Hackney Proms was formed as a not-for-profit group in 2004 to introduce more high-quality orchestral music to the cultural life of Hackney, East London. Since then, Hackney Proms have promoted a number of very successful concerts in the Hackney Empire Theatre and the Assembly Hall of Stoke Newington Town Hall.
Hackney Proms are relaxed and informal Sunday morning performances, with coffee, croissants, and drinks available at the bar. Children are welcome; if you would like to bring them to a concert, you might like to see our children’s policy.
Many Hackney Proms concerts feature Battuta, the exciting, London-based period-instrument ensemble. A collection of fresh and dynamic musicians with international reputations under the direction of Hackney-born violinist George Crawford, they focus on the spirit of the music in their performances, with energy, humour and a strong interaction with the audience.
“A really wonderful event – musically, socially and community-wise”
“The concert was spectacular – roll on the next one”
“… a memorable morning of music”
You can donate to the Hackney Proms Appeal by visiting our Everyclick page.