Listing shows 1 to 20

  • Open House 2015

    19 Sep 2015 - 20 Sep 2015

    We're taking part in Open House London 2015, the capital's largest architectural festival. Our exuberant, Frank Matcham designed Grade II* listed auditorium is one of the best examples of Edwardian variety theatre remaining in London. So come and take a look this September as hundreds of great buildings open up their doors to all. 

    Main House

  • BBC Songs of Praise and Gospel Choir of the Year

    18 Jul 2015 - 19 Jul 2015

    Gospel Choir of the Year is back at Hackney Empire and you can be part of the audience! Six incredible choirs will compete for the coveted title, so come along and see who will be crowned this year’s winner! The team from Songs of Praise will be filming the competition on Saturday 18 July, and then on Sunday 19 July they'll be filming a selection of hymns for the programme.

    Main House

  • Slim

    7 February 2015

    Following the sell out success of his previous shows, Something About Slim, I Am Slim and Slim In Wonderland, the UK's funniest comedian brings you his latest one man show, hosted by Kat B.

    Main House

  • Alter Ego Final

    30 January 2015

    Hosted by Kat B (MTV Base), Alter Ego will feature performances by Jermain Jackman, Sneakbo, Timbo and Mandem on the Wall alongside the best young talent Hackney has to offer; singers, dancers, rappers, actors and comedians all competing for the title 'Alter Ego 2015'.

    Main House

  • Cirque Berserk

    16 Jan 2015 - 17 Jan 2015

    Combining cirque style skills and artistry with all the thrills, spills and laughs of the traditional big top, Cirque Berserk is a fun-filled spectacle that will delight audiences of all ages.

    Main House

  • Dolly House

    8 November 2014

    What does Oliver Samuels, Jamaica's King of Comedy, do when it is time to celebrate his 65th year on this earth? He assembles a fantastic cast and creates another blockbuster - Dolly House. A new hit comedy from the living legend behind Who a Di Don? and Embassy Saga.

    Main House

  • A Belter for the Shelter

    30 October 2014

    This October, The Belter 2 will be hosted by the inimitable Daniel Kitson, with a new line up featuring Stewart Lee, Nish Kumar, Sean Hughes, Ava Vidal and Felicity Ward – book early to avoid missing out, and be there on the night for a chance to win unique prizes in our raffle.

    Main House

  • Time2Shine Gospel Competition

    25 October 2014

    Time2Shine, the UK's No.1 TV Gospel Talent Competition is back bigger and better than ever for its fourth season.

    Main House

  • Almost Famous

    19 October 2014

     It's been 2 years since his last double sold out comedy special Live & Kicking at Hackney Empire....but Kojo is back with a brand new 1 hour comedy special called ALMOST FAMOUS.

    Main House

  • English Touring Opera - Ottone

    18 October 2014

    Returning to the area of repertoire for which the Olivier Award winning ETO have found such an enthusiastic audience and critical acclaim – Handel’s Ottone is a romantic tragedy which was written for the greatest singers of the day. It dazzles with a treasure trove of brilliant arias and rich character exploration, and is regarded by many as some of the most beautiful music Handel wrote.

    Main House

  • English Touring Opera - Life on the Moon

    17 October 2014

    Cal McCrystal, the comedy director behind the National Theatre’s smash hit One Man, Two Guvnors, directs this witty new production of Life on the Moon (Il mondo della luna), one of the most popular of Haydn’s many operas.

    Main House

  • FKA Twigs

    8 October 2014

    Over the last year, London-based artist FKA twigs has produced a series of strikingly original pieces of music, each of which featured an equally striking visual accompaniment.

    Main House

  • Tea Dance with Ms Wonderful

    5 October 2014

    Come and join the Hackney Empire elders as they slip on their dancing shoes for an afternoon of quicksteps, foxtrots and plenty more. Whether you’re a certified waltzer or two-left-footed novice, we welcome you to come along and dance the day away!

  • Change The World Workshop

    5 October 2014

    In order to change the world, what do we need?
    Hackney is changing. And the power is in our hands.

    Harold Pinter Room

  • Fling Foot! The Four Aces Revisited

    4 October 2014

    For one night only, and to celebrate the final weekend of Rudy’s Rare Records, Hackney Empire will morph into the late and great Four Aces reggae club. Featuring legendary DJ Newton Dunbar (founding manager of the Four Aces), and Tighten Up Crew selector Mistah Brown and MC Champian.

    Main House

  • In Conversation with Newton Dunbar of The Four Aces club

    4 October 2014

    To celebrate the final weekend of Rudy’s Rare Records, we're taking a trip down memory lane with Newton Dunbar, the founding manager of The Four Aces club. The Four Aces, one of London’s most famous Reggae venues, opened in Hackney in 1966. By the 1970s, the club had become a hub for West Indians, attracting people from across the UK. In its heyday, the club saw live performances from Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff and Ben E. King, and was visited by Bob Marley and Bob Dylan. 

    Main House

  • White Men Can't Jerk

    24 Sep 2014 - 27 Sep 2014

    White Men Can't Jerk take over the Stage 3 kitchen for three evenings only, serving up Jamaican classics prior to the evening’s performance of Rudy’s Rare Records.

  • Rudy's Rare Records

    24 Sep 2014 - 5 Oct 2014

    Starring Lenny Henry, and based on the BBC Radio 4 series, this touching comedy with real rhythm is set in an old reggae record shop in Birmingham, which is owned by the irrepressible Rudy Sharpe with the assistance of his long-suffering son Adam. The show features a live onstage band playing hits from the likes of Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Sam Cooke, Sugarhill Gang and more!

    Main House

  • Open House 2014

    20 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014

    We're taking part in Open House London 2014, the capital's largest architectural festival. Our exuberant Grade II* listed auditorium is one of the best examples of Edwardian variety theatre remaining in London, come and take a look this September as hundreds of great buildings open up their doors to all. 

    Main House

  • Change?

    20 September 2014

    In it's 10th year, The Robert Levy Foundation presents CHANGE? This year's event is not only a pause for reflection on the past 10 years and the positive changes that have been made in our community, but also for us to look forward at any possible changes we could make to enhance the lives of our young people and our community.

    Main House

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