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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Devendra Banhart

The American indie-folk singer-songwriter performs his original material.

Tue 18 Jul

£25 / 020 8985 2424

  • 19:00

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

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

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour

The CBeebies arts and crafts hero embarks on another live theatre tour. Join Mister Maker and his colourful pals The Shapes for arty adventures, songs and dancing.

Sat 22 Jul

£14.50 / 020 8985 2424

Royal Academy Of Music's Musical Theatre Company: Love's Labour's Lost

Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman have adapted Shakespeare's comedy into a musical that is performed by Academy students to a pop-rock score.

Thu 29 Jun

£15–£20 / 020 8985 2424

  • 19:30

Fri 30 Jun

£15–£20 / 020 8985 2424

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Sat 1 Jul

£15–£20 / 020 8985 2424

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Sun 2 Jul

£15–£20 / 020 8985 2424

  • 14:00

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