Hackney Empire

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Artistic director: Susie Mckenna
Chief Executive: Clarie Middleton


Hackney Empire


Box office: 020 8985 2424


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291 Mare Street
London E8 1EJ

Council: Hackney

Region: London

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Hackney Central (Overground)
Homerton (Overground)

Hackney Downs



Mare Street

Day no:
30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277, 394, D6, W15

Night no:
N38, N55, N106, N253

Access information


The Hackney Empire has a lift to all levels of the theatre auditorium. Three visual stories are available from the theatre's access webpage (we list one below for the stalls). For further information on Disabled Access at the Hackney Empire contact the Front of House Manager, Yolanda Elez (email address given in access email). Assistance dogs: ask box office when booking. Dogs may be taken to aisle seats or looked after by front of house staff.

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.

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Access link for this theatre

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair spaces located at rear of stalls.

Hearing assistance

The Hackney Empire has an Infrared Hearing Loop System installed in the Stalls and Dress Circle. Headsets are available to Patrons - ask a member of the Front of House for assistance.

Visual/ social story

These are short descriptions of theatres for those with autistic specturm disorders to help them understand what to expect when they go to the theatre, what will happen and why.

Find out more about social stories here.

There is a social story for Hackney Empire here.

Current shows

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Upcoming shows

The Handan Dream

Combining bold design with drama, stagecraft and symbolism, this contemporary telling of a classic Chinese play is the story of a man who dreams an entire life only to wake up in the inn where he started.

Previews from: Thursday 25 January 2018
Closes: Saturday 27 January 2018


Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet's mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder and lost love. What will ultimately become of a young man sent to kill?

Previews from: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Closes: Saturday 31 March 2018

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