Eastbourne has four theatres with a combined capacity of more than 4,500.
Each theatre has its own character and style, from the purpose built Congress Theatre to the Victorian Devonshire Park Theatre.
Show information and Contact Details
For all show information and contact details please visit the Eastbourne Theatres website.
Latest: Explore the Theatres Archive Galleries in this section for photos, programmes and press cuttings dating back to 1894
The Congress Theatre in Carlisle Road is a purpose built modern theatre and conference venue with a seating capacity of 1689. It has a licensed bar, cloakroom facilities, disabled facilities and public phones are available in the foyer.
Devonshire Park Theatre
The Devonshire Park Theatre in Compton Street is a Grade II listed building designed by Henry Currey, built in 1884 and further improved by celebrated Theatre Architect Frank Matcham in 1903. It is one of the best examples of small Victorian Theatre in the country with ornate interior featuring decorative plaster work with scrolls and caryatids by Schmidt of Holloway.
The theatre has a seating capacity of 936, disabled facilities including an audio description service and a fully licensed bar. Coffee and tea are also served to patrons in their seats during performance intervals.
The Winter Garden in Compton Street is a Grade II listed building, designed by architect Henry Currey and built in 1875.
It consists of two main parts - the Floral Hall, originally used as a skating rink in winter and concert hall in summer, and the Gold Room. Both parts are now used for performances and as Conference Venues.
The Royal Hippodrome at 108-112 Seaside Road opened in 1883 as the New Theatre Royal and Opera House. It changed to the Royal Hippodrome in 1904 following refurbishment.
This theatre was the home of Music Hall in Eastbourne for many years and has the longest running summer show in Britain.
The Royal Hippodrome is owned by Eastbourne Borough Council but unlike the other theatres is run by a separate production company - Matthews Productions.
You can find out more about each of the theatres, book tickets online, see the list of shows or download the latest brochure at the Eastbourne Theatres dedicated website.