A classic Edwardian theatre offering many good plays, it's an Eastbourne gem.
In March 2020, BOGA ITC said:
My second time there and you cannot help being taken in by the historical nostalgia of the preserved architecture and because it's extremely popular it's worth getting there early as it gets packed! Loved Jack and the Beanstalk there.
In March 2020, June Dilley said:
Wonderful theatre with excellent productions.
In February 2020, William Evans said:
Out of the two prominent theatres I’ve been to in Eastbourne, Devonshire park excels at stunning architectural design and smaller but more refined plays. The comedy always seems to hit the mark, and the actors really capture the theatrical spirit of convincing the audience that they’re having a good time too, not just the crowd. There’s even benefit to seeing the same show more than once, as the staff are professionals and do a great job ad-libbing and improvising to compound the humour. Don’t sleep on this theatre, it will give you an incredible night out.
In February 2020, Brian K said:
The play was excellent, however the so called background music was too loud. Then, when the music was played for the introduction of each scene the musical intro was VERY uncomfortable and VERY LOUD. This is the first time we have ever experienced this level of discomfort at the Devonshire Park Theatre and we have been going there for over 40 years. We do not want to go home feeling like we had just been to a rock concert and it distracts from the overall experience.
In February 2020, Jennifer Bowman said:
Beautiful old theatre with some excellent productions. Thoroughly enjoyed"Educating Rita".
In February 2020, Diane Player said:
We had a super evening watching Educating Rita. Would highly recommend it to everyone.
In February 2020, Infinity said:
The staff were particularly rude but the actors and performance was great!
In February 2020, Susan Keohane said:
Nice old style theatre
In February 2020, Mel Stanford said:
Great venue and visited many times
In February 2020, David Guy said:
Excellent pantomime. Always a great time to be had here. I love this place the staff are so friendly
In February 2020, Ben Boyes said:
Great entertainment for the hole family
In February 2020, REGINALD PURKISS said:
Atmosphere very hearing impair good
In February 2020, Adam xxx said:
The Panto King! perfect all year family entertainment. The panto season is good and wonderful productions all year round!
Lovely traditional theatre, lovingly looked after by the Friends of the Devonshire. Great variety of plays and shows, over the years we have seen some excellent productions some worthy of the west end but at much more affordable prices.
Such an amazing theatre, with a huge array of shows to cater for all tastes.
In January 2020, nigeldebbie said:
Went to panto with grandchildren as always an absolutely fantastic show cast superb martyn and Tucker as always on top top form wouldn't be a Devonshire panto without them , and thanks guys for looking after my grandson Mackie on stage he just loved it.
One thing I must raise is the really high standard of every single staff member on duty, polite professional friendly,
You do a great unsung job,
Will be booking again as always, keep up the fantastic work
This theatre is a gem and so so much better than theatre royal who could learn a thing or two from you guys
In January 2020, Charlotte B said:
I’ve seen many pantos at Eastbourne over an 18 year period and for me, the ‘baddy’ and the fairy made the panto this year. Strong singers from all principle characters which in other years some have felt A little weak in their singing and acting and of course Tucker and Martyn added the usual slapstick fun. I really wouldn’t see any other panto despite living out of the area it’s so worth coming back for.