Build in 1903 to stage music hall entertainments such as the circus and comedy performers like Charlie Chaplin, this building was a popular venue up until the early 1950s when it was sold to the BBC, who renamed it as the BBC Television Theatre. From 1953 to 1991 the venue saw programmes from That's Life! to The Generation Game produced on its grounds, starring the likes of Cliff Richard, Lulu and Shirley Bassey. In 1993 it was taken over by entrepreneur Andrew Mahler, who invested over £1 million into refurbishments. In 1994, the site was reopened under its original name, and it has hosted music and club nights ever since.
Live Events at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
The next few months will see a whole host of exciting music come to the venue, from singing sensation Ella Henderson to rockers the Courteeners and former Fleet Foxes man Father John Misty. Not only that but the building also plays host to regular club nights and has even been known to showcase a number of touring comedians.
Shepherd's Bush underground station is only a short hop from the venue, from which the Central and Hammersmith and City lines run into central London. For those who choose to drive, there is extensive parking space available at the nearby Westfield Shopping Centre. Buses also service the area if you are coming from close by.
Similar Venues in London
London is full of great venues in which you can experience great music. Why not check out the fellow O2 Academy Brixton for even more musical offerings, or for something a little different why not see what's on at Camden's favourite Jazz Cafe?
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