Vote for the Rose as the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre!

Vote for the Rose as the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre!

Voting has begun to find the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2018 sponsored by Theatre Tokens and the Rose is in the&nbs…

Howard Goodall Interview

Howard Goodall Interview

With a career spanning over 30 years, Howard Goodall is one of Britain's most distinguished and versatile composers.…

Full cast announced for Hogarth's Progress

Full cast announced for Hogarth's Progress

We are thrilled to announce the full cast for Hogarth’s Progress. Former National Theatre Assoc…

Interview with Miranda Larson

Interview with Miranda Larson

With over 15-million subscribers and 16-billion views, Little Baby Bum is nothing short of a YouTube sensation, capturing the im…

10 Interesting Facts about William Hogarth

10 Interesting Facts about William Hogarth

On 25th June 283 years ago, British Parliament passed Hogarth's Act, the first copyright act of its kind, with no small tha…

ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON MAKES COMMITMENT TO STOP USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON MAKES COMMITMENT TO STOP USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

We're delighted to announce our commitment to stop using single-use plastic within the venue as part of continued efforts t…

Volunteers' Memories of the Rose

Volunteers' Memories of the Rose

To celebrate Volunteers Week 2018 and the Rose's 10th Anniversary, we asked some of our amazing volunteers to share their memories of…

FROM THE DEEP DARK WOOD TO A WHOLE FARMYARD OF FUN!

FROM THE DEEP DARK WOOD TO A WHOLE FARMYARD OF FUN!

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world’s best-loved picture books…

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

In view of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect on Fri 25 May, we have updated our Privacy Policy to det…

The Mysterious Mrs Watson: An interview with Liza Goddard

The Mysterious Mrs Watson: An interview with Liza Goddard

What does Liza Goddard always bring on tour with her? What drew her to Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

The Ultimate Sleuth: An interview with Robert Powell

The Ultimate Sleuth: An interview with Robert Powell

Theatre and TV veterans Robert Powell and Liza Goddard are reunited in a new version of Arthur Conan Do…

Rose Gala Dinner 2018

Rose Gala Dinner 2018

Rose Theatre Kingston celebrated its 10th anniversary last night with a fabulous Gala Dinner on Shakespeare's birthday.  

Much Ado About Nothing Press Night

Much Ado About Nothing Press Night

Sicily came to Kingston when the sun shone over the Much Ado About Nothing press night on Wednesday!

The Mafia 10 Commandments

The Mafia 10 Commandments

'Don Pedro here, kingpin, boss giving you a lil' piece of advice, actually 10 pieces of advice, before mafia inspired

Win fabulous prizes with Much Ado About Nothing!

Win fabulous prizes with Much Ado About Nothing!

To celebrate our 10th birthday and the opening of

Meet Don Pedro's Clan

Meet Don Pedro's Clan

If you know Don Pedro you'll know that when you're in his clan, despite all the fuss and

Welcome to Messina – A Hotel Like No Other

Welcome to Messina – A Hotel Like No Other

Looking for some summer sun? Want to get away from it all and indulge in

George's Marvellous Medicine Guest Night

George's Marvellous Medicine Guest Night

Last week saw the guest night of George's Marvellous Medicine as many young budding scientists re…

The Rose announces 2018 Christmas Show and auditions

The Rose announces 2018 Christmas Show and auditions

We are thrilled to announce our 2018 Christmas show

ROSE YOUTH THEATRE TO PERFORM AT VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

ROSE YOUTH THEATRE TO PERFORM AT VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

The Rose Youth Theatre will collaborate with the Victoria and Albert Museum for the third year in a row on a new piece of theatre inspire…

George Kranky

George Kranky

He may have been only eight years old but he was a brave little boy. He was going to take this old woman on.

Service of Thanksgiving for Sir Peter Hall at Westminster Abbey

Service of Thanksgiving for Sir Peter Hall at Westminster Abbey

The life and work of our founding Artistic Director Sir Peter Hall CBE will be commemorated in a special thanksgiving service at Wes…

Curtains Press Night

Curtains Press Night

Last night saw the Rose celebrate the opening night of

The Story Behind George's Marvellous Medicine

The Story Behind George's Marvellous Medicine

Roald once said that, had he not become a famous writer, he would have loved to have been a doctor...

ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

A Family Affair - Interview with Stephen & Leo Bill

A Family Affair - Interview with Stephen & Leo Bill

Ahead of Curtains which run…

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Press Night

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Press Night

Hearts skipped a beat on Valentine's day at the Rose, not for the romance but for the 'monstrously magificent'

Dating advice from Roald Dahl

Dating advice from Roald Dahl

Let George’s Ma…

Glimpse behind the drawn Curtains

Glimpse behind the drawn Curtains

Take a sneak peek at the cast in action with our newly released rehearsal gallery for Stephen Bill's award winning f…

Robert Louis Stevenson: The Great Victorian Author

Robert Louis Stevenson: The Great Victorian Author

​In a few days, David Edgar's adaptation of 

Alice In Winterland Charity Appeal Results

Alice In Winterland Charity Appeal Results

Rose Theatre Kingston has raised over £6,000 for local charities, including over £2,000 for our newly announced Rose Youth Th…

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING COMMUNITY CHORUS AUDITIONS

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING COMMUNITY CHORUS AUDITIONS

Calling all thespians! We are pleased to announce a wonderful new opportunity for local people to form a pivotal role in our much-anticip…

Explore the themes and context behind Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Explore the themes and context behind Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Over 120 years since its publication, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde continues to intrigue readers and audiences acro…

John Barton (1928 – 2018)

John Barton (1928 – 2018)

We are extremely saddened to hear of the death of John Barton last Friday at the age of 89. Together with our Founding Artistic Director …

Curtains Full Cast Announced

Curtains Full Cast Announced

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full cast for Stephen Bill’s award-winning play

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Cast Announced

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Cast Announced

Rose Theatre Kingston and Touring Consortium Theatre Company today announce the full company for Robert Louis Stevenson’s

Top 5 Jekyll & Hyde Screen Adaptations

Top 5 Jekyll & Hyde Screen Adaptations

Ahead of David Edgar's loyal interpretation, we take a look at the varied adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson'…

Kian Soltani - Musician of a Generation

Kian Soltani - Musician of a Generation

Rave reviews and invitations to perform at the world’s leading concert halls have propelled 25-year-old Kian Soltani

Rose Theatre Kingston 2017 Review

Rose Theatre Kingston 2017 Review

From everyone at the Rose  Happy New Year! Ahead of our 10th anniversary year, we look back at our top five …

Learn the dance moves to Time For Tea!

Learn the dance moves to Time For Tea!

Want to learn the dance moves for Nearly Time for Tea, from

Alice in Winterland Press Night

Alice in Winterland Press Night

Friday night saw us celebrate Alic…

Alice in Winterland to support local charities this Christmas

Alice in Winterland to support local charities this Christmas

In the spirit of Christmas, throughout the run of our family show

Help the Rose in the Big Give Christmas Challenge!

Help the Rose in the Big Give Christmas Challenge!

If you help us this #GivingTuesday by donating towards our annual Let Me In festival, your …

The Real Alice

The Real Alice

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published 152 years ago today. To mark this occasion ahead of our Christmas show…

Keith Barron 1934-2017

Keith Barron 1934-2017

We are hugely saddened by the death of renowned television, film and stage actor, Keith Barron.

Lewis Carroll's Word Ladder Games

Lewis Carroll's Word Ladder Games

Lewis Carroll not only wrote the story that inspired our Christmas show

Tom Burke to Star in Don Carlos as part of the Rose's 10th Anniversary Season

Tom Burke to Star in Don Carlos as part of the Rose's 10th Anniversary Season

We are delighted to announce a major new revival of Friedrich Schiller’s Don Carlos with…

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Games

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Games

Make your very own paper tea cups, ready for an imaginary Mad Hatters Tea Party...

Rules For Living Guest Night

Rules For Living Guest Night

Last night the Rose got festive at the 

Rules For Christmas

Rules For Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of year to see family and loved ones – or too much of them, as our upcoming Christmas comedy for adul…

Alice in Wonderland Card Soldiers

Alice in Wonderland Card Soldiers

We've got something crafy for the little ones based on Alice in Wonderland.

Mel Giedroyc To Star In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

Mel Giedroyc To Star In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

We are pleased to announce a new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's masterpiece, Much Ado About Nothing, a R…

Anthony Simonds-Gooding 1937-2017

Anthony Simonds-Gooding 1937-2017

The Rose is deeply saddened by the death of Anthony Simonds-Gooding CBE, our former chairman of the Rose from 2008-2014.

