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Hackney Empire
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Hackney Empire Capacity

The Hackney Empire London has a capacity of 1005 seats.Use our interactive seating plan to view 37 seat reviews and 35 photos of views from seat.

Hackney Empire has a traditional theatre layout similar to a West End venue, with seats facing head-on to the stage. There are four levels of seating: the Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle, and unreserved Gallery. Prices tend to be lower than theatres in the West End.

The venue’s large size means views and comfort will vary across the venue, but sightlines are generally good. The Gallery, for example, comprises bench seating with no back and is quite steep, whilst the centre of the Stalls is comfortable and has a very clear view from seat. Seats at either end of the Dress and Upper Circles curve round, with side-on views of the stage.

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Hackney Empire Seating Plan

Good Value Seats

Prices at Hackney Empire are more affordable than many London theatres, so there are lots of cheap seats that promise a good view of the stage. We recommend seats at the front of the Upper Circle for a full view of the stage, or towards the side of the Stalls if you want to be close to the action.

Premium Seats

The best seats at Hackney Empire are right in the centre of Stalls rows D-G, which are the perfect distance from the stage, especially during panto season when you want a balance between enjoying the full set and getting immersed in audience participation.

Recent Audience Seat View Photos

Stalls B2 Verified

Hackney Empire Stalls B2 view from seat photo
Incredibly cramped and uncomfortable seat, worst stalls seat I’ve ever experienced. Begged for an alternative seat at the int... More
Aladdin: The Pantomime
Saw Aladdin: The Pantomime on 29 November 2023

Upper Circle A40 Verified

Hackney Empire Upper Circle A40 view from seat photo
Perfect view - I can definitely book it again. Comfortable sit, people with long legs may not find upper circle row A sits th... More
Aladdin: The Pantomime
Saw Aladdin: The Pantomime on 25 November 2023

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