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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:

COMING UP NEXT

The History of Everything in 60 Mins (More or Less)

November 17, 2017, 7:00pm - November 17, 2017, 8:00pm

The History of Everything in 60 Mins (More or Less)

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Peter Pans Mr Smee washes back up on the shores of The White Rock Theatre as “Serial Hastings panto legend” Ben Watson brings his one man comedy show back by popular demand. fresh from its sell-out successes in London and Brighton. Silly, surreal and satirical, this fast-paced comic adventure through history takes you from the dawn of time to the present day. From Ancient Rome to the Millennium Dome, Telegraphy to the mobile phone, Tudors, Trump and Tory capers, Persians, peace signs and The Panama Papers.

Suitable for audiences, time-travellers and historians over the age of 14.

33 interested  ·  16 going
The History of Everything in 60 mins (more or less!)

November 17, 2017, 7:30pm - November 17, 2017, 8:45pm

The History of Everything in 60 mins (more or less!)

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

'Serial Hastings Panto legend' Ben Watson returns to the White Rock early this year!

Everything you ever wanted to know about everything ... ever. Silly, surreal and satirical fastpaced comic adventure through history — from the dawn of time to the present day. From Ancient Rome to the Millennium Dome, Telegraphy to the mobile phone, Tudors, Trump and Tory capers, Persians, peace signs and the Panama papers. Musical and sketch comedy with a sprinkling of cabaret and spoken word poetry.

Reviews for The History Of Everything In 60 Mins (more or less):
Broadway Baby - ★★★★ 'One to watch out for'
Fringe Guru - ★★★★ 'This superb performance is worth 60 minutes of anyone’s day.'

And for Ben Watson:
'A true comedy diva, John Cleese with sex appeal’ – The Scotsman
‘Part Lee Evans, part Jim Carrey – a manic performance of the first order’ – The Stage

Suggested age: 13+ (swearing once)
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Total 80s

November 17, 2017, 7:30pm - November 17, 2017, 9:30pm

Total 80s

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

It’s time to back comb that hair and slip on the shell suit as we take you back to the eighties with an all new production of Total 80’s. No other era has had such a colourful and diverse influence.

Celebrating the amazing musical landscape of this time with all of your favourite hits from artists such as Wham!, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, A-Ha, Cyndi Lauper and many more. This is a theatre show unlike any other, it’s a party atmosphere it will evoke memories you’d forgotten. Performed by an incredible 7 piece band, that recreate the magic to take you back in time to when it was cool to be different!

47 interested  ·  14 going
The Stylistics

November 18, 2017, 7:30pm - November 18, 2017, 10:00pm

The Stylistics

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

The Stylistics are known instantly for their recognisable hits such as the Grammy nominated ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’, plus numerous classics including ‘Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)’, ‘Let’s Put it All Together’, ‘Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart’, ‘You Are Everything’, ‘Betcha By Golly Wow’ plus lots more. They are one of the most iconic and best selling soul groups in history.

The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breathtaking, playing to everyone with the hits that made them a household name.

81 interested  ·  27 going
Hastings Gang show

November 23, 2017, 7:00pm - November 25, 2017, 9:00pm

Hastings Gang show

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

The annual Hastings Gang Show returns this November for its biggest and best year yet!

42 interested  ·  74 going
The Nutcracker

November 26, 2017, 7:30pm - November 26, 2017, 10:00pm

The Nutcracker

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Russian National Ballet is coming to the UK to delight you with beautiful new production of Nutcracker Ballet.

A nutcracker who may just be a handsome prince in disguise – prepare to enter a magical new world.

The Christmas story is based on "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" written by E.T.A. Hoffmann. It tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeier gives her a Nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve which turns into a prince and the magic starts…

39 interested  ·  5 going
Russian National Ballet – Nutcracker Ballet

November 26, 2017, 7:30pm - November 26, 2017, 9:30pm

Russian National Ballet – Nutcracker Ballet

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Russian National Ballet
Presents

The Nutcracker – An eternal seasonal favourite.
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet is coming to the UK to delight you with beautiful new production of Nutcracker Ballet.

A nutcracker who may just be a handsome prince in disguise – prepare to enter a magical new world.

The Christmas story is based on "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" written by E.T.A. Hoffmann. It tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeier gives her a Nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve which turns into a prince and the magic starts…

This is the ultimate and beautiful fairy-tale where goodness and beauty triumph.

Set designer Lubov Sidelnikova says - ‘The Nutcracker - a delightful and kind fairy tale with a gemstone of Tchaikovsky's music. Therefore, I wanted to embed the set design of the Ballet as perfect dream of a flawless world where everyone is happy, and good always triumphs over evil. People are always trying to beautify their life and through beauty we try to create harmony and joy. In the set design of The Nutcracker I tried to create a sense of lightness and convey a celebration mood.’

Wonderful treat full of glitter for the whole family!

For more information, please go to www.russian-national-ballet.com
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106 interested  ·  15 going
TEA DANCE

November 27, 2017, 2:00pm - November 27, 2017, 4:00pm

TEA DANCE

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

The White Rock Theatre provides the perfect setting for all the grace and glamour of a traditional tea dance.

Take to the floor for an afternoon of Ballroom and Latin dancing. Your hostess, Top Hat, will be on hand helping to recall memories of a forgotten era whilst creating memories of a new one. Included in the price is a high tea.

There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.

Jive Talkin Perform the Bee Gees

November 30, 2017, 7:30pm - November 30, 2017, 10:00pm

Jive Talkin' Perform the Bee Gees

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm.

This charismatic ensemble boasts stars from TV and London’s West End and is fronted by real-life family members Darren, Gary and Jack Simmons making for an unrivalled vocal harmony blend.

Backed up by a stunning band and live string section, you will be taken on an emotional journey from tender orchestrated 60’s classics such as Massachusetts and Words, to the 70’s Disco classics such as Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive and Tragedy.

