The ‘Friends’ were formed in 1992 with the intention of ensuring the continued use of the Royal Hippodrome Theatre. At this point the building successfully obtained Grade II Listed Status.
We raise funds and give our support in many different ways and work closely with The Eastbourne Hospitality Association.
In partnership with Eastbourne Borough Council, we promote a cultural community initiative, which is enabling the theatre to become the hub of the regeneration of the Devonshire Ward area of Eastbourne.
Over the years, we have donated upholstered furniture for the dressing rooms, stage lighting, refurbished the stalls bar and redecorated several areas of the theatre.
We also give our support by working as volunteers front of house and run Tours of the theatre. Members enjoy social events, discounts off show tickets at the theatre and a newsletter keeping you up to date with all current events.
Why not join the ‘Friends’ and help keep this wonderful theatre very much alive? You will always receive a warm and friendly welcome.