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  • H.M.S. Pinafore

    27 Apr 2016 - 1 May 2016

    Sasha Regan returns with another of Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular operas, the wonderful HMS Pinafore. This follows her hugely successful all-male production of The Pirates of Penzance, which wowed fans and critics at Cate Blanchett's Sydney Theatre and won Best Off West End Production. HMS Pinafore's infectious tunes and beautifully constructed libretto are a perfect match for Sasha's inimitable style; fresh, fast, inventive and fun.

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  • Hackney Empire Community Choir 2016

    12 Feb 2016 - 27 May 2016

    Well known for its infectious energy and joyous sound, Hackney Empire Community Choir is back for another term - and everyone is welcome! You'll learn an eclectic mix of music which embraces the cultural diversity within the choir, plus it's a great chance to meet new friends, sing your heart out and most of all, have fun.

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  • Sing Out

    8 May 2016

    Sing Out! community choir concert returns for a third year hosted by Sharon D Clarke, with a special guest appearance from Sons of Pitches  (winners of BBC Naked Choir competition).

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  • Friday Night Is Music Night 500 Words

    13 May 2016

    Dick and Dom invite you to be part of our family audience in a special concert to celebrate the world’s greatest adventure stories. 

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  • Peter Doherty

    19 May 2016 - 20 May 2016

    Peter Doherty has announced two nights in east London at Hackney Empire this May.

    Doherty, who recently finished an arena tour with The Libertines following their 2015 comeback, is expected to release the follow up to 2009 debut 'Grace/ Wastelands' later this year.

    Please Note :  Standing Tickets are in the Stalls - All other areas are seated 

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  • Shebada in Bangarang

    22 May 2016

    Jamaica's favourite roots-play actor, Keith 'Shebada' Ramsay and theatre veteran Terri Salmon, are back with a bang in David Tulloch's 'Bangarang', Set on Princess Street in the heart of downtown Kingston's commercial district.

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  • Musical Theatre workshop with writers of the new musical Tree

    30 May 2016 - 3 Jun 2016

    Tori Allen and Sarah Henley will be workshopping extracts from their new musical Tree - which incorporates Idris Elba’s ‘mi Mandela’ album which he wrote with a group of British and South African artists including Maverick Sabre and George the Poet.

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  • Taylor Mac - LIFT 2016

    1 June 2016

    'Fabulousness can come in many forms...' New York Times

    Bedazzled shaman, singer-songwriter, searing social critic and performance artist extraordinaire Taylor Mac kicks off LIFT 2016 in spectacular style with a politically-knowing, enormous of spirit, and outrageously entertaining romp through the great American songbook.

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  • SOUL - a new play with music by Roy Williams

    15 Jun 2016 - 3 Jul 2016

    ‘You had better tell me what I just walked into’

    On April Fool’s Day 1984, hours before his 45th birthday, Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father in the shared family home they called the ‘Big House.’ What happened there – and whether it was murder or suicide – has been shrouded in mystery since.

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  • Blink Dance Theatre presents FOUR CORNERS

    18 June 2016

    Four Corners weaves together dance, original live music and storytelling. Exploring the lives of four young Londoners and all that complicates them. Four Corners is a showing from inclusive company Blink Dance Theatre.

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  • THINK FORWARD with KOJEY RADICAL

    22 Jun 2016 - 20 Jul 2016

    Your chance to explore your creativity with one of the biggest names coming out of Hackney!Kojey Radical is a poet, musician and visual artist whose latest EP ‘23Winters’ went to the top 3 of the UK Rap & Hip Hop Albums Chart. 

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  • Friday Night Is Music Night Cy Coleman

    6 July 2016

    BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the life and work of the great Cy Coleman. 

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  • Artistic Development Programme Auditions (ADP16)

    16 Jul 2016 - 17 Jul 2016

    Our Artist Development programme (ADP) is a two week summer programme for young artists aged 13-19, who have an interest in the performing arts. First started in 2000, ADP has now become Hackney Empire's flagship education programme developing the Next Generation of young artists. This year's ADP will celebrate the legends of the world famous Motown record label.

