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: Horror Season

Friday 27th October -6.45pm

To coincide with Slash-Ups, the horror art exhibition running in our Crypt gallery, artists Andrew Reed & James Holcombe have selected a shortlist of four horror classics for you to choose from as our Halloween film this year. 

Voting starts the week of October 9th across our social media sites and the winner will be announced October 16th. 

Doors: 6.45pm Start: 7.15pm

Hastings Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra

Saturday 4th November - Doors Open at 6:30pm. Show Starts at 7pm

Helen May - Soprano

  Kieran White - Tenor

  Jolyan Loy - Baritone

  Marcio da Silva - Conductor

  String Serenade E.Elgar

  Two Psalms G.Holst

  Cantata Misericordium B.Britten

  Serenata Notturna in D W.A.Mozart

  Mass in G F.Schubert

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

Daoirí Farrell

Thursday 9th November - Doors Open at 7:00pm. Show Starts at 7:30pm

‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’ Dónal Lunny

St Mary in the Castle is delighted to welcome to its stage the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Irish folk artist Daoirí Farrell for a night of sublime music.

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

Fisherman's Friends

Sunday 12 November 2017 - Doors Open at 6:45pm. Show Starts at 7:30pm

Since the release of the Fisherman’s Friends eponymous debut album on Island Records in 2010, the group have had a tremendous amount of success reaching gold status in album sales, performing at festivals all over the country, including the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury and picked up the Good Tradition Award at the BBC Folk Awards.

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

Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings

Tuesday 21st November - Doors Open at 6:45pm, Show Starts at 7:30pm

Lead singer and frontman of the now defunct all conquering band Bellowhead, Jon Boden stopped off for a Spyboy Remnant Kings show during their last tour in 2013.

The band are on the road again for a short tour and this time is eleven strong with a string and brass section to celebrate the launch of Jon’s new album “Afterglow”.

The eleven include fellow Bellowhead members Paul Sartin and Sam Sweeney, Leveret’s Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls and from King of The Southseas, Richard Warren.

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

RVT Panto: Goosed

Saturday 2nd December - Doors Open at 7pm. Show Starts at 8pm

We are over the moon to be welcoming the Legendary RVT Panto back to St Mary in the Castle this Christmas. This years show is Goosed, starring Topsie Redfern, Robert McNeilly, Faye Reeves, Rich Watkins and Alan Hunter. Produced by Catia Ciarico on behalf of the RVT Written by Paul Joseph and Tim Benzie Directed by Tim McArthur (RVT Panto’s Fannie, Jack! Sissy That Stalk, Charming Dick, Bendover in Boots) Musical direction by Aaron Clingham Costumes by Bourgeoisie of Cut A Bitch Designs

The RVT panto has become a yearly institution and has had a string of distinguished cabaret stars directing, writing and performing on the Taverns illustrious and Grade 2 listed stage.

From Nathan Evans, Scottee, Mzz Kimberley, Holestar, Jonny Woo, Timberlina, Fred Bear, Dusty Limits, The Divine Miss M, Ophelia Bitz, Topsie Redfern and Martin Fitch to the Miss alternative miss world winner; Fancy Chance, Harry Clayton Wright and Ginger Johnson. This year sees the incredibly talented Tim McArthur return to direct the show and we welcome Paul Joseph and Tim Benzie as writers plus the return of the immensely popular Topsie Redfern and Faye Reeves. Lovingly produced by the RVT as always.

Doors: 7pm

Start: 8pm

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

Soul Xpress- Christmas Charity Soul Party

Saturday 9th Decemeber - Doors Open at 7:30pm


Mark Thomas: A Show that Gambles on the Future

Wednesday 13th December - Doors Open at 7pm. Show starts at 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 14 December 2017 - Doors Open at 6:45pm, Show Starts at 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.


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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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