About Us

We are delighted to finally be welcoming you back to the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne after the extended closure due to the pandemic.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful patrons and friends for the continued support – we truly could not be re-opening our doors without you.

We have used this time wisely by continuing with maintenance of the building including a big technical upgrade and finishing the Dress Circle Toilets refurbishment.

We will be opening gradually over the upcoming months but what better way to kick things off than with our very own Summer Season cast with ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’. This will be a one-act, socially distanced show celebrating all things theatrical. Expect song, dance and comedy led by the wonderful Grant Martins.

As always we have a huge variety of exciting shows on offer this year. With professional touring companies, local groups, fantastic bands, singers and comedians.

Highlights over the course of this year include a Britains Got Talent season with 2020 winner Jon Courtenay, Steve Royle, Sign Along With Us and Lance Corporal Richard Jones, evenings with legendary bands WET WET WET, The Stylistics and The Fizz (formerly Bucks Fizz), hilarious comedians Joel Dommett and Jim Davidson. These events are sure to be entertaining, so book now to avoid disappointment.

As always, we have a plethora of amazing jukebox shows including tributes to Bon Jovi, George Michael, The Beatles, Meatloaf, Queen, Luther Vandross, David Bowie, Barry Manilow and many more. There really is an eclectic mix and something for everyone.

Also for the festive season, we see the return of a Christmas Pantomime to the Hippodrome! The family favourite CINDERELLA will be packed with everything you’d wish for at a panto and more! Grab your tickets to the ball now.

On re-opening, the safety of our audiences, performers and staff is our utmost priority. We continue to follow government guidance and there will still be measures in place in and around the venue such as social distancing and wearing a face covering. For more details about our COVID-Secure policies please visit our website. 

We are so excited to see the return of live theatre which has been sorely missed over the past year and look forward to welcoming audiences old and new to our beautiful Victorian theatre – the oldest in Eastbourne!

Alex & Debbie Adams

Theatre Directors