An anonymous donor has given £1million to Shoreditch Town Hall to aid its refurbishment.

The donation will take the amount raised and invested in the building to £2.1million.

Director of Shoreditch Town Hall Nick Giles announced that, due to the donation, the next major phase of works at the venue can take place.

The town hall is one of the last remaining large-scale music hall theatres from the Victorian era, and the latest £1million donation will contribute to the introduction of technical facilities and infrastructure into the main space, alongside other restoration works.

The works will be designed to enable the venue to host a live performance and music programme, community use and commercial events.

Nick said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this donation which affords us an incredible opportunity to complete the next important phase of our work developing the town hall’s capacity and flexibility as a unique arts and events space.

“Building on our progress over recent years this donation will allow us to move our programme up a gear, increasing by around £100,000 per annum the investment we will be able to make into new artistic projects and the building.

“Shoreditch Town Hall has come a long way in the past three years, fast becoming the kind of destination non-traditional space for adventurous audiences and artists we envisaged it could be - one of very few of its kind in London.”