The White Rock Theatre

The White Rock Theatre
White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JX
  • Box office 01424 462288
  • General enquiries 01424 462280
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  • Website www.whiterocktheatre.org.uk
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Receiving house with a capacity of 1066 (after the date of the famous local battle), hosting touring shows including opera, ballet, musicals and children's shows.

The former East Sussex Hospital was replaced by the theatre in 1927 and opened by Edward, Prince of Wales.

Past performers inlcude Motörhead, Russell Brand, Hot Chocolate, Eartha Kitt, Al Murray, Geri Halliwell, Jools Holland, Derren Brown, Ricky Tomlinson, Tim Vine and Greg Davies.

There is a cafe, stalls bar, circle bar and function rooms. There are a number of nearby car parks.

Events at this venue

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Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Mon 14 May 2018

£29 / 01424 462288

Buddy Holly: A Legend Reborn

Marc Robinson and his counterfeit Crickets roll back the years with hits like 'Rave On', 'Raining in My Heart' and 'Doesn't Matter Anymore'. Plus Roy Orbison, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper (note: not the real ones).

Sat 28 Oct

£24.75 / 01424 462288

The Circus of Horrors: The Never Ending Nightmare

The troupe celebrates its 21st anniversary with its latest spectacular featuring an amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape.

Wed 8 Nov

£19.50–£22.50 / 01424 462288

Dance Show: Laton Ash Dance

Talented students perform in this exciting showcase.

Sat 22 Jul

£10 (£7) / 01424 462288

  • 19:00

Derren Brown: Underground

  • Written by: Derren Brown

Prepare to have your mind well and truly blown by the master of illusion. Brown, the Olivier Award-winning stage and screen illusionist and master of the psychological manipulation, performs his own choice of some of his favourite work. Not suitable for under 12s.

Wed 6 Sep

£38.50–£41.50 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Thu 7 Sep

£38.50–£41.50 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

  • Directed by: Leanne Harwood

A song and dance show featuring a number of performers showcasing well-known tunes including 'Do You Love Me', 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'I've Had The Time Of My Life'.

Sat 9 Sep

£23 ( £19.50) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

FastLove

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£26.25 / 01424 462288

Frankly Sinatra

Stephen Triffitt presents a tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes himself.

Fri 23 Mar 2018

£26.25 (£24.05) / 01424 462288

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Wed 16 May 2018

£29 / 01424 462288

Jimmy James & The Vagabonds + The Edwin Starr Band

The bands perform soul classics from the 1960s and 1970s, including Now Is The Time, Hey Girl and more.

Fri 28 Jul

£26 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Joe Pasquale: The Devil In Disguise

The high-pitched TV star and well-known stand-up presents his latest show.

Wed 30 Aug

£21.50 ( £20) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Thu 26 Oct

£20 / 01424 462288

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.

Fri 4 Aug

£21.50–£22.50 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Wed 6 Dec

£22 / 01424 462288

Let's Hang On

A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Tight falsetto vocals and doo-wop harmonies, featuring all those insanely catchy hits such as 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and 'December '63 (Oh What A Night)'.

Fri 8 Sep

£24–£25 ( £20.50–£21.50) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Lipstick On Your Collar

An exciting 1950s and 1960s show specialising in bringing the classic pop hits from the golden era of music back to life.

Fri 15 Sep

£22.50 ( £21) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

The Little Mix Experience

The Little Mix tribute band play all of the original group's big pop hits.

Thu 24 Aug

£17 ( £15.50) / 01424 462288

  • 18:00

Lulu

Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.

Tue 10 Oct

£35 / 01424 462288

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 3 Nov

£27.50 / 01424 462288

Our House

A fast-moving romantic comedy set in North London featuring the music of Madness.

Tue 19 Sep

£29.32–£31.62 / 01424 462288

Wed 20 Sep

£29.32–£31.62 / 01424 462288

Thu 21 Sep

£29.32–£31.62 / 01424 462288

…and 2 more dates until 23 Sep

Purple Rain

A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Fri 25 Aug

£26.40 / 01424 462288

The Quo Experience

Tribute to rockers Status Quo.

Fri 21 Jul

£21–£23 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

The Roy Orbison Story

Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O plus a special tribute to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys, and Bono.

Sat 30 Sep

£23 ( £21.50) / 01623 633133

  • 19:30

Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Sun 26 Nov

£24.50 / 01424 462288

  • 18:30

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Sun 9 Sep 2018

£30.50 / 01424 462288

The Searchers

The Searchers have survived multiple line-up changes as well as a schism of People's Front of Judea-style bitterness, the echoes of which twang across the internet to this day. Longest-lasting original member John McNally leads the band that gave us 'Needles and Pins' and 'Sweets for my Sweet', with Frank Allen, Spencer…

Thu 31 Aug

£22.50 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central…

Thu 2 Nov

£24 ( £20.50) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

The Sons Of Pitches

Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..

Sat 29 Jul

£28.60–£34.10 (£28.60–£31.90) / 01424 462288

The Wam Bam Club

An evening of spice and variety. Age 18+.

Fri 29 Sep

£26.50 (Members £25) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Wannabe: The Spice Girls Show

Go on a Spice World journey for an evening of your favourite Spice Girls hits.

Thu 28 Sep

£18 ( £15) / 01424 462288

  • 20:00

WASP

Blackie Lawless' once notorious full-on metal outfit whose name is an acronym for We Are Sexual Perverts.

Thu 12 Oct

£24.75 / 01424 462288

£29.04 / 01424 462288

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Sat 26 Aug

£24.50 ( £20) / 01424 462288

You Win Again: The Story of the Bee Gees

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

Wed 4 Apr 2018

£25.70 / 01424 462288

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