Coming from the sunshine coast of Southern England
The Royal Hippodrome
Professor John Pick talks about this landmark theatre and about the many famous artists who
played on this stage. It was, he said, unique, being one of the only remaining theatres in the country
by the renowned architect, C.J. Phipps, who not only built, but owned the theatre until his death.
Professor Pick and Mark Jones have written a book about the theatre entitled ‘Mr Phipps’ Theatre’ ISBN 1 904031 38 2.
Hippodrome - The Beginning (6.45 mins) > Click to View (Windows wmv)
Hippodrome - Famous Artists (9.02 mins) > Click to View (Windows wmv)
Hippodrome - The Future (9.42 mins) > Click to View (Windows wmv)Devonshire Park Theatre (6.46 mins)
The friends of the Devonshire Park Theatre take the viewer on a conducted tour of this
historic theatre commissioned by the 7th Duke of Devonshire and designed by the Duke's architect,
Henry Currey. It was opened on Monday, June 2nd 1884 and remains today an important part
of the town's entertainment scene.Congress TheatreThe Congress Theatre was built in 1963 and is connected to the Winter Garden by a restaurant building.This enterprise was designed to place Eastbourne firmly among the leading conference centres and for topwest end entertainment.Underground TheatreThe Underground Theatre puts on unusual and often controversial productions which make it an ideal contrastwith the bigger, council owned theatres. It is located under the present central library in Grove Road.Winter GardenThe Winter Gardens was originally designed on the crystal palace in London, which after it burnt down madethis building a unique and historical place to visit. It is a central feature of Devonshire Park and was, for manyyears in the Victorian times, a place to go skating.