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Hackney Empire

Location pin

291 Mare Street Hackney, London, E8 1EJ - 

  • Users

    Up to
    1635 guests

The world renowned, Grade 2* listed Edwardian music hall designed and built in 1901 by Frank Matcham, recently fully restored, is the jewel in the crown of London's historic East End. The magnificent and ornate auditorium can accommodate up to 1350. With a wide range of versatile spaces including a mirrored foyer, bars, royal boxes, full scale rehearsal studios with breakout rooms and a hospitality suite.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 1635

Theatre

Theatre

up to 1272

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 60

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 60

Classroom

Classroom

up to 60

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Amenities

Tea

Tea

Disabled access

Disabled access

Stage

Stage

Audio & visual

Other

PA system available.

Location

Reviews

  • Ruth Lester

    April 2024

    I love this venue! Its trendy and in the heqrt of hackney. You need to ask for a lift but it's a really awesome venue! Came to see Alan Davies and friends

  • Lorna morris

    April 2024

    Hackney empire is one of our fav theatres. Full of culture and diversity and always feel welcomed with good service. The theatre is clean, and every performance we’ve seen here does not disappoint! Last here in March ‘24 to watch the phenomenal Ballet Black- such a remarkable performance!

  • Alison O'Sullivan Photography

    May 2024

    My first time at the Hackney Empire and I was blown away at how beautiful this theatre is! I was there to see "The Pogues Red Roses for Me" 40th Anniversary gig. What a night! Great atmosphere

  • Tigershout

    April 2024

    Drinks selection isn't great, beers were a bit flat and warm. Balcony seats are not for those with vertigo as you feel very narrow & slanted, & it's benches with no backs. Sound and view was good though, and the venue itself is gorgeous. Better drinks selection would make this a higher rating.