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Hackney EmpireRenowned East London entertainment venue designed by celebrated architect Frank Matcham. Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin both trod the boards here in the Hackney Empire's music hall heyday but the unique domed building was reduced to being used as a bingo hall for much of the 60s and 70s. The theatre was revived and reopened in 1986 and saw a return to its former glories, becoming Britain's premiere black theatre, as well as a great venue for new theatre, variety shows, music, comedy and a fantastic annual pantomime.

 

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Anna Fiorentini Theatre And Film School: 15th Anniversary Variety GalaAnna Fiorentini Theatre And Film School: 15th Anniversary Variety GalaThe talented students present a drama and musical showcase.2016-10-01T19:30:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Anna Fiorentini Theatre And Film School: 15th Anniversary Variety Gala
English Touring Opera: XerxesEnglish Touring Opera: XerxesJames Conway directs Handel's setting of a Venetian text relocated to the Battle of Britain, with the Persian king recast as a glamorous prince-turned-pilot jealous of his brother's stronger sex appeal. Sung in English with surtitles.2016-10-08T19:30:00+01002016-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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English Touring Opera: Xerxes
English Touring Opera: La CalistoEnglish Touring Opera: La CalistoTimothy Nelson conducts and directs Cavalli's irreverent take on the relations between gods, men and women, following the infatuation of Jove with the lovely Calisto and the unlikely attraction of virgin Diana to the handsome youth Endymion. Starring George Humphreys and Paula Sides. Sung in English.2016-10-14T19:30:00+01002016-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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English Touring Opera: La Calisto
English Touring Opera - Ulysses' HomecomingEnglish Touring Opera - Ulysses' HomecomingJames Conway directs Benedict Nelson and Carolyn Dobbin in a production of Monteverdi's masterpiece, recounting the delicate interplay between gods and men when, long after the end of the disastrous Trojan war, Ulysses is reunited with his wife Penelope. Sung in English with surtitles.2016-10-15T19:30:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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English Touring Opera - Ulysses' Homecoming
The Szeged National Theatre: The Magic FluteThe Szeged National Theatre: The Magic FluteA production of Mozart's opera performed in German with English subtitles and directed by Robert Alfoldi.2016-10-21T19:30:00+01002016-10-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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The Szeged National Theatre: The Magic Flute
Danish National Chamber OrchestraDanish National Chamber OrchestraInternationally acclaimed Hungarian conductor Adam Fischer conducts the orchestra for Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Mozart's Symphony No 38 In D, Prague and Symphony No 41 In C, Jupiter.2016-10-23T17:00:00+01002016-10-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Danish National Chamber Orchestra
Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits TourJimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits TourA mix of old and new, deadpan, black humour and one-liners from British TV favourite Jimmy Carr.2016-11-01T20:00:00+00002016-11-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety ShowJonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety ShowThe alt drag superstar presents the cream of London's alternative cabaret scene including operatic drag icon Le Gateau Chocolat, award-winning musical weirdos Bourgeois & Maurice and Jerry Springer the Opera composer Richard Thomas.2016-11-04T19:30:00+00002016-11-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety Show
Oliver Samuels: The Guilt TripOliver Samuels: The Guilt TripJamaica's renowned actor and comedian presents and stars in a comedy drama written by Basil Dawkins and directed by Douglas Prout and Toni-Kay Dawkins.2016-11-05T19:30:00+00002016-11-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Oliver Samuels: The Guilt Trip
Show Of HandsShow Of HandsThe long-established and award-winning artists Steve Knightley and Phil Beer perform their folk and roots material.2016-11-09T19:30:00+00002016-11-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
Hackney Wick Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Homerton Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £62  31% off
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 20 minutes from Hackney Empire
This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ... More
 
 
 
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £122  42% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 20 minutes from Hackney Empire
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £134  38% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 32 minutes from Hackney Empire
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
 
 
 
 
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Marie Lloyd Bar, Hackney Empire
London > Entertainment >
289 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | Same location as Hackney Empire
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Hackney Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Empire
Picturehouse Cinemas, who run the popular Greenwich Picturehouse and Clapham Picturehouse opened the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street in October 2011 which features the biggest ... More
 
 
 
Cafe Bohemia
London > Entertainment >
2 Bohemia Place, Mare Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
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Anna Fiorentini Theatre And Film School: 15th Anniversary Variety Gala
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 1st October 2016 - 7.30pm
Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, E8 | Same location as Hackney Empire
The talented students present a drama and musical showcase....More
 
 
 
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Bishop Nehru
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 1st October 2016 - 6.30pm
Hackney Empire, 1A-1C Amhurst Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
A set by New York-born rapper and producer Markel Scott, whose wide-ranging musical influences include Eminem, Herbie Hancock, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tupac ...More
 
 
 
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Beginner Swing Dance Classes With Swing Patrol Homerton
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 23rd June to 24th November 2016 - Various Times
Hackney Empire, 2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 5 minutes from Hackney Empire
Swing dance lessons for beginners....More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Hackney Empire
Hackney Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Empire
Hackney Town Hall was built in Mare Street East London. in the 1930s. The old Town Hall was demolished and a formal square and gardens ... More
 
 
 
Hackney Central Library
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Reading Lane, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Empire
In the heart of Hackney, The Hackney Central Library offers a wide range of adult fiction and non-fiction books for loan, along with large print books ... More
 
 
 