This will be an unforgettable evening that will have you both reaching for your handkerchiefs and dancing in the aisles.

8 interested
Feeling Good: A Celebration of Michael Buble - Hastings

December 1, 2017, 7:00pm - December 1, 2017, 10:00pm

Feeling Good: A Celebration of Michael Buble - Hastings

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Featuring Mitchell Rutter one of the UK’s premiere Michael Buble impersonators, Feeling Good is a musical journey through the story and songs of one of the most important and successful male artists of recent decades.

The show takes you on a journey from Michael’s beginnings, through to hitting the big time, and features hits including Home, Haven’t Met You Yet, The Way You Look Tonight, Come Fly With Me, Cry Me A River, Save the Last Dance, and of course, Feeling Good.

Unique seven piece live band featuring Double Bass, Drums, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet, Baritone Sax & Alto Sax

16 interested
Feeling Good The Michael Buble Show

December 1, 2017, 7:30pm - December 1, 2017, 10:00pm

Feeling Good The Michael Buble Show

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Featuring Mitchell Rutter one of the UK’s premiere Michael Buble impersonators, Feeling Good is a musical journey through the story and songs of one of the most important and successful male artists of recent decades.

The show takes you on a journey from Michael’s beginnings, through to hitting the big time, and features hits including Home, Haven’t Met You Yet, The Way You Look Tonight, Come Fly With Me, Cry Me A River, Save the Last Dance, and of course, Feeling Good.

Unique seven piece live band featuring Double Bass, Drums, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet, Baritone Sax & Alto Sax

4 interested
Tropicana Nights The Ultimate 80s Party Night

December 2, 2017, 7:30pm - December 3, 2017, 1:00am

Tropicana Nights The Ultimate 80's Party Night

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Dig out those 80’s fashions and restyle your hair as The White Rock ‘steps back in time’.
Totally retro and full of your favorite 80s anthems our DJ will have you partying the night away in our transformed 80’s paradise.
Prizes for the best dressed!

25+

18 interested  ·  8 going
Money for nothing : Dire straits

December 3, 2017, 7:30pm - December 3, 2017, 8:00pm

Money for nothing : Dire straits

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands - Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money for Nothing a 'must see' for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan.

Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams. Behind him the line-up features top-class and experienced musicians that make this band a worthy tribute to Dire Straits. Aled and the entire band have studied Dire Straits in great depth to re-create their tribute to be as close as possible to the real thing.

Featuring all the hits from their first ever single ‘Sultans of Swing’ to ‘Brothers in Arms‘, ‘Walk of Life’ and their last single released in 1992 ‘The Bug’ - also the legendary ‘Money For Nothing’ (ft Sting) which was the first ever video played on MTV. The band also include versions from ‘On the Night’ and ‘Live @ The BBC‘.
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Jon Richardson

December 6, 2017, 8:00pm - December 6, 2017, 10:00pm

Jon Richardson

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?

Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be “with which to work”?

Best known as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Jon has been massively in demand for television and radio appearances including; Have I Got News For You (BBC ONE), Live At The Apollo (BBC ONE), Channel 4’s 'Comedy Gala Live At The 02’ and most recently ‘Taskmaster’ (DAVE). He can also be heard hosting ‘The Warm Up’ show on talkSPORT with Matt Forde every Saturday.
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111 interested  ·  32 going
A Gospel Christmas Powerhouse Gospel Choir Presents

December 7, 2017, 7:30pm - December 7, 2017, 10:00pm

A Gospel Christmas Powerhouse Gospel Choir Presents

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

The unique sound of Powerhouse Gospel Choir is found in the magical blend of their voices producing a sound that is soulful, passionate, uplifting and utterly captivating.
Most of these seasoned singers and musicians have worked with some of the world’s top artists and music legends, and have been singing together in various formations for many years.

Led by the inimitable T-Jae Cole one of the UK’s most respected gospel choir directors. T-Jae will have you singing Christmas Carols and songs in a way you never imagined.

7 interested
Boney M

December 8, 2017, 7:30pm - December 8, 2017, 8:00pm

Boney M

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Boney M are a Euro-Caribbean vocal group formed in 1976. Achieving major popularity during the disco era of the 70s and beyond.

Boasting multiple top ten singles and two number one albums in the UK alone, they also have UK number one’s with Mary’s Boy Child, Rivers of Babylon and Brown Girl in the Ring, as well as other huge hits including Daddy Cool, Sunny, Ma Baker, Belfast and Rasputin, and much more.

A must see for any disco fan!

66 interested  ·  7 going
Beauty and the Beast Sing-A-Long

December 9, 2017, 2:00pm - December 9, 2017, 7:00pm

Beauty and the Beast Sing-A-Long

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Singalonga Productions invite you to “Be our Guest” at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast. Join us as we celebrate the brand new adaptation of Disney’s iconic fairy tale with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in!.

This is your chance to sing your heart out to the Disney songs of your childhood such as “Be our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston” and not forgetting the “Beauty and The Beast”. Sing along with Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson in this romantic fairy tale and see if you can stop those tears at the end.

Our Singalonga host will start with a pre-show where they will warm up your voices, teach you some hand actions, show you how to use the famous Singalonga props bag during the film and when to Boo the arrogant Gaston and of course judge the fancy dress competition!

For those of you who have been abandoned somewhere on a desert Island and don’t know the story… Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

So some along and celebrate this “tale as old as time”, dress as your favourite character and get ready to feel part of a real fairy tale.
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81 interested  ·  6 going
Sleeping Beauty

December 15, 2017, 7:00pm - December 29, 2017, 6:00pm

Sleeping Beauty

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

With over 20,000 theatregoers attending pantomime at The White Rock Theatre each festive season, it’s never too early to book.

Once upon a time in a land far away, the beautiful Princess Aurora is given a sixteenth birthday present by her evil godmother Carabosse. By pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel she is placed under a cruel curse and forced to sleep for 100 years. Can true love survive and the handsome Prince Charming break the spell? Can Aurora’s hilarious best friend Muddles help save the town and who will outwit the evil Enchantress and foil her wicked plans? With magic, music, comedy and special effects, make Sleeping Beauty the pantomime of your dreams and book tickets now.

