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Hackney EmpireRenowned East London entertainment venue designed by celebrated architect Frank Matcham. Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin both trod the boards here in the Hackney Empire's music hall heyday but the unique domed building was reduced to being used as a bingo hall for much of the 60s and 70s. The theatre was revived and reopened in 1986 and saw a return to its former glories, becoming Britain's premiere black theatre, as well as a great venue for new theatre, variety shows, music, comedy and a fantastic annual pantomime.

 

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ChixtaChixtaThe author Keith 'Shebada' Ramsay stars in his own comedy, also featuring Garfield Reid.2017-06-03T19:30:00+01002017-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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English National Opera: Charlie Parker's YardbirdEnglish National Opera: Charlie Parker's YardbirdPresented 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.2017-06-09T19:30:00+01002017-06-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Royal Academy Of Music's Musical Theatre Company: Love's Labour's LostRoyal Academy Of Music's Musical Theatre Company: Love's Labour's LostAlex Timbers and Michael Friedman have adapted Shakespeare's comedy into a musical that is performed by Academy students to a pop-rock score.2017-06-29T19:30:00+01002017-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Royal Academy Of Music's Musical Theatre Company: Love's Labour's Lost
Devendra BanhartDevendra BanhartThe American indie-folk singer-songwriter performs his original material.2017-07-18T19:00:00+01002017-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Devendra Banhart
Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!Live performance by the CBeebies artist.2017-07-22T13:00:00+01002017-07-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!
English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - The Death Of PompeyEnglish Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - The Death Of PompeyThe 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.2017-10-04T19:30:00+01002017-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - The Death Of Pompey
English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - Cleopatra's NeedleEnglish Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - Cleopatra's NeedleThe 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 with English surtitles.2017-10-05T19:30:00+01002017-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - Cleopatra's Needle
English Touring Opera: DardanusEnglish Touring Opera: DardanusThe 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.2017-10-06T19:30:00+01002017-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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English Touring Opera: Dardanus
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
Hackney Wick Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Homerton Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £111  42% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 20 minutes from Hackney Empire
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  23% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 32 minutes from Hackney Empire
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  26% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 33 minutes from Hackney Empire
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Hackney Empire

Nearest to Hackney Empire
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Arcola Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 | 16 minutes from Hackney Empire
This renowned community theatre is at the heart of Hackney and Dalston's flourishing arts scene, and one of the best places in London to see new ... More
 
 
 
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Stoke Newington International Airport
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1-15 Leswin Place, N16 | 21 minutes from Hackney Empire
No airplanes take off from Stoke Newington International Airport. And there's no point looking up departure times here. Instead turn up for live performances by local ... More
 
 
 
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Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 28 minutes from Hackney Empire
Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host to ... More
 
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Hackney Empire

Near Hackney Empire
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hackney Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Empire
Picturehouse Cinemas, who run the popular Greenwich Picturehouse and Clapham Picturehouse opened the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street in October 2011 which features the biggest ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Netil House
London > Entertainment >
1-7 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8 | 12 minutes from Hackney Empire
A stone's throw from London Fields, Netil House is home to 94 creative studios, a market, gallery and Netil360, a rooftop space with wonderful 360-degree views ... More
 
 
 
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Hackney Downs Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Amhurst Terrace, E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Empire
A 70,000 sq ft centre for creativity and collaboration in East London, Hackney Downs Studios was established in 2011, transforming a redundant printworks into an arts ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Hackney Empire

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The Drag Strip
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Thursday 25th May 2017 - 8pm-11pm
Hackney Empire, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 | 1 minute from Hackney Empire
The traditional rules of burlesque are broken in this performance show hosted by Meth, featuring Lou Safire, Alfie Ordinary, Lick Von Dyke, Lydia L'Scabies and more....More
 
 
 
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Elephant Stone
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 26th May 2017 - 8pm-11pm
Hackney Empire, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 | 1 minute from Hackney Empire
The Canadian indie rock trio performs songs from their most recent album Ship Of Fools....More
 
 
 
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First Hate
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 27th May 2017 - 7.30pm-11.30pm
Hackney Empire, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 | 1 minute from Hackney Empire
The Copenhagen-originating pair of Joakim Norgaard and Anton Falck bring their alternative pop to the UK's stages....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Hackney Empire

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Hackney Empire
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Sutton House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 5 minutes from Hackney Empire
The royal connections of this rare, red-brick Tudor manor house reach back to Henry VIII whose Principal Secretary of State, Sir Ralph Sadler, built Sutton House ... More
 
 
 
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Core Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, E9 | 10 minutes from Hackney Empire
With over 23 years of experience providing mental health creative day care, Core Arts is a registered charity that promotes the artistic and creative abilities of ... More
 
 
 
