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Coronavirus: Suspended performances at The White Rock Theatre

Updated: 7 October 2020, 2:35pm

Events at the White Rock Theatre that were scheduled to take place before and including 31 January 2021 have been suspended.

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We have explored all options to continue with our autumn programme, but unfortunately it is just not financially viable to present full shows – with all that involves – whilst social distancing measures remain in place.  The Culture Secretary’s announcement that a relaxation of social distancing will not be considered until November 2020 at the earliest has reluctantly led us to this conclusion. 

Some shows beyond this date may also be subject to suspension or rescheduling. 

The White Rock Theatre building and box office are temporarily closed.  

Advice For Ticket Holders

We are working to reschedule as many of the affected performances as we can. Inevitably this will not be possible for all events - and some shows will not be rescheduled.

This event list will be updated regularly.

These procedures apply for all bookings made direct with the venue. If you booked through a third party agency (Ticketmaster, See Tickets) please contact them directly.



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Event status

Affected events are either:

  1. Rescheduled (majority of events) -  What should I do?
  2. Will not be rescheduled What should I do?
  3. Pending What should I do?

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March

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
17 March Menopause The Musical 2 25 April 2021
19 March Sensational 60s 8 April 2021
20 March Viva La Coldplay Will not be rescheduled
21 March I got love for you 1980's Will not be rescheduled
22 March The Dublin Legends Will not be rescheduled
25 - 26 March Waiting for Godot Will not be rescheduled
27 March The Manfreds Will not be rescheduled
28 March Masters of the House Will not be rescheduled
30 March Round the Horne  26 April 2021

April

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 April Jonathan Pie Pending
2 April Dead Ringer For Love Will not be rescheduled
3 April Hermans Hermits 3 April 2021
4 April Showstopper Pending
5 April Beatles Day  Will not be rescheduled
7 April Cirque Enfant Will not be rescheduled
9 April The Elvis Years 7 October 2021
10 April West End Experience Will not be rescheduled
11 April From The Jam 4 June 2021
12 April Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps Pending
18 April Hastings Stage Studio Will not be rescheduled
19 April The Wizard Of Oz Will not be rescheduled
25 April The Mikado 16- 17 April 2021
26 April - 2 May The Mousetrap Will not be rescheduled

May

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
26 April - 2 May The Mousetrap Will not be rescheduled
3 May Francis Rossi - I Talk Too Much 29 March 2021
7 May Legends Of Country 6 May 2021
8 May King Of Pop 19 September 2021
9 May Thank You For The Music 25 March 2021
13 May The Levellers Will not be rescheduled
14 May The South 9 September 2021
15 May Tropicana Nights 3 December 2021
17 May Vortice Dance - Dracula 23 May 2021
19 - 23 May Buddy Will not be rescheduled
26 May The Sleeping Beauty Will not be rescheduled
27 May Now that’s what I call country  Will not be rescheduled
28 May An Evening With Merrill Osmond 12 September 2021
29 May Forbidden Nights Will not be rescheduled
30 May From Gold To Rio 8 May 2021
31 May Some Guys Have All The Luck 25 March 2021

June

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
4 June Brothers In Song 6 February 2022
5 June The Sound Of Springsteen Pending
6 June Bye Bye Baby  21 May 2021
7 June James Bond Spectacular Will not be rescheduled
10 June Jools Holland 18 June 2021
12 June Tim Vine - Plastic Elvis 30 September 2021
13 June Illegal Eagles 4 July 2021
18 June Joe Longthorne Songbook Will not be rescheduled
19 June Shalamar 6 June 2021
20 June Carpenters Story 9 May 2021
26 June Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest...  Pending
27 June Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys 1 May 2021
28 June Milkshake Live 18 July 2021

July

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
10 July Viva la Divas Will not be rescheduled
11 July  The Dualers 19 June 2021
21 - 23 July
Pirates Love Underpants
20 - 22 July 2021
26 July Sounds of Springsteen 7 May 2021
30 July The Glenn Miller Big Band Spectacular 13 September 2021

August

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 August
Totally Tina
31 July 2021
16 August
Pride of Ireland
15 August 2021
20 August Martin Kemp 80s  Will not be rescheduled
21 August Showaddywaddy Pending
22 August From The Jam 4 June 2021
29 August 
Be Bop A Lula
17 July 2021

