Empire Youth Takeover

08 - 12 April - FREE (14 – 19 years)
Empire Youth Takeover 08 - 12 April - FREE (14 – 19 years)
Monday 8th April
Tuesday 9th April
Wednesday 10th April
Thursday 11th April

Empire Youth Takeover –  8th Apr – 12th Apr

Dance / Music / Drama – Perfect it, perform it

Brought to you by HE Creative Futures Young Producers


Empire Youth Takeover is an opportunity for London’s next generation of young artists to finesse their craft. You will work with some of the best industry professionals who know what it takes to make it.


We’re looking for actors, writers, dancers, singers, rappers, spoken word artists and musicians to join us for our Youth Takeover. If that’s you take a look at the opportunities below and sign up via the registration form.



Are you a singer, rapper or spoken word artist? We’re looking for raw talent of all levels to perform on the stage of Empire Bar on 8 April. Please sign up in advance to guarantee your slot, you will be emailed with further details. Must be available 8 Apr, 6-8pm



Get the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded talent and industry professionals bringing to life new monologues and duologues written by young writers.  This will include actors workshops, research and development process and an invited sharing. Must be available 9, 11, 12 Apr 10am-5pm each day.



Bring your work to life by collaborating with directors and young performers. Send us a short, original monologue or duologue exploring the topic ‘your youth culture’. The opportunity will include workshops with professional writer, research and development process and invited sharing. Please sign up via the registration form and submit your original piece by email to projects@hackneyempire.co.uk. Must be available 8, 11, 12 Apr, 10am-5pm each day.



Got a passion for dance & commerical/hip-hop music? Join our workshop and explore new moves with industry professional Olivia Shouler.

Must be available 10 Apr 10am-1pm 



Already got performance experience? Level up your game in this 1 to 1 workshop with a music and spoken word industry professional, before performing on stage at Empire Bar. Must be available 10 and 11 Apr.

To Apply

You will need to send a link to your music or a video of you performing when signing up via the registration form. Slots will be allocated when offered a place, this will include a 1-1 session with an industry professional on 10 April between 10am-5pm and a slot in the line-up on 11 April between 6pm-9pm at The Empire Bar.


Young Producers

If you want to get involved behind the scenes and get events management experience, you can join us at our weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm

More Info

 This project is funded by the Youth Opportunity Fund




Hackney Empire

FREE – For participants 14 – 19 years olds 

SIGN UP HERE – For the sessions you would like to attend 

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