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  • Vote for Hackney Empire as your Most Welcoming Theatre!

    4 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2015

    Hackney Empire has been nominated as one of the Most Welcoming Theatres in the UK! Help us to win with your vote and be entered in our prize draw to win amazing prizes!

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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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  • Hackney Empire Community Choir

    25 Sep 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

    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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  • 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

    Almost Legal Productions present 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.

    This may be your last opportunity to see this fantastic, one-of-a-kind show so book your place today!

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  • YolanDa Brown

    3 October 2015

    Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown with special guest Mica Paris, Julian Marley, Natalie Stewart aka The Floacist 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 FREE 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 - Lion King Film Screening

    25 October 2015

    An afternoon of song and wonder at 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 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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  • Panto Snack Box & Pies

    21 Nov 2015 - 3 Jan 2016

    Pre order your Jack and the Beanstalk Panto Snack Boxes and pies to keep those rumbling tummies at bay!

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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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  • English Touring Opera - Iphigénie en Tauride

    5 March 2016

    One of the most refined and perfect of operas, Iphigénie en Tauride is a stark, beautiful account of the meeting of Iphigenia and Orestes, children of Agamemnon, in the aftermath of the Trojan War 

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

    Early Bird: £2 off tickets until Mon 12 Oct 2015 

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  • English Touring Opera - Pia de' Tolomei

    10 March 2016

    Donizetti’s rarely performed Pia de’ Tolomei is drawn from an episode in Dante’s Inferno in which a noblewoman is locked in a tower in the Maremma by her jealous husband, whose heart has been poisoned by a friend and kinsman – whose advances the innocent wife had rejected.

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

    Early Bird: £2 off tickets until Mon 12 Oct 2015 

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  • English Touring Opera - Don Giovanni

    11 Mar 2016 - 12 Mar 2016

    Is Don Giovanni a hero or a criminal? Whether you're charmed or repelled by opera's most charismatic villain, you'll have an adventure with Mozart's most engrossing opera - from the magnificent score to the chilling conclusion.

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

    Early Bird: £2 off tickets until Mon 12 Oct 2015

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  • Bad Boys

    26 March 2016

    Two of Britain's funniest comedians come together for one night. TV Star Richard Blackwood  and  stand-up comic Danny 'Slim' Gray. This night promises to have your belly aching with laughter with two of the UK's most charismatic and popular performers. 

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