Hackney Empire is a theatre located on Mare Street, London. This venue was built back in 1901 as a music hall. Charlie Chaplin, Marie Lloyd and many famous stars performed there during the last century. Hackney Empire was the leading center in the alternative comedy boom of the 1980’s. Even today, it still holds gigs and a variety of comedy shows. With a capacity of almost 1300 seats, it’s a must visit spot across in London - especially, if you're into a little comedy.