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  • Hackney Empire Community Choir

    15 May 2015 - 10 Jul 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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  • John Bishop Show on BBC One

    30 May 2015 - 18 Jul 2015

    We're absolutely delighted to be John Bishop's chosen venue for his new BBC One comedy entertainment series. John introduces his favourite comics from all over the world, as well as music guests and variety acts.

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  • Urdang Academy presents Golden Gala

    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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  • Hairspray!

    14 July 2015

    Stoke Newington School Presents... Hairspray!

    A multi-talented cast and band made up of Stoke Newington School students from Year 7 to Year 13 are coming to the Hackney Empire to put on one last performance of their sell-out show Hairspray!

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  • 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.

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  • All England Dance - Gala Performance

    2 August 2015

    A very special Gala performance in aid of The All England Dance Competition, founded in July 1923, is the only one of its kind in the world. All forms of stage dance will be represented – from classical ballet to tap via contemporary and musical theatre.

     

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  • Crack Ya Ribs

    30 August 2015

    We are delighted to welcome back Crack Ya Ribs with Julius D'Genius Agwu for a special 10th Anniversary show.

    They are making sure that this will be a celebration worth remembering, with the largest comedy and music show from Nigeria, West Africa in the UK. 

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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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  • What the Ladybird Heard

    15 Sep 2015 - 16 Sep 2015

    Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! This musical stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure is packed with original songs, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!

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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

    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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  • David O’Doherty

    27 February 2016

    David O’Doherty, the Lidl Enya, the broken Bublé, is delighted to present an evening of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986.

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