The Grove is available for companies and individuals to use either as a performance space, or to hold meetings, seminars, classes, and other activities. Situated in the centre of Eastbourne and close to both the train station and bus terminus, the theatre is an ideal location. 

Our maximum capacity is 158; during the current climate, we have reduced this to 120 to keep a one-way system in the auditorium. With social distancing, our capacity is reduced to 50. 

There are two standard options for hire:

  • 60/40 Box Office split in visiting company's favour. The Grove manages ticket sales and the event is listed on our website, brochure and social media. If you wish to take up this option, complete a Proposal Form by following the link.

  • Standard hire of £25 per hour (minimum four hours' hire). If hire is for a ticketed event, the visiting company handles all ticket sales and takes 100% of the revenue. Should you wish to hire the venue, complete a hire form by clicking on the link. 

If you have any questions, please email us