|Venue name:||Hackney Empire||Contact:|
291 Mare St
|Transport:||Rail: Hackney Central Overground|
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Jack and the Beanstalk
It's that time of year again (oh no it isn't!): Hackney Empire have announced their new panto. And it's going to be hard to beat 2014's 'Mother Goose' which starred a returning Clive Rowe as the great dame. Hackney panto regular Susie McKenna directs...Children's Saturday November 21 2015 - Sunday January 3 2016Read more
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Five friends and I went to see THE NHS IN STITCHES show there recently. We were very dissapointed in the seating in the gallery, as it was just a bench with no back support and no space to stretch arthritic legs. The show and the decor was great, but as five out of six of us are dissabled we felt the seating was totally unfit for the dissabled and that the theatre should have warned people about this. My partner had a very swollen back after sitting on that bench for several hours.
A glorious Victorian gem of a theatre. You won't see a better example of a Matcham designed theatre. This should be cherished more than those in the West End. It's a shame about it's listings. There isn't enough main stream or community theatre being done here. The cut backs by the local council and by the arts council have hit it hard. However, it does give us one of the best traditional pantos each year. Please look after it. We can't lose such a great building.