Hackney Empire’s stage is a place where dreams have come true for many generations. From community workshops to major stage performances, we are at the very heart of both Hackney community and the nation’s theatre.

Our venue is now in desperate need of repair and as a registered charity with very little public subsidy we need to raise essential £100,000 this year for urgent repairs.

The stage needs replacing because no major repair work has been done to it for more than 10 years, including during the refurbishment of 2000/2004, but we can’t wait any longer. In that time we have had more than 1000 different performances and more than 100,000 different performers on this stage. Help us to have as many more in years to come!

In order to put on the best performances from the best companies we need to provide the best stage – but we can only achieve this with your help. By adding a small donation to your ticket purchase you can help us to reach our target.

Say ‘yes’ to Gift Aid and we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated (at no extra cost to you!). This means that every £1 you give is worth that much more to us.
Give a gift today and keep the Empire’s stage alive for future generations!

Your support makes great theatre possible.

Thank you for your support!