Become a Friend

Since 1901 Hackney Empire has been creating unforgettable experiences for audiences and artists, young people and communities, on and off its stage.

Each year we welcome audiences of over 200,000 people into our beautiful Grade II* listed building and create a safe space for over 4,000 young people to build their confidence and transform their aspirations.

But as a registered charity we can only do this with your support.

By becoming a Friend or Patron of Hackney Empire you’ll be playing a vital role in ensuring our much-loved institution continues to entertain and inspire for generations to come.


Friends Membership

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

Patrons Membership

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 and Matcham Circle

Hackney Empire Legends & Matcham Circle 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 020 8510 4511 or email Elly Rothnie, Head of Development