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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There are 4 events at this location

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Book Launch Of 'My Sister's Pain' A Novel By Emeka Egbuonu

A night filled with talented female performers and guest speakers.

Fri 10 Feb 2017

The Great British Knees Up

Susie McKenna directs a 21st century variety show to raise money for the Stoll Foundation and Hackney Empire featuring Lenny Henry and Barbara Windsor as they get inducted into the Walk of Fame.

Sun 19 Feb 2017

Times to be confirmed / £20–£75 / 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

Sleeping Beauty

Susie McKenna and Steve Edis bring this traditional fairy tale bang up to date in a dazzling pantomime spectacular, starring Alexia Khadime, Sharon D Clarke, Gavin Spokes and Kat B.

Tue 6 Dec

£10–£36 / 020 8985 2424

Wed 7 Dec

£10–£36 / 020 8985 2424

Thu 8 Dec

£10–£36 / 020 8985 2424

…and 24 more dates until 8 Jan 2017

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