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“Bigger than expected!!!!!”

St.Mary in the Castle
Ranked #29 of 67 things to do in Hastings
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

you're really surprised about how big it is, and how many seats you can fit in, the building is really impressive, when you first see it from the outside you would never expect it to be that big on the inside! amazing!

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

I have been to see three things at St Mary in the Castle recently. The Purcell double bill back in September, the Show of Hands concert in October and Emily Barker last Saturday. All the concerts were fantastic, and the amazing architecture of St Mary in the Castle meant the concerts had a staggeringly beautiful back drop. I have often heard the acoustics for St Mary in the Castle praised for un-amplified music and criticised for amplified. The concerts I went to were a mixture and all sounded wonderful. I can't wait to go back again.

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Visited as part of Hastings Composers Festival 2013. Very interesting building and good acoustic, good potential for arts events like this and of various sizes: intimate space but with much more seating in the gallery. Nasty smell of damp and many walls unflustered, and too limited dressing-room space (only one room).

1  Thank Sionascaig
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

"I met a man who wasn't there." No cafe, no obvious way in either. And it's not really clear who is running it.

1  Thank Judy R
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

I have been for several different activities e.g. an auction, a school activity and a wedding party. The front cafe bit was quite off putting, with nothing making you realise what is behind it. We did have a nice back, and staff were very chatty and interesting. The rest of the building is a maze of corridors and rooms with a tuning central area. We heard live music and the acoustics were stunning. A very different looking place when dressed with candles and decorations, rather when left bear.

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