Are you an actor, writer, dancer, singer, rapper, spoken word artist or musician?

The Empire Youth Takeover sees London’s next gen of performers take over the spaces at Empire 2 as they are given the opportunity to finesse their craft. Over the course of 5 days, performers will work with some of the best industry professionals who know what it takes to make it. The lucky performers will receive artist development workshops, mentorship and networking opportunities, culminating in a series of performances exploring youth culture.

To get involved, sign up here: https://hackneyempire.co.uk/whats-on/empire-youth-takeover/

Who Hackney Empire are looking for:


Are you a young writer keen to bring your work to life by collaborating with directors and young performers? Send us a short, original monologue or duologue exploring the topic ‘your youth culture’. For more info and submissions email: projects@hackneyempire.co.uk Must be available 8th, 11th, 12th April, 10am – 5pm each day. 

Actors Workshop

Are you an aspiring actor keen to sharpen your craft? For the opportunity to work with like-minded talent & to perform to new audiences sign-up via link in bio. Must be available 9th, 11th, 12th April, 10am – 5pm each day. 

Emerging Talent

Are you a singer, rapper or spoken word artist looking to level up your performance game? For the chance to get involved in a workshop with industry professionals and to perform on stage at Empire Bar sign up via link in bio. Must be available 10th April, 10am – 5pm, 11th April, 6pm – 9pm.


Are you aged 14-19 with a passion for commercial, street & hip-hop dance? Olivia Shouler from Boy Blue and Saskia Davies will be leading a workshop in audition technique, choreo class, with a Q&A. Sign up now & finesse your moves with industry professionals. Must be available on 10th April. 

Open Mic

Are you a singer, rapper or spoken word artist keen to get live experience? We’re looking for raw talent of all levels to perform on the stage of Empire Bar. Sign-up via link in bio. Pre-registration essential.Must be available 8th April. 6-8pm  

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