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Hackney Empire

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Hackney Empire is an impressive theatre packed with stylish history. The stall seating is very... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Watford, United Kingdom
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Great musical tribute to Martin Luther King Jnr

Congrats to Hackney Empire for another great show. It was full house with a fantastic orchestra and... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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St., E 8 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ, England
East End / East London
+44 209852424
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Hackney Empire is an impressive theatre packed with stylish history. The stall seating is very comfortable and offers good views of the stage. Friendly staff and bar conveniently situated at the back of the theatre. So ornate. Have been enjoying this venue for quite a...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Congrats to Hackney Empire for another great show. It was full house with a fantastic orchestra and Choir. Excellent performance by the actors. Shame it's only shown for two days. Well done Hackney Empire.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Hackney Empire has a knack of reinventing itself to change with the times. Famous for hosting the new pop acts of the sixties it is now transformed more to theatre it seems. It’s a beautiful building to look at too

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

There's a good sense of the Frank Matcham interior, even if the large bar at the back of the stalls looks like it's still on bingo. Good acoustics. Foh staff are efficient and helpful. Good programming if you live this side of London. Great that...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Rennovated 1901 Music Hall which is now a beautiful theatre in NE London - check for the latest shows

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Looked forward to the National Shakespeare Company performance of Hamlet and we were more than pleased. The performance (with an almost entirely black cast) was superb... Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet was profound, exciting and new. The theater is ornately decorated; seating is very clean and...More

Thank RonL40
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Great helpful staff seats ok but carpet need updating. This is a beautiful old building. The bar was a bit of a wait,toilets very clean .

Thank andall1943
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Wonderful Hamlet with great cast especially Paapa Essiedu. Fascinating old Edwardian setting and good bar. The only thing that lets this RSC production down is the acoustics. We were in the dress circle and despite knowing the play it was difficult to hear. Perhaps better...More

Thank asquill
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I haven't been here since Show of Hands played, but do love coming, and the RSC's Hamlet was a real pull. I was not disappointed, last night. The performance was great, the staff are so friendly and helpful, every visit. It feels like a great...More

Thank faerie
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This was a very long play, over 3 hours. Only having seen the play once before many years ago I was a little apprehensive. However, the whole production was amazing with a new spin to it. The modernised version really worked and Hamlet was amazing....More

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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