With generous discounts for groups, concessions and special rates for schools available for selected performances, book your seats today.
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Christmas Carols and Mince Pies

December 17, 2017, 2:00pm - December 17, 2017, 5:00pm

Christmas Carols and Mince Pies

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Get into the festive spirit and celebrate with the White Rock Theatre and enjoy an afternoon of Christmas carols with our selection of yuletide treats.

8 interested
Some Guys Have All The Luck The Rod Stewart Story

January 13, 2018, 7:30pm - January 13, 2018, 8:00pm

Some Guys Have All The Luck The Rod Stewart Story

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time.

The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as Sailing, You’re In My Heart, and Tonight’s The Night as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.
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The Adult Panto - Sinbad the Seaman

January 14, 2018, 7:30pm - January 14, 2018, 8:00pm

The Adult Panto - Sinbad the Seaman

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Hot of the heels of last year’s Adult Panto - PUSS & DICK the Market Theatre Company return to bring to life the story of Sinbad the Sailor and his epic adventures across the seas to defeat the one-eyed monster - packing it with corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo!

With a minimum of set, props and costume the fearless company of 3 will take this traditional story and distort it almost beyond recognition.

Featuring Nick Hooton, Carrie Laurence and Pip Johnson - who, with the help of various traditional pantomime characters (and some not so traditional) will keep you entertained and prolong the all too short seasonal spirit!

Get ready for an evening of slick, fast-moving, farcical fun and bawdy sexual innuendo (did we mention the innuendo?) for adults only.

Not suitable for under 16’s.
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Beautiful Noise A Neil Diamond Story

January 18, 2018, 7:30pm - January 18, 2018, 10:30pm

Beautiful Noise A Neil Diamond Story

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Over 50 years since his first hit single and with sales of over 100 million records, the legend that is Neil Diamond is without doubt one of the greatest performers and best-selling artists of all time.

Beautiful Noise, performed by Fisher Stevens and his sensational band, is Europe’s leading Neil Diamond show, charting the story of Neil’s fantastic career and telling the story of the man behind the songs - taking the audience on an unforgettable journey through his life and music.

Fisher combines authentic vocals with a relaxed sense of humour to deliver a Diamond-studded night of musical entertainment. This spectacular evening re-visits over five decades of sparkling musical gems including Love On The Rocks, Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, I am…I Said, America, Holy Holy, Red Red Wine, I’m A Believer and many more.

Get ready for a Beautiful Noise.
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Tea and Tour

January 23, 2018, 2:00pm - January 23, 2018, 4:00pm

Tea and Tour

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Enjoy the fantastic surroundings of the White Rock Theatre as we delve behind the scenes of Hastings’ premier entertainment venue.
In addition to seeing the backstage areas you will be given an insight into the history of the venue and the many departments that make the theatre run successfully.
The tour starts at 2pm and is followed by a delicious afternoon tea at 3pm.
Limited tickets available.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

January 24, 2018, 7:30pm - January 24, 2018, 10:00pm

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he’s close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong…or very right. And suddenly Jekyll has a new friend, the brutal Edward Hyde.

A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on…treat your dark side!
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Let the Music Play: A celebration to Barry White

January 25, 2018, 7:30pm - January 25, 2018, 10:00pm

Let the Music Play: A celebration to Barry White

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Hailing from Atlanta Georgia USA, William Hicks has carved out a career in his own right and is “Known for a big man with a big voice” and what better voice and presence could there be to pay tribute to and celebrate the music of the legend that is Mr Barry White.

William Hicks tours with his own live orchestra and three piece female group The Supreme Dreamgirls with the intention to bring to you an experience as close to the real man and his music as possible.

Worldwide Barry White earned both platinum and gold discs with combined sales of over 100 million and his live shows remained sold out.

Hear all the hits: “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe”, You’re The First My Last My Everything”, along with “Never Never Gonna Give You Up”, “Ecstasy”, “Your Sweetness Is My Weakness”, and “Love Theme”

Book now for what is sure to be a great night!
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PIGS ghost hunt at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings, 26/01/2018

January 26, 2018, 8:30pm - January 27, 2018, 1:30am

PIGS' ghost hunt at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings, 26/01/2018

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

****Event Now fully booked ****

Join us as we investigate The White Rock Theatre, in Hastings.
*Small teams looking to collect evidence of the ghosts.
*latest equipment including thermal imaging available for all to use
*Live CCTV streamed back to the big screen in the base room
*Technical and spiritual experiments
*Light refreshments provided.
*Experienced team of investigators


A ghostly apparition of a female figure hurrying about the building, described as wearing an old fashioned nurse uniform and seems to be carrying someone in her arms. Long skirt, white apron, Cap. She’s seen walking through walls.
Poltergeist activity has been reported in the theatre. Theatre goers have seen an old man wearing a raincoat vanish into thin air. Performers have had experiences in their dressing rooms which gave them the distinct knowledge that they were not alone.
The original East Sussex Hospital was replaced with the White Rock Pavilion which was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales in April 1927. The pavilion underwent a further re-modification in 1937 and again in 1985 when it was renamed the White Rock Theatre.
From its very beginning Hastings Borough Council ran the Theatre. As the years went by and the Theatre continued to run at a loss, the council decided to close the Theatre down. This announcement was met with the fierce opposition from local people and groups rallied round in support of the White Rock. In May 2002 Clear Channel Entertainment, took over management of the venue. On February 1st, 2009, HQ Theatres took over as operator of the White Rock in partnership with Hastings Borough Council.
The cost for the night is £45 per head, 8.00pm for an 8.30pm start. The night will finish at 1.30am, by which time you will have had the chance to experience what it is like to be a paranormal investigator, and had the opportunity to try a mixture of traditional techniques as well as modern technology to try to decide for yourselves – WHO HAUNTS The White Rock Theatre?

