The Hackney Empire was built in 1901. In its early music hall years, artists including Charlie Chaplin and Julie Andrews all performed at Hackney Empire. In the 1950s, the Hackney Empire was used as a TV studios. For just over 20 years, the site was also used as a bingo hall.
Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Hackney Central
Bus stop: Hackney Town Hall (Stop A): 30, 55, 106, 236, 254, 276, 277, 394