About Boathouse Theatre

Boathouse is a performing arts project for children (5-15) and young adults (16+) who are in supported education or training, in the Hastings, Bexhill and Rye areas of East Sussex.

Boathouse provides a variety of theatre arts delivered by professional teachers, artists and committed volunteers which include:

  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Singing & Signing Choir
  • Theatre Crafts
  • Music Workshops


Boathouse was set up by Olivia and her parents, family and friends, who recognised the need for young adults to participate in community based performing arts. Many children and young adults in supported learning socialise only in their school, college or place of training; we provide a base where students can meet regularly and take part in a creative process which works towards showcasing their skills.

The project began on January 16th 2011 and takes place in blocks of  5 weeks, with breaks for half-term holidays, Easter and summer. The cost to participants is a nominal £4.00 per week.

The sessions for young adults are held on Sunday mornings at Glyne Gap School, Bexhill-on-Sea from 10.30-12.30pm.

Boathouse for Children began on Saturday September 17th 2011 at Glyne Gap School, Bexhill-on-Sea, with a nominal charge of £3.00 per session.

Boathouse for Profound Multiple Disabilities sessions are held at Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2SA on Mondays between 2.30 – 3.30pm.

Please contact us beforehand for details.