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White Rock Theatre

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White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX

The White Rock Theatre is directly opposite Hastings pier. It’s about a ten-minute walk from the station and there are several hundred nearby parking spaces. Here’s a map and parking locations.

The theatre has a main auditorium seating 1,066 people (you see what they did there) facing onto a deep stage framed by a proscenium arch. It is a wide space with excellent site lines from all but the very end seats on the front rows which have a restricted partial view of the stage.

Shows at the White Rock are typically national tours of heritage and tribute acts, with the occasional contemporary show on the calendar. The theatre provides the main pantomime venue for the area, and also plays host to events for some of the larger local festivals.

Inside, the foyer gives access to a ground-floor bar and there is also a cafe bar upstairs with sea views and a circle bar on the top floor.

The cafe bar serves pre-show meals and light bites at reasonable prices – here’s the current menu.

As well as the main auditorium the theatre has the Sussex Hall. This is a large flat space with a sprung dance floor, it’s own bar and a full sound and light set up. It is generally used for private functions, seating 150 in cabaret style.

Details of all the spaces and their capacities can be found here.

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November 2019

The Magic of Motown at White Rock Theatre

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more are sensationally…

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The Life & Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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The Life And Rhymes Of Benjamin Zephaniah: A new tour for 2019 coming to Hastings 4th November. He befriended Nelson Mandela, fought in the 1980s race riots and recorded radical reggae music with Bob Marley’s former band. Benjamin Zephaniah was unable to read and write at school but became one of Britain’s most remarkable poets. And now he’s back to continue his first tour in eight years, which coincides with his remarkable autobiography, The Life And Rhymes Of Benjamin Zephaniah.…

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Kevin Bloody Wilson: Almost Awesome

November 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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A long time ago, a long way from anywhere, in a West Australian mining town called Kalgoorlie, the legend of Kevin Bloody Wilson was born. It all started innocently enough - just a guy with too much time on his hands changing the words to other people’s songs, and writing a few of his own, purely for the fun of it. Thirty-five years later, countless live gigs and millions of album sales down the track, Kevin Bloody Wilson has not…

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Blood Brothers

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multiaward winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it…

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Blood Brothers

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multiaward winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it…

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Blood Brothers

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multiaward winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it…

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Blood Brothers

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multiaward winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it…

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Blood Brothers

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multiaward winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it…

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Faith – The George Michael Legacy

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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Faith - The George Michael Legacy returns with a brand-new production for 2019. A stunning celebration remembering one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time. This energetic, vibrant musical journey brings to life 35 years of hits from George’s glittering career. This brand-new feel good show will have you dancing in the aisles for the biggest party night of the year. Performing all the hits from Freedom! ‘90 to Club Tropicana, Outside to Careless Whisper, the beautiful I Knew You…

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