Hackney Empire

Tower Hamlets wide

  • 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ

  • +44 (0)20 8985 2424

  • http://www.hackneyempire.co.uk/whatson

  • check the ebsite for more details

  • 16-Mar-15 to 16-Mar-20

  • Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun, check the website for theater's timetable

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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.[2] 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.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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