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

Location map for Hackney Empire


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

A Thousand Splendid Suns

In 1992 in an Afghanistan ravaged by war, an orphaned Laila is left alone in an increasingly threatening world. Her older neighbour Rasheed is quick to open his home and takes Laila as his second wife.

Previews from: Wednesday 22 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 25 May 2019

Avenue Q

Tells the story of the loveable (and unforgettable) characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life's burning issues - like what do you do with a BA in English? How do you find your purpose?

Previews from: Monday 19 August 2019
Closes: Saturday 24 August 2019

Dick Whittington and His Cat

In Jamaica, young Dick Whittington is boarding a boat; chasing the dream of a new life in the gold-paved streets of glorious London.

Previews from: Saturday 23 November 2019
Closes: Sunday 5 January 2020

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