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White Rock Theatre

Hastings

Type:Theatre

White Rock, Hastings, E Sussex, TN34 1JX

Tel: +44 01424 462288

White Rock Theatre

About

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!

 

History

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.

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      58
    • Very Good
      58
    • Average
      28
    • Poor
      8
    • Terrible
      12

    Recent Reviews:

    • 191janeto
      Pajara
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Musical evening of great delight
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 15th April 2019
      Went to see the 20th anniversary tour of Beyond The Barricades and was very pleased with such an excellent show. Three musicians at the rear of the stage and just four singers, two men and two... Read full review
    • adamsc3
      Hastings, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great show, terrible seats!
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 17th April 2019
      Saw Ricky Gervais last night and it was excellent. However, the evening was spoilt by the cramped seats. We were in the circle and there was no leg room whatsoever. I have problems with my knees and... Read full review
    • jaylea2015
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Sort out the leg room and get some air con!
      2 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 18th April 2019
      Came here last night for Ricky gervais. The seats are absolutely ridiculous. My husband is 6 foot 4 and really struggled. While I know that is tall I heard many people who where leaving after the... Read full review

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