About Us

The White Rock is a 1,066-seated venue (1,870 standing) in Hastings and is home to some of the best live music and entertainment in East Sussex.

Originally the ‘East Sussex Hospital’, the building was replaced with the White Rock Pavilion, which was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales in April 1927. It was built for the Hastings Municipal Orchestra. The Pavilion underwent a further remodification in 1937 and again in 1985 when it was renamed the White Rock Theatre.

Situated in a commanding position on the Hastings shoreline, the White Rock Theatre is the perfect entertainment venue with a rich and varied programme and is the ideal setting for corporate events and social occasions.

Since 1st February 2024, The White Rock has been operated by The Guildhall Trust, a registered charity whose vision is to become one of the country’s leading cultural organisations which places its communities at the centre of everything it does, inspiring, entertaining and transforming lives, delivering an engaging ‘Get Involved’ programme of activity for the community.


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