Artist Development programme (ADP) 27 Jul - 9 Aug 2019

The Artist Development programme (ADP) is a two week summer programme for young artists aged 13-19, who have an interest in the performing arts. First started in 2000, ADP has now become Hackney Empire’s flagship education programme developing the Next Generation of young artists.

The company of young artists, actors, musicians, dancers, singers and rappers will work alongside a team of top industry professionals to compose, write, choreograph and perform their show on the Hackney Empire main stage.

These two weeks of intensive support and guidance on how to get into the arts industry have helped hundreds of young performers.

So come and support the Next Generation of artists here at Hackney and hear the voices of the future!

2019  project dates are as follows

Inspiration Day: 27th July

Week 1: 29th July- 2nd August

Week 2: 5th August- 9th August


Design Interviews

If you would like to take part in ADP as a designer, please fill out the application form and we will contact you to arrange an interview.

If you have any questions please contact


Audition for this year’s summer programme have already taken place. Tickets for the ADP show will be going on sale on the website very soon.   If you have any questions please contact

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