You can secure your place with a deposit, we require the balance of the deposit by 1st January 2018, we will refund deposits up until the 1st of December 2017. You can either pay the balance of a deposit above or we will invoice you closer to the time.


Put Friday 26th January in your calendar, you won't want to miss it!
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Madama Butterfly

January 30, 2018, 7:30pm - January 30, 2018, 10:00pm

Madama Butterfly

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Starring the Korean soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*

Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.

One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

3 interested  ·  1 going
Chinese New Year Celebration

February 1, 2018, 2:30pm - February 1, 2018, 10:00pm

Chinese New Year Celebration

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Come and join the celebration as Chinese New Year lands in Hastings with a unique and exciting show of cultural spectacle.

Touring across the country to celebrate the biggest festive event on Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year Extravaganza features a team of performers showcasing amazing Chinese performing arts. From the cheerful spirit of the auspicious Lion Dance, to the majestic and awe-inspiring contortion, the show is a colourful display of Chinese cultural tradition.

Witness the daring stunts of Chinese acrobatics alongside energetic kung fu performance, the ancient magic of Face Changing and more.

This colourful and action-packed show is the perfect entertainment for all ages to enjoy on this auspicious occasion. Do not miss!

The Rocket Man: A Tribute to Sir Elton John

February 2, 2018, 7:30pm - February 2, 2018, 10:00pm

The Rocket Man: A Tribute to Sir Elton John

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Entertainers are proud to present The Rocket Man: a tribute to Multi-Grammy award-winning legend and superstar, Sir Elton John.

Join us on a musical journey, charting the rise to fame of one of the biggest selling artiste of all time.

Combining breath-taking vocal and piano performances, flamboyant costumes, a dazzling light show - all accompanied by an outstanding band and backing vocals.

Travel back in time and be treated to all the hits such as Crocodile Rock, Philadelphia Freedom, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, Are You Ready for Love, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues, Tiny Dancer, Your Song and of course Rocket Man.

Gerry and the Pacemakers Farewell Tour With Special Guests

February 3, 2018, 7:30pm - February 3, 2018, 8:00pm

Gerry and the Pacemakers Farewell Tour With Special Guests

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

We are delighted to welcome Gerry and the Pacemakers to the White Rock Theatre on their farewell tour. Don’t miss what is officially the last chance to see the legend Gerry Marsden before he retires along side his band. Gerry and the Pacemakers burst onto the scene with three consecutive number one hits – How Do You Do It, I Like It and You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Now, the iconic band return to Hastings to perform in this special show, alongside special guests The Merseybeats & Steve Ellis of the Love Affair.

3 interested
Milton Jones: Is Out There

February 4, 2018, 8:00pm - February 4, 2018, 10:00pm

Milton Jones: Is Out There

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn’t just forgotten his keys. He’s holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. In his brand new show he’ll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn’t include this press release obviously).

He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat. Milton will be talking about his life so far - the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made. But perhaps he should give all this up and seek the highest office in the land - but how do you get a desk and a swivel chair up a mountain? Oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too. Can we do worse than the politicians we already have? Yes we can!

ABSURDIST ONE-LINE MASTERPIECES’ - The Times

‘THE BEST ONE-LINER MERCHANT IN BRITISH COMEDY’ - Chortle

‘PUN-DERFUL JONES LEAVES THE AUDIENCE GAGGING FOR MORE’ ***** - Metro
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The King is Back: Ben Portsmouth

February 9, 2018, 8:00pm - February 9, 2018, 10:00pm

The King is Back: Ben Portsmouth

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist.

In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title.

Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Social media forums are overwhelmed with fans demanding his return to their country.

Ben will bring his unique style, charisma with 10 piece band and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.

1 interested  ·  2 going
Movies make Memories - Rye Dance School

February 10, 2018, 3:00pm - February 10, 2018, 6:00pm

Movies make Memories - Rye Dance School

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Rye Dance Centre follows the success of their last show ‘Super Duper’ by presenting their latest biannual show ‘Movies Make Memories’.

The talented young pupils of Rye Dance Centre will once again give an unmissable show that will captivate and enthral! There will be a collection of dances, both old and new, in a variety of styles and types, that will showcase the skills of these vibrant performers.

While also featuring some of their award winning dances, Rye Dance Centre’s latest show will be themed around movies: entertainment for everyone with movies ranging throughout the years. An unmissable performance…


Drop Everything! Book your seats today.

Suggs - What A King CNUT - Hastings White Rock Theatre

February 11, 2018, 7:30pm - February 11, 2018, 10:30pm

Suggs - What A King CNUT - Hastings White Rock Theatre

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Tickets: bit.ly/SuggsCNUT
Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 4th October 2017

Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, sell out tour, ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again with a brand new show.
If the first show was about how on Earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did.
Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace. Nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Watching his underpants fall to earth on Bowie’s driveway.
Things have gone a smidge surreal since the Madness frontman was a twelve year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London.
Constantly expecting that inevitable tap on the shoulder to hear ‘what are you doing here, Sunshine?’ how has he got this far? In this business you can be washed up at any minute. How has he managed to get away with it for so long?
Fame is a tightrope and Suggs has fallen off many times.

But for all the near death experiences he takes great solace in the words of the Greek philosopher, Blondie:
‘the tide is high, but I’m holding on…’

Suggs - What A King Cnut - A Life in the Realm of Madness… 2018 Tour Dates
Tickets: bit.ly/SuggsCNUT
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Suggs: What A King Cnut

February 11, 2018, 7:30pm - February 11, 2018, 10:30pm

Suggs: What A King Cnut

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, sell out tour, ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again with a brand new show.

If the first show was about how on Earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did.

Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace. Nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Watching his underpants fall to earth on Bowie’s driveway.

Things have gone a smidge surreal since the Madness frontman was a twelve year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London.

