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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Chixta

The author Keith 'Shebada' Ramsay stars in his own comedy, also featuring Garfield Reid.

Sat 3 Jun

£31 / 020 8985 2424

Currents

Work by internationally renowned Israeli dance company, exploring the unfriendly rivalry between Edison and Tesla.

Sat 29 Apr

Sun 30 Apr

£35 / 020 8985 2424

Tue 2 May

£35 / 020 8985 2424

…and 5 more dates until 7 May

English National Opera: Charlie Parker's Yardbird

  • Written by: Daniel Schnyder, Bridgette A Wimberly

Presented in collaboration between Hackney Empire and ENO, the European premiere staging of Daniel Schnyder's opera with a libretto by Bridgette A Wimberly stars Lawrence Brownlee as the eponymous jazz saxophonist, who prepares to compose his final masterpiece in the twilight between life and death. Directed by Ron Daniels.

Fri 9 Jun

Sun 11 Jun

Tue 13 Jun

…and 2 more dates until 17 Jun

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

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…

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.

Mayumana: Currents

This modern dance piece by the Israeli company is inspired by the rivalry between inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.

Sat 29 Apr

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

Sun 30 Apr

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

Tue 2 May

£10–£35 / 020 8985 2424

…and 5 more dates until 7 May

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour

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

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