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Yinka Shonibare Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Street, Hackney, London E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Empire
Turner Shortlisted British artist Yinka Shonibare has bought this former office block, in need of some attention, and hardly changed a thing. While the artist decides ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Hackney Empire

The best shops and markets near Hackney Empire
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E5 Bakehouse
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 395 Mentmore Terrace, Hackney, London E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Empire
Ben Mackinnon brings the art of sourdough baking to Hackney through his E5 Bakehouse located in a spruced up railway arch near London Fields in East ... More
 
 
 
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Netil Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Westgate Street, E8 | 12 minutes from Hackney Empire
Next door to Netil House, Netil Market is home to a permanent community of independent businesses operating every day of ... More
 
 
 
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Victoria Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
The Royal Inn On The Park, 111 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London E9 | 13 minutes from Hackney Empire
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Hackney Empire

What are the best dining options near Hackney Empire London?
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Palm Vaults
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
411 Mare Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
With pastel pink and marble touches, beetroot, turmeric and matcha lattes, palm trees, and a retro pin board menu, it's like Palm Vaults ... More
 
 
 
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Oslo
London > Restaurants >
1A-1C Amhurst Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Situated next to Hackney Central Station on Amhurst Road, Oslo is a Nordic inspired music and dining destination with capacity of up to 600 over two ... More
 
 
 
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Tre Viet
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
251 Mare Street, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney Empire
Vietnamese... More
 
 
 
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Education near Hackney Empire

Near Hackney Empire
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Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Empire
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 24 minutes from Hackney Empire
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 30 minutes from Hackney Empire
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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London Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Martello Road, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Empire
Located in a bustling, regenerated area of east London, London Fields park has been transformed from a neglected area of common ground into a thriving rich ... More
 
 
 
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London Fields Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
London Fields, Westside, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Empire
London's only Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, the luxurious London Fields Lido was re-opened amid much excitement in October 2006 after almost 20 years of ... More
 
 
 
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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dalston Lane, E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Empire
Prior to the creation of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, which first opened in July 2010, the land was a derelict site where an old railway ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Hackney Empire

The best pubs near London Hackney Empire.
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The Vincent
London > Nightlife > Pubs
2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, E8 | 6 minutes from Hackney Empire
After transforming The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road from boarded-up pub into an East End institution, the team have now set their sights on ... More
 
 
 
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Pub on the Park
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Martello Street, Hackney, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Empire
Perched overlooking London Fields the Pub on the Park is is one of the finest pubs in the East to spend a summer's day. Outside there's ... More
 
 
 
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Prince George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 11 minutes from Hackney Empire
The gentrification of Dalston means that the Prince George is now less of an old man's backstreet local and more of a skinny-jeans-and-ironic-haircut establishment filled with ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Hackney Central
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Amhurst Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Hackney’s freshest venue is a converted railway station with a plush bar / restaurant on the ground floor and a nightclub upstairs. The kitchen serves excellent ... More
 
 
 
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Behind This Wall
London > Nightlife > Bars
Basement, 411 Mare Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Putting a different spin on hipster minimalism, Behind This Wall replaces Edison bulbs and copper touches with white walls and wooden stalls. ... More
 
 
 
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Our/London
London > Nightlife > Bars
Arch 435 & 436, Spurstowe Road, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Empire
Located in two adjoining arches underneath Hackney Downs train station, Our/London is a micro-distillery producing ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Hackney Empire

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Hackney Empire.
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 miles from Hackney Empire
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 16 minutes from Hackney Empire
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 33 minutes from Hackney Empire
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Drag Strip
Theatre | On 25th May 2017 

Moth Club 1 minute walk from Hackney Empire

The traditional rules of burlesque are broken in this performance show hosted by Meth, featuring Lou Safire, Alfie Ordinary, Lick ...More

MaDa Music Presents MOWBECK + Bare Traps
Concerts | On 25th May 2017 

The Victoria 12 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

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Priests
Concerts | On 25th May 2017 

The Victoria 12 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

Punk courtesy of the Washington DC outfit....More

This Fan Girl Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 27th May 2017 

Doomed Gallery 15 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

Richard III
Theatre | Until 10th June 2017 

Arcola Theatre 16 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

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The Pulverised
Theatre | Until 27th May 2017 

Arcola Theatre 16 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

The theme of the play by Alexandra Badea is globalisation and its far-reaching effects on our lives....More

Fever Thursdays
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th May 2017 

The Junction Rooms 17 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

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Lyves
Concerts | On 25th May 2017 

The Pickle Factory 18 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

The singer-songwriter Francesca Bergami brings her original alternative soul material to the stage....More

Ovation x Death
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th May 2017 

The Pickle Factory 18 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

House and techno courtesy of Richard Fearless and Powell....More

Your Mum's House
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 21st December 2017 

The Nest 18 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

Resident DJs spin hip hop, old skool R&B, trap, garage, house and club classics....More

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