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Mother Goose - Hackney Empire

Why Watch Mother Goose?

  • Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the pantomime in the 120th birth year of the theatre, Mother Goose makes an appearance at Hackney Empire to blow your mind.
  • Oliver-award winner Clive Rowe is taking charge of this brilliantly crafted production, full of extravagant music and laughter.
  • Clive Rowe as Mother Goose will put forth the story of a golden egg-laying goose and an old woman who gets the chance to go from rags to riches.
  • The show is here to impress children and adults alike with its witty script, dazzling costumes, and amazing musical performances.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Mother Goose is a pantomime extravaganza that will be here this holiday season to stun the audience and make them laugh like there’s no tomorrow. Initially created for Dan Leno, a Hackney Empire regular, in 1902, the show celebrates 120 years of its foundation- and so does the theatre. So get your Mother Goose London tickets to join the celebration!

With Clive Rowe at the helm of affairs and also taking centre stage as Mother Goose, prepare yourself to be awed by the charm and wit of this Oliver-award-winning comedian. Filled with boisterous costumes, stellar live music, uproarious characters, and a masterfully written script, this captivating production of Mother Goose will leave you asking for more.

The Story

Lady Luck smiles upon an old woman when she stumbles across an extraordinary goose that lays golden eggs. But as the world has it, nobody is ever content with what they have. Follow this story that strongly showcases the themes of never-ending expectations and an undying hunger for more. Book your Mother Goose London tickets today to witness a hilarious performance from Oliver-award-winning comedian Clive Rowe as Mother Goose, superb background music played live, skilfully-crafted costumes, and a valuable message.

Show Timings

Show timings for Mother Goose are subject to change every week/month. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Clive Rowe as Mother Goose
  • Direction: Clive Rowe

  • To be confirmed.
  • Please keep in mind that theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Mother Goose Tickets

Book online tickets for Mother Goose show in London.

Booking Period: Booking is open till 31 December 2022

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with Mother Goose voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Hackney Empire

Crowned by The Guardian as "‘the most beautiful theatre in London", Hackney Empire's rust red building stands tall and proud on Mare Street in London. The theatre started out as a music hall in the year 1901, with legends like Charlie Chaplin, Julie Andrews, Marie Lloyd and Stan Laurel having performed on the stage. Hackney Empire is regarded as one of the most important theatres for giving stand-up comedy a stage.

Seating Capacity: 1,272

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 291 Mare St, London E8 1EJ, United Kingdom

Tube: The closest tube station is Benthal Green.

Bus: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277, 394, D6, W15, N106, N55, N38, N253

Available Facilities: Wheelchair accessible, Bar, Cafe, Cloakroom, Assistive Listening System, Washrooms

Accessibility: Hackney Empire welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone. BSL Interpreted performances of Mother Goose will take place on 3 Dec at 1:30pm & 6pm, and on 15 Dec at 1:30pm & 7pm. A relaxed and Dementia friendly performance of Mother Goose will take place on 3 Dec at 1:30pm.

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security, all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Hackney Empire.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Strictly prohibited

Frequently Asked Questions About Mother Goose Tickets

How can I buy Mother Goose London tickets at the West End?

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How much do Mother Goose London tickets cost?

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Mother Goose London tickets?

Booking Mother Goose London tickets online will allow you to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Mother Goose?

Mother Goose opens on 19 November at Hackney Empire.

How long is Mother Goose for?

The duration of Mother Goose is yet to be confirmed.

Where is Mother Goose playing in London?

Mother Goose is playing at Hackney Empire in London.

What is Mother Goose about?

Mother Goose is a pantomime that tells the age-old tale of an old woman who gets lucky upon finding a golden-egg-bearing goose and the misfortune of her ever-rising expectations.

Who are the main stars of Mother Goose?

The main star of Mother Goose is Clive Rowe, starring as Mother Goose.

Do I need to purchase a Mother Goose London ticket for my child?

If your child is above the age of 5, you need to purchase a Mother Goose London ticket for your child.

What is the dress code while attending Mother Goose?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-casuals or comfortable smart casuals. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get slightly chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Mother Goose?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Mother Goose. Most theatres have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Hackney Empire?

Hackney Empire has multiple facilities including a bar, cafe, washroom, cloakroom, assistive listening system, and wheelchair accessibility available for the audiences during Mother Goose.

Can I take pictures or videos of Mother Goose inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres have a souvenir shop where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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