Hackney Empire



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  • Address:

    Hackney Empire 291 Mare St
    E8 1EJ

What's on at Hackney Empire



Alan Davies – Little Victories

Solo shows, Big-name talent, Stand-up

  • Critics' choice

'QI' and 'Jonathan Creek' star Alan Davies is back on the road following his hugely successful 'Life is Pain' tour in 2012. That tour was his first foray into stand-up for 12 years, but it didn't show – he was on terrifically funny form. Now he's back...

Alan Davies – Little Victories
  1. Fri Feb 27 2015
  2. Hackney Empire
  3. £18
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David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything

Solo shows, Big-name talent, Musical comedy, Stand-up

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.

David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything
  1. Sat Feb 14 2015
  2. Hackney Empire
  3. £19
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Mother Goose

Kids' theatre, Kids' theatre, Off-West End

Hackney Empire's yearly festive offering is pretty much the panto equivalent of royalty. That's mainly been down to hilariously naughty scripts, Susie McKenna's direction and a great dame - in recent years the inimitable Clive Rowe was hailed as one of...

Mother Goose
  1. Wed Nov 26 – Sun Jan 4 2015
  2. Hackney Empire
  3. £10-£32. Runs 2hr 30min
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Things to do

An enchanted forest, magical beanstalk and oompah performances aren't what you'd expect to stumble across on Mare Street this winter, but this immersive bar in the Hackney Empire promises all three. The folk and fairy tale-themed pop-up will be serving...

  1. Fri Nov 28 – Sun Jan 18 2015
  2. Hackney Empire
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Stu Liddle

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.