The White Rock Theatre

The White Rock Theatre
White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JX
  • Box office 01424 462288
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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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1066 Rotary Choirs Competition

Annual contest for primary school choirs.

Fri 31 Mar

£9–£11 / 01424 462288

Beatles Day

90 acts in three stages will play the music of the famous band in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sun 2 Apr

£15 (Children £7.50; £35) / 01424 462288


Poperatic man band.

Fri 14 Jul

£23 / 01424 462288

Brian Conley: The Greatest Entertainer

The popular performer and TV personality presents his all-new variety-style show.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

  • Directed by: Rob Bettinson
  • Written by: Alan Janes

Celebrate the man and the music as the popular touring production of the rock musical rolls into town again.

Tue 2 May

£27–£30 (Children £16.50 under 18s) / 01424 462288

Wed 3 May

£27–£30 (Children £16.50 under 18s) / 01424 462288

Thu 4 May

£27–£30 (Children £16.50 under 18s) / 01424 462288

…and 2 more dates until 6 May

Chris & Pui Roadshow

CBeebies favourites Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee present a show packed with songs, games and fun for the smallest members of the family.

Wed 12 Apr

£10.50–£13.50 (Children £11.50; £46) / 01424 462288

Cinema Live

A talented cast of singers and musicians from many touring and West End shows perform soundtrack favourites from the 1980s and 1990s including Footloose, Purple Rain, The Power Of Love and many more.

Sat 22 Apr

£25; £19.50 friends / 01424 462288

Classic Rock USA

Rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.

Thu 20 Apr

£21; £18 friends (£19.50) / 01424 462288

Comedy Benefit: Ape-ril Fools

Marcus Brigstocke, Tony Law, Dave Johns, Nish Kumar, Suzi Ruffell, Natasia Demetriou and others will be monkeying around in aid of the Sumatran Orangutan Society.

Sat 1 Apr

£22.50 (£18) / 01424 462288

Dean Friedman

The pop troubadour who thanked his lucky stars in the 70s is experiencing a revival.

Tue 9 May

£25 / 01424 462288

Ellen Kent's La Bohème

Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.

Mon 8 May

£21.50–£35 / 01424 462288

The Elvis Years

See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.

Sat 10 Jun

£24 (£20.50; £20.50) / 01424 462288

From the Jam

Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.

Thu 30 Mar

£25.85 / 01424 462288

Thu 15 Jun

£25.85 / 01424 462288

Giovanni Pernice: Dance Is Life

Dance from Strictly's Giovanni Pernice and Luba Mushtuk.

Horrible Histories Live On Stage - The Best Of Barmy Britain

Could you beat battling Boudicca? Will you lose your heart or your head to Henry VIII? Can Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

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

Thu 26 Oct

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

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

Wed 24 May

The King Of Pop

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a Michael Jackson tribute show whose star performer Navi once earned a standing ovation from the King of Pop himself.

Sat 13 May

£24.50–£26 / 01424 462288

Legend: A Tribute to Bob Marley

Celebrate the music of Bob Marley with some of his greatest hits performed live by a talented cast.

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

The Little Mermaid

The Panto Company's version of the famous and ever-popular Hans Christian Andersen story.

Sat 29 Apr

£15 (Children £13 under 16s; £52) / 01424 462288


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

Tue 10 Oct

£35 / 01424 462288

Opera South East: The Magic Flute

Mozart's humanist masterpiece, with international soloists.

Fri 7 Apr

£13–£21 (£11–£19; accompanied children free) / 01424 462288

Sat 8 Apr

£13–£21 (£11–£19; accompanied children free) / 01424 462288

Purple Rain

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

Fri 25 Aug

£24 / 01424 462288

Remembering Fred

Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire.

Wed 31 May

£23.10–£40.15 / 01424 462288

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.

Tue 18 Apr

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane discusses why it's perfectly okay to be 20 but feel 40 (or vice versa) and explains why nobody really feels their age.

Shakin' Stevens

The eighties' singer with the famous hips performs his past hits to celebrate the anniversary of 30 years since the release of his first hit in the UK. In 1980 the singer released Hot Dog after years of touring and recording Stevens got his big break. His success in the eighties continued with the release of Marie Marie…

Sun 28 May

£22.50–£35 / 01424 462288

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

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01424 462288

Stars From The Commitments

A 10-piece soul band from Dublin, which features actual cast members and musicians from the original Commitments film, Hits include Mustang Sally, Chain Of Fools, Take Me To The River, Try A Little Tenderness and many more.

Sat 27 May

£26.50 / 01424 462288

Sat 29 Apr

£8 / 01424 462288

Tropicana Nights specialises in good old fashioned party nights.

A Variety Spectacular

An original show-stopping production featuring jazz, tap, ballet, West End excerpts and the latest pop and movie hits.

Thu 27 Apr

£15 (£13; £54) / 01424 462288

Fri 28 Apr

£15 (£13; £54) / 01424 462288

Vienna Festival Ballet: Cinderella

  • Written by: Sheila Styles

A fairytale ballet choreographed by Sheila Styles, set to a soundtrack of opera music by Rossini arranged and conducted by Chris Nicholls.

Mon 24 Apr

£23; £18.50 friends; £12.50 Dance Schools (Children £18 under 18s) / 01424 462288

The Wam Bam Club

An evening of spice and variety. Age 18+.

Fri 29 Sep

£26.50 (Members £25) / 01424 462288

West End Experience

Easter Youth Project students perform a selection of showtunes.

Sat 15 Apr

£12 ( £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01424 462288

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