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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:

    • badmintontim
      Hastings, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Suggs Show
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 13th March 2018
      Went here to see the one man Suggs show and found the staff to be friendly and professional but the seats just had no leg room at all which made it all quite uncomfortable The tickets were... Read full review
    • laurarobinson90
      London, UK
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      Would not recommend at all.
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th March 2018
      The bar is very overpriced and the staff don't seem happy at all to be working here. The bar downstairs was never stocked even though we were there for a party, the card machine was broken as well... Read full review
    • JMurphyLewes
      Lewes, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      The Bistro is HORRENDOUS I would not recommend it if you were dying of starvation
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 19th February 2018
      AWFUL - Where do I start?! The drinks We ordered two drinks which stated 500ml, one came in a pint-size glass and one came in a small 250ml glass. When asked about this we were told that it was... Read full review

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