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291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ
+44 (0)20 8985 2424
Hackney Empire is a grade II* listed building. The theatre was built as a music hall in 1901, designed by the architect Frank Matcham.
Charlie Chaplin, WC Fields, Stanley Holloway, Stan Laurel and Marie Lloyd all performed there, when the Hackney Empire was a music hall.
In 2001, the Empire closed for a £17 million refurbishment project designed by Tim Ronalds Architects with Carr and Angier acting as theatre consultants. It was reopened in 2004.
Hackney Empire is embarking on a new journey as the building enters its 11th decade. Its artistic aim is the same as it has always been; to provide quality entertainment to a local and global audience. Although the theatre may be a grand old dame, a new chapter is just beginning.
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