Venues

Venues

St Mary in the Castle

St Mary in the Castle is a Grade 2 listed building set in the heart of Hastings, located on the seafront, carved into the side of the West Hill and tucked between the new and old town. The former 19th century church, unique with its circular auditorium and intricate domed roof, now hosts a range of cultural and creative events. St Mary in the Castle is the main venue for the AltPitch Festival.

ACCESSIBILITY:

The entrance to St Mary in the Castle is located on the seafront opposite Pelham Place car park. The Crypt and lift to the auditorium can be accessed via a ramp. Toilets are located on the Crypt level and auditorium stalls level. The balcony is not accessible to wheelchair users. Please ask a member of staff if you require assistance. Please remember St Mary’s is an old building so its doors and corridors are full of character however not originally designed for wheelchairs. The venue does their best to make the place as accommodating as possible and they are always looking to improve the access and facilities.

PArking:

The large Pelham Place public car park is located across the road from this venue.

7 Pelham Crescent
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 3AF

+44 (0)1424 715880

Hastings Library

Hastings Library is housed in the Brassey Institute and was opened to the public in 1881. The library also holds a large collection of local studies material, including many images of Hastings and the local area. It hosts the Female Planet as part of the AltPitch Festival.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Accessible by wheelchair, a computer with a large screen, large print keyboard and access to an on screen keyboard, screen magnifier and accessibility settings for the mouse.

Parking:

This venue does not provide parking facilities. Please find one of the many public car parks available in the area.

Brassey Institute
13 Claremont
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1HE

+44 (0)345 6080196

Station Plaza, East Sussex College

East Sussex College Hastings Campus, Station Plaza, is an impressive five storey building crammed with unique facilities and classroom spaces.  This campus is built in the middle of Hastings, right next to a train and bus station – so getting here could not be easier. This venue hosts the AltPitch Platform event.

ACCESSIBILITY:

This venue is fully accessible for the wheelchair users. This modern building was designed and built following the latest accessibility requirements and regulations. 

Parking:

This venue does not provide parking facilities. Please find one of the many public car parks available in the area.

East Sussex College
Station Approach
Hastings
TN34 1BA

+44 (0)1424 442222