Hackney Empire

Commissioned by Oswald Stoll, the prominent theatre impresario, Hackney Empire was built by renowned architect Frank Matcham in 1901. It was one of the first theatres to have electric lights, a built-in projector box, and central heating.

Now it is the only surviving purpose-built theatre in Hackney.

The Grade II listed building was restored in 2004 preserving historically significant details of its façade and interior, and blending the grandeur of yesteryear with the technology of today. It’s amazing.

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Hackney Empire has something to offer for everyone:

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Hackney Empire regularly hosts fantastic events covering all areas of life and entertainment such as Cabaret, Comedy, Community, Dance, Drama, Family, Music, Musical Theatre, Opera, Pantomime, Talks, and Youth Projects. 

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Here you will find all useful information relating to how you can get involved at Hackney Empire. Whether it’s through the Hackney Empire Community Choir, Youth Forum, School and College Programme, Elders Group, one of our workshops or maybe one of our annual projects – Artist Development Programme (ADP), Hackney Village, Alter Ego. hiring of or organising of events to be hosted at the Oval Space inclusive of past events and clients. 

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Here you will find all useful information relating to everything you need to know about making the most of your visit to Hackney Empire.

Click Here for all information relating to the 'Membership & Support'

Here you will find all useful information relating to Hackney Empire offering  a range of  memberships at different levels which offers a variety of exciting benefits including priority booking, invitations to special events, exclusive members discounts on selected shows and partners offersthe shared workspace that is Oval Office whether you are interested in 'Hot Desk' opportunities or the hiring of their conference facilities. 

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