Join Us

Your support means more than ever in these unprecedented times.

Since 1901 Hackney Empire has been creating unforgettable experiences for audiences and artists, young people and communities, on and off its stage. As a registered charity our livelihood depends almost entirely on our ticket income and your generosity. Closing our doors to the public has been incredibly difficult for us financially but we are doing everything we can to safeguard our future. Your support at this unprecedented time will help us ensure Hackney Empire survives to entertain and inspire generations to come.

Whether you become a Hackney Empire Friend, Hero or Legend you will be joining a community of amazing supporters who play a vital role in ensuring Hackney Empire continues to be a much-loved and legendary venue and a hugely important part of its community. Please scroll down to see our membership options

Hackney Empire Friends

Join Today for £5 per month or £60 per year 

Friends receive a range of benefits that bring them to the heart of what we do:   

  • Priority booking for selected shows including our award-winning Panto!
  • Regular updates on new and upcoming work
  • Invitations to behind the scenes tours and other events
  • The opportunity to play a part in creating unforgettable experiences on and off our stage

Join Now £5 per month Join Now £60 per year

Hackney Empire Heroes

Join Today for £20 per month or £240 per year 

Patrons receive the below benefits: 

  • Annual reception with our Artistic and Executive Directors
  • Regular updates on new and upcoming work
  • Pre-sale ticket opportunities to get the best seats for selected shows and Hackney Empire in-house productions, including Panto!
  • Quarterly newsletter that brings you to the heart of Hackney Empire
  • An invite to our annual Open House event where you can see behind the scenes of our beautiful theatre
  • The opportunity to play your part enabling Hackney Empire to create unforgettable experiences for generations to come

Join Now £20 per month Join Now £240 per year


Hackney Empire Legends 

Hackney Empire Legends are inspirational supporters who help make Hackney Empire the remarkable place it is.

They enjoy a special relationship which takes them to the very heart of Hackney Empire including invitations to a range of events throughout the year. This is the chance to be part of something very special and we’d love to have you with us.

Hackney Empire Legends: an annual gift of £1,000

Join Now £85 per month Join Now £1000 per year


Matcham Circle: an annual gift of £5,000+

For more information about becoming supporter of Hackney Empire please call 07525 123421 or email Elly Rothnie, Head of Development