- Telephone 020 8985 2424
- Bar open Daily 7.30am-7pm (until interval on perf eves)
- Website www.hackneyempire.co.uk
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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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.
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 with surtitles.
English Touring Opera - Ulysses' Homecoming
James Conway directs Benedict Nelson and Carolyn Dobbin in a production of Monteverdi's masterpiece, 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. Sung in English with surtitles.
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.
Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Tue 1 Nov
£27.50 / 020 8985 2424
Twist Theatre stages a 21st-century production on Shakespeare's story of ambition, betrayal and corruption. Directed by Susie McKenna.
Open House 2016
Explore inside the theatre including the edwardian auditorium and backstage areas.
Sat 17 Sep
The Szeged National Theatre: The Magic Flute
A production of Mozart's opera performed in German with English subtitles and directed by Robert Alfoldi.