Start Times: 12pm & 5pm


Calling serious gamers, casual console players and anyone in search of something fun to do with family and friends!

Games Fest is coming to The White Rock Theatre on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2025, offering three sessions of pure gaming glee.

The popular event produced by The Guildhall Trust, the new operators of the White Rock, will make its debut in Hastings having proven to be a huge success at the Trust’s Portsmouth Guildhall venue.

Bringing a library of over 100 of the most popular board games around and giving demonstrations of some the newest releases to hit the market will be partner, Dice Board Game Lounge. Pick a game, take your place at the table and participate in the competitions and tournaments that will be running across the weekend before perusing a fully stocked shop so you can buy and continue playing your new-found favourites at home.

Providing a dream set up for every retro arcade enthusiast will be Game Over. Relive the magic of your youth and introduce the younger generations to classics such as Pong, Pac Man, Tetris, Sonic, Street Fighter and more, and enjoy gaming tournaments projected onto a giant screen.

And with more partners and gaming options set to be announced now is not the time to sit on the sidelines! Snap up Early Bird tickets before 30th November for the best possible price – adult tickets just £10+fees, child tickets £5+fees and under 4s go free!

Sessions will run from 12-4pm and 5-9pm on Saturday 25th and 12-4pm on Sunday 26th January with essential gaming snacks and treats available to purchase on site.

Fun for all ages! An anticipated sell out, don’t be disappointed – get your tickets now!

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Event details

Festivals & Events Miscellaneous

Age: 14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult


No flash photography or iPads are allowed.


No externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our house rules for more information.


All events at White Rock include a ticket restoration levy.


See our house rules.

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