Peter Hall Emerging Artists Fellowship Announced

Peter Hall Emerging Artists Fellowship Announced

In honour of Sir Peter Hall’s remarkable achievements and his service to theatre, and to recognise his role as Rose Theatre Kingsto…

Rules of Bedlam

Rules of Bedlam

In Rules for Living, the family have a tradition of someone bringing a new game along to play each Christmas.&n…

Alice In Winterland Cast Announced

Alice In Winterland Cast Announced

The Rose is delighted to announce full casting for its Christmas show,

George's Marvellous Medicine Cast Announced

George's Marvellous Medicine Cast Announced

The cast and production team have been announced for Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston’s production of Roald Dahl’s

FOR LOVE OR MONEY BACKGROUND BY BLAKE MORRISON

FOR LOVE OR MONEY BACKGROUND BY BLAKE MORRISON

A decade or more ago, a friend who was moving to a smaller property and needed to dispose of some of her books gave me a copy of Alain-Re…

The Real Thing guest night

The Real Thing guest night

Last night saw us celebrating The …

The Hunting of the Snark wordsearch

The Hunting of the Snark wordsearch

Can you find these words relating to …

The Hunting of the Snark activity sheets

The Hunting of the Snark activity sheets

The Hunting of the Snark

10 Interesting Facts About The Hunting of the Snark

10 Interesting Facts About The Hunting of the Snark

Continue reading to find out some things you might not know about the Lewis Carroll poem...

Rose Car Park Closed For The Next Three Weekends

Rose Car Park Closed For The Next Three Weekends

Unfortunately, The Rose Car Park will be closed for three weekends commencing 22 Sep, 29 Sep and 6 Oct. We are sorry for any inconvenienc…

Sir Peter Hall (1930 - 2017)

Sir Peter Hall (1930 - 2017)

We are deeply saddened by the death of Sir Peter Hall, our Director Emeritus and founding Artistic Director.

Top 10 affairs in film

Top 10 affairs in film

A clever, poignant and entertaining examination of infidelity, 

The Night Pirates press night

The Night Pirates press night

Last week saw The Night Pirates open and many budding young pirates joined the crew on their charming adventure…

Auditions For Rules for Living

Auditions For Rules for Living

We thrilled to announce that we will be holding auditions for the role of Emma in Sam Holcroft's Rules For Living

The Night Pirates Activity Sheets

The Night Pirates Activity Sheets

The Night Pirates …

Create a DIY Pirate Ship

Create a DIY Pirate Ship

Looking for something crafty to keep the little ones busy these holidays?

Casting announced for The Night Pirates

Casting announced for The Night Pirates

Rose Theatre Kingston and Nick Brooke Productions Ltd today announce the cast for the world première of

How to Talk Like a Pirate…

How to Talk Like a Pirate…

To celebrate The Night Pirates

FULL CASTING IS ANNOUNCED FOR TOM STOPPARD’S THE REAL THING

FULL CASTING IS ANNOUNCED FOR TOM STOPPARD’S THE REAL THING

As previously announced, Laurence Fox will lead the cast under the direction of Stephen Unwin.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY on remaining Summer Schools

LIMITED AVAILABILITY on remaining Summer Schools

The remaining Summer Schools, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1984 and Macbeth all hav…

Rose Theatre Kingston's Chairman given Honorary Doctorate

Rose Theatre Kingston's Chairman given Honorary Doctorate

Casting announced for Rules for Living

Casting announced for Rules for Living

The full cast is today announced for English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston’s pr…

We need your vote for the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2017

We need your vote for the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2017

Find out more about Strictly Murder writer, Brian Clemens OBE

Find out more about Strictly Murder writer, Brian Clemens OBE

Brian Clemens OBE (30 July 1931 – 10 January 2015) was an English screenwriter and television producer, possibly best known for his…

Don't miss multi award-winning comedy blockbuster at the Rose tonight!

Don't miss multi award-winning comedy blockbuster at the Rose tonight!

It's 1976. Straight-laced rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson is out to avenge his brother’s death, and he’…

Rose Youth Theatre’s film Say No hopes to make it on the Film Festival circuit

Rose Youth Theatre’s film Say No hopes to make it on the Film Festival circuit

Local schoolchildren are aiming to shake up the movie industry with a hard-hitting short film about the perils of gun crime.

Kingston RPM Exhibition Opens

Kingston RPM Exhibition Opens

Security measures at the Rose

Security measures at the Rose

New season announced

New season announced

Season Saver

Season Saver

Festival Season at the Rose

Festival Season at the Rose

Spring is almost over which means we're about to head into another summer of exciting festivals. We kick off our seaso…

Junkyard guest night

Junkyard guest night

Last night saw us celebrating Junkyard

Junkyard writer Jack Thorne wins Olivier Award

Junkyard writer Jack Thorne wins Olivier Award

The Rose announces 2017 Christmas Show and opens auditions

The Rose announces 2017 Christmas Show and opens auditions

We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Christmas Show

My Brilliant Friend Press Night

My Brilliant Friend Press Night

This weekend we rolled out the red carpet for the press night of

Explore behind the scenes of My Brilliant Friend

Explore behind the scenes of My Brilliant Friend

Our world premiere production of M…

Win a trip to Naples!

