Entertainment

Spectator Sport in Eastbourne

Eastbourne International Tennis Tournament

One of the UK’s top women’s tennis tournaments played in the week before Wimbledon. Attracts some of the biggest names in the women’s game.
Theatre in Lewes

Glyndebourne

In 1934, science teacher John Christie and his opera-singer wife Audrey Mildmay decided to build a 1200-seat opera house in the middle of nowhere. It seemed a magnificent folly at the time, but now Glyndebourne is o…
Theatre in Chichester

Chichester Festival Theatre

Built in 1962, this somewhat Soviet-looking playhouse has a long and distinguished history. Sir Laurence Olivier was the theatre’s first director, and Ingrid Bergman, Sir John Gielgud and Sir Anthony Hopkins have al…
Theatre in Canterbury

New Marlowe Theatre

Canterbury’s main theatre attracts popular, fast-selling productions on national tour. Check out that bizarre auditorium, with its dark faux veneers contrasting sharply with the lifejacket-orange seating. The Studio…
Theatre in Brighton & Hove

Brighton Dome

Once the stables for King George IV’s horses, this art-deco complex houses three theatre venues within the Royal Pavilion estate. ABBA famously won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest here.
Comedy in Brighton & Hove

Komedia Theatre

A stylish comedy, theatre and cabaret venue attracting the best stand-up acts from the English-speaking world.
Theatre in Brighton & Hove

Theatre Royal

Built by decree of the Prince of Wales in 1806, this grand venue hosts musicals, plays and operas.
Horse Racing in Surrey

Epsom

With much more racing credibility than Ascot, this famous racetrack’s star turn is Derby Day in June, but it has meets year-round.