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Hackney Empire

291 Mare St., E8, London E.8, England
+44 209852424
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Great pants - wonderful theatre

This is my second visit to the Theatre - it's gorgeous! We went to see Cinderella - a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Classic Music Hall

Opera in a music hall? Shouldn't fit but it did. Blue Beard's Castle. One off experience. Stalls... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Zoetermeer, Nederland
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Hackney Empire is a special building in a special place - a unique variety theatre for the 21st century. Embracing both local and global communities of artists and audiences, it is determined to nurture and present work that is at once extraordinary, inclusive, inspirational and transformative. Musical theatre and opera, family shows, music and comedy together with local events and an extensive and inclusive programme of workshops and courses, form the heart of the Hackney Empire's work.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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291 Mare St., E8, London E.8, England
East End / East London
+44 209852424
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second visit to the Theatre - it's gorgeous! We went to see Cinderella - a great traditional panto with up to date songs and jokes - just perfect and everything you want in a panto. I love the fact that the bar...More

1  Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Opera in a music hall? Shouldn't fit but it did. Blue Beard's Castle. One off experience. Stalls cleared for the orchestra. Next performance Cinderella just as itt should be.

Thank Visenta
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Had a show there on a Saturday and have to say the staff made me feel like a member of the team. It was a long night for all of us but we made it till the end. The whole team done a fantastic job...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Went to see a vlogger with my daughter, staff were very friendly and helpful, seats were a little uncomfortable but not as bad as some places, was very clean and tidy

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Usually, a visit to the Hackney Empire is pure pleasure, but whenever I have to deal with a certain person in the Box Office, the evening is marred. So it was yesterday, Sunday 2nd July. And I was not alone in being on the receiving...More

Thank Julian E
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The new Charlie Parker opera is beautifully sung and staged but the plot lines are somewhat odd and unsatisfactory. Still as ever at Hackney , a great night

Thank mike c
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

They have done lovely restoration work on the Hackney empire. How ever the opera of Charlie" Parker was very slow could not hear the main singer as the music overpowered his voice. Did not project any of Charlie Parker work.

Thank joe f
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Went here to see Lee Nelson - very funny! The bonus is that it was in a most beautiful building - absolutely stunning historical decor. I liked the fact that the bar was at the back of the theatre so you did not have to...More

1  Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We went to watch Friday night is Music Night show being recorded to be broadcast on BBC 2 in a couple of months. I have loved the Hackney Empire since I was a child living in the area. The BBC Concert Orchestra were wonderful as...More

Thank homesteads
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Offenbach is rarely performed in England to any high standard, but this production has exceeded anything I have seen in the past. To start with, the Hackney Empire is a delight, and most beautifully kept. Staff are welcoming, and it is lovely to have such...More

Thank Peter F
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Response from Ali H | Reviewed this property |
The tesco car park is very small and you can only park there for 2 or 3 hours . It's is unlikely that it will be enough time for you as the show is around 3 hours long and you will need time to queue and find your seats etc... More