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Royal Hippodrome Theatre

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We came to the theatre as we wasn’t sure on what we wanted to do and we watched a pantomime which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ibbycypz
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London, United Kingdom
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Wrestling

First time I've ever been to the Hippodrome in Eastbourne and the place is fantastic. So nice to... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Love2Holiday2012
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the theatre as we wasn’t sure on what we wanted to do and we watched a pantomime which was entertaining.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ibbycypz
Debbie A, General Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much - we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the theatre

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Went here to see Steeleye Span a week ago. From the outside it looks huge, but inside its miniscule & cramped. There's no leg room between rows & the seats look & feel as if they are a hundred years old & have had thousands...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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DebbieA2119, Theatre Director at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Dear Brian. Thank you very much for your comments regarding the theatre. You may be unaware but the theatre is currently at the start of a huge refurbishment which will see the Foyer extended to 3 times the current size in January and internal decor...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Watched Danny Baker, Back in July, was in upper gallery but the heat was unbearable it must have been mid thirties at least.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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DebbieA2119, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for your review - unfortunately the night of Danny Baker had followed a very warm day. As a Victorian Theatre there is obviously no air conditioning and so little we could do apart from try and make sure people were comfortable. We did...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

First time I've ever been to the Hippodrome in Eastbourne and the place is fantastic. So nice to come here and support not only the wrestling but the Hippodrome itself. This theatre deserves to do well. Very good prices on confectionery unlike other theatre's I've...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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DebbieA2119, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of the theatre - we are so grateful to our lovely volunteers for all the work they do to keep the venue running so smoothly. We hope you are able to come back again soon.

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Just sitting in the interval of ‘thats Entertainment ‘ It’s fantastic! The performers are all so brilliant and the theatre staff are the best! They’re all so friendly and helpful. If you’re planning a trip to Eastbourne make sure you visit this wonderful show and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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DebbieA2119, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

What a lovely review and thank you for taking the time during the interval to send this. We are very proud of the show and very grateful to our lovely band of volunteers who work so hard Front of House. Do come back and visit...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The theatre is very quaint and the many volunteers friendly with the coat of refreshments not astronomical like in most theatres. The seating is very traditional and perfectly comfortable. I thought the decor looked lovely, newly refurbished and very attractive. My only negative was the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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DebbieA2119, Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so grateful to the lovely volunteers for all their hard work. I will pass on your comments to our compere Grant - who will be delighted with the comparison to those two wonderful...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Debbie A, General Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank y0dette
Debbie A, General Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Debbie A, General Manager at Royal Hippodrome Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

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

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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
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Yes we have shows on every week, check out our website
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