Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire
Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ
  • Telephone 020 8985 2424
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  • Website www.hackneyempire.co.uk
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Built in 1901, the Hackney Empire was originally a music hall and during its colourful history has served as a TV studio and a bingo hall. It reopened as a theatre in 1986 as a permanent base for political theatre company C.A.S.T. (Cartoon Archetypical Slogan Theatre). In 2001 it was announced that the Empire had raised £15 million to fund the renovation and restoration of the theatre, which was opened by one of the primary benefactors Sir Alan Sugar in 2004. The programme includes theatre, music. comedy and children's shows.

Events at this venue

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90s Baby Show - Live

90s Baby brings you the greatest 90s pop artists performing live at the AO Arena, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all your favourite 90s pop artists together for one night and guarantees to transport you back to simpler times.

Sat 11 May

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8985 2424

All Killa No Filla - Live

The smash-hit true crime comedy podcast heads out on its biggest tour yet!

Thu 25 Apr

£27.50 / 020 8985 2424

BIGGER! With Brennan & Izzy

An over-the-top improv show based on the only note Izzy and Brennan will never get… BIGGER! With Brennan Lee Mulligan & Izzy Roland and special guests to be announced. Presented by Live Nation.

Fri 19 Apr

£27.50–£37.50 / 020 8985 2424

Brighton Comedy Garden

A blisteringly hot line-up of comedy’s biggest and best names for this summer’s smashing series of open-air shows. Join thousands of comedy lovers to catch these unbeatable mixed bill shows. The absolute finest comedians of the moment star alongside a tastemaker selection at the bars, and street food from the leading…

Fri 26 Apr

£25.30–£27.50 / 020 8985 2424

Drew Lynch

Originally from Indianapolis, Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 with aspirations of becoming an actor. While living in Los Angeles, a softball injury left Drew with a severe stutter, limiting his chances of acting in front of the camera. Determined to move forward Drew turned to stand-up comedy and in 2015…

Sat 22 Jun

£25–£37.50 / 020 8985 2424

Ed Gamble: Hot Diggity Dog

  • 4 stars

Another 'bracing flurry of idiocy' from the comedian Ed Gamble.

Tue 25 Jun

£28 / 020 8985 2424

Wed 26 Jun

£28 / 020 8985 2424

Thu 27 Jun

£28 / 020 8985 2424

…and 2 more dates until 29 Jun

Fri 24 May

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8985 2424

Sat 25 May

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8985 2424

How Did This Get Made?

Get ready to dive into the depths of cinematic absurdity with the podcast that celebrates the best of the worst: How Did This Get Made. Join the dynamic trio of Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane Raphael as they expertly dissect and hilariously roast some of the most mind-boggling movies ever made. With a…

Thu 28 Mar

£41.20 / 020 8985 2424

Iain Stirling: Relevant

Brand new comedy show from Iain Stirling.

Sat 13 Apr

£26.32 / 020 8985 2424

James Acaster: Hecklers Welcome

James Acaster is a whimsical master, he has received acclaim from around the world, including a record breaking 5 consecutive nominations for ‘Best Comedy Show’ at the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. In 2017 he toured the country with a staggering three show ‘Trelogy’, performing Recognise…

Sun 16 Jun

£39.05 / 020 8985 2424

Mon 17 Jun

£39.05 / 020 8985 2424

Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny

Famed for his award-winning stand-up and TV presenting roles, comedian Jimmy Carr celebrates an illustrious career spanning more than two decades.

Fri 5 Jul

£35 / 01422351158


Four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin.

Sat 18 May

£25–£31.50 / 020 8985 2424

Sun 19 May

£25–£31.50 / 020 8985 2424

Laura Smyth: Living My Best Life

Star of Live At The Apollo, Laura Smyth’s brand-new show explores all aspects of modern life. She has fun mugging off all the madness of parenting, childhood, school, marriage, social media, work, and chasing her dreams. In her own inimitable style, she gets to the truth of the human experience, treading the line between…

Fri 21 Jun

£21 / 020 8985 2424

Live At The Empire With Alan Davies

Show And Tell presents LIVE AT THE EMPIRE WITH ALAN DAVIES ALAN DAVIES TIM KEY BRIDGET CHRISTIE FATIHA EL-GHORRI And LOU SANDERS London’s biggest comedy night returns with a mega line-up this April, headlined by the much-loved QI, Jonathan Creek and As Yet Untitled star ALAN DAVIES! Alan is joined by some of the finest…

Fri 26 Apr

£27.50 / 020 8985 2424

Morgan Rees: Turning Thirsty

Award-nominated online sensation Morgan Rees embarks on his first ever UK tour with Turning Thirsty! Hitting the milestone of his 30th birthday has made him develop a thirst for life. He's about to begin his first decade living truly authentically - and he cant wait to get going. A show about the unshackling of shame…

Thu 16 May

£19.80–£22 / 020 8985 2424

Myra Dubois

With her passion for compassion and flair for giving care, the bust a gut funny (Graham Norton) Myra DuBois calls out to the disadvantaged, downtrodden and tyrannised of the world with her manifesto for mental health: Ad Myrism! But are you ready to receive the call?

Sat 14 Sep

£17.50 / 020 8985 2424

Nish Kumar: Nish, Don't Kill My Vibe

Little Wander It has been a period of upheaval and uncertainty with COVID and the political situation. You will be amazed by my capacity to somehow take all these things personally. Your Power, Your Control is a new show from the former host of Late Night Mash Report and one of The Guardian’s Top Top Fifty Comedians of…

Sat 7 Sep

£27.50 / 020 8985 2424

Thu 14 Mar

£25–£37.50 / 020 8985 2424

Welcome to Night Vale

A podcast in the style of community news for the small desert town of Night Vale. Shows are written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor and presented by Cecil Baldwin.

Sat 9 Mar

£32.95–£88.50 / 020 8985 2424