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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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  • The Broadway Melody of 1929

    30 April 2015

    The first great musical of the silver screen and the first “talkie” to win the Academy Award for Best Film. The Broadway Melody is a charming and wry look at the backstage love lives of the stars of a Broadway revue. Featuring hit songs Broadway Melody and You Were Meant for Me. This screening opens our new 'Oscar winning Hollywood Musicals' film season, which features live music, special guests and themed cocktails!  

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  • Top Hat

    1 May 2015

    A screwball musical comedy starring the iconic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, with songs by one of America’s greatest songwriters Irving Berlin. Featuring classic hit songs Top Hat, White Tie and Tails and Cheek to Cheek. This screening is part of our new 'Oscar winning Hollywood Musicals' film season, which features live music, special guests and themed cocktails!

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  • On The Town

    1 May 2015

    High energy and high jinks abound in this upbeat musical comedy starring the electric pairing of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. On The Town is also directed by Gene Kelly along with Stanley Donen, and with music by Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens it won the Academy Award for Best Music in 1950. Featuring the classic hit New York, New York. This screening is part of our new 'Oscar winning Hollywood Musicals' film season, which features live music, special guests and themed cocktails!

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  • Beauty and the Beast

    2 May 2015

    This Disney film has quickly become a modern classic. With music by Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas) and lyrics by the late, great Howard Ashman, it won the Academy Award for both Best Original Song and Best Original Score. Featuring hit songs Beauty and the Beast and Be Our Guest. This screening is part of our new 'Oscar winning Hollywood Musicals' film season, which features live music, special guests and themed cocktails!

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  • Porgy and Bess

    2 May 2015

    The film adaptation of the iconic Gershwin opera, set among the black residents of a small village in South Carolina in 1912, is a dark and moving tale of acceptance and love. Starring Dorothy Dandridge, Sidney Poitier and Sammy Davis Jr, and featuring the classic songs Summertime and It Ain’t Necessarily So. This screening is part of our new 'Oscar winning Hollywood Musicals' film season, which features live music, special guests and themed cocktails!

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  • Funny Girl

    2 May 2015

    This renowned romantic musical was Barbara Streisand’s first film role, for which she won the Best Actress Oscar in 1968. Based on the life of comedienne Fanny Brice and her turbulent relationship with husband Nicky Ornstein. Featuring the hit song Don’t Rain on my Parade. This screening is part of our new 'Oscar winning Hollywood Musicals' film season, which features live music, special guests and themed cocktails!

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  • Cabaret

    3 May 2015

    The legendary Kander & Ebb musical that made an star out of the young Liza Minnelli. A politically and seductively charged joyride through post-WW1 Europe on the brink of dramatic change. Featuring classic hits Money, Money, Cabaret and Maybe This Time. This screening is part of our new 'Oscar winning Hollywood Musicals' film season, which features live music, special guests and themed cocktails!

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  • Victor Victoria

    3 May 2015

    An hilarious comedy of manners and mistaken identities that beautifully explores issues of gender, sexuality and love. Julie Andrews’ magnificent performance in the title role earned her Best Actress Oscar in 1978. Featuring hit songs Le Jazz Hot and Gay Paree. This screening is part of our new 'Oscar winning Hollywood Musicals' film season, which features live music, special guests and themed cocktails!

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  • Life is a Cabaret Old Chum!

    3 May 2015

    Following the screening of Victor Victoria come and join London's longest running cabaret troupe The Kitten Club for a raucous night of comedy, burlesque, music, magic and mayhem.

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  • West Side Story

    4 May 2015

    The legendary Bernstein and Sondheim musical based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. An innovative and genre defining moment in musical history, this exceptional film is full of classic tunes as well as an insightful social critique of contemporary America. Featuring the hits Maria, America and Tonight. This screening is part of our new 'Oscar winning Hollywood Musicals' film season, which features live music, special guests and themed cocktails!

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  • Fling Foot! The Four Aces Revisited

    8 May 2015

    A night of vintage ska, rocksteady, reggae, roots and dub. Featuring legendary FOUR ACES DJ Newton Dunbar and Hackney Empire favourites Kat B and Darren Hart.

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  • Run Hackney Half Marathon

    10 May 2015

    Let Hackney Empire inspire you to run your best this year at the Vitality Run Hackney 2015 while raising some much needed funds for Hackney’s iconic theatre.

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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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  • The New Statesman presents: An evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer

    28 May 2015

    The New Statesman showcases the multi-talented and award-winning husband-and-wife duo, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer. This is the first time Neil and Amanda have performed together in London in the last 3 years and the evening will be the kick start to Amanda's UK tour. 

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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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  • Jamie T

    12 June 2015

    A message from Jamie T, 'After a year of touring and playing as loud as we possibly can I wanted to try something different. I'm going to play a one off, stripped back show at Hackney Empire but the set list will also include songs I don't usually get a chance to play live. There will be songs from the albums and EPs, covers, as well as some unreleased songs which no one has heard before.'

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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, Lara Lee from The Voice, Angie Le Mar, 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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  • Urdang Academy

    11 Jul 2015 - 12 Jul 2015

    Urdang Academy, one of the UK’s leading colleges for training in professional Dance and Musical Theatre, is proud to mark their 50th year of success with this Golden Gala performance.

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  • King Crimson

    7 Sep 2015 - 8 Sep 2015

    Following their acclaimed tour of America in 2014, King Crimson returns to active service in 2015 for a series of performances across the UK and in Europe.

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  • Eddie Kadi

    26 Sep 2015 - 27 Sep 2015

    After five years of touring the world and appearing in films and television shows Eddie Kadi is ready to bring his one man show back to the stage! Eddie’s unique brand of clean energetic comedy is insanely infectious, and his quick wit and unpredictability make him a natural entertainer. The last time Eddie headlined his own show was at The 02 arena, as the first Black British comedian to do so.

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  • YolanDa Brown - Reggae Love Songs

    3 October 2015

    Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown brings some sunshine to the Hackney Empire with a special concert titled "Reggae Love Songs". Join YolanDa Brown and 10 piece band on an infectious journey of Reggae rhythms from the Caribbean, peppered with supreme Jazz flavoured inflections and sensibilities.

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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. Schools shows also available.  

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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. Schools Shows also available.

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  • Royal Academy Opera presents Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro

    30 Oct 2015 - 2 Nov 2015

    "You can listen to the next generation of classical musicians at the Royal Academy of Music" (Sunday Times), and now the opera stars of the future come to Hackney Empire to present Figaro, universally heralded as one of Mozart's greatest masterworks. Conducted by Jane Glover and directed by Dame Janet Suzman.

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  • Show of Hands

    6 November 2015

    Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music, regularly voicing the hopes, fears and life stories of scores of people in song. Joined by Miranda Sykes on double bass they are widely recognised for their resonating original songs, stunning musicianship and remarkable audience rapport.

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  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    21 Nov 2015 - 3 Jan 2016

    Get ready for another pantomime adventure of GIGANTIC proportions at Hackney Empire!

    This show will be packed with every element of fabulousness that audiences have come to expect from London’s No.1 pantomime. There’ll be outlandish costumes, bonkers baddies, glittering goodies and full-on dance routines. Join us for loads of silliness, irresistible live music, eye-wateringly funny gags, and stacks of chances to boo, hiss and cheer. 

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  • Stephen K Amos

    13 February 2016

    The maestro of feel-good comedy is back on tour with his new show. Fresh from touring UK and Australia. Star of Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does the K Stand For? (Radio 4).

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