Arts community celebrates £1.1m Culture Recovery Fund cash boost

The local Arts community has woken up this morning to news of a £1.1m boost from the Culture Recovery Fund. The grants have been awarded to the following organisation in Hastings and Rye: Electric Palace Cinema CIC – £20,147 Kino Digital Ltd – £111,266 Kino-Teatre Ltd – £42,865 Sweet and Dandy – £29,920 Hastings Contemporary […]

The Stables Theatre and Art Centre – an exciting future post pandemic

It has been a very difficult year for all who work in the arts, coping with the Covid restrictions, false starts and the constant uncertainty to our industry writes Neil Sellman Chairman of The Stables Theatre. But here at the Stables we have been working behind the scenes to maintain the theatre, carrying out essential […]

The Stables prepares to open its doors on December season of shows

The Stables is planning for its re-opening for its December season on Sunday (Dec 6th).  Local artists Steve Scott, Heather Alexander, Claire Bolt, Orion Powell and Mike Keegan take the roles in It’s a Wonderful Life on Sunday, Dec 6th with Natalie Roberts and Helen Ward-Jackson in Leading Ladies, on Tuesday Dec 8th, Thursday 10th […]

The Stables – small steps on the road to reopening

With a grant of £71,187 from the Culture Recovery Fund The Stables Theatre and Art Gallery says the cash recognises the presence it is forging in the local community. Chairman Neil Sellman says: “This grant is a fantastic lifeline and secures not just the future for the theatre but recognises the presence the Stables is […]

In the spotlight! Providing an oasis of positivity in a desert gloom

Are you a performer? Would you like to be a performer? Do you just want to show off? We’re living in strange times, we’re told we need to stay at home, to isolate ourselves from others, the news is all a bit depressing. At Hastings In Focus we’ve been thinking about what we can do […]

The accidental playwright – the ‘nugget of history that deserved a platform’

There’s a very special play coming to The Stables Theatre next month that will be entertaining, amusing and thought provoking all at the same time. It’s particularly poignant too that with International Women’s Day happening on Sunday rehearsals for Blue Stockings, directed by Aisling Tigwell, are ramping up in advance of opening night in a […]

What’s coming to The Stables is ‘Beyond Words”

Hastings School of Contemporary Dance (HSCD) presents Beyond Words at The Stable Theatre from next Thursday (February 20th) until Saturday (22nd) with performance at 7.30pm Under the direction of Francesca Grando, Beyond Words will be an evening of inspirational dance. Students from HSCD will perform a range of styles including Contemporary, Ballet and Acro Dance. […]

There’s a whole load of ‘Pressure’ at The Stables next month

Pressure by David Haig is coming to The Stables Theatre next month. It’s June 1944, the clock is ticking down, in just 72 hours the biggest invasion the world has ever seen will cross the English Channel – Operation Overlord will be underway. The fate of 350,000 allied troops and the future of Europe rests […]