Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ
  • Telephone 020 8985 2424
  • Bar open Daily 7.30am-7pm (until interval on perf eves)
  • Email
  • Website www.hackneyempire.co.uk

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There are 25 events at this location

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Above Romance

  • Written by: Kojo

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.

Sat 2 Aug

£20.50–£25.50; £18.50–£23.50 disabled ( £18.50–£23.50; £18.50–£23.50) / 020 8985 2424

Anna Fiorentini Theatre And Film School Variety Performance

An exciting performance by talented young people.

The Antlers

Indie-rock from the Brooklyn-based three-piece.

Fri 24 Oct

£18.50 / 020 8985 2424

Baby Disco (Under 10s)

Take part in a disco with surprise guests and games to celebrate the Family Arts Festival. Suitable for children under the age of 10 accompanied by an adult.

Ben Howard

The London-born singer-songwriter performs his folk-rock material.

Thu 4 Sep

Phone for availability / 020 8985 2424

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Change?

The annual show presented by The Robert Levy Foundation, this year entitled Change? Features inspiring and thought provoking performances in creative dance, drama, song and comedy.

Sat 20 Sep

Main House

Free / 020 8985 2424

Crack Ya Ribs With Julius D’Genius Agwu

This year's 9th annual Crack Ya Ribs comedy extravaganza is headlined by Nigeria's top funny man Julius Agwu along with the finest African comedians Akpororo and FunnyFace, US sensation Michael Blackson and UK support acts to be announced soon.

Sun 24 Aug

£25–£50 / 020 8985 2424

Dolly House

What does Oliver Samuels, Jamaica's King of Comedy, do when it is time to celebrate his 65th year on this earth? He assembles a fantastic cast and creates another blockbuster - Dolly House.

Sat 1 Nov

£22.50–£27.50 / 020 8985 2424

Dolly House

  • Written by: Oliver Samuels

A modern Jamaican comedy by Oliver Samuels, in celebration of his 65th birthday.

Sat 8 Nov

£22.50–£27.50 / 020 8985 2424

Don't Knock - Tap!: The ADP Show

Forty young artists, dancers and singers will perform this newly-devised show. Having taken inspiration from the Clark Brothers the show is a tribute to blues and jazz and music from the civil rights movement.

Fri 15 Aug

£6 (£4) / 020 8985 2424

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English Touring Opera: Life On The Moon

  • Directed by: Christopher Bucknall (cond)
  • Written by: Haydn

Haydn's Life On The Moon.

Fri 17 Oct

£10–£33; £18–£31 disabled; £24–£31 early bird (Children £10; £8–£10; £8–£31; £18–£31) / 020 8985 2424

English Touring Opera: Ottone

  • Directed by: Jonathan Peter Kenny (cond)
  • Written by: Handel

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.

Sat 18 Oct

£10–£33; £18–£31 disabled; £24–£31 early bird (Children £10; £8–£10; £8–£31; £18–£31) / 020 8985 2424

Fling Foot! The Four Aces Revisited

DJ Newton Dunbar provides classic reggae and dub, with sets from Mistah Brown and MC Champian.

Sat 4 Oct

£5–£8 / 020 8985 2424

Grand Union Orchestra

Grand Union Orchestra presents various family events, including an Instrument Menagerie and a performance. Part of the Family Arts Festival.

Sun 2 Nov

£5 (Children £3) / 020 8985 2424

Great Big Gig

An interactive massed jam session for children and families. Kids of all ages can join in with a 12 piece soul band of top musicians playing The Batman Theme, I've Got the Music in Me, hits from James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone and many more.

Sun 26 Oct

£9–£15 / 020 8985 2424

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In Conversation with Newton Dunbar Of The Four Aces Club: Talk

A talk by the founding manager of the famous reggae venue, which opened in Hackney in 1966 and became a hub for West Indians. In its heyday the club hosted live performances from Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff and Ben E King.

Kojo: Almost Famous

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.

Sun 19 Oct

Times to be confirmed / £19.50–£26 / 020 8985 2424

Michael Feinstein

The Grammy Award-winning singer from Columbus, Ohio, performs from The Great American Songbook and other easy listening classics. With support from Joe Stilgoe, Maria Friedman.

Fri 29 Aug

£25–£45 / 020 8985 2424

Mother Goose

Packed with the usual sparkle, spectacle, mayhem, comedy and incredible original music performed by a live band, Hackney Empire's must-see pantomime is officially open for bookings!

Sat 22 Nov

£7.50–£32 / 020 8985 2424

Sun 23 Nov

£7.50–£32 / 020 8985 2424

Tue 25 Nov

£7.50–£32 / 020 8985 2424

…and 33 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Oliva Tweest: The Afrobeats Musical

A cocky and promiscuous young man, Tobi, tries everything he can to get the attention of a female singer. In his attempts he discovers her world of lies, ambitions and parental pressure.

Sat 6 Sep

£37; £35 disabled / 020 8985 2424

Sun 7 Sep

£37; £35 disabled / 020 8985 2424

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Rudy's Rare Records Last Record Shop Standing

  • Written by: Danny Robins

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' comedy, originally heard on BBC Radio 4, stars Lenny Henry as Adam.

Wed 24 Sep

Main House

£10–£25 / 020 8985 2424

Thu 25 Sep

Main House

£10–£25 / 020 8985 2424

Fri 26 Sep

Main House

£10–£25 / 020 8985 2424

…and 8 more dates until 5 Oct

Strictly Come Laughing - The Final

A stand-up night featuring an all-star line up of 11 comedians, including Stephen K Amos and Richard Blackwood. There will also be surprise guests from the world of television, stage and film.

Sun 14 Sep

£16–£25 / 020 8985 2424

Undream'd Shores

Grand Union Orchestra's 25 musicians and singers are joined by 120 performers from across the whole spectrum of East London's cultural communities.

Sat 1 Nov

£6–£12 / 020 8985 2424

Sun 2 Nov

£6–£12 / 020 8985 2424

Undream'd Shores

Grand Union Orchestra's 25 musicians and singers are joined by 120 performers from across the whole spectrum of East London's cultural communities.

Sat 1 Nov

£6–£12 / 020 8985 2424

Sun 2 Nov

£6–£12 / 020 8985 2424

Vinyl Record Market

Sell and exchange records in celebration of the last weekend of Rudy's Rare Records.

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 020 8985 2424

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