Immediate Theatre

Hackney Social Audio

An intergenerational podcast celebrating art, heritage and the vibrancy of the diverse community of Hackney.

About Hackney Social Audio

HSA is a new monthly podcast, bringing different generations and communities together to talk, create and deepen understanding. The hour-long show will be released on the 1st of every month - starting 1st June 2022. And our shorts selection will be live on the 15th of every month.

Hackney Social Audio grew out of Hackney Social Radio, a weekly FM community radio show developed by Immediate Theatre during the pandemic. The show, which ran from June 2020 - July 2021, brought connection, community spirit and entertainment to its listeners and its makers.

Listen to Hackney Social Audio:

On Spotify On Mixcloud

If you have a story or an audio piece connected to Hackney, we’d love to hear from you! Or if you’d like to find out more and get involved with our production club or podcast courses, please get in touch:

Contact Lucie Regan -

Coming up…

Hackney Social Audio launches on Wednesday 1st June 2022.

In the first show we’ll be finding out the history of that East London favorite, Pie & Mash. We’ll be talking to Odd Eyes Theatre Director, Emilia Teglia about their production of Nine Night at Tower Theatre, and we’ll be hearing from residents about their favourite places to eat in Hackney.


Free Audio Training

Learn how to make podcasts with Hackney Social Audio!

Take part in our free 6-week course where you will learn how to plan, record and edit a podcast. The workshops are open to all, from ages 16 - 99! Develop a great new skill, and possibly get paid to make content for our show!

Current programme:

Every Tuesday 5pm - 7pm from 26th April - 31st May

Here East, Staffordshire University London, Hackney Wick, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3BS