September

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
2 September
King Of Pop
19 September 2021
3 September
Round The Horne
26 April 2021
5 September
The Drifters
4 September 2021
6 September
The Levellers
Will not be rescheduled
12 September
Ultra 90s
11 September 2021
20 September
Ben Fogle
24 September 2021
23 September 
Go West and Paul Young
28 September 2021
24 September
John Lydon
7 September 2021
25 September The Hypnotist 17 September 2021
26 September
Joe McElderry
16 October 2021

October

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 October An Evening of Burlesque 11 June 2021
3 October Majesty - The Ultimate Tribute to Queen 23 July 2021
4 October 
The Matt Monro Story
2 May 2021
5 October Some Kinda Wonderful 10 October 2021
8 October Complete Madness 5 February 2022
9 October Think Floyd 3 June 2021
11 October Money For Nothing 25 November 2021
15 October
Come What May: A Tribute to Moulin Rouge
18 February 2021
16 October Michael Starring Ben 13 June 2021
17 October Tropicana Nights 3 December 2021
18 October Fire & Rain & American Pie 9 June 2021
23 October Joel Dommett 29 October 2021

November

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
4 November Jonathan Pie Pending
6 November Abbamania 3 October 2021
7 November The UK Monsters Of Rock Show Pending
11 November The Illegal Eagles 4 July 2021
12 November The Simon and Garfunkel Story 3 April 2021
13 November
Magic of Motown
28 October 2021
14 November Friends The Musical Parody Pending
15 November The South Pending
22 November Pop Divas Live 6 April 2021
23 November Sleeping Beauty 29 November 2021
29 November Hello Again: The Story of Neil Diamond 8 October 2022

December

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 December
Jason Donovan
26 September 2021
2 December The Rainer Hersch Orkestra "Roll Over Beethoven" Will not be rescheduled
4 December Fast Love - A Tribute to George Michael 6 November 2021
10 December Boney M with special guests Odyssey 21 August 2021
16 - 31 December Pantomime: Robin Hood 15 - 30 December 2021

January 2021

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
8 January The Story of Neil Diamond Pending
13 January Some Guys Have All The Luck 25 March 2021
14 January Fire & Rain & American Pie 9 June 2021
15 January Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Pending
16 January Legend - The Music of Bob Marley 15 October 2021
17 January Showaddywaddy Pending
20 January Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest... Pending
21 January Tim Vine Is Plastic Elvis 30 September 2021
24 January Think Floyd 3 June 2021
30 January The Elvis Years 7 October 2021
31 January T.Rextasy 1 July 2021

Sussex Studio

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
31 March MT Dance Will not be rescheduled
1 April White Rock Theatre Company Will not be rescheduled
4 April Tiddlers Spring Term  Will not be rescheduled
6 April Easter Youth Project Weenies Will not be rescheduled
13 April Easter Youth Project Weenies Will not be rescheduled
2 May WRYT Performance Class Will not be rescheduled
23 May Errol's Garden  Will not be rescheduled
24 June Afternoon Tea Will not be rescheduled
13 September Purple Zeppelin 28 March 2021
My show has been rescheduled to a new date – what should I do?

We will email all ticket holders to inform them of the new date.

The new dates for performances that have been rescheduled so far are listed above.

  • If you are able to attend on the new date your original tickets will remain valid. Where an event takes place on more than one day your tickets will be valid for the same day of the week/time. You do not need to take any action.
  • If you are unable to attend on the new date there is a form to complete to let us know, which would have also been emailed to you.
My show is not being rescheduled – what should I do?

You will email all ticket holders confirming that your booking will be reimbursed through a voucher credit system. Your voucher will be sent to you by email.

Vouchers will be for the full value of your tickets (including any fees). They can be redeemed against any future show.
If you haven’t received a voucher, and your event is listed as ‘not rescheduled’ in the affected events list you need to let us know by completing a form.

My event is marked as pending – what should I do?

Nothing. We will contact you by email as soon as the status of shows is confirmed. We will also update affected events list. Please note that we cannot take any action in relation to your booking, or respond to enquiries about it until we have confirmed with the producer whether it is possible to reschedule the show or not.


Have another enquiry?

If you have another question about your order, including a request for a refund, please use our online enquiry form. We are dealing with a very large volume of enquiries – please be aware it may take several weeks for us to respond to enquiries and deal with your request


You will appreciate the unprecedented nature of the current situation; and the volume of customer enquiries we are receiving at this time.  Further updates will be provided through updates to this page and by email to ticket holders.