Hackney Empire Limited

Hackney Empire's Christmas Cracker

Hackney Empire celebrates its 120th anniversary in December 2021. In this special year of rebuilding and recovery your support will help us work with thousands of young people across East London using arts and culture to break down barriers and change lives.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1062085)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


Situated at the heart of one of London’s most diverse, exciting yet economically challenged boroughs, Hackney Empire creates a much-needed safe and creative space for thousands of young people each year. This Christmas you can give young people the chance to take part in Hackney Empire’s life-changing programmes which break down barriers, build confidence and transform aspirations.


For 120 years Hackney Empire been part of the cultural and social life of East London. Being at the very heart of its community it is uniquely placed to engage some of its most isolated and at-risk young people. The pandemic was particularly hard on our young people but Hackney Empire is committed to providing accessible, creative programmes which respond to their specific needs as we emerge and rebuild. Your support this Christmas will help us continue this vital work.

  • “Hackney Empire becomes your family without you even realizing”

    — R – Creative Futures participant aged 16

  • Hackney Empire gave me a new outlook on my future, it has given me so much more than I could ever give back. I am so, so grateful

    — J, aged 21 – previous participant Hackney Empire’s Creative Futures

  • “Hackney Empire has built me up throughout my life, they've been there throughout my journey into foster care and growing into an adult, they've always supported me as a family unit and I couldn't be more grateful for what they've done throughout the years helping me grow within the music industry"

    — E aged 25 – previous participant Hackney Empire’s Creative Futures

  • “Hackney Empire is amazing, it is my second home and my point of strength.”

    — P, Creative Futures participant aged 18