Constantly expecting that inevitable tap on the shoulder to hear ‘what are you doing here, Sunshine?’ how has he got this far? In this business you can be washed up at any minute. How has he managed to get away with it for so long?

Fame is a tightrope and Suggs has fallen off many times.

But for all the near death experiences he takes great solace in the words of the Greek philosopher, Blondie: ‘the tide is high, but I’m holding on…’

Ticket on sale dates:
White Rock Friends: Thu 5 Oct 10am
General sale: Fri 6 Oct 10am
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Defrosted

February 13, 2018, 2:00pm - February 13, 2018, 7:00pm

Defrosted

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

A big bonkers blast of fun with super-duo Cat (the Spot Bots Mermaid on CBeebies) & Nicko. Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your pants off & get snowed on! Join these lovable clowns and the magical freezer for silliness, songs & parodies; the kids save the day.

“Funny from the moment they strut onto the stage” - Broadway Baby

“Defrosted is an iced gem… Silly for all the right reasons” - Fringe Review

STV’s Best Children’s Shows Edinburgh ‘15.

Cirque Enchantment

February 14, 2018, 7:30pm - February 14, 2018, 8:00pm

Cirque Enchantment

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Winter magic and Enchantment is heading to UK Theatres from this JanuaryThanks to Umbrella Productions new show CIRQUE ENCHANTMENT! This concert style cirque production features stunning choreography, breathtaking vocals and mesmerizing cirque performers.

The story focuses on a girl called Scarlett with a big imagination as she reads her Enchanted storybook. The circus in her mind comes to life live on stage. What follows is an adventure through good and evil lead by the captivating vocals of Miss Enchantra. With an eclectic musical soundtrack including current hits from One Direction, Sia, Paloma Faith, Rihanna and Beyonce in addition to a mix of classical, rock, dance and classic favorites.

Cirque Enchantment is a stunning production that will delight adults and children in equal measure.
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Women in Rock

February 17, 2018, 7:30pm - February 17, 2018, 10:30pm

Women in Rock

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

A dedication to the Greatest Female Rock Legends!

The UK’s only live show dedicated to the World’s greatest female rock legends. With three of the most powerful female singers on the live music scene to draw upon, together with an awesome touring band, Women In Rock delivers a show stopping performance covering all the great legends through the decades.

Women in Rock pay tribute to: Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jet, Heart, Vixen, Cher, Bonnie Tyler, Kiki Dee, Janice Joplin, Alanis Morrissette, Patti Smith, Halestorm and many more.

Not just a tribute, but a celebration of all Women who simply Rock!

“Women in Rock are arguably one of the finest bands we have ever put on.”

Hard Rock Café


“Women in Rock were outstanding. Their iconic rock anthems got everyone going right from the first song, everyone in the room was singing and dancing. They are all so talented and the girls really connect with the audience. Simply put, no matter who is coming to your event, these guys will hit the mark.”

Dawn Cheetham – Head of Culture and Development, TGI Fridays

“Well it’s not very often you go and see a Band for the first time and you’re blown away with the show. Women in Rock are the ones to watch out for. They are amazing. Every track they smashed it, great sound great vocals and WOW – can’t wait for next time!”

The Railway Bolton
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Viva Santana

March 18, 2018, 7:30pm - March 18, 2018, 10:30pm

Viva Santana

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Voted one of the top five must-see tribute bands by Classic Rock magazine, Viva Santana have taken their superb interpretation of the Carlos Santana Latino rock/blues back catalogue from Cuba to Spain.

Expect classy guitar licks set over danceable percussion as the band roll their way through Samba Pa Ti, Changes, Soul Sacrifice, Oye Como Va and other highlights from Santana’s 30-year career.

The seven-piece Viva Santana features Spanish wizard Marcos Rodriguez on electric and acoustic guitars.

An Evening with Ant Middleton

March 21, 2018, 7:30pm - March 21, 2018, 8:00pm

An Evening with Ant Middleton

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Ant Middleton, adventurer, survival expert, TV presenter, ex elite forces soldier, will be touring theatres across the UK in spring 2018, sharing his experiences and exploits as a modern day explorer and expedition leader.

Ant’s appetite for adventure and extremes has no limit and has led him to take on some amazing challenges both in the military and in his TV roles – SAS (Who Dares Wins), Mutiny and Escape (Channel 4).

In this adventure filled one-man show, Ant recounts his extraordinary life in the military - having achieved the elite forces holy trinity serving in the paras, marines and SAS - with tales that will defy belief for their sheer bravery and danger.

The tour also includes further tales and behind the scenes moments, revelations and gossip from his TV shows; and will give us an exclusive insight into his life and exciting future TV projects!
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Frankly Sinatra

March 23, 2018, 7:30pm - March 23, 2018, 10:00pm

Frankly Sinatra

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Direct from Las Vegas, the iconic music of Frank Sinatra is brought to life once again HIS WAY.

Acclaimed worldwide as the master of his craft, he starred as Frank for three seasons at Las Vegas’ legendary Sands Casino, created the role of Ol’ Blue Eyes in the original West End production of The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas that toured the USA, Canada and Europe and sold out the London Palladium (twice) and Royal Festival Hall with his own solo spectacular.

Stephen’s resemblance is” unsettlingly perfect” (The London Evening Standard). From sculpted hair and twinkling blue eyes, all the way down to his shiny black patent leather shoes, Stephen Triffitt truly is Sinatra.

Fly Me to the Moon; Mack the Knife; New York, New York; My Way; That’s Life; Under My Skin; Lady is a Tramp; My Kind of Town; All the Way and Luck Be a Lady delight spellbound audiences, all performed impeccably and with all of Frank’s legendary charm.
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Cbeebies’ Sarah and Duck

March 25, 2018, 1:30pm - March 25, 2018, 4:30pm

Cbeebies’ Sarah and Duck

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show. Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure.

