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Hackney Empire

291 Mare St., E8, London E.8, England
+44 209852424
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Amazing theatre!

Went here to see Lee Nelson - very funny! The bonus is that it was in a most beautiful building... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
BBC Friday Night is Music Night show

We went to watch Friday night is Music Night show being recorded to be broadcast on BBC 2 in a... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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291 Mare St., E8, London E.8, England
East End / East London
+44 209852424
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Went here to see Lee Nelson - very funny! The bonus is that it was in a most beautiful building - absolutely stunning historical decor. I liked the fact that the bar was at the back of the theatre so you did not have to...More

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We went to watch Friday night is Music Night show being recorded to be broadcast on BBC 2 in a couple of months. I have loved the Hackney Empire since I was a child living in the area. The BBC Concert Orchestra were wonderful as...More

Thank homesteads
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Offenbach is rarely performed in England to any high standard, but this production has exceeded anything I have seen in the past. To start with, the Hackney Empire is a delight, and most beautifully kept. Staff are welcoming, and it is lovely to have such...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We saw Sleeping Beauty as our Christmas Pantomime in December. Its the second time we have been there and its not only the magic of going to a pantomime but the beauty of this very old magnificent building built in 1901. Steeped in history its...More

Thank Bev K
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This show was so much fun. If you are a fan of musical theater and are visiting around Christmas, be sure to see one. It is a British tradition. Fun for ALL ages. Goofy humor, very silly but just join in the fun and you...More

Thank 617sunlover
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Our adult son had recommended that, during our preChristmas visit to London, we should see a panto at the Hackney Empire, and he would join us. It proved to be great advice. The theatre is a heritage building, and the perfect setting for some "heritage"...More

Thank AussiesBallarat
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Advertised as London's best Panto. certainly it was very good. Great effects and performances. Only downside was that after what was essentially the end they proceeded to add on a half hour with a sing along that could have been lost and definitely improved the...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 31 December 2016

i admit ive never been to see a panto (on no you have haven't, oh yes I have) until this year and stumbled over a little gem of a venue that is Hackney Empire, the venue is amazing and full of charm and original touches...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing show, from the Wicked White, Sleeping Beauty, Prince, Dragon etc WOW, definitely for the children and they loved it and got involved, really good atmosphere and wonderful show to get you into the mood for Christmas. Will do this as a Christmas tradition for...More

Thank Oopsie C
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A mind blowing venue for a fabulous bit of seasonal fun, the Hackney Empire is another glorious example of what makes London great. Comfortable seats with good views and beautiful decoration make it a joy to be in for all the family.

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I will be travelling to hackney empire via car, people keep telling me that there is parking at tescos but I need a ticket? Where do I get tickets from?
21 December 2015|
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Response from Ali H | Reviewed this property |
The tesco car park is very small and you can only park there for 2 or 3 hours . It's is unlikely that it will be enough time for you as the show is around 3 hours long and you will need time to queue and find your seats etc... More