DC+ Associate Venues

Devonshire Collective has 2 associate venues, the Royal Hippodrome and Leaf Hall, also based along Seaside Road and Seaside.

Although different in function, they each offer an exciting range of spaces to hire outside of their own programme. This includes meeting, performance and rehearsal spaces – and more.

Please see below for further details and rate hire. DC members are eligible for hire rate discount, depending on availability.

Hippodrome TheatreDC+ Royal Hippodrome Theatre

108-112 Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF

For enquiries and bookings, please contact Darren Weir at enquiries@royalhippodrome.com.

Royal Hippodrome Auditorium

A traditional Victorian Theatre over three tiers (stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle). The RHT seats 420 patrons in the Stalls and Dress Circle, increasing to 600 patrons when using the Upper Circle and restricted view seating. Hire costs for the RHT vary greatly depending on the time of year, day of the week and time.

Prices start from £650 (VAT exempt).

The theatre also considers partnership deals, which will mean that the theatre will enter a split box office deal arrangement with a producer or visiting company.

Rehearsal Room

A large rehearsal space which is located at the top of the building. Prices again vary depending on time of year, day of the week and time. Prices from £20-£30 per hour. There is no lift in the building and so space only available to those who can manage the stairs.


A detached room space with room set is boardroom style for 12-15 people. Hire fee £15 per hour.

Dress Circle Bar

This space is also available for use and is great for an informal get together. Prices from £15-£25 per hour.

DC+ Leaf Hall

51 Seaside, Eastbourne BN22 7NB

For enquiries and bookings, please contact Gina Leonard on info@leafhall.co.uk.

Main Hall

£16.50 per hour

Can be used for dance and theatre rehearsal and performances, evening events and other functions.

Studio 1 & 2

£11 per hour

Can be used for meetings (up to 12-15 people) and events.

Cafe & Kitchen

Please enquire about cafe & kitchen hire for events and private hire.