Hackney Empire

 
 
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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.

 

Hackney Empire events

 
Hackney Empire ChoirHackney Empire Choir18th July 2014Friday 18th July 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Hackney Empire Choir
event > Music
DATES  Friday 11th and Friday 18th July 2014 - 7pm
Pink SingersPink SingersThe choir, joined by Citi Bank Choir and South Wales Gay Men's Chorus, performs music by Edward Elgar, Annie Lennox, Elton John, John Tavener, Adele, Ellie Goulding, Benjamin Britten, Pulp and others.19th July 2014Saturday 19th July 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Pink Singers
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 19th July 2014 - 7pm-10pm
The choir, joined by Citi Bank Choir and South Wales Gay Men's Chorus, performs music by Edward Elgar, Annie Lennox, Elton John, John Tavener, Adele, Ellie Goulding, Benjamin Britten, Pulp and others.
Sing OutSing OutSing, hum or clap along as the Hackney Empire hosts a huge sing-out featuring a host of local and professional choirs from all over London, performing on the main stage.20th July 2014Sunday 20th July 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
On Soon
Sing Out
event > Music
DATES  Sunday 20th July 2014 - 5pm
Sing, hum or clap along as the Hackney Empire hosts a huge sing-out featuring a host of local and professional choirs from all over London, performing on the main stage.
Above RomanceAbove RomanceA play written by Hackney's own comedian, Kojo, about a woman who has given up on love and believes Valentines Day is just a media hype until she finds herself being the last single person in her circle.2nd August 2014Saturday 2nd August 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
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Above Romance
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES  Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 9pm
A play written by Hackney's own comedian, Kojo, about a woman who has given up on love and believes Valentines Day is just a media hype until she finds herself being the last single person in her circle.
Crack Ya Ribs With Julius D'Genius AgwuCrack Ya Ribs With Julius D'Genius Agwu24th August 2014Sunday 24th August 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
 
Crack Ya Ribs With Julius D'Genius Agwu
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  Sunday 24th August 2014 - 6pm-11pm
Anna Fiorentini Theatre And Film School Variety PerformanceAnna Fiorentini Theatre And Film School Variety PerformanceA performance by talented young people.13th September 2014Saturday 13th September 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
 
Anna Fiorentini Theatre And Film School Variety Performance
event > Theatre > Community Theatre
DATES  Saturday 13th September 2014 - 7.30pm
A performance by talented young people.
Rudy's Rare Records Last Record Shop StandingRudy's Rare Records Last Record Shop StandingAn old reggae shop in Birmingham is run by the short-tempered yet charismatic Rudy Sharpe, along with his son Adam, who helps out reluctantly. Developers are interested in the shop, so father and son join forces to fight the good fight. Danny Robins's comedy, originally heard on BBC Radio 4, stars Lenny Henry as Adam.24th September 2014Sunday 5th October 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
 
Rudy's Rare Records Last Record Shop Standing
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES  24th September to 5th October 2014
An old reggae shop in Birmingham is run by the short-tempered yet charismatic Rudy Sharpe, along with his son Adam, who helps out reluctantly. Developers are interested in the shop, so father and son join forces to fight the good fight. Danny Robins's comedy, originally heard on BBC Radio 4, stars Lenny Henry as Adam.
English Touring Opera: Life On The MoonEnglish Touring Opera: Life On The MoonCal McCrystal directs the production of Haydn's opera, telling the tale of a young heiress and her maid teaming up to teach their miserly father and master a lesson in conduct. Christopher Bucknall conducts the music.17th October 2014Friday 17th October 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
 
English Touring Opera: Life On The Moon
event > Concerts > Opera
DATES  Friday 17th October 2014 - 7.30pm
Cal McCrystal directs the production of Haydn's opera, telling the tale of a young heiress and her maid teaming up to teach their miserly father and master a lesson in conduct. Christopher Bucknall conducts the music.
English Touring Opera: OttoneEnglish Touring Opera: OttoneJames Conway directs Handel's tragic opera, telling the tale of a 10th-century German emperor and his Byzantine bride. Jonathan Peter Kenny conducts the orchestra.18th October 2014Saturday 18th October 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
 
English Touring Opera: Ottone
event > Concerts > Opera
DATES  Saturday 18th October 2014 - 7.30pm
James Conway directs Handel's tragic opera, telling the tale of a 10th-century German emperor and his Byzantine bride. Jonathan Peter Kenny conducts the orchestra.
Kojo: Almost FamousKojo: Almost FamousUrban humour from the writer, actor, Choice FM Breakfast Show presenter and former winner of Best Newcomer and Best Male Comedian at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards.19th October 2014Sunday 19th October 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
 
Kojo: Almost Famous
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  Sunday 19th October 2014
Urban humour from the writer, actor, Choice FM Breakfast Show presenter and former winner of Best Newcomer and Best Male Comedian at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards.
 

