About Dick Whittington and his Cat

Come and celebrate the 25th legendary Hackney Empire pantomime with Dick Whittington and his Cat!

Join Dick on his search for fortune, fame and new beginnings! Along the way, he’ll experience the adventure of a lifetime, battling rats, falling in love, and finding himself on the path to becoming the Mayor of London.

Directed by and starring Clive Rowe as the Dame, get ready for a joyful reimagining of this classic rags to riches tale, featuring all your favourite pantomime ingredients. From an unbelievable cast to extravagant costumes; from audience participation to sensational song and dance numbers, what more could you ask for?!

With tickets from £10, book now for the purrfect festive treat!

Presented by Hackney Empire.

4 Stars

“Glows with timeless glee”

Time Out on Aladdin 2023

4 Stars

"The must-see panto of the year"

Theatre Weekly on Aladdin 2023

4 Stars

“Precisely what festive family entertainment should be”

The I on Aladdin 2023

4 Stars

“Clive Rowe is the doyenne of dames”

WhatsOnStage on Aladdin 2023

Ticket information

What are the ticket prices?

The tickets are £10 - £45.

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£2 off, available on all performances

Schools & youth groups

£11 each if booked and paid for by 30 Sep. £13 thereafter. 1 teacher free per 10 students paid. Applies to Green performances only. To book please call 020 8985 2424.

NHS & key workers

£12 tickets for NHS and key workers on Wed 4 Dec at 7pm, Fri 6 Dec at 7pm and Fri 13 Dec at 7pm. Max 10 tickets per person.


Groups of 5+: £25 best available seats (green, red and black performances) if booked by 30 Sep.
Groups of 10+: £3 off your tickets (green, red and black performances).


£3.50 each if you buy online with your tickets, £4 in person during the run

Snack boxes

£5 each if you buy online with your tickets, £5.50 in person during the run

Accessible performances

BSL Interpreted performances by Theatresign
Sat 7 Dec 1.30pm & 6pm
Thu 19 Dec 1.30pm & 7pm

Relaxed performance
Sat 7 Dec 1.30pm

Dementia Friendly performance
Sat 7 Dec 1.30pm

Audio-Described performance by VocalEyes
Sun 8 Dec 1pm

To book Access tickets online, become an Access Member or to discuss the best seats to book for our BSL Interpreted and Audio-Described performances, you can email our Box Office on [email protected] or call 020 8985 2424 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm).

Check out our Access page for more information about your visit to Hackney Empire by clicking here.

Dates and times