Join us as industry professionals talk about their careers and give advice on how YOU can transform your talent into a career.
Focusing on further education, the music biz, theatre, film and TV – do not miss this opportunity to get ahead of the game.
For more info and to sign up, get in touch with us by emailing or call 020 8510 4396.
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at the Hackney Empire?
Join our Youth Forum, bring your ideas, meet new people and learn new skills. Get involved in what we do and have your say. The Youth Forum produces events by young people for young people including an under 21's club night EPI-CENTRE. Past projects have involved exciting opportunities with the BBC Radio 1Xtra Academy, Olympic Torch Relay and ADP12 to name a few.
Tuesdays (twice a month), 5pm-7pm, Age: 21 and under.
Think you have what it takes?
Get top industry advice from Matt Henry, star of the BBC's smash hit show The Voice, as he takes you through vocal techniques and skills (and maybe the advice he was given by Will.i.am and Jessie J).
Thursday 19 September 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Do you write? Think you're funny? Ever thought about sketch comedy?
Come join comedy duo Ashley J and Tee J best known for their break out improvisational comedy hit show Acting Up! and YouTube series Come Dine With Man as the duo take you on a comedy journey on how to create and perform your own comedy sketch show!
Thursday 26 September 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Bring your audition piece, learn how to improve it and get that place in college or in a show!
Join our Creative Director Susie McKenna, with a top agent to the stars and casting director as they give you a backstage pass on what it takes to get an agent and what you can expect when stood in front of the dreaded panel!
Thursday 3 October 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Thought about it as a career?
We invite all budding street dancers to be put through their paces with a 1 hour street workshop followed by a question and answer session with one of street dance's most influential dance directors as she shows you what it takes to be a dancer.
Postponed, watch this space for re-scheduling information
Interested enough to get into the industry as a music producer?
Our team of music professionals talk you through their careers and give you an insight into how to get into the music industry.
Thursday 17 October 5.30pm - 7.30pm
ACTING AND WRITING FOR TV AND FILM
A surprise star of the screen returns to the Hackney Empire to give you an inside look at creative writing and acting. Come along and find out what their secrets to TV magic are, and how to devise and create your own work.
Thursday 24 October 5.30pm - 7.30pm
SPOKEN WORD WITH THE HIP HOP SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
An interactive journey to explore the parallels between two of the world's most famous art forms. Gain skills in lyric-writing and have the chance to showcase your work as part of a final performance.
Half Term workshop date: 28 October - 1 November
Workshop time: 10am-4pm Age: 19 and under