The White Rock Theatre

The White Rock Theatre
White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JX
  • Box office 01424 462288
  • General enquiries 01424 462280
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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.

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ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

Tue 21 Mar

£23 / 01424 462288

Bobby Socs & Blue Jeans

Kytsun Wolfe is joined by all-girl group The Ponytails and The 5 Pennies, for a night of 1950s and 60s nostalgia, featuring top hits by the likes of Elvis, John Lennon, Cliff, Roy Orbison, Mick Jagger, Billy Fury, Gene Pitney, Adam Faith, Davy Jones, The Hollies, The Bee Gees and Gerry & The Pacemakers.

Thu 2 Feb

£23 (£20; £18.40) / 01424 462288


New play by award winning playwright Ali Taylor on the social and personal impact of spiralling housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of the forced relocation away from London.

Wed 25 Jan

Pay what you like / 01424 462288

Thu 26 Jan

Pay what you like / 01424 462288

Cbeebies Spotbots Present Treasure Island

An adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's swashbuckling adventure, featuring Callum Donnelly, Richard Franks and Robin Hatcher from Spotbots.

Sun 5 Feb

£15 (£52 four people) / 01424 462288

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The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Fri 27 Jan

Cirque Enchantment

Concert-style cirque production with eclectic musical soundtrack.

Sat 21 Jan

£18–£22 / 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

Georgie Fame

The legendary singer and Hammond B3 player performs his original jazz and R&B numbers alongside music from the artists that have influenced him.

Mon 27 Mar

£23 / 01424 462288

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Golly Gosh Music Night

A night of nostalgia, as local bands The Kytes, Rockin' Ambassadors and 6 Hr Stint, pay homage to classic hits from the 1950s onwards.

Fri 3 Feb

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

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Directed by: Bill Kenwright
  • Written by: Tim Rice (lyrics)

Bill Kenwright's production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical returns, with X Factor winner Joe McElderry starring as the boy with the troublesome coat.

Tue 14 Feb

…and 2 more dates until 18 Feb

Legend: A Tribute to Bob Marley

Does exactly what it says on the tin.

Menopause the Musical

Parody musical, featuring tunes from the 60s–80s, follows four women in a department store who appear to have nothing in common but a bra on sale. Naturally, come the end of the show, they realise they share more than they originally thought.

Tue 28 Mar

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Omid Djalili

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Sat 11 Feb

£25.50 / 01424 462288

Purple Rain

A tribute to Prince.

Fri 25 Aug

£24 / 01424 462288

Remembering Fred

A tribute to Fred Astaire.

Wed 31 May

£21–£36.50 / 01424 462288

Rich Lown

The singer-songwriter from East Sussex performs his self-penned folk and rock originals with a backing band. Support from Holly Fraser and Shannon Wheatley.

Fri 24 Mar

£17.50 / 01424 462288

Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South

Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.

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Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up …

Him of Marion & Geoff, Gavin & Stacey and The Trip fame, the one with the Welsh accent and the funnies, is bringing a brand new stand-up show out on tour.

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

The Take That Experience

Performs the hits of the re-formed 1990s boy band.

Fri 20 Jan

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Think Floyd

The tribute band pays homage to the legendary rock outfit.

Sat 28 Jan

£24 / 01424 462288

The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain

The ensemble performs classical and rock favourites.

Sun 12 Feb

£25 ( £20.50) / 01424 462288

Wisdom Of A Fool

  • Directed by: Kenny Clayton
  • Written by: Jack Lane and Martyn Bell

Jack Lane's one-man show tells the story of 'Chaplin's favourite clown', the entertainer Norman Wisdom, from his difficult and lonely childhood to success on the silver screen. In the play, co-written with Martyn Bell, Lane plays 30 different characters - and his genuine Gump suit was loaned by Wisdom's son and daughter.

Fri 10 Feb

£20 ( £16.50) / 01424 462288

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.

Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit

Razor-sharp wit and incisive, offbeat gags from the award-winning stand-up.

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