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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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Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again?Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again?Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again?The actor and comedian best known for Tiswas, Three of a Kind and The Lenny Henry Show - and more recently, his own perfectly pitched parody of Childish Gambino's This Is America - shares stories about his life and career. Hear the star, who co-founded Comic Relief, tell stories about growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, fa2019-11-08T00:00:00+00002019-11-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Comedy > Stand-Up
PRICING£37.40
DATESRunning from †Friday 8th November 2019untilFriday 8th November 2019
The actor and comedian best known for Tiswas, Three of a Kind and The Lenny Henry Show - and more recently, his own perfectly pitched parody of Childish Gambino's This Is America - shares stories about his life and career. Hear the star, who co-founded Comic Relief, tell stories about growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, fa...†More about this event
The Lovely BonesThe Lovely BonesMelly Still directs award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery's adaptation of Alice Sebold's supernatural tale about life after loss.2019-10-28T19:30:00+00002019-11-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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The Lovely Bones
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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Big Big Train
Dick Whittington And His CatDick Whittington And His CatDick Whittington And His CatLast staged here at Hackney in 2012, this new adaptation of Dick Whittington and His Cat sets the classic rags-to-riches tale in Jamaica where young 'Dickens' Whittington is boarding the Empire Windrush. Dreaming of a new life and seeking to make his fortune in the gold-paved streets of glorious London, our hero - played by Tarinn Callender, who ma2019-11-23T00:00:00+00002020-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291† Mare Street† † † E8 1EJ
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event > Theatre > Pantomimes
PRICING£10-£42
DATES23rd November 2019 to 5th January 2020
Last staged here at Hackney in 2012, this new adaptation of Dick Whittington and His Cat sets the classic rags-to-riches tale in Jamaica where young 'Dickens' Whittington is boarding the Empire Windrush. Dreaming of a new life and seeking to make his fortune in the gold-paved streets of glorious London, our hero - played by Tarinn Callender, who ma...†More about this event
Kojo Anim: The Taxi TourKojo Anim: The Taxi TourObservations and anecdotes about life, parenthood and family from the 2019 Britain's Got Talent finalist.2020-03-20T19:30:00+00002020-03-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291† Mare Street† † † E8 1EJ
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Kojo Anim: The Taxi Tour
Chris Ramsey: The 20/20 TourChris Ramsey: The 20/20 TourThe Geordie stand-up, actor and 2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee delivers his high energy, life-affirming stand-up.2020-03-21T19:30:00+00002020-03-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291† Mare Street† † † E8 1EJ
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Chris Ramsey: The 20/20 Tour
Chris Ramsey: The 20/20 TourChris Ramsey: The 20/20 TourThe Geordie stand-up, actor and 2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee delivers his high energy, life-affirming stand-up.2020-11-06T19:30:00+00002020-11-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291† Mare Street† † † E8 1EJ
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Chris Ramsey: The 20/20 Tour

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Bethnal Green Underground 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 £101† 21% 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 £155† 39% 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
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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

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Moth Club
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 | 1 minute from Hackney Empire
A sparkling late night club, covered in glitter from its ceiling to its stage, the MOTH Club is one ... More
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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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Whispering Sons
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Friday 25th October 2019 - 7pm
Hackney Empire, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 | 1 minute from Hackney Empire
The quintet from Brussels brings its post-punk sound to the UK's stages. Grasshopper support....More
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Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife †Dates: Friday 25th October 2019 - 10pm-1am
Hackney Empire, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 | 1 minute from Hackney Empire
A night of Abba music....More
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David John Haskins
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Saturday 26th October 2019 - 6.30pm
Hackney Empire, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 | 1 minute from Hackney Empire
Otherwise know as David J, the musician, producer, writer and ex-bassist of Bauhaus, performs old and new material....More
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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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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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Temple of Seitan Hackney
London > Restaurants >
5 Morning Lane, E9 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Catering to vegans who are craving something naughty, Temple of Seitan serves a menu of plant-based junk food. Fried 'chick'n' - made using a blend ... 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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Education 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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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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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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Night Tales
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
14 Bohemia Place, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Having popped up all over London, Night Tales now has a permanent residence occupying two railway arches and a 4,000-square-foot garden on Hackney's Bohemia Place. The ... More
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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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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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