We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Hippodrome Theatre

108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PF, England
+44 1323 802020
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful classic old theatre....

Just as it should be... A beautiful old theatre, untouched ... Looking from the outside you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GazzaX
,
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Summers show movie greats

Did not know what to expect . Wow what a great theatre 133 years old. Great seats 3 row from front... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DAVID G
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 527 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“little mermaid” (13 reviews)
“treasure island” (26 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION
108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PF, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1323 802020
Write a ReviewReviews (527)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"little mermaid"
in 13 reviews
"christmas show"
in 6 reviews
"treasure island"
in 26 reviews
"dress circle"
in 8 reviews
"brilliant evening"
in 6 reviews
"comfortable seats"
in 8 reviews
"singing and dancing"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
in 16 reviews
"volunteers"
in 54 reviews
"production"
in 47 reviews
"audience"
in 48 reviews
"cast"
in 38 reviews
"rapunzel"
in 11 reviews
"madagascar"
in 9 reviews
"stage"
in 34 reviews
"grant"
in 13 reviews
"hippos"
in 21 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 526 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed May 20, 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 20, 2018

We saw the amazing new line-up of The Drifters, they were absolutely amazing and mesmerising. I could have been taken away to the clods had I not been grounded by the front row in proximity to the stage. Cramped like a tinned herring. 'You can...More

Thank kaspah123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

We are so pleased you enjoyed the Drifters last week - it was a great show and very well received. The seating is very close to the front of the stage - but this is the original design of the theatre so unfortunately there is...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Spur of the moment to book tickets to see this same day show and we went through to Eastbourne to the Royal Hippodrome Theatre,never having visited this place before.What a friendly woman on duty who doubled up as a host in the evening and here’s...More

Thank davidalan14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of Forever Dusty - please come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 6, 2018

What a show for children and parents. Never laughed so much . They put some great shows on at this theatre. Looking forward to another

Thank Allison E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

So pleased you enjoyed the show - do come back again soon. APL are back again at Christmas. With best wishes

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Four very talented young men who did a brilliant job of tellin the Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons story through song. The seats were great, plenty of leg room

Thank Dolphin G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review - we are really pleased you enjoyed the show. Come back again soon Best wishes

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful. Seating and sound was good. We had an excellent night would definitely visit again.

Thank 655tracyi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie A, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you for your review - we are so pleased you enjoyed the show. Do come back and visit us again soon. With best wishes

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 40 hotels in Eastbourne
Queens Hotel
371 reviews
.10 km away
Marine Parade Hotel
143 reviews
.10 km away
Shore View Hotel
1,061 reviews
.12 km away
Savoy Court Hotel
194 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Amy's Cafe
178 reviews
.07 km away
The Crown & Anchor
768 reviews
.10 km away
Fresco
79 reviews
.15 km away
Cafe Metro Ristorante - Pizzeria
33 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Nigel Greaves Gallery
128 reviews
.59 km away
Eastbourne Bandstand
580 reviews
.56 km away
Grand Parade Main Resort Beach
148 reviews
.50 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sharon J
September 17, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from themowbray | Property representative |
Hi There, 11 rows back from the stage
0
Votes
Julie R
June 16, 2017|
Answer
Response from themowbray | Property representative |
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
0
Votes
sharonrichard1946
May 12, 2017|
Answer
Response from themowbray | Property representative |
Yes we have shows on every week, check out our website
1
Vote
;