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 44 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

Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Story

Beautiful Noise, performed by Fisher Stevens and his band, is Europe’s leading Neil Diamond show, charting the story of Neil’s career and telling the story of the man behind the songs.

Thu 18 Jan

£20–£24 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

The Big Pop Party

A celebration of today's best pop music icons including Olly Murs, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry.

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

Britain's Got Magic

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

Sun 27 May

£25.85 / 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: Madama Butterfly

Ellen Kent directs Puccini's heart-breaking tale about a Japanese girl who falls in love and marries an American naval lieutenant. Featuring soprano Maria JeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Tue 30 Jan

£21.50–£35 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

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!.

Fri 2 Feb

£26.25 / 01424 462288

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

James & Ola: Uncensored

Husband and wife choreographers and dancers James and Ola Jordan, best known for their work on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing perform the cha cha, rumba, samba, jive and paso doble.

Tue 27 Mar

£50.70 / 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

Justin And The Argonauts

The south east four-piece ensemble plays an eclectic blend of fast-paced tango, classical, klezmer and out-there pop.

Sat 27 Jan

£12 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Kim Wilde

Iconic pop singer.

Tue 24 Apr

£30.30–£38.95 / 01424 462288

The King is Back

Elvis tribute from Ben Portsmouth.

Fri 9 Feb

£30 / 01424 462288

  • 20:00

Let The Music Play: Barry White Tribute

The American singer William Hicks performs the songs made famous by the artist nicknamed The Walrus of Love.

Thu 25 Jan

£20.50–£23 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

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

The Quo Experience

Tribute to rockers Status Quo.

Sat 21 Jul

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

  • 19:30

The Rocket Man

Tribute to the piano rock of Sir Elton John.

Fri 2 Feb

£26.25 (£24.05) / 01424 462288

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 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

£29 / 01424 462288

Soul Legends

A night of soul classics.

Fri 13 Jul

£25.30 / 01424 462288

Suggs McPherson - What A King Cnut: A Life In The Realm Of Madness

Vocalist and songwriter Graham 'Suggs' McPherson talks about life with the legendary ska-pop band, whose music continues to garner fans.

Sun 11 Feb

£31.20 / 01424 462288

Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music

Spoken word show from the affable Madness frontman 'with musical accompaniment and uncalled for interjection from Deano his loyal manservant/pianist'.

Sun 11 Feb

£27 / 01424 462288


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 Not Going Out actor.

Sat 9 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01424 462288

Fri 16 Feb

£8 / 01424 462288

Tropicana Nights specialises in good old fashioned party nights.

  • 20:30 – 01:00

Fri 16 Feb

£8 / 01424 462288

Tropicana Nights specialises in good old fashioned party nights.

  • 20:30 – 01:00

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

Women In Rock

The ensemble pay tribute to female legends including Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Bonnie Tyler and more.

Sat 17 Feb

£24 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

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

£25.70 / 01424 462288

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