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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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August 2019

Be Bop A Lula comes to Hastings

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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The West End smash hit comes to town starring five giants of rock’n’roll – Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. . . In 1960 American rockers Eddie and Gene flew in from the States and were joined by British heartthrob Billy Fury for the UK’s very first multi-artist rock’n’roll tour. Reviewers were appalled by the on stage antics. Audiences screamed their approval. British youth culture was born.

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Mad Professor presents Root Daughters Sister Aisha, Sandra Cross

August 24 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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We bring a classy night of Dub experimentation a week before the Festival with Mad Professor presents Roots Daughters inna Dub Session ft Sister Aisha, Sandra Cross, Redhead Q, Lady Margo and Zeena Banks - Live Dub from the UK finest Dub Master - support from Earl Gateshead, Dan Wiltshire and Mighty Sounds

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September 2019

Bee Gees Fever

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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Since 1999 Bee Gees Fever have been wowing audiences across the UK and Europe with their stunning live tribute to the music of the Brothers Gibb. From soulful ballads to high-energy disco classics, the band faithfully recreates the songs that made the Bee Gees musical legends. Bee Gees Fever perform all songs completely live: no backing tracks; no sequencers; just five guys, their voices and their instruments creating an undeniably authentic show packed with raw energy.

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Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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EXTRA DATE ADDED Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket. jimmycarr.com | @jimmycarr | IG: jimmycarr

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The Roy Orbison Story

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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Featuring chart busting hits originally performed made famous by George Harrison, Jerry lee Lewis, The Spencer Davis Group, Jeff Lynne, Jerry Lee Lewis & The Traveling Wilburys, all backed by phenomenally talented musicians culminating in an incredible fusion of ‘60s solid gold classics and ‘80s contemporary musical genius all on one stage.

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Barry Steele and Friends – The Roy Orbison Story

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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White Rock Theatre - Hastings Thursday 12th September - 2019 Roy Orbison, the man with the sunglasses, who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads remains one of the most distinctive performers in modern music.Barry Steele has been stunning audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of this legendary entertainer, winning rave reviews across the globe.Now he is set to ‘put the rock back into Roy’ in The Roy Orbison Story, which puts a…

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Dreamboys 2019

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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If you’re looking for the very best girls night out in the UK, look no further than these incredible stripping hunks. An action packed 2 hour Show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more!!! This is one action packed show full of Music, Muscle, Magic and Mayhem that will leave you breathless which you simply cannot afford to miss!!! Book your Tickets now before it’s too late!!!

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The Chicago Blues Brothers

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up which has jump started the legacy of Jake and Elwood for a new generation with its modern twist on this cult classic and an energy and spirit that is impossible to resist. Back with a Brand new mission, The Chicago Blues Brothers are heading for Detroit to take on some of the biggest and most loved Motown anthems along…

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October 2019

Les Endos: The Ultimate Genesis Show

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
White Rock Theatre, White Rock
Hastings,TN34 1JX
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Los Endos – Ultimate Genesis capture all the drama and excitement of a Genesis gig from the 70’s and 80’s. Los Endos is a long established tribute band, committed to bringing Genesis fans a thrilling show of the highest quality by presenting to the audience a stunning visual experience with unbelievable sound quality. There is a growing army of fans throughout the world that now recognise that these shows are the only way to rediscover a live experience of the…

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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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