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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 Until Sunday January 3 2016Read more
A trippy art collective founded in San Francisco in the ’70s, The Residents hide their identities behind massive papier-mâché eyeballs or scary clown masks. Their current ‘Shadowland’ set intersperses songs (a dizzyingly diverse range of prog rock, psychedelia...Rock and indie Friday February 12 2016Read more
David O'Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O'Doherty
Award-winning whimsical Irishman David O'Doherty heads to the Hackney Empire with his new show 'David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything'. He'll do some standing-up, sitting down, and songs from a small plastic 1980s keyboard. He'll charm you silly.Solo shows Saturday February 27 2016Read more
Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Gold, Ultimate, Greatest Hits Tour
Unlike most ’70s rock bands, not many comedians can play a 'greatest hits' tour. But sharp, edgy one-liner merchant Jimmy Carr has such a back-catalogue of gags he's packaging his funniest joke together for these 'best of' dates. The TV regular is one...Stand-up Tuesday November 1 2016 - Saturday November 11 2017Read more
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Seen lots of great stuff there this year including Opera, Music, Theatre and of course the brilliant Panto!
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.