O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
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Since 1903, O2 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 £2m refit, which retained the BBC’s technical infrastructure, the Empire opened in March 1994 as a 2000 capacity live venue. The music industry embraced it from the opening concert, Soundgarden (March 12th 1994), and has consistently provided a wealth of talent in music, comedy and club nights ever since.
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For over a century O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire has been welcoming people through its doors, cementing itself as one of the capital’s most important entertainment venues. The building can be hired as a concert space for events with a capacity up to 2,000, or fully seated for 1,098 people. O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire can be hired to host award ceremonies, as a rehearsal space, for exhibitions and corporate functions or for private parties.