1 going
James & Ola: Uncensored

March 27, 2018, 7:30pm - March 27, 2018, 10:30pm

James & Ola: Uncensored

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Catch the sexiest couple to come from the hit TV Show, Strictly Come Dancing in an uncensored show, packed full of high-energy dance routines and steamy scenes. Their true love story and world championship dance journey are brought together in one incredible dance show, which promises to leave you wanting more! Including a full cast of Dancers, Music and powerful production!

On sale:

White Rock Friends: Thu 19 Oct 10am
General on sale: Fri 20 Oct 10am

58 interested
Teechers

March 28, 2018, 1:30pm - March 28, 2018, 7:30pm

Teechers

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling ‘sink school’ for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-up-to-date soundtrack, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good. Will Mr Nixon abandon his students for a green and pleasant Grammar school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions? Crammed full of unforgettable characters, political left-hooks and razor-sharp comedy, Teechers is more relevant today than ever, a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.... See MoreSee Less

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Think Floyd

March 29, 2018, 7:30pm - March 29, 2018, 8:00pm

Think Floyd

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

This extraordinary band, dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, are renowned for their stunning celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest bands.

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason describes the band as “Brilliant! - They are really good.” In a recent interview on LBC the drummer commended Think Floyd and rather generously called them “better than we are”.

Think Floyd pride themselves in faithfully recreating Pink Floyd’s timeless music, backed by their dedicated team of sound and lighting engineers and an impressive laser light show, this exciting production will recreate all the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical excellence of Pink Floyd live on stage.

It’s no wonder Think Floyd are widely regarded as the UK’s number one Pink Floyd tribute show.

The brand new show for 2018 will feature the whole range of classic Pink Floyd from the Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals and much more.
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Signed, Sealed, Delivered A Tribute to Stevie Wonder

March 30, 2018, 7:30pm - March 30, 2018, 8:00pm

Signed, Sealed, Delivered A Tribute to Stevie Wonder

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Featuring Lejaune André, the star of ‘The Magic of Motown’.

If you love the music of Stevie Wonder, then you’ll love this smash hit show ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’.

Featuring back-to-back number ones including the Grammy award winning ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ as well as ‘Superstition’, ‘Higher Ground’, ‘Master Blaster’, ‘Sir Duke’, ‘Part-Time Lover’, ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ and the biggest international hit of all time – ‘I just Called To Say I Love You’ plus many, many more!

What’s more, to ensure we’ll have you all dancing in the aisles, our American star Lejaune André will be joined on stage by a fabulous seven-piece band, outstanding backing vocalists, and top dancers. So, get ready for the wonder that is… Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
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Swan Lake Vienna Festival Ballet presents

April 5, 2018, 7:30pm - April 5, 2018, 10:30pm

Swan Lake Vienna Festival Ballet presents

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

One of the best known love stories, performed by the ever popular Vienna Festival Ballet. Lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars, and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky make this a night not to be missed.

Swan Lake is the most popular ballet in the world. It’s the ballet that captures like no other the full range of human emotions - from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy.
Don’t miss this magical evening.

West End Experience White Rock Theatre Easter Youth Project 2018

April 15, 2018, 7:00pm - April 15, 2018, 10:00pm

West End Experience White Rock Theatre Easter Youth Project 2018

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Following a week of workshops alongside West End professionals the Easter Youth Project present an exciting production that recreates musical numbers from award winning musicals Aladdin, Saturday Night Fever, Billy Elliot and Rock of Ages.

Highlighting the many talents of a young cast ages between 8-16 years old, the Easter Youth Project are proud to present a West End Experience not to be missed!

Opera South East - Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky

April 20, 2018, 7:30pm - April 21, 2018, 9:30pm

Opera South East - Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Opera South East are back after their fantastic production last year of ‘The Magic Flute’ with an opera based on Pushkin’s iconic verse novel. The definitive romantic Russian aristocrat caught between convention and boredom and the young Tatyana, who grows from sentimental adolescent into sophisticated woman. Tchaikovsky gives voice to the casualties of love, the victims in the battle between raw emotion and social convention.

This new production from director Fraser Grant sees the action set at the end of the 18th century in rural Russia moving forward to the glittering imperial aristocracy of St. Petersburg at the start of the 19th century.

Kim Wilde - Here Come The Aliens Tour

April 24, 2018, 7:30pm - April 24, 2018, 10:00pm

Kim Wilde - Here Come The Aliens Tour

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Platinum Selling Female Rock ’n’ Roll Star, Kim Wilde is back with her Here Come The Aliens Tour 2018! The Kid’s In America Super-Star will tour the UK with her band, this Spring. Expect a show packed full of brand new music and all of her Hits, too! It’ll be out of this World.

The Guardian - *****

On sale dates:
White Rock Friends - Thu 26 Oct 10am
General sale - Fri 27 Oct 10am

310 interested  ·  28 going
La Traviata

April 29, 2018, 7:30pm - April 29, 2018, 10:00pm

La Traviata

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Starring the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova* and the Korean soprano Maria HeeJung Kim*

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias.

Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan, Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in Traviata and he threw himself into the music. The highlights include the Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato.

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

May 4, 2018, 7:30pm - May 4, 2018, 10:30pm

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

The Carole King & James Taylor Story takes you on an incredible journey through the career of the six-time Grammy Award winner and 20-time platinum hit maker Carole King and five-time Grammy Award winner American folk legend James Taylor.

This new “show-umentary” format gives a fascinating insight into the lives behind the music. Featuring passionate renditions of Fire and Rain, Sweet Baby James, I Feel the Earth Move, Natural Woman, You’ve Got a Friend and many more this astonishing back catalogue is realised with authenticity by Phoebe Katis and Dan Clews, both well established artists in their own right.

The James Taylor & Carole King Story comes fresh from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe festival where it delighted audiences and wowed critics.

