The Electric Palace cinema in the heart of Hastings Old Town is a hidden gem and the perfect venue for so many occasions.

Our venue space and screening facilities can be used for your  parties, special events, film screenings, live gigs, kids' shows, poetry and spoken word events, arts, theatre, rehearsals, filming and more.

For further details on hiring the venue please contact us on or feel free to come and have a look around the space before any of our public screenings. Doors open 30 minutes before each screening time.

Venue details and pricing

  • 3-hour slots available.
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday, and Bank Holiday daytime* bookings: £220
  • Monday to Thursday bookings: £180
  • We can host up to 48 seated guests, but if you plan to move around the space, we recommend up to 30. 
  • Children's birthday parties require adult supervision, so a maximum of 40 children. No popcorn please.
  • Artisvin wine bottles selection available to order

*Please note: if your booking is for a Bank Holiday the weekend fee will apply. An additional £36 charge per 3-hour slot will be payable on the day.

Some private hire events may be able to be listed as public events on our website for an additional £36 ticket admin fee, dependent on a public screening licence being secured. If this is of interest, please discuss this with us further:

At the cinema

Electric Palace bar - Jeff PitcherThe bar will be open and staffed throughout the event for beer, ales, wine, Prosecco, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

All alcohol must be purchased from the Electric Palace.

You are welcome to bring your own food and soft drinks – trestle tables can be provided at the front of the cinema.

When providing food for children's parties, please be considerate of food that is not too messy! Such as cartons of juice rather than open cups and non-sticky sweets or popcorn.

Please note that for children's parties, the cinema is not suitable for running around. Birthday parties for children under 12 years of age should have at least 2 adults to accompany the children. There is a small space for party games and dancing at the front of the venue.

We have DVD or BluRay screening facilities. You are also welcome to bring CDs for music to play before and after the screening. We also have Spotify for your playlists. Please contact us for more details.

Contact the Electric Palace:

Photo credit: Jeff Pitcher


Refund policy: Customers purchasing private hire online have the right to cancel their bookings. We require 7 days notice prior to a private hire booking date, in writing or via email, and a £20 cancellation fee will apply. Please email us with your booking details and contact information for us to process your cancellation.