Hackney Empire

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)
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  • Website www.hackneyempire.co.uk
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Built in 1901, the Hackney Empire was originally a music hall and during its colourful history has served as a TV studio and a bingo hall. It reopened as a theatre in 1986 as a permanent base for political theatre company C.A.S.T. (Cartoon Archetypical Slogan Theatre). In 2001 it was announced that the Empire had raised £15 million to fund the renovation and restoration of the theatre, which was opened by one of the primary benefactors Sir Alan Sugar in 2004. The programme includes theatre, music. comedy and children's shows.

Events at this venue

There are 9 events at this location

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English Touring Opera: Dardanus

The first UK premiere of Rameau's 1744 version of Dardanus, about the forbidden love between Jupiter's son and Iphise, the daughter of his enemy, Teucer. Sung in French with English surtitles.

Fri 6 Oct

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

  • 19:30

English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - Cleopatra's Needle

The company performs the second part of Handel's most celebrated opera, an epic drama set in the midst of the Ancient Roman and Egyptian civilisations. The battle for the Kingdom of the Nile is in crisis as Pompey's family is enslaved, Caesar is presumed dead and Cleopatra is made captive by her brother. Sung in Italian…

Thu 5 Oct

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

  • 19:30

Sat 7 Oct

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

  • 20:00

English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - The Death Of Pompey

The company performs Handel's most celebrated opera, an epic drama set in the midst of the Ancient Roman and Egyptian civilisations. Caesar has defeated his rival Pompey, though struggles to survive the machinations of King of Egypt Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Wed 4 Oct

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

  • 19:30

Sat 7 Oct

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

  • 16:00

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Thu 26 Oct

£15–£22.50 / 020 8985 2424

  • 19:30

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.

Wed 1 Nov

£27.50 / 020 8985 2424

Mack And Mabel In Concert

A production by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra of Jerry Herman's hit show.

Sat 23 Sep

£15–£49.50 / 020 8985 2424

  • 19:30

Music Theatre Wales: The Golden Dragon

Set in a Chinese restaurant found in any city anywhere, The Golden Dragon is a compelling fable of modern life. At the heart of this East-meets-West tale, is the discovery of a decayed tooth in a bowl of soup. It belongs to a kitchen boy, a long way from home and with no papers. He's looking for his sister, but she's been…

Tue 31 Oct

£10–£30 / 020 8985 2424

  • 19:30

Opera Grand Avignon: Senza Sangue & Bluebeard’s Castle

The French company stage productions of Peter Eotvos's psychothriller-opera, performed in Italian with English supertitles and Bartok's tale of the new wife and the seven locked doors, performed in Hungarian with English supertitles

Tue 19 Sep

£15–£67.50 / 020 8985 2424

  • 19:30

We Shall Not Be Moved

A hybrid of hip-hop, spoken word and opera, this is a vital exploration of institutionalised racism directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winning Bill. T. Jones, with Haitian-American composer Daniel Bernard Roumain and librettist Marc Bamuthi Joseph.

Sat 14 Oct

£15–£49.50 / 020 8985 2424

  • 19:30

Sun 15 Oct

£15–£49.50 / 020 8985 2424

  • 17:00

Wed 18 Oct

£15–£49.50 / 020 8985 2424

  • 13:30
…and 2 more dates until 21 Oct

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