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Royal Hippodrome Theatre

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That's Entertainment - A brilliant show

The Theatre is tucked away at the back of the town. It is a lovely little theatre. We saw the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
karen j
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Essex, United Kingdom
Lovely old theatre

Wonderful people supporting lovely old theatre which puts on a wide range of events suitable for... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
y0dette
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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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...more
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108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Theatre is tucked away at the back of the town. It is a lovely little theatre. We saw the show "That's Entertainment" and it was brilliant. The cast danced to old musical numbers from the 50s and 60s. The young compere who was a...More

Thank karen j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely old fashioned theatre. Friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere but strewth, the seats. I'm not tall and I couldn't sit straight. We saw Danny Baker who is brilliant but famous for 3 hour + gigs. I wouldn't want to be 6' in these seats for...More

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Debbie A, General Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Peter Thanks for your review of the theatre and we are sure you enjoyed Danny Baker as much as we did. The seating is not something that we can do anything about - unfortunately that's just the way the theatre was built. Some seats...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Wonderful people supporting lovely old theatre which puts on a wide range of events suitable for everyone

Thank y0dette
Debbie A, General Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recent review of the Hippodrome. We would love to see you back at the theatre again some time soon. With best wishes

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Took friends to this sing and dance show at this restored theatre. It still has a slight whiff of the early times it represents so is a bit of a time capsule. That said we all came out of the show having enjoyed the experience...More

Thank DickieD25
Debbie A, General Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed That's Entertainment. The theatre does have its very own atmosphere and we are looking forward to continuing with restoring it to its former glory early next year. Please do come back and...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

I love this theatre, the decor inside it's old and traditional, but not dirty old, beautiful old. This is like a trip down memory lane. The stage is so close you feel involved. I've seen local productions and big stars here like Miranda who I...More

Thank FeeSwan
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thank you so much for your excellent review of the theatre - we are delighted you can see through the slightly shabby interior and see what lies beneath! Thank you for your support of the Hippodrome and we look forward to welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Just as it should be... A beautiful old theatre, untouched ... Looking from the outside you wouldn't believe how beautiful it is inside, like a hidden gem.

Thank GazzaX
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

What lovely comments - we are so pleased you like the old building. Lots of work to do but we have plans in place to continue improvements whilst keeping all the lovely character. Please visit us again soon

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Did not know what to expect . Wow what a great theatre 133 years old. Great seats 3 row from front. Show production by locals and young kids chorus. Show as good as any west end. The compère was brill had us all laughing with...More

Thank DAVID G
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed the show and know that many locals and holiday makers are coming along to the Hippodrome this year to have a great evening out. We try our very best to make it...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We went to see Brian Connelly here last Friday. The volunteers that work there are amazing lovely kind helpful people. Calm relaxed atmosphere thoroughly recommend to everyone!

Thank ClaireLouise423
Debbie A, General Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the show - which we really loved watching too. We hope to see you back the the Hippodrome soon Best wishes

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We went to the Royal Hippodrome theater as we were on coach holiday the gentleman came on board the coach to tell us about the show they putting on that a musical movie Variety show so booked up for that evenings performance when arrived and...More

Thank John B
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks for your lovely comments - we are so pleased you enjoyed the show and we are delighted to be able to keep this lovely old gem open to the public. We hope to see you back again on your next holiday. With best wishes

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

This Show is definitely not one to be missed. Had a fabulous evening on 20th May seeing this truly spectacular show. My husband and I have been going to theatres all over the country for the past 26 years and this performance was one of...More

Thank PeteCommander
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely positive review of both the show and the theatre. It certainly was a great production and everyone seemed to enjoy their evening. We are delighted to hear the staff looked after you so well and we hope to welcome...More

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Sharon J
17 September 2017|
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Response from themowbray | Property representative |
Hi There, 11 rows back from the stage
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Julie R
17 June 2017|
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On the 24th June we have Ballet UK with their beautiful production of Alice in Wonderland. - that's at 7.30pm Our Summer Variety Show is on every Tuesday and Wed at 8.15pm. Then the following week we have musical, Back to... More
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sharonrichard1946
12 May 2017|
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Yes we have shows on every week, check out our website
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