Empire Youth Takeover

08 - 12 April - FREE (14 – 19 years)
Empire Youth Takeover 08 - 12 April - FREE (14 – 19 years)

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, 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.



Get the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded talent and industry professionals bringing to life monologues. Workshops will cover acting and audition technique to prepare you to perform your monologue. Must be available 9, 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 



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 11April. Please sign up in advance to guarantee your slot, you will be emailed with further details. Must be available 11 Apr, 5 – 7pm

Stop by the Empire Bar on Mare Street to see the performance between 5pm and 7pm.  


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.

Come to the Empire Bar on Mare Street between 7pm and 9pm to see the performance. 

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 7pm-9pm at The Empire Bar.


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.

Click here for more info on Young Producers

Empire Youth Takeover 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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