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Hackney Empire

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291 Mare Street, Hackney, London, E8 1EJ


Hackney Empire is located right in the heart of Hackney Central, next to the Town Hall on Mare Street. This bustling thoroughfare is one of the best-linked in East London, but it also has a huge range of shops, eateries and green spaces nearby to enjoy away from the crowds of central London. Take the time to explore the area’s distinct personality before a show, with a walk along Regent’s Canal, a browse through the independent market, or a visit to The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History. Mare Street is best connected by bus and Overground rather than the tube, which are covered by TfL prices.


The closest National Rail station is Liverpool Street, which is up to 25 minutes away on public transport. From Liverpool Street, catch the Overground to London Fields Station and walk 8 minutes via Hackney Grove and Reading Street to the theatre.

Stratford International is also a short Overground ride away, and once you have alighted at Hackney Central it is a 5 minute walk to the venue.


The closest London Underground station is Bethnal Green on the Central Line. It is a 30 minute walk from here to the theatre, but you can catch the 106 or 254 bus to Hackney Town Hall.

Hackney Empire is best served by the Overground lines, and you can switch from an Underground line onto the Overground from several locations including Highbury & Islington (Victoria line) Euston (Northern line), Stratford (Central line) and West Hampstead (Jubilee line).

Hackney Central Overground is just 5 minutes away from the theatre. Exit onto Graham Road, turn right onto Mare Street, and the venue will be just a short walk up the road on your right.


If catching the bus to Hackney Empire, Mare Street is well served by several routes. The 30, 55, 106, 236 (24hr), 254, 276, 277 (24hr), 394, N55, N253, N277 & W15 all stop at Hackney Town Hall. From the Town Hall, Hackney Empire is just one minute’s walk away.


Hackney Empire is in a controlled parking zone. Hackney Council’s website has full details of available parking areas. A limited number of Disabled Parking Spaces are available on roads close to the theatre, which are also listed on Hackney Council’s website.

Taxis can drop off and pick up on Wilton Way, at the side of Hackney Empire.

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