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About the Event

Hastings Musical Festival takes place at the White Rock Theatre over 2 weeks in March each year. Dancers, singers, musicians and actors of all ages perform in classes which are marked by an adjudicator who is a specialist and an expert in the field. Feedback is given to everyone and the winners of each class are announced. In many classes a trophy is also awarded.

Hastings International Music Festival AGM

Hastings International Music Festival AGM which is the parent charity for Hastings Music Festival and Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is holding this year's AGM on November 29th at 1pm at The White Rock Hotel. If you would like to attend you would be very welcome, it is a good opportunity to put forward ideas and raise questions about the Festival. If you cannot attend but would like to send a question or comment please use the contact box on the website.


Classes are open to the public. Tickets for individual sessions or for a whole day can be purchased from the White Rock Theatre Box Office from January 2019 (add link) A season ticket for the whole Festival is also available.


Some of the best performances from the Festival are chosen to create a Festival Finale Concert which showcases the range and diversity of the talent on display during the previous two weeks. Prizes are awarded for the audience's favourite acts.

The 2020 Finale Concert will take place at the end of the Festival.

Tickets go on sale at the White Rock Theatre Box Office from January 2019.