The White Rock Theatre
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.
Babe, The Sheep-Pig
The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.
Tue 6 Jun
90 acts in three stages will play the music of the famous band in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
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
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 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.
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.
Classic Rock USA
Rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.
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.
The pop troubadour who thanked his lucky stars in the 70s is experiencing a revival.
Ellen Kent's La Bohème
Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.
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.
From the Jam
Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.
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!
Thu 11 May
£14.50 ( £50) / 01424 462288
Joel Dommett: LIVE
The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
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.
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.
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)'.
The Little Mermaid
The Panto Company's version of the famous and ever-popular Hans Christian Andersen story.
Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.
Opera South East: The Magic Flute
Mozart's humanist masterpiece, with international soloists.
Fri 7 Apr
A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.
Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire.
Russell Brand: Re:Birth
The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.
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.
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…
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.
A Variety Spectacular
An original show-stopping production featuring jazz, tap, ballet, West End excerpts and the latest pop and movie hits.
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.
The Wam Bam Club
An evening of spice and variety. Age 18+.