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  • Peppa Pig's Surprise

    20 Aug 2016 - 21 Aug 2016

    Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back with a brand new live stage show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise. It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and George – they can’t guess what it is, can you?

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  • National Youth Music Theatre - Brass

    26 Aug 2016 - 27 Aug 2016

    The National Youth Music Theatre is now celebrating its 40th anniversary,it represents the very best in work with young people in musical theatre, leading Andrew Lloyd Webber to describe it as "the best youth music theatre in the world"

    National Youth Music Theatre to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Brass returns to the stage to mark the centenary of the first day of The Battle of the Somme.                           

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  • TWIST Theatre Company presents MACBETH

    8 Sep 2016 - 10 Sep 2016

    Following a two week performance at the internationally renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Hackney Empire's new Graduate Theatre Company, TWIST, return to London to perform their first production, a 21st Century take on Macbeth – Shakespeare meets Channel 4’s Empire with music, dance and a lot of attitude. Directed by Susie McKenna. Schools performances available.

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  • Open House 2016

    17 Sep 2016 - 18 Sep 2016

    We're taking part in Open House London 2016, 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.

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  • English Touring Opera - Handel: Xerxes

    8 October 2016

    One of ETO’s most warm-hearted and humorous productions of recent years was Xerxes, which saw Handel’s astonishing setting of a Venetian text relocated to the Battle of Britain, with the Persian king recast as a glamorous prince-turned-pilot jealous of his brother’s stronger sex appeal.

    Click here for MULTI-BUY offer   Book 2 or 3 operas and receive 25% off. Not in conjunction with any other offer.  

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  • English Touring Opera - Cavalli: La Calisto

    14 October 2016

    Cavalli’s La Calisto irreverently charts the relations between gods, men and women, in a score so rich and heady it must have drawn as many blushes as gasps when first heard.  

    Click here for MULTI-BUY offer  Book 2 or 3 operas and receive 25% off. Not in conjunction with any other offer.  

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  • English Touring Opera - Monteverdi: Ulyssesí Homecoming

    15 October 2016

    One of the certain masterpieces of Venice’s glory days is Monteverdi’s crowing achievement, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Ulysses’ Homecoming), recounting the delicate interplay between gods and men when, long after the end of the disastrous Trojan war, Ulysses is reunited with his wife Penelope.

    Click here for MULTI-BUY offers   Book 2 or 3 operas and receive 25% off not in conjunction with any other offer.

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  • Szeged National Theatre - Mozart: The Magic Flute

    21 Oct 2016 - 22 Oct 2016

    Hackney Empire and the Armel Opera Festival present the Szeged National Theatre's brand new re-working of Mozart’s masterpiece, The Magic Flute - with staging from multi-award winning director Robert Alföldi, who is known for exciting and adventurous theatre work. The production won the ARTE TV Audience Award at the internationally renowned Armel Festival in 2015. 

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  • Danish National Chamber Orchestra - Conducted by Adam Fischer

    23 October 2016

    Hackney Empire and the Armel Festival proudly present the Danish National Chamber Orchestra Conducted by Adam Fischer to celebrate Hungarian National Day. 

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  • Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

    1 November 2016

    Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr's new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment.

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  • Sleeping Beauty

    26 Nov 2016 - 8 Jan 2017

    In a brand new pantomime created by the award-winning team at Hackney Empire, Susie McKenna and Steve Edis bring this traditional fairytale bang up to date. 

    Welcome to enchanted Hackneytopia; a land of fairies, unicorns and dragons where once upon a time, a princess is born. Spurned at the celebration party, malevolent wicked fairy Carabosse casts an evil spell which changes the Princess’s life forever. Will Princess Aurora take charge of her own destiny?

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