The White Rock Theatre

The White Rock Theatre
White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JX
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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

There are 41 events at this location

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Ant Middleton

An evening with the soldier, adventurer and star of C4's SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Wed 21 Mar

£26.25 / 01424 462288

The Beach Boys Band: Beach Boys Tribute

A Beach Boys tribute band with just five performers singing some of the pop band's biggest hits including 'I Get Around', 'Good Vibrations' and 'Surfin' USA'.

Sat 16 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01424 462288

Beauty & The Beast

A fun-filled Easter pantomime, telling the story of a young woman imprisoned in a magical castle with a fearsome beast who is hiding a secret. Featuring Bobby Davro and Dani Harmer.

Sun 15 Apr

£21.50 (£19.50; £18; £75 four people) / 01424 462288

  • 13:00
  • 17:00

The Big Pop Party

The Big Pop Party. Join us for the ultimate celebration of todays best pop music icons in what is the very best live tribute to modern pop. Featuring 4 of the very best tribute artists and bands to Olly Murs, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry, this 100% live musical pop party show is a fun filled musical celebration…

Sat 31 Mar

£17.50 / 01424 462288

  • 18:00

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

£29 / 01424 462288

Tue 15 May

£29 / 01424 462288

The Bluejays

Classic rock'n'roll covers.

Wed 11 Apr

£24 ( £20.50) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie. Featuring songs including 'Space Oddity', 'Starman', 'Fashion', 'Life on Mars', 'China Girl', 'Rebel Rebel', 'Golden Years' and 'Modern Love'.

Sat 15 Sep

£25.50 / 01424 462288

Britain's Got Magic

Magic show from Britain's Got Talent finalist Christian Lee.

Sun 27 May

£16.50–£22 (Family £0–£60.50) / 01424 462288

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music. Featuring timeless hits from the Carpenters repertoire including 'We’ve Only Just Begun', 'Superstar', 'Top of the World', 'Please Mr Postman' and many more.

Fri 8 Jun

£25.50 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Danny Baker: Cradle to the Stage

Stories and comedy from the veteran broadcaster.

Thu 17 May

£24 / 01424 462288

Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back!

The award-winning Radio 5 presenter, comedy writer and journalist takes to the stage for his first live tour sharing his anecdotal back catalogue. Fresh from the I'm A Celebrity jungle, Danny Baker shares irreverent and touching stories from a life in the spotlight and offers an insight to his day-to-day routine away from…

Thu 17 May

£24 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Dirty Dancing

  • Directed by: Sarah Tipple
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein

See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film. Following two West End runs and two UK Tours, the classic story of Baby and Johnny is back, featuring the hit songs ‘Do You Love Me?', ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’ and more.

Mon 22 Oct

£32–£62.50 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Tue 23 Oct

£32–£62.50 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Wed 24 Oct

£32–£62.50 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 27 Oct

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage

The story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs 'Hungry Eyes', 'Hey! Baby' and '(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life'.

Mon 22 Oct

£33–£63.50 / 01424 462288

Tue 23 Oct

£33–£63.50 / 01424 462288

Wed 24 Oct

£33–£63.50 / 01424 462288

…and 3 more dates until 27 Oct

Ellen Kent's La Traviata

Ellen Kent directs Verdi's passionate story about Violetta, exhausted and ill due to her life as a restless Parisian courtesan, who falls in love with Alfredo. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Sun 29 Apr

£21.50–£35 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30


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

Sat 30 Jun

£26.25 / 01424 462288

Frankly Sinatra

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

Fri 23 Mar

£26.25 (£24.05) / 01424 462288

Hastings Philharmonic

Hastings Philharmonic is the artistic body that brings together the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra (the first fully professional orchestra in Hastings since the 1940s), the Hastings Philharmonic Choir and the Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir The 2017/2018 season features a selection of concerts, including choral…

Sat 5 May

£17.50–£22.50 / 01424 462288

Hastings Philharmonic: Messa Da Requiem Verdi. Hastings Philharmonic: Messa Da Requiem Verdi. Hastings Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra and Kosovo Philharmonic Choir. Susana Gaspar (soprano), Catia Moreso (mezzo-soprano), Emanoel Velozo (tenor), Njabulo Madlala (baritone) and Marcio da Silva (conductor). 2018 is the year that the Hastings Philharmonic Choir commemorates their 90th anniversary, by performing the last piece conducted by Sir Adrian Boult in 1967 in Hastings.

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sat 12 May

£25.50; £24 friends / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Fri 30 Nov

£23.50 / 01424 462288

Islands in the Stream

Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Thu 21 Jun

£24.20 (£21.45) / 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

£29 / 01424 462288

Jobs Fair

Job fair.

Fri 4 May

Free / 01603 663094

  • 10:00 – 14:00

John Finnemore's Flying Visit

The writer and star of many multi-award winning BBC Radio shows brings his new sketch show to the stage.

Mon 28 May

£28 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Kim Wilde

Iconic 80s pop star.

Tue 24 Apr

£30.30–£38.95 / 01424 462288

Message in a Bottle

Tribute to the ska rock of The Police.

Fri 25 May

£23.50 / 01424 462288

The Mystery of the Green Buddha

Murder mystery night as crime expert, author and entertainer John Eddleston and his wife Yvonne, lead your team through the facts of a murder case.

Sat 31 Mar

£10 / 01424 462288

Opera South East: Eugene Onegin

Fraser Grant directs this revival of Tchaikovsky's most-loved opera, based on the Alexander Pushkin novel, about the young country girl Tatyana, who believes that the dashing Onegin is the man of her dreams, however is humiliated when he rejects her and flirts with her older, engaged sister.

Fri 20 Apr

£13–£21 (£15–£19) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Sat 21 Apr

£13–£21 (£15–£19) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

The Proclaimers

Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with their singalong Caledonian anthems.

Sat 1 Dec

£37.25 / 01424 462288

The Quo Experience

Tribute to rockers Status Quo.

Sat 21 Jul

£21–£23; £17.50–£19.50 friends / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Sun 6 May

£23.50–£33.50 / 01424 462288

Sarah and Duck's Big Top Birthday

Sarah and Duck are brought to the stage through the magic of theatre and puppetry. Ages 3+.

Sun 25 Mar

£12.50 ( £42) / 01424 462288

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

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

Sold out / 01424 462288

Signed, Sealed, Delivered!

A night of soul, Motown and funk music, inspired by Stevie Wonder.

Fri 30 Mar

Cancelled / 01424 462288

Soul Legends

A night of soul classics.

Fri 13 Jul

£25.30 / 01424 462288

Swan Lake

The Vienna Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake.

Thu 5 Apr

£23 ( £18.50) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30


Blackeyed Theatre presents John Godber's classic comedy about life at a struggling Sink School for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher, directed by Adrian McDougall.

Wed 28 Mar

£19.50 / 01424 462288

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Think Floyd

The tribute band pays homage to the legendary rock outfit.

Thu 29 Mar

£24 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot

Quick-fire one-liners from the pun-slinging maestro.

Sat 9 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01424 462288

Viva Santana: Santana Tribute

The six-piece Latin rock band including Arnie Vilchez from Toto on guitar present a celebration of the music of the legendary Carlos Santana. Viva is the original Santana tribute act, originating in 1990 in Southern California, and the guys pour heart and soul into every performance, recreating the master's sultry Latin…

Sun 18 Mar

£23.50–£25.50 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Whitney: Queen of the Night

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

Sun 30 Sep

£25.50 ( £21) / 01424 462288

You Win Again

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

£25.70 / 01424 462288

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