About Us

We are delighted to welcome you back to The Royal Hippodrome Theatre for the new season. Our programme is packed with a diverse array of productions to suit every theatre goers taste – both young and old – we are sure we have got something for everyone!

It has been a hugely testing time for us as a Theatre over the past 18 months, but we were lucky enough to receive two grants from Arts Council England and this enabled us to facilitate re-opening with all necessary Covid measures in place.

With so many small, local privately owned Theatres not surviving recent times, we feel extremely grateful to be up and running and able to bring you first class entertainment once more.

As a community venue we try to keep our ticket prices affordable and continue to support many local youth and adult groups in their quest to perform in a professional setting.

Highlights coming soon include local productions from Ratton School with ‘Bugsy Malone’, The Eastbourne Festival Concert and showcase performances from The Sjaan Dance Academy, Shining Stars Dance Academy, RAPA Dance, The Bond School of Dance, NRPA and of course our very own Trapdoor Theatre School.

You can enjoy an evening with household names, Sir Geoff Hurst, Chris Packham, Curtis Stigers, Herman’s Hermits, Barbara Dickson, The Drifters, Nathan Carter and Lesley Garratt to name a few.

We have some fantastic Tribute Acts – Noasis, Stevie Wonder, Take That, Diana Ross, Bon Jovi and Little Mix, ABBA Gold and many more!

2016 ‘Britains Got Talent’ winner Richard Jones is with us in February and Hippodrome Patron  and BGT finalist Steve Hewlett brings Arthur Lager in April. Janette and Aljaz return for one night in May, starring in a charity show with all proceeds going to St Wilfrids Hospice.

Following are hugely successful Christmas Pantomime ‘Cinderella’, Neon Productions and The Royal Hippodrome will be bringing you Easter Panto fun for all the family, with ‘Rapunzel’.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for supporting Live Theatre, for continuing to support The Royal Hippodrome and for enabling us to survive through what has been a very testing time for everyone involved in the Arts.

Please take some time to have a look through all we have to offer and we look forward to welcoming you back to the oldest theatre in Eastbourne very soon.

Alex and Debbie Adams

Theatre Directors