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: The Big Sleep (PG) (1946)

Friday, 8th June -6.45pm

A classic 'noir' adaptation of Raymond Chandler's much-filmed novel. Private detective Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) agrees to rid a wealthy family of a blackmailer who is threatening the younger daughter, but the man is killed before he can act. Drawn nevertheless into the Sternwood family's problems (not least because of his attraction to the elder sister, played by Lauren Bacall), Marlowe uncovers drugs, murder and more blackmail.

Doors: 6.45pm Start: 7.15pm

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

Ensemble Orquesta 2018 Opera Academy

Saturday 2nd June and Sunday 3rd June - Saturday Doors Open at 6:30pm. Show Starts at 7pm. Sunday Doors Open at 4:30pm, Show Starts at 5pm.



  Marcio da Silva - Artistic Director

 Cosi fan Tutte Mozart


  Once again the Ensemble OrQuesta will transform St Mary in

  the Castle with singers coming from all over the world to

  participate in another exciting, innovative and intimate

  production by Marcio da Silva. This sparkling comic opera on the

  nature of love, was Mozart's third and final collaboration with

  librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is a perfect choice for a lively and

  dynamic production with young and talented rising professional


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

The Blues Band

Saturday 16th June - Doors Open at 6:45pm. Show Starts at 7:30pm

Formed in 1979 by Paul Jones along with another Manfred Mann group member, Tom McGuinness,
The Blues Band also includes slide guitar ace Dave Kelly, Gary Fletcher on bass guitar and Hughie Flint,
who said farewell to John Mayall, behind the drum kit.

Seats £21.50 and £24.50 by telephone – from the Hailsham Pavilion
01323 841414 and online at

also from Hastings Tourist Information Sea Front Office – 01424 451111
and from Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill on Sea – 01424 552435

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance at St Mary in the Castle

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

East Sussex Music

Thursday 28th June - Doors Open at 7pm. Show Starts at 7:30pm

200 East Sussex Music students from Hastings & Rother Area Music Centre present a Summer celebration concert for Friends, featuring the Hastings & Rother Area Youth Wind Orchestra, Jazz & Blues Band, Youth Singers, Recorder Consort, Paganini Violin Ensemble, Vivaldi String Orchestra and the Hastings & Rother Area Youth Symphony Orchestra.

The evening’s concert will be an opportunity for East Sussex Music to celebrate the high levels of achievement of students aged 10 –19 from schools & colleges across Hastings & Rother.

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

Hastings Philharmonic: Opera Gala

Sunday 7th July - Doors Open at 6.30pm

An evening for long time opera lovers, as well as those who have never set foot in an opera theatre. We guarantee that you will hear much-loved and familiar tunes, and that you will go home feeling uplifted (and perhaps even singing to yourself as you depart!).


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.

Violent Femmes

19th May - 10th June
10am - 4pm

Violent Femmes is an art show celebrating all things Femme Fatale in comic books. We bring you a show featuring some of the meanest, sexiest, and most dangerous female comic book characters of the moment: There are wives with knives from Spanish comic book artist Maria Osuna Marcos' blood thirsty "Killer Housewives" series; there are the beautiful but sinister underwater Mermaids of Juliet Brando’s haunting "Land Creatures"; and the murderous misadventures of Yana and co, the deadly Russian Brides of Andrew Reed’s ongoing horror webcomic "Babayka-Lives". 

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

Car Parking

There is plenty of car parking along the promenade including spaces opposite St Mary in the Castle.


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7 Pelham Crescent
East Sussex
TN34 3AF

Tel 01424 715880

Venue Manager Sean Berkley

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