A Unique Place for Your Event

Situated in a prime position on the sea front in Hastings, the White Rock Theatre offers traditional hospitality in breathtaking surroundings, making it the perfect venue for meetings, rehearsals, workshops, conferences, parties, celebrations and more.

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Offering a range of spaces that can be adapted to suit your requirements, from one to one meetings to large seminars, birthday celebrations to community events, the White Rock Theatre has a history of staging versatile and quality events.

A dedicated team of professionals will work with you to tailor your event to suit your needs, and your budget. We offer outstanding technical support and a technician to work with you throughout your event alongside a dedicated Duty Manager, who will ensure your event runs smoothly.

Our Hospitality Team offer fantastic catering services from tea, coffee and biscuits to buffets and full sit-down meals, tailored to your every need.


The White Rock Theatre's front of house spaces can be configured on all three levels to the style of meeting or presentation you require.

Main Auditorium

The White Rock Theatre's main hall features a large proscenium arch stage and seating for up to 1066 across two levels: the stalls and the circle. As well as a perfect performance space, this large 1920s auditorium is the ideal venue for conferences, events and showcases. 


Sussex Studio

This multi-functional studio room is equipped with sound and lighting, a large area for projection, a fully licensed bar and a sprung dance floor; it is the largest and most versatile of our ancillary rooms and can be used for conferences, celebrations, rehearsals and performances. Set on the lower ground level, the Sussex Studio offers a quiet and private setting for your event. The room is also used as a VIP area for larger groups. 


Campbell Room

This small, intimate venue is perfect for a VIP Reception and suited to smaller training sessions, meetings and workshops. Located next to the Sussex Studio, these two spaces can be used together for multi-purpose events.


The White Rock boasts a Café Bar with stunning panoramic views of the newly-opened pier, beyond to Hastings and St Leonards, and the English Channel. Great for meetings, or for a party to enjoy the delicious range of traditional British classics on offer, with a seasonal seaside flavour!

The Circle Bar

Situated on the top floor, this bright, quiet space has beautiful views out across the English Channel and can be combined with the Café Bar if required.

Room Layouts

  Theatre Cabaret Room Size
Auditorium 1066 - -
Sussex Studio 150 150 20m x 9.88m
Campbell Room 30 30 8.47m x 4.97m
Café - 80 46.48m x 4.4m
Circle Bar 24 30 8.4m x 6.09m

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Services and Facilities

White Rock Theatre can offer a range of bespoke services and facilities including:

  • Dedicated and experienced in-house hospitality team to ensure your event is special
  • Professional staff to ensure first-class service
  • Fully licensed bar
  • In-house PA system in both the main auditorium and the Sussex Hall
  • Wireless internet
  • Ample car parking
  • Projects, screen and flip chart
  • Fully accessible building
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