Summer Schools


In our tenth year of high quality summer schools for young people, the Rose is the place to come for a fun introduction to drama or to develop next-level skills.

Whether it’s a short course packed with games, storytelling and character, a full production of a Play-in-a-Week, or our prestigious Rose Academy to help you get into a top drama school, there really is something for everyone aged 7-25.

All our courses take place in beautiful Kingston, either at the Rose or one of our very local rehearsal venues.

Over previous summers, our team has included directors from the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, and even Olivier Award-winning actors! All the courses are supported by well-trained and enthusiastic assistants.

We take students from down the road and around the world – so why not join us this summer for a transformative experience!

If you would like details of our 2019 courses please contact Sarah Kingsford on 0208 939 4050 or email [email protected].


Summer Schools 2019

Dates and titles will be released in the coming weeks!


Rose Academy

Summer 2019

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 interview.


Testimonials

'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)