Food & Drink

We’re delighted to announce that The Empire Bar – right next to the theatre – has now reopened [under new management].

Where the unique décor is warm and inviting and the staff are ready to deliver you a truly enjoyable experience, with great selection of tasty, affordable food and drinks. Using the freshest products, totally homemade, whilst supporting local suppliers.

Located in the heart of Mare Street, next to Hackney Empire.  Offering hearty and healthy meals and scrumptious sharing platters that rely on flavour and great food combinations, as well as hand crafted coffees and excellent selection of beer, wines and spirits from around the world, each one selected for the ultimate satisfaction.

The Empire Bar cater for people with special dietary needs, with vegan and gluten-free options available. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, where you’ll be welcomed as a guest and leave as a friend.

The Bar will be open before & after the show, so if you’re coming to see show, why not pop in for a visit?

Empire Bar Opening Hours

Mon 8am – 4pm

Tue – Wed 8am – 11pm

Thu – Fri 8am – 11:30pm

Sat 1pm –11.30 pm


Special Events at  The Empire Bar 

Sat 27 Jan 8pm – 1am: The Poetry Brothel (Ticketed Event – Book Now)

Tue 6 Feb 7pm: Comedy and Music Night – Hosted by Bobby J Dowdeswell (Music – Actor – Poet)
Yossi  Goodlink – Spoken Word Artist,  Joseph Cullen – Comedian, Anthony (A-Mens) Mensah, Xera Vera
Producer – Singer – DJ and Appolonie (pay what you can)

Wed 14 Feb  8.30pm – 11pm:  Paint it Blue  (Free Entry)


The Bar will be serving a great selection of wines, spirits and aperitif cocktails, as well as a selection of beers on tap.

It’ll also be serving a great selection of locally sourced food and snacks, including:

Pies and scotch eggs from the Pie Cart

A range of sandwiches and wraps

Meat and cheese boards

Olives, nuts and other bar snacks

The Empire Bar will be open before, during and after the show this Saturday. We are looking forward to seeing you!



The Empire Bar is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   Bar enquirers call  07723 381 43 &  07783 534 604 


Theatre Bars run by Passa Parola LDN

Whether you’re after a glass of wine, G&T or local craft beer, Passa Parola LDN’s bar staff are on hand at the back of our auditorium to quench your thirst. For most shows the bars will open 45 minutes before the show starts, close during the performance and reopen for the interval. For some music and comedy shows the bars may stay open throughout.