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

There are 33 events at this location

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Alice In Wonderland: Pulse School Of Movement

See this classic tale brought to life through song and dance with an amateur child cast.

Fri 26 May

£13 / 01424 462288

  • 19:00

Babe, The Sheep-Pig

The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.

Tue 6 Jun

£13.50 / 01424 462288

Wed 7 Jun

£13.50 / 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'.

Fri 23 Jun

£19.50 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

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


Poperatic man band.

Fri 14 Jul

£23 / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

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

The Dyamond Dance Show

Students present a spectacular production of dance, singing and acting.

Sun 4 Jun

£16; £13 under 12s / 01424 462288

  • 19:00

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

  • 19:30

From the Jam

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

Thu 15 Jun

£25.85 / 01424 462288

Giovanni Pernice: Dance Is Life

Dance from Strictly's Giovanni Pernice and Luba Mushtuk.

Tue 4 Jul

£30.78 / 01424 462288

Hellfire Comedy Club

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Fri 16 Jun

£10–£15 / 01424 462288

  • 20:00

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

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

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


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

Puppetry of the Penis

Puppetry of the Penis features two Australians who manipulate their genitals into various shapes, objects and landmarks.

Fri 9 Jun

£23.50 / 01424 462288

  • 20:00

Purple Rain

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

Fri 25 Aug

£26.40 / 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. Remembering Fred features classic songs including 'Cheek To Cheek, 'Puttin’ On The Ritz'* and 'The Way You Look Tonight'.

Wed 31 May

£40.15 / 01424 462288

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

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

Seaside Treats Festival

Fund-raising musical event with The Sweet, Neville Staple Band and Sham 69.

Sat 3 Jun

£25.60–£26.60 / 01424 462288

  • 18:00

Shakin' Stevens

The swivel-hipped rock'n'roller, fondly remembered from the 1980s, tours in support of his critically acclaimed twelfth studio album Echoes Of Our Times, in which he explores his intriguing family history, blending blues, roots, Americana and classic rock.

Sun 28 May

£22.50–£35 / 01424 462288

Solid Gold 70s

The producers of Abba-Cadabra present another suitably cheesy show, with more than 30 hit songs from the likes of The Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, T-Rex, Tina Turner and Queen.

Fri 2 Jun

£22.50 (£19.50) / 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

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

  • 19:30

Totally Tina

Tribute to the American singer Tina Turner. Totally Tina recreates the spectacle of her live shows with a six-piece live band, four dancers and Justine Riddoch’s impersonation of the queen of rock and soul. Featuring hits including 'Simply The Best' and 'What’s Love Got To Do With It?'.

Sat 17 Jun

£23 (£21.50) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Fri 30 Jun

£8 / 01424 462288

Tropicana Nights specialises in good old fashioned party nights.

  • 20:30 – 01:00

The Wam Bam Club

An evening of spice and variety. Age 18+.

Fri 29 Sep

£26.50 (Members £25) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30


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

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