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Sutton House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 5 minutes from Hackney Empire
The royal connections of this rare, red-brick Tudor manor house reach back to Henry VIII whose Principal Secretary of State, Sir Ralph Sadler, built Sutton House ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Hackney Empire

The best shops and markets near Hackney Empire
Marks & Spencer
London > Shopping > Department Stores
351 Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Empire
Marks and Spencer (M&S) is one of Britain’s most reliable and trusted stores, famed for selling high quality food, clothing and lingerie and household goods. Its ... More
 
 
 
Burberry (sale shop)
London > Shopping > Clothing
29-53 Chatham Place, E9 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
With the prospect of saving up to a third off Burberry's classics - women's wear, men's wear and children's wear - the journey to Hackney doesn't ... More
 
 
 
Paton Gallery
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
282 Richmond Road, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney Empire
Commercial Art ... More
 
 
 
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Palm Vaults
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
411 Mare Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
With pastel pink and marble touches, beetroot, turmeric and matcha lattes, palm trees, and a retro pin board menu, it's like Palm Vaults ... More
 
 
 
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Oslo
London > Restaurants >
1A-1C Amhurst Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Situated next to Hackney Central Station on Amhurst Road, Oslo is a Nordic inspired music and dining destination with capacity of up to 600 over two ... More
 
 
 
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Tre Viet
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
251 Mare Street, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney Empire
Vietnamese... More
 
 
 
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Education near Hackney Empire

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The Learning Trust
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Reading Lane, E8 | 1 minute from Hackney Empire
Hackney's Learning Trust is one of the oldest community projects of it's kind, and a local institution.... More
 
 
 
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Titan Fitness Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
164 Mare Street, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney Empire
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
George Sylvester Sports Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Wilton Way, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Empire
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London Fields Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
London Fields, Westside, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Empire
London's only Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, the luxurious London Fields Lido was re-opened amid much excitement in October 2006 after almost 20 years of ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Hackney Empire

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Pub on the Park
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Martello Street, Hackney, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Empire
Perched overlooking London Fields the Pub on the Park is is one of the finest pubs in the East to spend a summer's day. Outside there's ... More
 
 
 
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Prince George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 11 minutes from Hackney Empire
The gentrification of Dalston means that the Prince George is now less of an old man's backstreet local and more of a skinny-jeans-and-ironic-haircut establishment filled with ... More
 
 
 
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The Dove
London > Nightlife > Pubs
24 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from Hackney Empire
Award winning Hackney stalwart The Dove is a wonderful traditional pub on Broadway Market and sister pub to hidden Clerkenwell gem, The Dovetail. A great place ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Hackney Central
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Amhurst Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Hackney’s freshest venue is a converted railway station with a plush bar / restaurant on the ground floor and a nightclub upstairs. The kitchen serves excellent ... More
 
 
 
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Behind This Wall
London > Nightlife > Bars
Basement, 411 Mare Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Putting a different spin on hipster minimalism, Behind This Wall replaces Edison bulbs and copper touches with white walls and wooden stalls. ... More
 
 
 
District
London > Nightlife > Bars
19 Amhurst Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Sutton House
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 | 5 minutes from Hackney Empire
The royal connections of this rare, red-brick Tudor manor house reach back to Henry VIII whose Principal Secretary of State, Sir Ralph Sadler, built Sutton House ... More
 
 
 
 

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Broadway Market
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Broadway Market 3.13 miles from Hackney Empire

Broadway is a great little market that is expanding rapidly and enjoys a tremendous reputation. Hidden gems are the Marissa ...More

 
Isolation Chamber Vacation
Exhibitions | Until 2nd October 2016 

Transition Gallery 3.14 miles from Hackney Empire

Artists, including Hannah Ford, Katerina Jebb, Nicola Frimpong and Kirsty Buchanan, respond to the theme of 'aloneness' and cultural representations ...More

Kenny Morgan
Theatre | Until 15th October 2016 

Arcola Theatre 3.16 miles from Hackney Empire

A tale of secrets and lies, destructive passions and unrequited love that shines a light on the turbulent relationship between ...More

Merzbow
Concerts | On 1st October 2016 

Cafe OTO 3.16 miles from Hackney Empire

The Japanese noise musician, otherwise known as Masami Akita, performs....More

The After School Comedy Club
Comedy | On 1st October 2016 

Arcola Theatre 3.16 miles from Hackney Empire

Comedy, Stand-Up....More

How To Date A Feminist
Theatre | Until 1st October 2016 

Arcola Theatre 3.16 miles from Hackney Empire

Sarah Daykin and Tom Berish star in a contemporary love story between a woman with a penchant for bounders and ...More

Pigfoot
Concerts | On 1st October 2016 

The Vortex Jazz Club 3.24 miles from Hackney Empire

Chris Batchelor (trumpet), Liam Noble (piano), James Allsopp (baritone sax), Paul Clarvis (drums) play the music of Billy Jenkins....More

Wavey Things
Exhibitions | Until 2nd October 2016 

Doomed Gallery 3.27 miles from Hackney Empire

The first solo exhibition by London-based illustrator Bans. Including a recent collection of work, a series of skate decks, urban ...More

M.A.D.
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st October 2016 

London Fields Brewery 3.32 miles from Hackney Empire

Heavy and weird electronica emanates from two old railway arches, courtesy of Pangaea, Pariah, Viers, Lukas Wigflex, Miro SundayMusiq, re:ni ...More

History Of Hip Hop
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 9th December 2016 

Birthdays 3.39 miles from Hackney Empire

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