The recent restoration has brought this Frank Matcham designed theatre into the 21st Century with state of the art facilities. Built in 1901, it is an extraordinarily atmospheric theatre. A Grade II* listed building, the Hackney Empire has spent the last 115 years presenting the arts in all incarnations, from Charlie Chaplin, the BBC and Gilbert & Sullivan to Arcade Fire, Russell Brand and Hercule Poirot not to mention London’s No.1 pantomime.
Hugely versatile, the gilded, lofty and gorgeously atmospheric main space can take up to 1635 standing for a live music gig with stunning acoustics. There’s also a smaller, recently completed, fully featured rehearsal and event space holding up to 120 on site.
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From a single costume through to animatronic beasts to a full scale pantomime set, we’d be delighted to share some of the magic that has helped make the Hackney Empire pantomime ‘London’s No.1’. We’re on hand to supply and advise whether you’re looking for a pantomime cow costume for a sponsored run, venue dressing for a corporate event or a full scale Production.
If you’re looking for something smaller, or for a private venue to pitch your new idea, we have the ideal space for you.
The Hackney Empire has it all when it comes to photoshoot locations, with both Grade II* listed neo-baroque interiors and a state of the art white box studio space.
Whether you are scouting for locations for the next blockbuster, independent hit or toothpaste advert, the Hackney Empire is perfect for you.