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The Stables at 60: Part One

The first in a series of newspaper articles celebrating the theatre on its 60th birthday!

From Hastings In Focus:

‘This year marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of The Stables, 60 years that for many have passed in a flash, 60 years that have seen the cream of British theatre take to its stage and 60 years that have seen the the theatre’s legion of volunteers strive for the very best, proud of the fact that The Stables has, throughout its six decades, always been run and managed by a dedicated team of volunteers.

But while the theatre opened in 1959 and was significantly extended in the late 1970s the story if its birth really starts in 1956 with the formation of The Stables Trust. Formed in October that year at a meeting at a house in High Wickham – a house that you can see from the current theatre bar – those in attendance that night agreed that restoration of The Stables was a, ‘…matter of considerable importance to all interested in the old town of Hastings…..”


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