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March 2011

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World Cup 2010: Where to watch it in London

Afro Cup Festival Rich Mix Centre, E1 6LA 11th June 2010 - 11th July 2010 Throughout the World Cup in South Africa Hackney's Rich Mix is...

 
 
Christmas in London 2009: Shows & Pantos

A Christmas Carol Arts Theatre, WC2H 7JB 11th November 2009 - 10th January 2010 The Arts Theatre stages an adaptation of Charles Dickens's well known festive...

 
 
London's Best Events 2014

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Hotels near Hackney Empire

Near Hackney Empire
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel London
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £62  35% 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
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment  from £120  24% 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
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch London
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £90  26% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 33 minutes from Hackney Empire
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ...More
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Hackney Empire

Nearest to Hackney Empire
Arcola Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Arcola Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 | 16 minutes from Hackney Empire
This renowned community theatre is at the heart of Hackney and Dalston's flourishing arts scene, and one of the best places in London to see new ...More
 
 
 
Stoke Newington International Airport London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stoke Newington International Airport
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1-15 Leswin Place, N16 | 21 minutes from Hackney Empire
No airplanes take off from Stoke Newington International Airport. And there's no point looking up departure times here. Instead turn up for live performances by local ...More
 
 
 
Hoxton Hall London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 28 minutes from Hackney Empire
Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host to ...More
 
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Hackney Empire

Near Hackney Empire
Hackney Picturehouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Netil House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Netil House
London > Entertainment >
1-7 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8 | 12 minutes from Hackney Empire
A stone's throw from London Fields, Netil House is home to 94 creative studios, a market, gallery and a rooftop space with wonderful 360-degree views over ...More
 
 
 
Hackney Downs Studios London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hackney Downs Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Amhurst Terrace, E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Empire
A 70,000 sq ft centre for creativity and collaboration in East London, Hackney Downs Studios was established in 2011, transforming a redundant printworks into an arts ...More
 
 
 
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Events near Hackney Empire

Near Hackney Empire
Fiesta In the Fields London
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Fiesta In the Fields
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 12th July 2014 - 12noon-11.55pm
London Fields Brewery, 365-366 Warburton St, Hackney, London E8 | 11 minutes from Hackney Empire
World Cup mania has brought the colours of Brazil and the sexy sounds of Bossa Nova to the streets of London....More
 
 
 
Double Bass Dan London
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Double Bass Dan
London > Events > Music  Dates: Saturday 12th July 2014 - 4pm-6pm
Stories, 30-32 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from Hackney Empire
Lively engaging music sung from the heart and performed with gusto to spare....More
 
 
 
Broadway Market London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Today Only
Broadway Market
London > Events > Shopping  Dates: 12th July 2014 to 26th December 2015 - 9am-5pm
Broadway Market, East London, Hackney, London E8 | 14 minutes from Hackney Empire
Broadway is a great little market that is expanding rapidly and enjoys a tremendous reputation. Hidden gems are the Marissa V clothing stall and Kate Garwood ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Hackney Empire

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Hackney Empire
Sutton House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Yinka Shonibare Space London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Yinka Shonibare Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Street, Hackney, London E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Empire
Turner Shortlisted British artist Yinka Shonibare has bought this former office block, in need of some attention, and hardly changed a thing. While the artist decides ...More
 
 
 
Vyner Street Gallery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vyner Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 15 minutes from Hackney Empire
The remnants of its former use as an old industrial area are still visible on Vyner Street. But, in recent years, it has become a hotbed ...More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Hackney Empire

The best shops and markets near Hackney Empire
E5 Bakehouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
E5 Bakehouse
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 395 Mentmore Terrace, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Empire
Ben Mackinnon brings the art of sourdough baking to Hackney through his E5 Bakehouse located in a spruced up railway arch near London Fields in East ...More
 
