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Shepherds Bush Empire (Bar, Club)

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Shepherds Bush Green, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 8TT
Cuisine: [Other/Unclassified]
Tel: 020 8354 3300 | Email to Shepherds Bush Empire | Transport: Shepherd's Bush (Hammersmith) | Write review

Shepherds Bush Empire Description

Since 1903, Shepherd's Bush Empire has been a prominent landmark on London's entertainment scene. Designed and built by Frank Matcham as the flagship of the "Empire" chain of variety theatres, it was taken under the wing of the BBC in the 1950s and converted into a television theatre. Shows such as Crackerjack, The Old Grey Whistle Test, That's Life, Hancock and Wogan were transmitted from there. After a £2million refit, which retained the BBC's technical infrastructure, the Empire opened in March 1994 as a 2000 capacity live venue. The music industry embraced the Empire upon its opening concert,

Soundgarden (March 12th 1994), and has consistently provided a wealth of talent ever since.

Artists include: Sheryl Crow, Blondie, Bob Dylan, Black Eyed Peas, Tim Burgess, Finley Quaye, Athlete, Damien Rice, Terry Callier, The Thrills, Patti Smith, Dave Gahan, Bjork, Evan Dando, Macy Gray, Alanis Morrissette, Bjork, Kylie Minogue, The Sex Pistols, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Eric Clapton, Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Ian Dury, Iggy Pop, Iron Maiden, PJ Harvey, Placebo, Gomez, Suede, The Smashing Pumpkins, Coldplay, Badly Drawn Boy, Bush, Stereophonics, Primal Scream and Destiny's Child.

Comedy also plays a part at the Empire with successful shows from artists such as Jo Brand, Eddie Izzard, Howard Marks, Mark Thomas, Dylan Moran, Harry Hill, Ed Byrne, John Shuttleworth, Lee & Herring, Lenny Beige and Sandra Bernhardt. In 1996 'Comic Relief' was broadcast live across the UK to millions of viewers by the BBC from the Shepherds Bush Empire, under the banner "The Empire Strikes Back!"

The dance scene with performers including; Massive Attack, Faithless, Air, Death In Vegas, Tricky, Morcheeba, Moloko and Groove Armada. Soul and R'n'B courtesy of Beverley Knight, Lynden David Hall, Angie Stone and Gabrielle; plus club nights with Cream, Kiss FM, Frantic and the Brazilian "O Carnaval."

The Shepherds Bush Empire has seven bars in total. Three in the Stalls area, one in each levels: one, two and three, and backstage. Level 1 and Backstage bars are available for hire for after show parties and private functions. The Bars stock a wide range of beers, wines and spirits.

Level 1 Bar capacity - 80 to 110 people

Back Stage Bar capacity - 150 to 200 people

The Shepherds Bush Empire has a Full Capacity of 2,000, All Seated 1,278

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