Getting here

We’re based in the heart of Hackney on Mare Street, right next to Hackney Town Hall. Read on to find out all of the ways that you can get here!

Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street,
E8 1EJ

Main entrance (Stalls & Dress Circle): ///pencil.motel.label

Lift entrance: ///entry.rift.heat

Upper Circle & Gallery entrance: ///bucks.drips.match

I want to travel to Hackney Empire

By train

The closest station is Hackney Central (5 minute walk) which has regular trains to Highbury and Islington (Victoria line), Stratford (Central line) and West Hampstead (Jubilee line).

Bethnal Green (Central Line) is a short bus ride away.

Hackney Downs (10 minute walk) has trains going to Liverpool Street, Chingford, Cheshunt and Enfield Town.

London Fields (12 minute walk) also has trains going to Liverpool Street.

Hackney Empire is within Oyster Card Zone 2.

To see the latest London Overground timetables, please click here.

By bus

The closest bus stop is Hackney Town Hall which is less than 1 minute from Hackney Empire.

These are all of the buses that stop at Hackney Town Hall: 30, 55, 106, 236 (24hr), 254, 276, 277 (24hr), 394, N55, N253, N277 & W15.

By taxi

If you are booking a taxi to drop you off or pick you up from Hackney Empire, the easiest spot to choose in on Wilton Way at the side of the building.

By car

Hackney Empire is located within a controlled parking zone. For more information on where you can park in the area, visit Hackney Council's website. You can also rent a parking space within the area via JustPark.

There are a limited number of Disabled Parking Spaces on the roads surrounding Hackney Empire, which are available for use. Find out where you can park nearby with a blue badge.

Which entrance do I need?

Your tickets will let you know what floor you’re on as they will say Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle or Gallery.

If you have a ticket in the Stalls or Dress Circle, please enter the theatre via the main entrance on Mare Street. If you have a ticket in the Upper Circle or the Gallery, please enter the theatre via the side entrances on Wilton Way.

Please use the map for more information on where your entrance is.

A outside floor plan of the theatre that highlights the different entrances to get into the theatre.

Need to stay the night?

If you're travelling from further away, check out some of our local hotels:

  • The Town Hall Hotel: A luxury chic hotel in the heart of the vibrant East End and only 10 mins from Hackney Empire and 15 minutes into the West End. Hackney Empire audiences save 10% on their Best Available rates. Click on the hotel name above and your discount will be automatically applied.
  • Travelodge Hackney: A great option for budget-friendly accommodation nearby, just a 4 minute walk away.
  • Mama Shelter: We've teamed up with Mama Shelter to offer you 20% off their flexible rates, subject to availability. All you need to do is email [email protected] to book directly with them.
A photo showing one of the bedrooms at Mama Shelter Hackney, with two beds and a TV in sight.
Mama Shelter