Sat, 06 Jan|
The Royal Hippodrome Theatre Eastbourne
Time & Location
06 Jan 2024, 20:00 – 07 Jan 2024, 00:00
Eastbourne, 106-114 Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF, UK
About the Event
Ghost Hunter Tours head to the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne to investigate this very active location again.
The night will consist of spirit board, table tipping, glass movement, sensory work, also using equipment such as K2's, the night will be dedicated to guests new and old, and with the help of the experienced staff will make sure you will have the best night possible and that you come away feeling like a ghost hunter.
The venue is well-documented as one of the country's most haunted locations - are you brave enough to join us? The last time we were here it was a very active night !!!! History of the theatre: The Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Road, opened in 1883 as the New Theatre Royal and Opera House, having been granted a Royal Patent by the Prince of Wales. Mr. C.J. Phipps, a London architect who designed a number of theatres, was asked to draw plans and help raise finance for the scheme.
The interior of the new theatre was partly modeled on his, now-famous, Savoy Theatre in London. Before the end of the century, most of the famous theatrical personalities of the time had appeared at the theatre, including Ellen Terry and Richard D’Oyly Carte’s Savoy Opera Company. In 1904 the theatre was renamed the Eastbourne Hippodrome and began a period of twice-nightly variety shows. Among those performing before WW1 were Ada Reeve, Harry Houdini (who made a well-publicized escape from Eastbourne police cells),
Harry Tate, Marie Lloyd, Hetty King, Robb Wilton, and Fred Karno’s Famous Troupe. Between the wars, the theatre adapted and put on a number of different entertainments, including plays and films.
And such stars as Vic Oliver, Cyril Fletcher, and Elsie and Doris Waters, then billed as ‘Stars of Radio’, appeared. In the late 50s and early 60s, the theatre was bought by Eastbourne Borough Council, and still, variety of stars kept coming, including Tommy Trinder, Vera Lynn, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Ken Dodd, Roy Hudd, Bruce Forsythe, who was appearing at the Royal Hippodrome when he was called up to compere Sunday Night at the London Palladium
The Royal Hippodrome TheatreFrom £12.00 to £38.00