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 […]

Classic Irish drama and Little Theatre conference comes to The Stables

Neil Sellman chairman of Stables Theatre says he is delighted The Stables is hosting this year’s Little Theatre Guild South East Region Conference from Friday 20th to Sunday September 22nd coupled with a performance of Conor McPherson’s The Weir.. Conference delegates will be welcomed with a supper at the White Rock Hotel on the Friday […]

Stables showcases talents of local teenagers

Social media and mental health are some of issues that youngsters have been highlighting in a drama project at the Stables Theatre. About 30 young people took part in the Stables 1066 Youth Theatre Summer Workshop Project called Hollow which showcased at the theatre in The Bourne on Friday. The annual project, which involves workshops, […]

The Stables at 60 – celebrating a ‘massive capacity for fun’

Actress Barbara Flynn helped Stables Theatre members celebrate 60 years of fun and entertainment at a celebration lunch on Sunday. The meal at Powder Mills Hotel, Battle, marked the anniversary of the opening of the Stables by Sir Ralph Richardson on June 16th 1959. Barbara, a patron of the Stables grew up in Hastings and […]

Stables at 60! Putting on a show is all about the teamwork

Teamwork is the key to staging productions at the Stables Theatre which is in the midst of its 60th anniversary celebrations this month writes Lynda Foy. Frank Jenks, one of the volunteers who is working on the set for the Chicago Heights Drama Group’s satire which opens at the theatre next Friday (June 21st), said: “It is very […]

Making the theatre relevant – the new Stables Chairman gets to work

As it celebrates its 60th anniversary The Stables is adding new talents from home and abroad to its repertoire writes Lynda Foy. The Stables Theatre and Art Gallery, which marks its Diamond Jubilee in June, will   host the Chicago Heights Drama Group from June 17th to 30th. Members of the American group will stage The […]