Hackney Empire

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1275 capacity
The Hackney Empire - LON is a historic theatre venue in East London, known for its diverse performances and impressive architecture.

Hackney Empire location and directions

Hackney Empire

291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ, London, UK, E8 1EJ


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

About Hackney Empire

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.