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Rose Theatre Kingston

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Address: 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, England
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+44 20 8174 0090
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Situated at the heart of South West London, the Rose opened its doors in...

Situated at the heart of South West London, the Rose opened its doors in January 2008 and offers a unique theatrical centre to the entire region. It has its roots in Kingston, but serves more than a million people who live and work in the region.Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Stephen Unwin, the Rose offers a rich programme of artistic activity, for people from all backgrounds and tastes. It combines the highest artistic standards, a resolute commitment to learning, and a determination to involve the broader community in what we do.

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Mejude

Arrived at the Rose Theatre greeted by friendly informative staff.Good bar with excellent staff. Saw All or Nothing for the 2nd time at the Rose Theatre ,excellent show... read more

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Esher, United Kingdom
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This theatre was instigated by an ego minded council which cost a fortune to build and is still a burden to the ratepayers to the sun of 500,000 + per year

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Esher, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at the Rose Theatre greeted by friendly informative staff.Good bar with excellent staff. Saw All or Nothing for the 2nd time at the Rose Theatre ,excellent show enthusiastic cast,and throughly entertaining evening.

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windsor
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second Visit, saw "All or Nothing." Venue is relatively small, 300 seats?, very good views all round , good bar facilities , staff very helpful and informative.The show was excellent, life and times of Small Faces in the 60s , great script and great acting, many excellent moments, Narrator was truly charismatic as was the group and the music sounds... More 

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Southsea, Hampshire
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

With no costume changes the main character was unattractive, tired, unappealing and scruffy throughout which did not tally with the book. Too many actors 'doubling/ trebling' roles without actually acting any difference. Lazy set design. A poor production of an epic tale. Seats were uncomfortable to say the least and even though I was in the third row my view... More 

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Thank jemlush
St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Spent a couple of hours in the cafe here with friends and family. Lovely food and drinks. A very spacious cafe with great facilities

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Thank Cheekypheasant
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We saw the Elena Ferrante plays. Lovely theatre. We had booked to sit on the floor but there were free seats in the stalls so we were able to sit on those. Will be recommending to friends and family.

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Thank lifeisasongsingalong
Tolworth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We went to the Rose Theatre to see a one-off performance by Gyles Brandreth. Intimate didn't begin to describe it! We were in the back row of the Stalls and it still seemed like we were almost sitting on the stage. I really enjoyed being so close to the performance, even for a one-man monologue show. Imagine what it must... More 

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Thank Wimblebear
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I've been to the Rose theatre many times, although it's a relatively small and modern theatre, it has potential to hold very good productions, favourites have been Hetty Feather few years ago and the christmas productions such as "the lion, the witch and the wardrobe" and the beautiful " a Christmas Carol". The visual effects and production was surprisingly more... More 

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London
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The somewhat mismarched look to cafe area should not put you off from this theatre and the variety of performances it puts on. The service was very good throughout our visit, the atmosphere relaxed, and play good. Since then we often visit theatre for lunch when in Kingston to get away from noisy eating places.

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Thank Renata G
london
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Very poor attempt at comedy , dire so called acting , a character called hope was hopeless , the entire experience was extremely disappointing to say the least. A very poor attempt at depicting how older citizens react to a situation . If you have trouble sleeping go and see this , however you would possibly find it cringe worthy... More 

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