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.

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Anna Fiorentini Theatre And Film School: 15th Anniversary Variety Gala

The talented students of the award-winning school present a drama and musical showcase.

Danish National Chamber Orchestra

Internationally 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.

Sun 23 Oct

£10–£30 / 020 8985 2424

English Touring Opera: La Calisto

Timothy 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.

Fri 14 Oct

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

English Touring Opera - Ulysses' Homecoming

One of the certain masterpieces of Venice's glory days is Monteverdi's crowning achievement, Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (Ulysses' Homecoming), 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. James Conway's new…

Sat 15 Oct

English Touring Opera: Xerxes

James 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.

Sat 8 Oct

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

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Football Ramble Live: The Book Tour

Join podcast sensations Marcus, Luke, Pete and Jim as they celebrate the publication of their first book and bring all your favourite football chat to the stage for their biggest show to date.

Sat 12 Nov

£16; £28 inc book / 020 8985 2424

Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety Show

The 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.

Fri 4 Nov

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Oliver Samuels: The Guilt Trip

Jamaica'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.

Sat 5 Nov

£29.75 / 020 8985 2424

Show Of Hands

The long-established and award-winning artists Steve Knightley and Phil Beer perform their folk and roots material.

Wed 9 Nov

£18.20–£26.70 / 020 8985 2424

The Szeged National Theatre: The Magic Flute

A production of Mozart's opera performed in German with English subtitles and directed by Robert Alfoldi.

Fri 21 Oct

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

Sat 22 Oct

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

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