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Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire

291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ, London, E8 1EJ
1275 people


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.

But then in the 1980s, the touring theatre group C.A.S.T made the Hackney Empire their home. Comedians including Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders found their feet at Hackney Empire.

Map and travel info

Hackney Empire291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ, London, E8 1EJ
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Nearest tubeHackney Central

Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Hackney Central
Bus stop: Hackney Town Hall (Stop A): 30, 55, 106, 236, 254, 276, 277, 394

Located in Congestion Charge ZoneNo