Messa Da Requiem (Giuseppe Verdi) Hastings Chorus, Kosovo Philha

May 5, 2018, 7:00pm - May 5, 2018, 10:00pm

Messa Da Requiem (Giuseppe Verdi) Hastings Chorus, Kosovo Philha

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

MESSA DA REQUIEM Verdi

2018 is the year that the Hastings Philharmonic Choir commemorates their 90th anniversary, with the last piece conducted by Sir Adrian Boult in 1967 in Hastings. It is with great pleasure that we welcome the Kosovo Philharmonic Choir to join us in the UK and share in this concert. This year they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their independence.

With HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC CHOIR & ORCHESTRA & KOSOVO PHILHARMONIC CHOIR. Welcoming Susana Gaspar - Soprano, Catia Moreso - Mezzo-Soprano Emanoel Velozo - Tenor, Njabulo Madlala - Baritone and Marcio da Silva - Conductor.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

May 6, 2018, 7:30pm - May 6, 2018, 10:30pm

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2018 with a brand new show celebrating 40 years of the iconic Rumours album.

5 interested  ·  1 going
The Illegal Eagles

May 12, 2018, 7:30pm - May 12, 2018, 10:00pm

The Illegal Eagles

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.

This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound.

Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and plenty more!

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

May 14, 2018, 8:00pm - May 15, 2018, 11:00pm

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Larks in Transit is a compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and a re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the brainiest comic of his generation’.

“Virtuoso…Comedy’s Mozart” The Sunday Times

“Joyous, playful, effortlessly funny” Time Out

“A mind to thrill – breathtaking” Metro

156 interested  ·  26 going
Jason Manford - Muddle Class

May 16, 2018, 7:30pm - May 16, 2018, 10:00pm

Jason Manford - Muddle Class

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. ‘Muddle Class’ promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ - causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed.

Jason said: “Somebody said to me on my Facebook fan page, ‘it’s been ages since you’ve toured’. I thought ‘no way, it was last year wasn’t it? Anyway, long story short, they were right, it was years ago! I just got fooled cos I’ve been on tour doing musicals and the last tour is repeated on Dave ja Vu 13 times a day! So I’ve been putting some stuff together, looking at my life and how it’s changed over the years, how the world has changed and how my parents haven’t changed a bit! It’s going to be a great tour and I can’t wait to see you there.”

‘8 out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4), ‘The Nightly Show’ (ITV1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic.


“Effortlessly entertaining” **** - Evening Standard

“He’s blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can’t manufacture” **** - Daily Telegraph
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Danny Baker: Good Time Charlies Back

May 17, 2018, 7:30pm - May 17, 2018, 10:30pm

Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Danny Baker will be embarking on a nationwide, high-principled, peppy series of one-night-stand tour calling at dozens of theatres around the country.

Following the extraordinary success of the Cradle To Grave tour Danny was asked to reconsider his initial statement that he would never undertake such a venture again and now on his farewell tour.

These exhibitions will be startling, high kicking, fresh, eruptive and often under three hours long. On this, once again, you have my word. To help me mark the festivities I will joined on some nights by both Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan – two of the nicest dogs I have ever owned.

Now raise the curtain, pour the drinks, play the music - because here we go again…

5 interested  ·  1 going
Blake - Songs of screen and stage

May 18, 2018, 7:30pm - May 18, 2018, 10:30pm

Blake - Songs of screen and stage

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Fresh from recent appearances on the Graham Norton Show, Strictly Come Dancing & The One Show, British harmony trio BLAKE present a brand new tour featuring the finest songs from stage and screen, with projections & lighting that bring the cinematic magic to life. Linked together with the boys famous improvised banter, the show features music from Hanz Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Cohen, The Beach Boys & many more. This is the ultimate celebration of movies and musicals, all sung in thrilling vocal harmony.

9 interested  ·  3 going
Message in a Bottle A Tribute to The Police

May 25, 2018, 7:30pm - May 25, 2018, 10:00pm

Message in a Bottle A Tribute to The Police

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Relive the iconic sound of The Police and front man Sting with this unmissable pitch-perfect production – Message in a Bottle: A Tribute to The Police.

Fans of the legendary rock band won’t believe their ears as Message in a Bottle brings the stage alive with the magic of The Police’s greatest hits including ‘Every Breath You Take’, ‘Roxanne’, ‘Message in a Bottle’, ‘Walking on the Moon’, ‘So Lonely’, ‘Can’t Stand Losing’ and ‘Englishman in New York’.

Witness the raw talent shine through stunning vocals and flawless instrumentals, underpinned by an effortlessly cool stage presence and accompanied by captivating lighting – bringing an old-school nostalgia to this new wave tribute.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just a lover of great music, this energetic live show oozes authenticity and promises a medley of music that’s guaranteed to have you singing your heart out.
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The Carpenters Story

June 8, 2018, 7:30pm - June 8, 2018, 10:00pm

The Carpenters Story

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

The highly acclaimed Carpenters Story continues to surpass all others in their highly praised celebration of one popular music’s most best loved and successful duos, Richard & Karen Carpenter.
Sensational performer Claire Furley continues to surpass all others in her uncanny
portrayal of Karen Carpenter. Her stunning vocal harmonies, combined with state-of-the-art
video projection and lavish orchestra arrangements from LIVE musicians will on an
incredible journey through the uniqueness that truly was The Carpenters.

Including all of the favourite Carpenters hits (They Long To Be) Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, Yesterday Once More, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays, and many more!

74 interested  ·  6 going
Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot

June 9, 2018, 8:00pm - June 9, 2018, 11:00pm

Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Hey people! It’s Tim Vine back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence. The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won’t let up. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do? ‘Sunsets are in the sky, milk’s nice, and I’m an idiot.’

24 interested  ·  2 going
Island in the Stream

June 21, 2018, 7:30pm - June 21, 2018, 10:00pm

Island in the Stream

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM, The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

Celebrating the Queen & King of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers…

Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty!

This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the Country, plus the smash hit Islands in the Stream.

Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship as we bring the house down with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends.

