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Intimate & innovative venue

Resembling a Elizabethan globe to echo the Rose of Shakespeare’s day, Kingston latterday Rose may... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paula G
South London
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Great theatre and performance courses

We attended a Rohl Dahl performance (George's Marvelous Medicine) a month ago and also enrolled our... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom
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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...more
24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, England
+44 20 8174 0090
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Resembling a Elizabethan globe to echo the Rose of Shakespeare’s day, Kingston latterday Rose may posses more industrial design but keeps that intimacy that Will’s groundlings lapped up for a penny a show. A low stage wrapped by bench seating fortunately with ample room for...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We attended a Rohl Dahl performance (George's Marvelous Medicine) a month ago and also enrolled our child on one of Rose's Theatre's drama/performing schools this holiday. Well run, plenty of information and knick knacks around the corridors, and the theatre facilities are good.

Thank CLSDean
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Went here to see our grandson graduate with a first class honours degree from Kingston University. Lovely venue, they did them all proud.

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t expecting much but it was an absolutely brilliant evening. The Rose is a brilliant theatre. It’s intimate but feels spacious. The leg room is excellent and the seats are comfy. We probably go at least every other month. Our next visit is Hogarths Progress...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is a modern,intimate venue which has been brilliantly designed so wherever you sit you have a clear view!

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

A nice and cosy theatre. Great ambience and the sound system are great. This heritage building served well.

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

A night out with a treat from a family member! Very enjoyable evening watching a production of Shakespeare! I think the Rose Theatre should do more advertising with a lot more exposure, as it is well deserved of regular sell outs!

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Went last night to see production of Twentieth Century Boy what a disappointment. The show started an hour late citing 'technical problems' eventually went ahead without any video backing. Audience had to sit listening to soundtracks in long periods of darkness completely ruined what could...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A cosy and intimate venue, which punches above its weight in terms of the plays and stars that it attracts. Nice acoustics, good bar, easy parking across the road in a multi-storey. Be careful when buying a seat that it is actually a ‘seat’ –...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We were pleased to visit the Rose Theatre for a production just a few days after it celebrated its 10th anniversary. It is a well-designed space for theatre and other arts productions and we very much enjoyed our visit. The production of "Much Ado About...More

Thank Robert B
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19 September 2018|
Response from Richard A | Reviewed this property |
For one man shows stand up etc go with the stalls; for big band and big productions go for circle. Beware that they sometimes just put out cushions on the floor at the front and sell those as ‘seats’.
16 February 2018|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
There is the Rose Car Park which is a 5 minute walk from the theatre.
19 April 2017|
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Response from AnneintheSUN | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a lift for wheelchairs and very helpful staff to assist with correct route to cafe. (The lift is set back, so easier to ask those who know)