About The White Rock Theatre

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.




What's on at The White Rock Theatre

White Rock Theatre is great at publishing regular events on their FaceBook page as well as providing news updates to keep you in the loop:


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18 hours ago

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Life-long Aretha Franklin fan and power-house vocalist, Letitia George (The Voice) stars in this heartfelt and uplifting dedication to the Queen of Soul on Sun 10 Feb. Find out more and book here: bit.ly/2H8CCz4 ... See MoreSee Less

24 hours ago

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On Saturday, The White Rock Theatre had a new boss for the day in 10 year old George Killick. George won a 'Be The Boss' writing competition that put him in charge of our iconic venue and loved every minute of it! Watch him being a 'tough boss, but very fair' in the video of the day below... ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

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Looking ahead to next week for #Hastings live entertainment. The Circus of Horrors is a rock show & extreme circus experience not too be missed. Girl Power is an energetic, live concert show in homage to The Spice Girls. Jim Davidson brings his new tour to town and the iconic music of Queen is honoured by the acclaimed Mercury.
Something for everyone.
Full coming soon line up: bit.ly/1i9NsOP
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