16 July 2013
Built in 1901, the Hackney Empire, with its electric lights and central heating, was a technological wonder of its time. Designed by architect Frank Matcham, the theatre attracted performers such as Marie Lloyd and Charlie Chaplin. Following an extensive restoration, it re-opened in 2004 and our tour provides an intriguing glimpse into the social and architectural history of this iconic building and Grade II listed theatre.
This event is also taking place on 9 September 2013 .