 
 
Rebel Rebel London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rebel Rebel
London > Shopping > Florists
5 Broadway Market, Hackney, Hackney, London E8 | 14 minutes from Hackney Empire
Rebel Rebel is a flower shop and event design business based in Broadway Market in the East End. Specialising in flowers and dressing for corporate events ...More
 
 
 
Broadway Market London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Broadway Market
London > Shopping > Markets
East London, Hackney, London E8 | 14 minutes from Hackney Empire
Broadway is a great little market that is expanding rapidly and enjoys a tremendous reputation. It's worth the trip down there as there's a tremendous variety ...More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Hackney Empire

What are the best dining options near Hackney Empire London?
Oslo London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Tre Viet London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tre Viet
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
251 Mare Street, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney Empire
Vietnamese...More
 
 
 
Lardo London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lardo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
197-205 Richmond Road, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney Empire
Based in the Arthaus building on Richmond Road, near London Fields in Hackney, Lardo is a pizza and charcuterie restaurant set up by ex-Bistrotheque general manager ...More
 
 
 
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Education near Hackney Empire

Near Hackney Empire
Connexions Careers Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Careers Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Empire
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ...More
 
 
 
Four Corners London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 24 minutes from Hackney Empire
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ...More
 
 
 
The Making Space London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 30 minutes from Hackney Empire
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ...More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
London Fields London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Martello Road, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Empire
Located in a bustling, regenerated area of east London, London Fields park has been transformed from a neglected area of common ground into a thriving rich ...More
 
 
 
London Fields Lido London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dalston Lane, E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Empire
Prior to the creation of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, which first opened in July 2010, the land was a derelict site where an old railway ...More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Hackney Empire

The best pubs near London Hackney Empire.
Pub on the Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Prince Arthur London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Prince Arthur
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
95 Forest Road Fields, E8 | 8 minutes from Hackney Empire
The Prince Arthur is the most pub-like of all the Tom and Ed Martin gastropubs, with a bustling bar dominating the small dining room, and a ...More
 
 
 
Prince George London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Nightlife near Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Hackney Central London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
London Fields Brewery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fields Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
365-366 Warburton St, E8 | 11 minutes from Hackney Empire
Located under the railway arches beside London Fields in Hackney, the London Fields Brewery opened in 2011 and was inspired by the drought of craft beer ...More
 
 
 
Prince George London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince George
London > Nightlife >
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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Meeting venue hire near Hackney Empire

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Hackney Empire.
Christ Church Spitalfields London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 miles from Hackney Empire
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ...More
 
 
 
Bistrotheque London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 16 minutes from Hackney Empire
...More
 
 
 
Shoreditch Town Hall London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 33 minutes from Hackney Empire
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ...More
 
 
 
 

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Soul Attic
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 12th July 2014 

Hackney Picturehouse 2 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

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Hackney Central Library
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Hackney Central Library 2 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

Library with lots of different facilities to offer such as PC and internet access and the Children's library service....More

Andy Blake
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 12th July 2014 

Oslo 3 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

Andy Blake and DMX Krew spin dance....More

Max Brand: Mensch & Ding, Caro Diario, Pencils In The Fog
Exhibitions | Until 13th July 2014 

SPACE 9 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

Paintings, drawings and sculpture by the Berlin-based artist....More

Cherchez La Femme
Exhibitions | Until 13th July 2014 

SPACE 9 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

French feminist videos produced by activists and militant collectives during the 1970s, including Videa and Insoumuses, providing an insight into ...More

Fiesta In the Fields
Concerts | On 12th July 2014 

London Fields Brewery 11 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

World Cup mania has brought the colours of Brazil and the sexy sounds of Bossa Nova to the streets of ...More

93 Million Miles From The Sun
Concerts | On 12th July 2014 

The Victoria 12 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

The group plays rock. With support from His Name Is Codeine and Model Morning....More

Double Bass Dan
Music | On 12th July 2014 

Stories 13 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

Lively engaging music sung from the heart and performed with gusto to spare....More

Broadway Market
Broadway Market
Shopping | Every Saturday &  

Broadway Market 14 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

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

 
Seung-Taek Lee
Exhibitions | Until 24th August 2014 

MOTInternational 15 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

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