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Fast Love - A tribute to George Michael

June 30, 2018, 7:30pm - June 30, 2018, 10:30pm

Fast Love - A tribute to George Michael

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production for 2018 – Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael.

The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From Wham! classics of the ‘new pop’ revival to the chart topping success of the eighties album Faith. All the awesome tunes of the nineties & noughties including the irresistible Flawless.

This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, One More Try, Outside, Jesus To A Child, I Want Your Sex, Kissing A Fool, and many more.

Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation. As the great man said: you gotta have faith… So book your tickets now!
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Dreamboys 2018

July 12, 2018, 2:00pm - July 12, 2018, 5:00pm

Dreamboys 2018

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for 2018.

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s top Male Strip Show, perfect for a girls night out with all your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous Male Stripper act the UK has ever produced. With special guest appearances on some of the UK’s biggest TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Loose Women, This Morning, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and The Only Way Is Essex, plus massive sold out Worldwide Tours, it’s no wonder The Dreamboys have earned themselves the title of the only Male Strip Group in history to have celebrity status.

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!!!

18+ Contains Nudity
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Crooners - New Musical Comedy

July 20, 2018, 7:30pm - July 20, 2018, 10:00pm

Crooners - New Musical Comedy

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Crooners brings parody to a genre symbolised by the crooner and exemplified by the music of the Rat Pack and the American Songbook in a manner that will leave you smiling from ear to ear. This rip-roaring comedy is fronted by three of the finest Crooners of today and backed by the outstanding and uncompromising live musicianship of the 9-piece The Mini Big Band.

The show plays homage to some of the greatest Crooners of all time, featuring some of the most quintessential songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin and more…

Crooners - White Rock Theatre

July 20, 2018, 7:30pm - July 20, 2018, 10:00pm

Crooners - White Rock Theatre

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Crooners comes to Hastings for its debut at Whoite Rock.

This rip roaring comedy musical has been wowing audiences with its witty and exhilarating show full of satirical energy, hilarious one liners, laugh out loud silliness and superb musical numbers and now comes to White Roack Theatre.

Crooners follows the story of three very British gentlemen who exhume the characteristics of a crooner; suave, self-assured, stylish, as they defend the role of a crooner in our modern world. By the very same nature, it is not always obvious that these characteristics are adopted quite so well by the quintessentially British. Cue a splendiferous injection of British comedy. Tongue firmly in cheek. And an Outrageous injection of Big Band Swing.

Featuring the outstanding and uncompromising live, on stage musicianship of the 9-piece band ‘The Mini Big Band’, these Crooners feature songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole and Bobby Darin. Expect some Lady is a Tramp, Come Fly With Me,L.O.V.E, When You’re Smiling, Fly Me To The Moon, Beyond The Sea, Mac The Knife any many more…

Running Time; 2h20 min (inc interval)

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Sarah Millican - Control Enthusiast

September 9, 2018, 8:00pm - September 9, 2018, 11:00pm

Sarah Millican - Control Enthusiast

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Not suitable for under 16’s

Please take note of the following on sale dates:
Thu 29 Jun 10am - White Rock Friends pre-sale
Fri 30 Jun 10am - General sale

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Abbamania

October 10, 2018, 7:30pm - October 10, 2018, 10:30pm

Abbamania

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Celebrating 40 Years of ABBA! You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. ABBAMANIA return to the White Rock Theatre with their widely acclaimed tribute to ABBA. ABBAMANIA is a sensational two hour show, featuring the timeless hits such as ‘WATERLOO’ and ‘ DANCING QUEEN’. They will have you dancing in the aisles! With outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage this is a show not to be missed.

So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with ABBAMANIA

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An Audience with Simon Reeve

November 2, 2018, 7:30pm - November 2, 2018, 8:00pm

An Audience with Simon Reeve

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Simon Reeve’s first-ever theatre tour will feature the world-famous TV journalist recount tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet. From being chased by pirates, hounded by the Mafia and bombed by Columbian barons, Simon Reeve has travelled through over 120 countries and his BBC documentaries have sold to over 60 countries around the world!

An Audience with Simon Reeve is not only a fascinating and educational show, but at times shocking, inspirational and hilarious! This 1.5hrs theatre show includes exclusive multi-media footage and a 20mins Question & Answer session. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to see Simon for the first time live and uncut! To avoid disappointment book well in advance!

Legend - A Tribute To Bob Marley

November 9, 2018, 7:30pm - November 9, 2018, 10:30pm

Legend - A Tribute To Bob Marley

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

When you think Reggae, there is only one name that comes to your mind. The legend that was Bob Marley

Legend, the music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast.

Together they recreate the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, Jammin’, Buffalo Soldier, Stir It Up, Get Up Stand Up, Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot the Sheriff and many more reggae classics.

This two-hour rasta spectacular, showcasing the magic of Marley, will leave audiences on a natural high. Legend – The Music of Bob Marley captures the charisma and culture of an icon gone too soon.
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Joe Lycett: Im About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

November 30, 2018, 8:00pm - November 30, 2018, 11:00pm

Joe Lycett: I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

White Rock Theatre
White Rock
Hastings,  TN34 1JX Map

Joe has secured a string of awards and acclaim for his stand-up since his debut in 2008, including two Chortle Awards and a nomination for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. He has become a regular face on TV, including appearances on Would I Lie To You? (BBC One), Room 101 (BBC One), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV) and as guest host of Sunday Brunch (C4). On Saturday he can be seen performing on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. He is host of BBC Radio 4 series It’s Not What You Know and brand new forthcoming series Joe Lycett’s Obsessions, and in 2016 released his acclaimed debut book, Parsnips, Buttered (Hodder & Stoughton), which was recently released in paperback.

I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett is Joe’s third nationwide tour after previous total sell-out tours If You Lycett Then You Should Have Put a Ring On It and That’s The Way, A-ha, A-ha, Joe Lycett, the latter of which was released on DVD in late 2016 by Universal Pictures.

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