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  • 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'.

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  • Vocalize Workshops

    4 Feb 2015 - 11 Mar 2015

    A new term of Hackney Empire vocal, rap and dance group returns led by musician Ty Lowe. Vocalize blends acappella, beat box and other styles of singing with choreography and a great mix of music to create a group unlike any other!

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  • 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.

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  • 100 Years of Billie Holiday

    10 February 2015

    'BBC Radio 2's 'Friday Night Is Music Night' presents a special concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday. With a stellar line up of singers including the legendary American soul singer Madeline Bell; Gloria Onitiri (The Bodyguard) and Rebecca Ferguson (X Factor) together with the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra augmented to include a big band and conducted by Mike Dixon. 

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  • The Staves

    12 February 2015

    Introducing their forthcoming second album If I Was, The Staves haven't abandoned their beautiful, signature close harmonies, but they have bolstered them with a clutch of multi-layered, hugely ambitious songs, recorded with the scale and confidence that can only come after three years on the road.

     

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  • David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything

    14 February 2015

    The forgotten Sugababe, the bad boy of Zumba, David O'Doherty presents a new show of talking and songs. Take a ride into the Davidzone. 

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  • Street Dance

    16 Feb 2015 - 20 Feb 2015

    Dance is back at the Hackney Empire! Whether you're a confident dancer or it's your first time, sharpen your moves with Leroy 'FX' (formerly with Flawless) and perform in a final sharing at the Hackney Empire on Fri 20 Feb!

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  • Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music

    18 February 2015

    The smash hit sing-a-long screening of the iconic musical comes to Hackney in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary. Hosted by Christopher Biggins and Connie Fisher, Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music will be a special screening in aid of Red Nose Day. All proceeds from the event go to Comic Relief.

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  • Hackney Empire Community Choir

    20 Feb 2015 - 9 May 2015

    Well known for its infectious energy and joyous sound, Hackney Empire Community Choir is back for another term! Performing an eclectic mix of music which embraces the cultural diversity within the choir, our community choir  is a great chance to meet new friends, sing your heart out and most of all, have fun.

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  • Boroughs United

    21 February 2015

    Boroughs United ends the half term holiday with its campaign for peace and London's liveliest, longest running youth-led talent showcase.

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  • Alan Davies

    27 February 2015

    After a hugely successful year of sell-out dates in 2014 with his brand new show Little Victories, Alan Davies is pleased to announce a season of extra dates for Spring 2015.

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  • English Touring Opera - The Siege of Calais

    7 March 2015

    ETO gave the professional UK premiere of Donizetti's The Siege of Calais at Hackney Empire in 2013 - and audiences enjoyed it so much that we're bringing it back. The story of the citizens of Calais who offer their lives to save their city from the English army, this is stirring and exhilarating history brought to life on stage, with thrilling music.

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  • English Touring Opera - The Wild Man of the West Indies

    12 March 2015

     A love story of Shakespearean depth, Donizetti's The Wild Man of the West Indies is about a man driven mad when he witnesses his wife's infidelity. Set on a remote Caribbean island and combining comedy with powerful moments, this is a rare feast for lovers of beautiful singing.

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  • English Touring Opera - La Bohème

    13 Mar 2015 - 14 Mar 2015

    Puccini's La Bohème is a tale of young love in a Paris garret. On Christmas Eve lovers draw close, but poverty and ill-health force them apart. With some of the most memorable music in opera, ETO's new Italian-language production lifts every spirit and breaks every heart

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  • Touch of Class Mothers Day Special

    15 March 2015

    On this night Touch of Class celebrate the mothers of the planet, our sisters, grandmothers, aunts and daughters. They will also be saluting the legends of reggae music, with some of the biggest tracks of all time by iconic artists past and present. Expect music from artists such as Bob Marley, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Freddie McGregor, John Holt + more performed by UK reggae stars.

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  • NHS in Stitches

    28 March 2015

    An audacious night of comedy for an incredible and much-loved cause. A stellar line-up of Britain's best comedians, including Wendy Wason, Francesca Martinez,  Stewart Lee, Kerry Godliman, Mark Steel, Lucy Porter and Rufus Hound,  will gather under the spotlight to stand up for our NHS.  

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  • Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

    1 Apr 2015 - 2 Apr 2015

    "Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small..."

    From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage!

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  • Godspell in Concert

    4 Apr 2015 - 5 Apr 2015

    Godspell, the legendary rock musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked, is back! Starring Jade Ewen (member of pop group Sugababes, Lion King - West End, Porgy and Bess – Open Air Theatre), Andy Abraham (runner up X Factor 2005, History of the Big Bands – UK Tour, Godspell In Concert Gala), Leanne Jarvis (The Voice UK) and Tom Senior (Jersey Boys - West End). 

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  • Caitlin Moran Live!

    15 April 2015

    In order to get out of doing her fair share of the childcare, Caitlin Moran is coming to Hackney, insisting the bar stay open late, and talking about men, women, Sherlock, David Bowie, big hair, feminism, welfare, that amazing heavy-metal kid on Gogglebox who never says anything, and the Revolution.

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  • Sing Out!

    10 May 2015

    After a hugely successful first festival Sing Out! will return with a whole new line up of choirs, including the Military Wives Choir. Sing, hum or clap along as the Hackney Empire hosts a huge sing-out featuring local and professional choirs from all over London, performing on the main stage.

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  • Bashment Granny 3

    30 May 2015

    Keith 'Shebada' Ramsey is back in Bashment Granny 3, the latest and funniest episode in the most  popular roots play outta Jamaica, a comedy that will grip you from start to curtain call.

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  • Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

    6 Jun 2015 - 7 Jun 2015

    Get ready to embark on an exciting new mission with the quirky and courageous underwater adventure heroes, The Octonauts! Richard Lewis adapts and directs this new production for the stage. He also adapted and directed the hugely popular three Peppa Pig stage shows and last year’s Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom tour.

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  • Silimanjaro

    21 June 2015

    Eddie Nestor and Robbie Gee invite you to #Silimanjaro, a comedy gala night raising funds for their 2015 charity climb of Africa’s highest mountain! The duo will be joined by a cracking line up including the Don Dada of comedy Curtis Walker, people's champion Slim, saxophonist YolanDa Brown and many more.

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  • Pirates of Penzance

    24 Jun 2015 - 28 Jun 2015

    This award winning and exquisitely funny new take on the much-loved classic was a huge critical and popular hit in Australia at Cate Blanchett's Sydney Theatre. A must-see for fans of all things musical, witty and imaginative.

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  • Groovy Greeks

    7 Oct 2015 - 11 Oct 2015

    From savage Sparta to angry Athens, discover the truth about growing up in Greece. Take on the Trojans and pummel the Persians! Compete in the first ever Olympic Games and appear in the very first play. Meet your match with the Minotaur and be zapped by Zeus! Hold on tight as you gatecrash the Groovy Greeks.

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  • Incredible Invaders

    7 Oct 2015 - 11 Oct 2015

    The Celts are crunched when the Ruthless Romans invade Britain. Can crazy Caratacus save the nation? Hide behind Hadrian’s Wall. See the Savage Saxons smash their way in. Find out who’s at Sutton Hoo. Will you survive the Vicious Vikings as they sail into the audience? Stop King Alfred burning his buns! It’s a thousand year journey with Incredible Invaders.

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