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White Rock Theatre



White Rock, Hastings, E Sussex, TN34 1JX

Tel: +44 01424 462288

White Rock Theatre


The White Rock Theatre offers the very best in entertainment, from headlining comedians to live music, international dance acts to shows for all the family - there's something for everyone.
The Pavilion Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a pre-show meal, light snack or a delicious coffee and a slice of homemade cake.
Available to hire for wedding receptions, meetings and corporate events makes it more than just a theatre!



The White Rock Theatre has 1,066 seats and stages some of the best live music and entertainment in East Sussex.

It was originally the East Sussex Hospital and it was replaced with the White Rock Pavilion (as it was then called).  It was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales in April 1927.   Because of the superb acoustics, the White Rock was for many years a favourite recording studio for Decca Record Label. 

The building design is an attractive Spanish Colonial style by C Cowles-Voysey and HS Morgan.   

The Theatre is situated along the Hastings seafront and is a perfect concert and theatre venue, with a sea-view Café Bar.  The Theatre’s programme is varied and includes concerts, musicals, drama, comedy and pantomimes.

The venue can also cater for meetings, rehearsals, workshops, conferences, party celebrations as the venue can be adapted to suit requirements.

The Sussex Hall has a multi-functional space equipped with sound and lighting, a large area for projection, fully licensed bar and sprung dance floor.  The Sussex Hall is a great venue to hold a conference, celebration or performance.

The White Rock Theatre is owned by Hastings Borough Council and managed by HQ Theatres & Hospitality.


Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Hannah L
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Glowing review for the Staff !
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 14th May 2018
      What a lovely thearter great viewing my first time to the white rock. But it's the staff who make it, so helpful and friendly. I was taken back by the kindness from the staff especially a lovely lady... Read full review
    • MichaelMacartney
      Margate, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 9th May 2018
      The best FM tribute band. What a great theatre. Recommend the circle seats as close to the stage. Sadly restaurant now closed but nevertheless great place Read full review
    • Lesley W
      Hastings, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      The Carole King & James Taylor Story
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 8th May 2018
      We love a bit of theatre and anything musical is right up our street. The two stars of the show were very talented, both being great singers and musicians, and they were very personable too. Must... Read full review

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