Royal Hippodrome Theatre
Royal Hippodrome Theatre
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The oldest Theatre in Eastbourne with the longest running Summer Season! Providing entertainment for all ages and encouraging local youth and amateur theatre groups to use the premises, alongside the big stars who now visit regularly. A wonderful hidden gem in the town, currently undergoing refurbishment and renovation to return it to its former glory.
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  • tpugh12016
    London, United Kingdom87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great show, great actors, great orchestra, loads of fun and such great value. A must see.
    Guys and Dolls - and what a fabulous evening out. Last minute booking to see on 27 July and what a brilliantly talented and choreographed show that was hosted in a magnificent building. I was so impressed and will follow this particular group. The little gem was the live orchestra which made it all so special. The staff at the theatre were very friendly and helpful, thank you. One note is parking is quite difficult to find so leave plenty of time as not to miss the beginning, or alternatively go by taxi.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • MOTO MATT
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Happy
    Overall a nice small old theater. Seat was comfortable and plenty of leg room (I'm 6'2ft), this was of course my seat and may not be the same for everyone. Bar is small but overall ok.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2024
  • Shane D
    Brighton, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best venue in Eastbourne
    I've visited the theatre twice in the past month once for Jim Davison and Nathan Carter. The venue is very beautiful inside it doesn't look much from the outside the theatre staff are brilliant very helpful and friendly most of them are volunteers. The bar prices are very fair, and they take cash and card. Most venues have now stopped taking cash I will be back for another show here
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 March 2024
  • Butterfly010368
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing night watching 'Lipstick on my Collar'
    Amazing night watching a group called 'Lipstick on my Collar', fantastic performers/musicians/singers!! Staff at the Hippodrome were so kind and helpful, all seats have an amazing view of the stage and great value seats in relation to other Theatres we have visited. We will definitely be back!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 March 2024
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Butterfly010368
Portsmouth, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Amazing night watching a group called 'Lipstick on my Collar', fantastic performers/musicians/singers!! Staff at the Hippodrome were so kind and helpful, all seats have an amazing view of the stage and great value seats in relation to other Theatres we have visited. We will definitely be back!
Written 26 March 2024
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Shane D
Brighton, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I've visited the theatre twice in the past month once for Jim Davison and Nathan Carter. The venue is very beautiful inside it doesn't look much from the outside the theatre staff are brilliant very helpful and friendly most of them are volunteers. The bar prices are very fair, and they take cash and card. Most venues have now stopped taking cash I will be back for another show here
Written 9 March 2024
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MOTO MATT
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Overall a nice small old theater.
Seat was comfortable and plenty of leg room (I'm 6'2ft), this was of course my seat and may not be the same for everyone. Bar is small but overall ok.
Written 25 February 2024
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shirley c
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We went with our 2 daughters and partner, 2 grandchildren age 3 and 5, we all had a fantastic afternoon, well suited for adults and kids alike , a really magical time, the theatre is looking beautiful, the cast fantastic as usual and all the supportive helpers do such a good job,
I can not praise this theatre enough we love going see you next Christmas
Regards Shirley and Jonathan Colvin and family x
Written 31 December 2023
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Eastbourneoops
Eastbourne102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Recently went on the behind the scenes tour at the Hippodrome. What a fantastic look into the history of the this theatre, Eastbourne and the theatre in the wider context.
Throughly recommended for locals and tourists alike
Written 6 September 2023
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Steve W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful theatre, very friendly staff and just watched an amazing performance of Guys And Dolls. A great night out.
Written 28 July 2023
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tpugh12016
London, UK87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Guys and Dolls - and what a fabulous evening out. Last minute booking to see on 27 July and what a brilliantly talented and choreographed show that was hosted in a magnificent building. I was so impressed and will follow this particular group. The little gem was the live orchestra which made it all so special. The staff at the theatre were very friendly and helpful, thank you. One note is parking is quite difficult to find so leave plenty of time as not to miss the beginning, or alternatively go by taxi.
Written 27 July 2023
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William T
Shrewsbury, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Went to see Don't stop the Music last Wednesday evening while on holiday.Enjoyed the show very much. Had a good view of the stage and that was from row P.
Written 15 July 2023
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Steve G
Eastbourne, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We saw the Wizard of Oz last night and this show has something for the whole family. It’s very professional and the cast are amazing. A really friendly theatre with fantastic volunteers. The theatre has recently undergone a massive refurbishment and it’s looking great. The show was sold out and it is so good to see this gem of a theatre entertaining families at reasonable prices. Well done to all involved.
Written 9 April 2023
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rosie8788
Eastbourne, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
What a fantastic pantomime. We took our granddaughters and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The jokes were so funny and everyone worked so hard. Thank you. Looking forward to The Wizard of Oz.
Written 2 January 2023
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