Rose Playwriting 

Tue 23 Apr - Tue 16 Jul

Our popular playwriting course is run by the brilliant playwright and dramaturg Stephen Brown, whose plays include Occupational Hazards (Hampstead Theatre), Faster (Filter Theatre at BAC and 59E59 New York), Does My Society Look Big in This? (Bristol Old Vic) and Future Me (Theatre503 and Public Theatre New York). Stephen has been a core teacher at the Rose for eight years and many of his students have gone on to work as professional playwrights.

Over twelve weeks you will be taken through every step of writing a play, from character development and structure, to its professional application. In a small group you will analyse classic and modern works, as well as taking part in creative writing exercises and receiving individual feedback on your work. At the end of term, we invite experienced theatre directors and a group of actors to workshop scenes from your plays, giving you a unique opportunity to see how new writing is approached by professionals in the rehearsal room.

Whether you write as part of your job, or just fancy putting pen to paper for the first time, whether you end up with a fully polished play, or a score of ideas, this is a really enjoyable and focused springboard for your creativity.

Rose Players

Cost: £200. Classes: Monday evenings 7pm-9.30pm. 
Next term starts: Mon 29 Apr - Mon 22 Jul.

Rose Players is our introductory acting group open for anyone aged over 18. We welcome actors of all ages and experience to take part in classes that focus on professional-process and technique.

Perhaps you’ve never acted before, or perhaps you are returning to it. All you need is enthusiasm and to be able to commit to the classes over the course of the term. We explore major practitioners, methods of working on different styles of text, improvisation and vocal techniques that are applicable to many different areas of life.

The course is directed by Anthony Hoskyns, an experienced acting tutor and veteran of the Rose education programme. When appropriate, guest directors may also work with you on specialist skills and there will be an informal showing of your work at the end of term.

Whether you are thinking about professional training or you're an enthusiastic amateur, this is a great way to spend your Monday evenings.

Rose Community Play

Calling all actors! Join us this summer for our community production performing at the Rose in August. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with professional directors and perform on the main stage here at the Rose. For more details, and to register for an audition, please email [email protected].

Rose Company

Our new group for the over 55s meets on a Monday afternoon here at the Rose.  Everyone is welcome to join – no acting experience is required and there’ll be no line learning! For more information, please email [email protected].

How to Book 

To book a place on Rose Players or Rose Playwriting, please call the Rose Theatre Kingston box office on 020 8174 0090. 

For more information, please call 020 8939 4050  or email [email protected]

Please note: these courses require regular attendance. Please do not book a place if you know that you cannot attend all sessions. 

Please email [email protected] ask about concession rates for students/OAPs/income support, or with any other queries.