It is hard to imagine Hastings without the White Rock Theatre. The building has hosted live entertainment serving locals and visitors for since the 1920s, becoming the theatre we know and love today since 1985.
Did you know?
The White Rock Theatre seats 1066 people – chosen to commemorate the Battle of Hastings.
The Theatre is on two levels with stalls and a circle, and has adapted the building to make the theatre as accessible as possible for people in wheelchairs, with guide dogs and with hearing impairments.
Visitors can also explore backstage on tours of groups of 8-30 people free of charge, provided this is organised in advance.
The White Rock is also available to venue hire for corporate events and special occasions.
At the heart of the community
The White Rock Youth Theatre is a chance for children aged from 8-16 to hone their theatrical skills from an early age.
And if your youngest can’t wait to tread the boards, the White Rock Tiddlers is there for 4-7 year olds to give them a feel of drama, dance and music through creative play.
Staff at the White Rock Theatre also actively fundraise to support the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Their fundraising efforts together with the generous contributions of the Theatre’s visitors has raised over £431,000 for the hospital – a huge achievement!
What’s going on?
With performances covering all tastes and suiting all ages, from Shakespeare, to Opera, Tea Dances, Tribute Bands, Ballet, Musicals, family shows and Pantomime with much more, the White Rock will have something to suit you throughout the year.
So if you want to see top end musicals, theatre performances, live bands, comedians or TV household names in Pantomime and much more just a stones throw from where you live, please visit
My partner took me to see the amazing Tassels show on Friday evening and it was simply fantastic. A great evening as always, thanks all at The White Rock Theatre!
I took my family and my parents to see Honey G and the amazing cast in Sleeping Beauty for the Pantomime on Christmas Eve, it was fantastic.
The shows you are now having are quite amazing. You are costing us a fortune!!!
I am impressed. Nice. Huge place - great staff - good prices. Positive feeling. Excellent. Outstanding. I rate you 5 stars.
What a grand landmark in the Hastings and surrounding area. Showcasing amazing shows all year long! They don't just have fantastic shows but the staff are lovely too. They're always friendly and smiley...