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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. A chance to see the finalist showcasing their talent, having won through from Dance Festivals all over the country. All forms of stage dance will be represented – from classical ballet to tap via contemporary and musical theatre. The All England Dance Competition is a Registered Charity, affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals, and is a competitive Festival of Theatre Dance for amateurs, children, and students of Theatre Arts.

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  • Macbeth

    7 August 2015

    Our Summer Artist Development Programme (ADP) is back celebrating its 15th year of developing the Next Generation of young artists with a 21st century Macbeth - Shakespeare meets Channel 4’s Empire.

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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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  • BBC Radio 2 Friday Night is Music Night -
    Celebrating the Rugby World Cup

    2 September 2015

    Compered by rugby legends Bill Beaumont, Will Carling and Maggie Alphonsi (England Women's Captain) as well as Richard Stilgoe, Alastair McGowan, Garry Richardson and Ken Bruce. Vocals will be provided by West End superstar Louise Dearman (Wicked) along with a choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra. 

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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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  • 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. 

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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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  • Shaun of the Dead LIVE

    2 October 2015

    With full support from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, Almost Legal Productions have been granted the unique rights to create a stage production of the cult comedy classic. Following the action of the film expect vinyl throwing, cricket bats and loads of zombies! Shout along with your favourite one-liners, unashamedly enjoy the song and dance moments and best of all bash as many undead as you can! We suggest you make good use of your free survival kits.

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  • YolanDa Brown

    3 October 2015

    Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown with special guest Mica Paris, Julian Marley and Omar Lye-Fook and her 10 piece band, brings some sunshine to the Hackney Empire with a special concert titled "Reggae Love Songs".

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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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  • BBC Radio 2 Friday Night is Music Night -
    celebrates the works of Nelson Riddle

    13 October 2015

    BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe, celebrates the work of the American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator, Nelson Riddle.  

     

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  • Oliver Samuels in Divorce Papers

    18 October 2015

    Following his huge success of Dolly House in 2014 Jamaica's King of Comedy Oliver Samuels is back with another blockbuster for Black History Month 2015.

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  • Family Fun Weekend - 100 Stories

    24 October 2015

    Join us for an afternoon of storytelling celebrating Hackney's international community. 

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  • Family Fun Weekend - Baby Disco

    24 October 2015

    For one day only the Hackney Empire's Empire 2 will be transformed into the hottest disco in Hackney. We will be dropping some of the coolest tunes to get you and your under 6s throwing shapes together. A day of storytelling and dancing with face-painting, colouring competitions,fun and noise! 

     

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  • Family Fun Weekend - Simba’s Sunday Funday Dance Workshop

    25 October 2015

    Join Hackney panto legend Kat B as you explore the movements of his animal namesake – the cat!  Learn how to roar like a lion, pounce like a tiger, paw like a cub and stretch like a lazy house cat. 

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  • Family Fun Weekend - Simba’s Sunday Funday The Lion King Screening

    25 October 2015

    An afternoon of song and wonder at The Hackney Empire's Empire 2. Watching the 1994 Disney animated film with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.  

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  • Music Theatre in Two Days with Royal Academy Opera - youth workshops (13 - 19yrs)

    29 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015

    Music Theatre in Two Days. Come and work with director Freya Wynn-Jones (ENO workshop director), musical director Michael Betteridge, and students from the Royal Academy Of Music to create your own piece of music theatre in just two days, using Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (the Marriage of Figaro) as your inspiration. 

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

    30 Oct 2015 - 2 Nov 2015

    'The Royal Academy of Music's opera can always be looked forward to because it never disappoints… the musical performance is invariably on a high level' The Spectator

    The stars of the future bring one of the most popular of all operas to the iconic Hackney Empire. Conducted by Jane Glover, directed by Dame Janet Suzman, choreographed by Victoria Newlyn and designed by Fotini Dimou.

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  • Royal Academy Opera presents Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro - 60+ workshops

    31 October 2015

    Freya Wynn-Jones (ENO workshop director) and students from the Royal Academy of Music present an exploration for the curiously minded over 60s. Mozart’s light hearted comic opera has truly stood the test of time – and speaks to today’s audiences just as powerfully as it did when it was written. Come and spend a couple of hours finding out about this much loved piece: the storyline, the characters and the music.

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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!

    Fantastic cast announced! The Olivier-Award winning Grand Dame of panto Clive Rowe is back and he'll be joined by fellow Olivier nominee, The Bodyguard's Debbie Kurup.

    Following our record breaking 2014 hit Mother Goose, which was seen by over 50,000 people, this year's show will be packed with every element of fabulousness that audiences have come to expect from London’s No.1 pantomime.

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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 sell-out tours of Australia and New Zealand, as heard on BBC Radio 4 Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does the K Stand For?

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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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