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Hackney Empire, London

Hackney Empire - London, United Kingdom
Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street, London, United Kingdom E8 1EJMap
+44 20 8985 2424(Box Office)/+44 20 8510 4500
Neighborhood: Hackney
Overview

Celebrated late-Victorian theater architect Frank Matcham built the Hackney Empire in 1901, complete with electric lighting and central heat, a rarity in its time. Originally a music hall, Hackney Empire went through several incarnations over the decades, including a burlesque house, bingo hall, and a television studio before shutting down in 1984. Painstakingly restored to its original splendor, the theater reopened in 1986 and re-established itself as a leading venue for theater and up and coming comics. Check their website for upcoming events and ticketing information.

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  • Type: Theater
  • Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard
  • Nearest Train: Hackney Central
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