Hoxton Hall, cutting edge technology and historical research go head to head with our creative team.

A playful journey for one person at a time, the SmallChoices App sets a unique challenge: find your way through Hoxton Hall’s building with the help of part-fictional (but wholly unruly) characters inspired by the Hall’s archives. This is not a heritage tour as you know it...

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 'Humbler Voices of Hoxton Hall: A Collection of Small Choices'

David Winskill in the Hackney Gazette

Industry endorsements

"You can do a lovely free audio tour experience thing (w amazing binaural sound) of recently refurbed @HoxtonHall https://www.hoxtonhall.co.uk/hoxton-hall-experience/

Jo Caird freelance arts and travel journalist

Audience feedback

"The tour was quite remarkable. I am the kind of person that does not like audio guides, preferring to muddle through reading the short printed narratives near the gallery features. This was of a totally different order. It was part of the whole artistic experience, allowing me to participate mentally. For example the various voice overs when we were in the 'gods' of the music hall helped me to deduce the different intervention philosophies and practices of Hoxton Hall over the last 150 years ranging across old fashioned charity, to social work to community work etc. The most spectacular parts for me were when the 3D sound effects were used. Hearing a member of staff walking down the stairs behind me, only to find nobody was there, increased my heartbeat and literally made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up."

Audience member (beta testing phase)

Audio Trailer


image of funders logos: Hannah Bruce and Company; Hoxton Hall; Supported using public funding by Arts Council England; Heritage Lottery Fund; The University of York

[last updated: 24 September 2016]