17 October 2020

Forest School want to support the Hackney Empire and help it to survive the decimation of the industry due to the pandemic.

To lose this beautiful old theatre would be to make East London a little ‘less’ and take away a treasure that has brought joy to many generations of Londoners, developing new talent and supporting many careers along the way.

As a school, Forest’s ongoing commitment to the Hackney Empire’s outreach programme (Creative Futures) for young people is a real concern and a key reason to keep the Hackney Empire up and running. A team from Forest School plan to walk a sponsored theatre-a-thon on Saturday, 17th October – a half marathon via 65 theatres that takes us from the Globe to the Hackney Empire, stopping at each of the theatres of the Southbank, West End Theatreland, Clerkenwell, and Islington en-route to Hackney.

To support us please visit Forest School Theatre-a-thon GoFundMe