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

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


Twist Theatre stages a 21st-century production on Shakespeare's story of ambition, betrayal and corruption. Directed by Susie McKenna.

Thu 8 Sep

£12 (£10) / 020 8985 2424

Fri 9 Sep

£12 (£10) / 020 8985 2424

Sat 10 Sep

£12 (£10) / 020 8985 2424

National Youth Music Theatre - Brass

The production tells the story of a group of men from a Leeds-based brass band who sign up to fight as part of the Leeds Pals battalion and the actions of the women they leave behind.

Fri 26 Aug

£15–£25; £18 under 26s; £20 OAP (£13–£23) / 020 8985 2424

Sat 27 Aug

£15–£25; £18 under 26s; £20 OAP (£13–£23) / 020 8985 2424

Open House 2016

Explore inside the theatre including the edwardian auditorium and backstage areas.

Sat 17 Sep

Sun 18 Sep

Peppa Pig's Surprise

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis

Fun family show following the adventures of little Peppa Pig, who's having fun playing outside, but Mum and Dad have a surprise …

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