Events & Exhibitions

Ticketing Information

St Mary in the Castle does not have a permanent box office on site at the moment but there are several outlets you can buy tickets from, if available an icon appears in the relevant section, by clicking these icons you will be taken to the relevant online ticket sales site. They are often sold online at our Music Glue page or at the Hastings Tourist Information Centre in the town.


Film screening: Planes, Trains & Automobiles (15)

Thursday 7th December -6.45pm

All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home to Chicago. But when his flight from New York is cancelled due to bad weather, all other attempts to get home fail thanks to crazy cab drivers, trains that break down, and cars that catch on fire. To make matters worse, a buffoon called Del is also stranded and a little too keen to accompany Neal on his journey. Starring the hilarious Steve Martin and John Candy as the unlucky travellers.

Doors: 6.45pm 

Start: 7.15pm

Tickets are available from the following vendors, click on the icon to visit the sales sites.

Soul Xpress- Christmas Charity Soul Party

Saturday 9th December - Doors: 7.00pm


Mark Thomas: A Show that Gambles on the Future

Wednesday 13th December - Doors: 7.00pm Start: 7:30pm

Few predicted the events of 2016. And even fewer seem to know where we are going. Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome.

By making futurologists of us all, he will create a fantastical, hilarious and possibly accurate vision of the world. And maybe even make a few quid on the side.


Tickets are available from the following vendors, click on the icon to visit the sales sites.

Steeleye Span

Thursday 14th December - Doors: 6.45pm Start: 7.30pm

An evening with Steeleye Span at any time of the year is a treat, at Christmas it becomes something really special!

Steeleye Span has been one of the most influential names in British roots music. Pioneers of folk-rock, they changed the face of folk music forever, taking it out of small clubs and into the world of gold discs and international tours.

Members have come and gone over the years, but Steeleye with Maddy Prior at the helm has always remained at the forefront of the genre they helped to define.....and some five decades later the band has become an institution in British music.

Tickets are available from the following vendors, click on the icon to visit the sales sites.

Carols for All Concert

Saturday 16th December - 4:30pm

Hastings Philharmonic Choir and Inspritus Brass

Conducted by Marcio da Silva

Tickets are available from the following vendors, click on the icon to visit the sales sites.

Liane at Christmas

Sunday 17th December - 7:30pm

Liane Carroll in Concert with Full Big Band

Following on from the tremendous success of the Sold Out launch for Liane’s new album ‘The Right To Love’ in the summer, Liane is back with her incredible big band for a special Christmas Concert.

Tickets are available from the following vendors, click on the icon to visit the sales sites.

Hastings Philharmonic: Tango Night

Saturday 13th January - 8pm

Hastings Philharmonic and Friends

Alessandra Fasolo- Voice Marcio da Silva- Voice

Tickets are available from the following vendors, click on the icon to visit the sales sites.


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The crypt gallery at St Mary in the Castle is an exhibition space unique to the building. With its rich history as a burial for members of the Churches congregation, the crypt is brimming with atmosphere and intrigue. The alcoves make it a perfect space for group shows, or for dividing different aspects of your work, and lends itself to the installation of multi-media artworks.

The space has been used to exhibit the art of international and local artists and has been a key location for local arts festivals, including Coastal Currents and the PhotoHastings season.

St Mary in the Castle has played host to numerous high profile exhibitions, most notably a Lee Miller and Roland Penrose Surrealist Exhibition that ran alongside a performance in our auditorium of ‘The Angel and the Fiend’, a dramatic reading of the life of Lee Miller.

Running concurrently with major exhibitions at the De La Warr Pavilion, St Mary in the Castle has begun hosting exhibitions in partnership with Project Artworks.

As well as being located in the centre of Hastings, the space receives through traffic from the St Marys restaurant and attendees to the many St Mary in the Castle events.

Here at St Marys we endeavour to have an excellent visual arts program that compliments the beauty of the building and places us at the centre of the emerging arts scene here in Hastings.

Andrew Reed & James Holcombe


28th October - 3rd December
10.00am - 4.00pm

Coming this Halloween; SLASH-UPS. A horror art exhibition, which collects together the best morbid pin-up artwork from the macabre minds of comic-book writer and artists Andrew Reed (, and illustrator James Holcombe.

Taking their cue from the likes of gruesome 80’s Slasher movies, and grisly 50’s American horror comics, witness this devilish new art show being held in the Crypt Gallery of St Mary in the Castle this autumn, as the walls run red with the spooky scribbles by the deadly duo.

A horror art show not to be missed this Halloween season. 

Recommended for mature eyes!

Free entry

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St Mary in the Castle
7 Pelham Crescent
East Sussex
TN34 3AF
50.855417, 0.584750

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7 Pelham Crescent
East Sussex
TN34 3AF

Tel 01424 715880

Venue Manager Sean Berkley

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