Getting Here


Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street,
E8 1EJ

Tel: +44 (0)20 8985 2424

Hackney Empire and The Empire Bar are on Mare Street, next to Hackney Town Hall.

Empire 2 is behind the Hackney Empire, opposite our stage door on Wilton Way.

Which Entrance do I need?

If you have a ticket in the Stalls or the Dress Circle, then please enter via the Main Entrance on Mare Street. If you have a ticket in the Upper Circle or the Gallery, or are using the Step-Free Entrance, then please enter via Wilton Way.

Illustrated map showing Hackney Empire and the different entrances

Public Transport

Parking around the Hackney Empire is very limited; thankfully we have fantastic public transport connections.

By Train/Tube – Oyster Card Zone 2 
Hackney Central (approx. 300m from Hackney Empire) has regular trains linking to the Tube with direct interchanges at Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line), Stratford (Central Line) and West Hampstead and Canada Water (Jubilee Line). Bethnal Green (Central Line) is a short bus ride away. Hackney Downs is approx. 640m away with trains going into Liverpool Street.

By Bus
Destination: Hackney Town Hall 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236 (24hr), 242 (24hr), 253, 254, 276, 277 (24hr), 394, D6, W15, N38, N55, N106, N253.


To see the latest London Overground timetables, please click here

By Car & Taxi

By Car

Hackney Empire is located within a controlled parking zone. Find out more about public parking spaces on Hackney Council’s website or why not try JustPark to rent a private driveway.

If you are coming with a group have try  Hackney Community Transport


By Taxi
Local taxi companies that serve the Hackney area.

Mare Street Cars- ID: 4901
155a Mare Street
Hackney, London, E8 3RH
020 8525 9594

Queensbridge Cars- ID: 3141
356 Queensbridge Road
Hackney, London, E8 3AR
020 7249 4000

Adams Car Service- ID: 4040
80 Kingsland High Street
Hackney, London, E8 2NS
020 7275 8900

De Beauvoir Cars- ID: 05950
376 Kingsland Road
Hackney, London, E8 4AA
020 7359 4444

Staying the Night

If you want to make your visit to us extra-special we are delighted to recommend the Town Hall Hotel, a luxury chic hotel in the heart of the vibrant East End and only 10 mins from Hackney Empire and 15 minutes into the West End.

The Town Hall are offering a 10% discount on their Best Available rate for Hackney Empire audiences.

Book using the link below.