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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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Live At The EmpireLive At The EmpireJohn Robins hosts performances headlined by the TV regular James Acaster and also featuring Tim Key, Milton Jones, and Lolly Adefope.2019-01-26T19:00:00+00002019-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Bowie Experience: David Bowie TributeBowie Experience: David Bowie TributeAn unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie's golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance.2019-02-01T20:00:00+00002019-02-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Bowie Experience: David Bowie Tribute
New Act Of The Year 2019New Act Of The Year 2019Otiz Cannelloni hosts 12 acts booked to perform in the NAYTS Top of the Bill finale.2019-02-02T20:00:00+00002019-02-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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New Act Of The Year 2019
Scottish Opera: AnthropoceneScottish Opera: AnthropoceneThe world premiere of Stuart Macrae and Louise Welsh's drama set amongst the Arctic Wasteland and centres around a group of scientists who become trapped, with mounting tensions. Sung in English.2019-02-07T19:30:00+00002019-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Scottish Opera: Anthropocene
Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back!Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back!The Radio 5 presenter, comedy writer and journalist returns to the stage for his second live tour, with fresh anecdotes.2019-05-17T19:30:00+01002019-05-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back!
Big Big TrainBig Big TrainProg rock collective performing material from across their career.2019-11-02T19:30:00+00002019-11-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Hackney Wick Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
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Homerton Overground Station
 
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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  24% 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  21% 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 £112  21% 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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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
 
 
 
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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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Chloe Howl
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 7pm
Hackney Empire, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 | 1 minute from Hackney Empire
Synth-pop singer-songwriter with support from, Flawes and Donna Missal....More
 
 
 
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Substance presents Diaphragm Failure/ / Fake Turins// From the Cave
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 7.30pm
Hackney Empire, 352 Mare Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
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Lost Under Heaven
London > Events > Music  Dates: Thursday 24th January 2019 - 7.30pm
Hackney Empire, 1A-1C Amhurst Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
The Manchester-based alternative duo of Ebony Hoorn and Ellery James Roberts promote the latest album Love Hates What You Become....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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Violet Cakes
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
47 Wilton Way, E8 | 8 minutes from Hackney Empire
Claire Ptak started her baking business as a market stall on Broadway Market before opening this cafe in 2010. But in 2018 Violet Cakes ... 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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Night Tales
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
14 Bohemia Place, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Having popped up all over London, Night Tales now presents its first permanent residence, setting up home in two railway arches and a 4,000-square-foot garden on ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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POPfit Studio
London > Leisure > Gyms
19 Sidworth Street, E8 | 9 minutes from Hackney Empire
Set up by actress Kate Hudson and dancer Stephanie Burrows, POPfit's boutique UK studio includes the UK's first Fabletics store and can be found on Sidworth ... 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
... More
 
 
 
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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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Chloe Howl
Concerts | On 23rd January 2019 

Moth Club 1 minute walk from Hackney Empire

Synth-pop singer-songwriter with support from, Flawes and Donna Missal....More

Nonclassical's Battle of the Bands
Concerts | On 23rd January 2019 

The Victoria 12 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

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Stop And Search
Theatre | Until 9th February 2019 

Arcola Theatre 16 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

Mehmet Ergen directs Gabriel Gbadamosi's new play exploring a time of distrust and our deep ambivalence about the ways we ...More

Thalia Zedek Band
Concerts | On 23rd January 2019 

Cafe OTO 16 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

The rock vocalist and guitarist performs with her live band consisting of David Michael Curry on viola, Winston Braman on ...More

Neil And Liam Finn
Concerts | Until 23rd January 2019 

EartH 18 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

Melodic pop from the father-and-son duo, promoting their album, Lightsleeper....More

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What is love?
Exhibitions | On 14th February 

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Looking for a stimulating way to spend your Valentine's evening? Join non-fiction writer Laura Mucha and lecturer in Artificial Intelligence, Kate Devlin, as they debate the heart of the matter with What is Love? at ...More

3 Little Pig Tails
3 Little Pig Tails
Theatre | From 20th February 

Little Angel Studios

A new take on the classic story of the Three Little Pigs, this funny French ...More

 
The Boy and the Mermaid
The Boy and the Mermaid
Theatre | From 18th February 

Little Angel Studios

Join three shanty singing fishermen as they weave a tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters ...More

 
Valentine's Day Onboard Glass Room
Valentine's Day Onboard Glass Room
Seasonal | From 14th February 

Glass Room

Set sail on a romantic river dinner date ...More

 
Glass Room
Glass Room
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With Tom Dixon interiors, Glass Room is one of the more stylish ways to dine ...More

 
Valentine's An Evening with the Stars
Valentine's An Evening with the Stars
Seasonal | On 14th February 

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Share a romantic evening under the stars at ...More

 
One Duck Down
One Duck Down
Theatre | From 17th February 

The Vaults

Winner of Best Family Show at Vault Festival 2018, One Duck Down returns to the ...More

 
The Nadler Covent Garden
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A short walk from Charing Cross and Covent Garden stations The Nadler Covent Garden offers ...More

 
Royal Opera: Katya Kabanova
Concerts | From 4th February 

Royal Opera House

Richard Jones's production of Janacek's intense opera, conducted by Edward Garnder, about an unhappily married woman enticed by another man. Sung in Czech with English surtitles....More

The Monstrous Child
The Monstrous Child
Concerts | From 21st February 

Linbury Theatre

Gavin Higgins's first opera, adapted by Francesca Simon from her darkly humorous young adult novel, ...More

 
Prince Charming
Prince Charming
Theatre | From 8th February 

Little Angel Theatre

A musical for children exploring anxiety and how to cope with it....More

 
Mole & Gecko: The Show
Mole & Gecko: The Show
Theatre | On 16th February 

Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko create their own original songs for rap musical Mole ...More

 
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Grace Regan's all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics....More

 
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Lucknow Social
Dining 

Neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani....More

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Dining 

In the city where the first Hard Rock ...More

 
Boki Seven Dials
Boki Seven Dials
Dining 

Serving Allpress coffee and natural teas by day, cocktails and craft beer, Boki is an ...More

 
Darcie & May Green
Darcie & May Green
Dining 

It's hard to miss Darcie & May, two colourful canal boats designed by the godfather ...More

 
Best New Openings in London in 2019
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

 
 
 
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