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.


Devonshire Park Theatre

The Devonshire Park Theatre is a Grade II listed building designed by Henry Currey, built in 1884 and further improved by celebrated theatre architect Frank Matcham in 1903. It is one of the best examples of small Victorian Theatre in the country with ornate interior featuring decorative plaster work with scrolls and caryatids by Schmidt of Holloway.

Dubbed ‘the Playhouse in the Park’ the range of work presented at the Devonshire Park Theatre includes major touring productions by producers and theatre companies including Bill Kenwright, David Pugh, Kneehigh Theatre, The Watermill Theatre, Original Theatre Company and Blackeyed Theatre as well as working alongside local producers such as Brighton based Talking Scarlet and Eastbourne based New Vic Productions.

Eastbourne Theatres also produces its own pantomime, plays and musical productions at the Devonshire Park Theatre.

The venue has a seating capacity of 873.

Find out about the Friends of the Devonshire Park Theatre by visiting

Devonshire Park Theatre
Compton Street
BN21 4BW