Please note that due to the Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament, there are traffic restrictions and road closures until Friday 6 July. This includes the College Road Pay & Display Car Park and surrounding roads including parts of Hardwick Road and College Road. If you are visiting the theatre please leave plenty of time to find parking, thank you for your co-operation.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell Gift Vouchers?

Gift Vouchers are available from box office redeemable against shows at the Congress Theatre, Devonshire Park Theatre and Winter Garden. We also accept West End Theatre tokens however we don’t sell them.

Do you have any vacancies?

Job vacancies at the theatres are posted on the Eastbourne Borough Council website. Go to www.eastbourne.gov.uk/residents/jobs

Is there parking nearby?

The closest car park is on College Road (250m away from the rear of the Congress Theatre). This is a Pay and Display car park for 200 cars, but is free of charge after 6.30pm. There is also a limited amount of free, on-street parking.

The Devonshire Park Theatre has limited free parking for disabled drivers directly outside the venue.

 

I’m having problems booking tickets online

Please go to our Online Booking help page

 

What is the booking fee?

On selected shows a per ticket booking fee is included in the advertised ticket price. For many incoming productions, the majority of the ticket income is paid to the production company or promoter. The booking fee is entirely retained by the venue.

 

When does the auditorium open prior to a show?

Unless otherwise stated, doors open 45 minutes prior to the show and auditorium, wherever possible, 30 minutes prior.

 

What happens if I lose my ticket?

In the unlikely situation that you lose your tickets please contact the box office on 01323 412000 and they will assist you to resolve the situation.

 

I’ve never been to the theatre – is there a dress code?

We do not implement a dress code.

 

Can I get a refund or change my ticket for another day?

Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

 

Can I take photographs or film during a performance?

There is no photography or filming permitted during a performance.

 

Can I pre-order drinks for the interval?

Yes, this can be done at the bar before the show starts. Your order will be available for collection at the interval from an area near to the bar, you will be made aware of this area by bar staff when placing your order.

 

Do you sell food?

We don’t sell food however there are a number of restaurants and cafes within a short walk of all 3 venues.

 

Do you have a loop system for hard of hearing and deaf patrons?

For more information please visit the Access section of this website.

 

What is the Essential Companion Scheme and how do I apply?

We do operate a free Essential Companion Scheme. For further information please visit the Access section of this website to answer this question

 

Can I bring food & drink into the performance?

All food and drink bought in to the theatre must be purchased onsite only. Drinks must be in a plastic glass or bottles, hot drinks must have a lid on. Where there may be restrictions for a particular show, customers will be notified by signage on the doors.

 

Do I need a ticket for my baby?

All customers regardless of age require a ticket to enter the auditorium at any time to ensure that we do not exceed capacity for a performance, so children will not be permitted to sit on your lap without a ticket. For certain performances there will be a ‘babe in arms’ ticket available.

 

Can I take a pushchair/car seat into the performance?

Pushchairs/Car seats can be stored outside the auditorium in the foyer. There is very limited space available for this, please allow time for your journey to leave pushchairs/car seats as they will not be permitted in the auditorium due to safety regulations.

 

Where is the nearest taxi rank?

There is no taxi rank near to the theatre, however we do have a Freephone taxi phone in the main foyer of all our theatres.

 

What is the running time of the show?

Please check the relevant show page on our website. However, this information is often not available until the day of the show and will be posted on the show page of this website as soon as it is known to us. This information is usually not passed on from the visiting companies until their day of arrival.  Any staff will be able to inform you of end time on your arrival at the theatre for that particular performance.

Is there an age restriction?

Some shows implement an age recommendation or restriction, please check the relevant show page on our website. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult to visit the theatre.