Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire London

Venue Information

Hackney Empire
Address: 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ
Nearest Underground or Train Station: Hackney Central (Train)
Nearest Buses: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236 (24hr), 242 (24hr), 253, 254, 276, 277 (24hr), 394, D6, W15, N38, N55, N106, N253

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Hackney Empire?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Hackney Empire.  The nearest underground or train stations are Hackney Central (Train). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236 (24hr), 242 (24hr), 253, 254, 276, 277 (24hr), 394, D6, W15, N38, N55, N106, N253.  For directions to the Hackney Empire see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.
Is there a dress code at the Hackney Empire?
There is no specific dress code at the Hackney Empire, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the Hackney Empire have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the Hackney Empire has an Air Cooling system.
How many seats are in the Hackney Empire?
The Hackney Empire has 1,275 seats.

Hackney Empire Facts

What date did the Hackney Empire open?

9 December 1901

Who designed the Hackney Empire?

Frank Matcham

What was the first production at the Hackney Empire?

Music Hall Variety show

Other Hackney Empire facts

Originally owned and built by Oswald Stoll, the theatre was a successful Variety house until it was sold by Stoll Moss to ATVin 1956 to become the fist commercial television studio in the country. In 2001, the Empire closed for a £17m refurbishment project designed by Tim Ronalds Architects with Carr and Angier acting as theatre consultants, and reopened in 2004.

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