Summer Schools

There is something for everyone at the Rose this Summer!

We have short, three-day courses, full of games and storytelling, with an invited showing at the end, Play-in-a-week, a fun-packed week of rehearsals leading to a performance in the Rose Studio, and if you're thinking of auditioning for drama schools, our prestigious Rose Academy can give you all the help you need.

To book, call the Box Office on 020 8174 0090. Discounts are available for early bookings before the end of March, siblings, and Rose Youth Theatre members.

For all enquiries, please email [email protected].

Three-Day Course (Wednesday - Friday)

Ages: 7-10 years
Price: £150 (discounts for RYT members, siblings and bookings made before March 31)
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Please note these courses will be held at an external venue local to the Rose

These three-day courses are packed with fun and games, as children work on literacy, character and storytelling. Working in small groups with experienced teachers, children will develop confidence, teamwork and creativity - and you're invited to join us for a special showing on the final day!

Dates Available:
Wed 24 - Fri 26 Jul
Wed 31 Jul - Fri 2 Aug
Wed 7 - Fri 9 Aug

To book, please call Box Office on 020 8174 0090. For all enquiries please email [email protected].

Play-In-A-Week (Monday - Saturday)

Ages: 11-16 years
Price: £250 (discounts for RYT members, siblings and bookings made before March 31)
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: Rose Theatre

It's no surprise that our popular Play-In-A-Week course is a sell-out every year. Students rehearse at the Rose Monday to Friday, leading to a performance on Satuday in the Rose Studio. There's a range of titles to suit everyone, and it's the perfect way to spend the holidays: having fun, making friends and putting on a play!

To book, please call Box Office on 020 8174 0090. For any queries, please email [email protected].

Mon 29 Jul - Sat 3 Aug: Hansel & Gretel
With its cast of well-loved fairytale characters - and famous gingerbread house - this adapation of the famous Grimm's tale (seen at the Rose at Christmas) brings together action and adventure, as Hansel and Gretel must fight to save themselves, and their village, from a witch's curse.

Mon 5 - Sat 10 Aug: The Jungle Book
Specially adapted from the novel by Rudyard Kipling, this is a summer favourite and always a popular title. Journey through the forest with man-cub Mowgli, as he learns the law of the jungle from the wolf pack, a wise old panther and a dangerous tiger. Imaginatively designed and staged for a young ensemble.

Mon 12 - Sat 17 Aug: Black Beauty
Anna Sewell's tale of a young horse and his journey from an idyllic farm life to the hardships of working in the city is a classic of children's literature. Adapted specially for the Rose Youth Theatre, this new version brings the story to life for a young cast.

Mon 19 - Sat 24 Aug: Oliver Twist SOLD OUT!
Charles Dickens' tale of Oliver, a workhouse orphan who is drawn into Fagin's gang of thieves, is still popular and relevant today. Journey with us to the London underworld of the Artful Dodger and Bill Sikes in this specially adapted version.

Mon 26 - Sat 31 Aug: A Midsummer Night's Dream SOLD OUT!
Shakespeare's most famous summer comedy delivers mistaken identity, mismatched lovers and hilarious rude mechanicals. Join us for the week and enjoy a magical comic adventure in the Athenian forest in our specially adapted youth theatre version.

Rose Academy

Tue 27 Aug - Sun 1 Sep
Ages: 16-25 years
Price: £250

The UK is home to some of the most prestigious drama schools in the world, so it’s hardly a surprise that more than one thousand applicants audition for each place. The Rose Academy is a unique and very special course that draws on the expertise of leading drama school facilitators, directors and actors to offer an insight into conservatoire training and techniques to maximise your chances of getting a place on the course you want. We have been running this course for six years, with a great hit rate at schools like RADA, LAMDA, Guildhall, Central, Oxford and East15. Participation on the Academy is by audition only.

Email [email protected] to organise an audition.


'So much achieved in such short time, I thought the play was brilliant!' Parent, 2017 (Plays-in-a-Week)

'The show was great - so entertaining, with moments of humour, pathos, action and lots of fun' Parent, 2017 (Plays-in-a-Week)

'It was an amazing show - what an achievement to do it in an entire summer let alone a week!' Parent, 2017 (Plays-in-a-Week)

'The show was excellent and it was clear how hard the cast and director had worked!' Parent, 2017 (Plays-in-a-Week)

'Our daughter has come away with so much confidence, a great set of skills and lovely new friends' Parent 2016 (Three Day Course)

'Thank you for a great course. Our son had a brilliant time and is very keen to do another' Parent 2016 (Two Day Course)

'Rose Youth Theatre’s talent and polish is impressive, their enthusiasm is irresistible' The Times on Alice in Winterland, 2017

'I've thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the Academy. Meeting so many amazing people is inspirational' Student, 2017 (Rose Academy)

'An amazing week! One of the most insightful and enjoyable courses I have ever done, going way beyond my expectations because it made me feel like an artist and not just a student' Student, 2015 (Rose Academy)