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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  • Directed by: Nikolai Foster
  • Written by: Martin Charnin (lyrics)

The Hastleons present an adaptation of Broadway musical about a red-haired orphan girl growing up in a 1930s New York orphanage.

Sat 22 Oct

£11–£15 (Children £9 under 16s) / 01424 462288

Bubbles & Buble

Mark Daniels performs as the Canadian crooner, covering his pop and swing hits.

Thu 8 Dec

£25.50 / 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.

Thu 3 Nov

£24 ( £22) / 01424 462288

Christmas Tropicana

Resident DJs spin festive favourites and 1980s anthems.

Sat 10 Dec

£12 / 01424 462288

Dr Hook

Dennis Locorriere brings his incarnation of Dr Hook to town.

Wed 9 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01424 462288

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Hastings Gang Show

Scouts and Guides perform music, topical comedy, drama and dance.

Thu 24 Nov

Fri 25 Nov

£13.50 (£10) / 01424 462288

Sat 26 Nov

£13.50 (£10) / 01424 462288

Hastings Philharmonic Choir

The choir performs a range of songs, cantatas and motets as well as new works and arrangements by contemporary composers.

Sat 12 Nov

£6–£21 / 01424 462288

The History Of Everything In 60 Mins (More Or Less)

The debut solo show from Ben Watson, who goes on a fast-paced, silly, surreal and satirical adventure through history.

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate are one of the most successful British bands ever to come out of the 1970s, and are still performing to worldwide audiences today reliving some of their greatest hits including their signature song You Sexy Thing.

Fri 2 Dec

£26.50 / 01424 462288

Islands In The Stream

Tribute to the king and queen of country: Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton.

Thu 1 Dec

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Islands in the Stream

Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Thu 1 Dec

£23 (£20.50) / 01424 462288

Jack The Ripper: The Real Truth: Presented By Trevor Marriott

A one-man show packed with pictures from 1888 showing original crime scene photographs of the victims and the suspects together with many other original photographs from 1888 relative to the murders.

Jodi Picoult: Small Great Things

The bestselling author signs copies of her book, Small Great Things.

John Challis: Only Fools & Boycie

John Challis, who played Boycie in BBC comedy Only Fools & Horses, shares stories and anecdotes from his career.

Tue 8 Nov

Jongleurs On The Road

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter.

Wed 16 Nov

£12 / 01424 462288

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Kevin Bloody Wilson

Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.

Mon 28 Nov

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

APL Theatre presents an enchanting adaptation of C S Lewis' timeless story about four young evacuees Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy and what happens when they open the wardrobe doors, push through the fur coats and enter the wondrous land of Narnia.

Omid Djalili

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

Sat 11 Feb 2017

£25.50 / 01424 462288

Peter Pan

Boyband sensation Jaymi Hensley takes on the high-flying title role in East Sussex's must-see pirate adventure.

Fri 16 Dec

£16–£24 / 01424 462288

Sat 17 Dec

£16–£24 / 01424 462288

Mon 19 Dec

£16–£24 / 01424 462288

…and 11 more dates until 31 Dec

A Pocketful Of Grimms (Over 4s)

Let the magical storyteller from Story Pocket Theatre whisk you away to a land of fables and wonder to explore some of the favourite fairy tales ever told. Featuring Hansel And Gretel, the original Beauty And The Beast, Rumpelstiltskin and more.

Tue 25 Oct

£11.50 (Children £10.50 under 16s) / 01424 462288

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Pride And Prejudice

  • Directed by: Deborah Bruce
  • Written by: Simon Reade (adapt)

The spirited Bennet sisters haplessly search for love and dashing Mr Darcy unwittingly finds his match in Jane Austen's enduring romantic comedy, adapted for the stage by Joannah Tincey and directed by Abigail Anderson.

Mon 14 Nov

£20 / 01424 462288

Remembering Fred

A tribute to Fred Astaire.

Wed 31 May 2017

£21–£36.50 / 01424 462288

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.

Thu 23 Mar 2017

Rock Around The Christmas Tree

Festive variety entertainment and food.

Fri 2 Dec

Sat 3 Dec

Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

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Sam Bailey

The former prisoner officer turned songstress who won the 2013 X Factor takes her debut album The Power Of Love on the road.

Fri 18 Nov

£32.30 / 01424 462288

Sean Lock: Keep it Light

The team captain of Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats presents his latest live show.

Fri 9 Dec

Sensational 60's Experience

The Marmalade, Herman’s Hermits, Chris Farlowe and Steve Ellis’ Love Affair perform their evergreen hits.

Sat 29 Oct

£26 (£22) / 01424 462288

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2016

Local schools perform various different Shakespeare plays. See Shakespeare performed as has never been seen before.

Tue 15 Nov

£10 (£8.50) / 01424 462288

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 2017

£22.50–£35 / 01424 462288

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Simon Evans: In The Money

Observational stand-up from host of BBC Radio 4's Goes to Market.

Mon 31 Oct

£15.50 / 01424 462288

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook

Katie Markham delivers this celebration of one of our generation's finest singer-songwriters with performances of songs from the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25.

Thu 27 Oct

Theatre Of Terror

A spooky themed tour of the 90 year old theatre.

Fri 28 Oct

£8 / 01424 462288

Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit

The award-winning stand-up presents her hour of acerbic wit and incisive, offbeat gags. The popular joker is well prepared as her many TV credits include Mock The Week, Dave's One Night Stand, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and the occasional brain dump of useless facts on QI.

Thu 23 Mar 2017

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