The Shepherds Bush Empire (the first word is sometimes spelled Shepherd's) is a music venue in Shepherd's Bush, West London, England, run by the Academy Music Group. Shepherd's Bush (also Shepherds Bush) is a district of West London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, situated 4 West London is the area of Greater London to the west of Central London. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Academy Music Group (or AMG) is a leading Owner-operator of Music venues in the United Kingdom.
It was built in 1903, designed by Frank Matcham, who designed several theatres. Year 1903 ( MCMIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar or a Common year starting Frank Matcham (22 November 1854 Newton Abbot, Devon – 17 May 1920 Southend-on-Sea, Essex) was a famous English theatrical This article is about venues for live Theatre performances for information about venues for Film projection see Movie theater. The first performers at the new theatre were The Fred Karno Troupe. Frederick John Westcott ( March 26, 1866 - September 18, 1941) best known by the stage name Fred Karno, was a Theatre The Empire staged music-hall entertainments, such as variety performances and revues, until the early 1950s, by which time the popularity of these forms of entertainment was declining. Music hall is a form of British theatrical Entertainment which was popular between 1850 and 1960
In 1953, the Empire was sold to the BBC, which put it to use as a television studio–theatre, renaming it the BBC Television Theatre. Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Among the programmes produced there were Crackerjack, Hancock's Half Hour, The Old Grey Whistle Test, That's Life!, The Generation Game, The Basil Brush Show, Juke Box Jury, This is Your Life, Jim'll Fix It, almost all the BBC's light entertainment music shows, such as those starring Cliff Richard, Lulu, Cilla Black, Shirley Bassey, Vera Lynn, Harry Secombe, Petula Clark, as well as the UK's Eurovision Song Contest preliminary heat, A Song For Europe. Crackerjack was a British children's comedy/variety BBC television series Hancock's Half Hour was a ground-breaking and influential BBC Radio comedy series of the 1950s starring Tony Hancock, with Sid James The Old Grey Whistle Test (usually abbreviated to Whistle Test or OGWT) was an influential BBC2 television music show that ran from 1971 That's Life! was a magazine-style Television series on BBC between 1973 and 1994, presented by Esther Rantzen The Generation Game was a British Game show produced by the BBC in which four teams of two (people from the same family but different generations Basil Brush is an Anthropomorphic fox best known as a British television character aimed at children Juke Box Jury was a pop themed panel show originally produced by BBC television from 1959 - 1967, the first edition having been broadcast on 1 This Is Your Life was a television documentary series hosted by its producer Ralph Edwards. Jim'll Fix It was a long running British television show broadcast by the BBC. Sir Cliff Richard, OBE, (born Harry Roger Webb on 14 October 1940 is an English Singer, Actor and Businessman. Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE, (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie on 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire Cilla Black OBE (born Priscilla Maria Veronica White on 27 May, 1943) is an English Singer-songwriter and Television Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey DBE (born 8 January 1937 Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh Singer. Dame Vera Lynn DBE (born 20 March 1917) is a popular British Vocalist whose career flourished during World War II, Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE ( 8 September 1921 &ndash 11 April 2001) was a Welsh Entertainer with a noted fine Petula Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932 is an English singer actress and Composer best known for her upbeat popular international hits In 1985, the theatre was turned over for exclusive use by Wogan, which was broadcast 3 nights a week from the theatre.
The BBC vacated the building in 1991. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. It was taken over and, in 1994, again became the Shepherds Bush Empire.
Since then, it has become best known as a music venue and has hosted such acts as Iron Maiden, Tool, Blur, Kylie Minogue, Immortal Technique, Stroke Machine, Son Of Dork and Radiohead. For other uses see Iron maiden. Tool is an American rock band that was formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California. Blur are an English Alternative rock band that formed in London in 1989 Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, born 28 May 1968 is an Australian pop Singer - Songwriter and occasional Actress. Felipe Coronel, better known as Immortal Technique, is a Hip hop MC and political activist Son of Dork were a British pop band formed by James Bourne after his previous band Busted, split in January 2005 Radiohead The Empire has a capacity of only 2,000, but it has been chosen as a venue for small gigs by such leading performers as Neil Finn, Thunder, David Bowie, Phish, Elton John, Smashing Pumpkins and The Rolling Stones. Neil Mullane Finn OBE (born May 27 1958, in Te Awamutu, New Zealand) is a Singer and Songwriter and one Thunder are an English Hard rock band who originally formed in 1989 when Terraplane broke up leaving lead singer Danny Bowes David Bowie (ˈboʊiː born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 is an English Musician, actor producer, and arranger. Phish is an American Jam band noted for their Musical improvisation, extended Jam sessions and cult following Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer The Smashing Pumpkins are an American Alternative rock band that formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988 In retrospect the most talked about show to take place there happened on March 10, 2003, when Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines made her famously controversial remark against United States President George W. Bush. Events 241 BC - First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Dixie Chicks are a multiple Grammy Award -winning Country music group composed of three women Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, and Emily Natalie Louise Maines Pasdar (born October 14 1974 is an American Singer-songwriter who achieved success as the Lead vocalist for the female The United States of America —commonly referred to as the George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States.