London Bridge City Summer Festival can today announce their full programme of events scheduled for this year’s festival. Running from Thursday 1st June to Thursday 31st August, the jam-packed schedule features a myriad of daily events to suit kids, parents, film buffs, fitness gurus, sports fans and everyone in-between.Read More
Hackney Empire is a grade II* listed building. The theatre was built as a music hall in 1901, designed by the architect Frank Matcham.
Charlie Chaplin, WC Fields, Stanley Holloway, Stan Laurel and Marie Lloyd all performed there, when the Hackney Empire was a music hall.
ATV bought the theatre to use as studios in the 1950s, and shows such as Take Your Pick and Oh, Boy! were broadcast live. Certain episodes of Opportunity Knocks were also filmed at the theatre. From 1963 to 1984 the theatre was used by the Mecca Organisation as a bingo hall.Read More