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 27 events at this location

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Alan Davies: Little Victories

Sharp and inventive wit from the QI regular, award-winning actor and former Jonathan Creek and Whites star.

Fri 27 Feb 2015

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.

A Belter For The Shelter

Daniel Kitson hosts a comedy night featuring Stewart Lee, Nish Kumar, Sean Hughes and others, raising funds for Hackney Winter Night Shelter.

Thu 30 Oct

£15–£20 / 020 8985 2424

Brazil Nordeste

Brazil Pop-Up Diner and Movimientos on their gastrophonic and musical journey.

Thu 25 Sep

£5; £20 inc 3 course meal & cocktail / 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

Dolly House

Dolly House is a wonderful mix of Jamaica's favourite topics – politics, power, intimacy, race, class, mistrust and betrayal all mingled into one hilarious comedy with the belly cramping humour that only Oliver Samuels can produce.

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

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

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Fka Twigs

The London-based artist, Tahliah Barnett, performs her experimental electronica with a wide range of influences.

Wed 8 Oct

£20 / 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

Hackney Colliery Band

Funky East London-based brass band that does drum & bass and Prodigy covers.

Mon 27 Oct

Harold Pinter Room

Free / 020 8985 2424

Tue 28 Oct

Harold Pinter Room

Free / 020 8985 2424

Wed 29 Oct

Harold Pinter Room

Free / 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

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

Octonauts

The quirky and courageous undersea explorers head out on a new adventure.

Sat 6 Jun 2015

Sun 7 Jun 2015

Open House 2014: Guided Tour

Take a tour of Hackney Empire's Grade II* listed auditorium and the refurbishments undertaken in 2004. As part of Open House London 2014.

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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

£15–£25 / 020 8985 2424

Thu 25 Sep

Main House

£15–£25 / 020 8985 2424

Fri 26 Sep

Main House

£15–£25 / 020 8985 2424

…and 8 more dates until 5 Oct

Sun 5 Oct

Empire 2

Free / 020 8985 2424

Time2Shine Gospel Competition

The show aims to empower aspiring artists, whilst lifting their voices and showcase their talents. It takes place over several months, including auditions, a boot camp and a live televised final.

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£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

Vocalize: Workshop (Ages 8-19)

A unique style of choir blending various singing styles. Includes several performance opportunities. Suitable for young people aged eight to 19 who love to perform.

Wed 24 Sep

Harold Pinter Room

Free / 020 8985 2424

Wed 1 Oct

Harold Pinter Room

Free / 020 8985 2424

Wed 8 Oct

Harold Pinter Room

Free / 020 8985 2424

…and 2 more dates until 22 Oct

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