London Folk Music Venues
Commissioned by Oswald Stoll, the prominent theatre impresario, Hackney Empire was built by renowned architect Frank Matcham in 1901. It was one of the first theatres to have electric lights, a built-in projector box, and central heating.
Now it is the only surviving purpose-built theatre in Hackney.
The Grade II listed building was restored in 2004 preserving historically significant details of its façade and interior, and blending the grandeur of yesteryear with the technology of today. It’s amazing.
Phone: 020 8985 2424
Address: 291 Mare Street, London, United Kingdom
Postcode: E8 1EJ
Area/Nearest station: Hackney
Twitter name: @HackneyEmpire
Facebook name: www.facebook.com/hackneyempire