Win a trip to Naples!

To celebrate the world premiere of 

Silver Lining press night

Silver Lining press night

Silver Lining had its official opening and world premiere at the Rose on Wed 8 Feb, with press and stars o…

ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON’S THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS MOST SUCCESSFUL CHRISTMAS SHOW

ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON’S THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS MOST SUCCESSFUL CHRISTMAS SHOW

The Rose Theatre Kingston has had a busy festive period and is thrilled to announce that its Christmas production of The Wind…

Casting announced for My Brilliant Friend

Casting announced for My Brilliant Friend

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the cast for the world première of

Rose celebrates ninth birthday

Rose celebrates ninth birthday

Silver Lining cast update

Silver Lining cast update

Announced today is the final cast member for English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston's world première production of …

The Wind in the Willows press night

The Wind in the Willows press night

The Wind in the Willows

Sandi Toksvig on Graham Norton

Sandi Toksvig on Graham Norton

Sandi Toksvig will be on The Graham Norton Show tonight (Fri 9 Dec 10.35pm, BBC One).

Junkyard cast announced

Junkyard cast announced

We can now announce the cast for our co-production of 

John Malkovich scoops best director award for Good Canary

John Malkovich scoops best director award for Good Canary

The Wind in the Willows to support local charities

The Wind in the Willows to support local charities

Christmas is the time for goodwill, community spirit and charity, so during our Christmas production of

All My Sons press night

All My Sons press night

All My Sons had its official opening on Wednesday night (2 Nov) with press and special guests in attendanc…

Silver Lining cast announced

Silver Lining cast announced

We can now announce a casting update for the world première of Sandi Toksvig’s new comedy

Casting announced for The Wind in the Willows

Casting announced for The Wind in the Willows

We are thrilled to announce the cast for our forthcoming production of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows

Freya Mavor and John Malkovich nominated for Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016

Freya Mavor and John Malkovich nominated for Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016

The Rose is very pleased to have been shortlisted for the Evening Standard 2016 Awards. 

10 Interesting Facts About Arthur Miller

10 Interesting Facts About Arthur Miller

Today, 17 Oct, marks the anniversary of Arthur Miller's birth and the end of this month sees his play,

Time Out Love London Awards

Time Out Love London Awards

We're thrilled to announce that we are nominated in the Time Out Love London Awards! We're nominated under the cateogry…

The Herbal Bed wins at UK Theatre Awards

The Herbal Bed wins at UK Theatre Awards

We're so thrilled that The Herbal Bed, our co-production with English Touring Theatre and Royal & Derng…

World Premiere stage adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels

World Premiere stage adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels

We're thrilled to announce that headlining our new season is the world première stage adaptation of My Brilli…

Good Canary Press Night

Good Canary Press Night

Stars of the stage and screen were out in force last night for the Press Performance of Good Canary. Some of the big n…

Casting announced for Arthur Miller's All My Sons

Casting announced for Arthur Miller's All My Sons

John Malkovich to appear on Jonathan Ross

John Malkovich to appear on Jonathan Ross

John Malkovich will be a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show tomorrow night (Sat 10 Sep, 9.30pm, ITV1) ahead of

New Rose co-production announced today

New Rose co-production announced today

Carol Harrison talks All or Nothing

Carol Harrison talks All or Nothing

Full cast of Good Canary announced

Full cast of Good Canary announced

10 Facts You Didn't Know About John Malkovich

10 Facts You Didn't Know About John Malkovich

This September sees Academy Award winning actor John Malkovich make his London theatre directing debut with the hard hitting 

Sue Perkins chats about her upcoming tour

Sue Perkins chats about her upcoming tour

Ahead of her Live! In Spectacles tour, which comes to the Rose on Mon 05 Sep, Sue spills the beans on what we can expect. You can read th…

Good Canary casting news

Good Canary casting news

We're thrilled to announce casting for our autumn production Good Canary directed by Academy Award winner

Auditions for All My Sons

Auditions for All My Sons

We thrilled to announce that we will be holding auditions for the role of Bert in Arthur Millers All My Sons, d…

Hetty Feather conquers America

Hetty Feather conquers America

We’re delighted that Rose Theatre Kingston’s Olivier Award nominated production Hetty Feather&…

Darcey Bussell attends opening of FRAME

Darcey Bussell attends opening of FRAME

Last night saw the opening of FRAME: The London Dance Film Festival with a recpetion and film screening. In att…

FRAME’s four-day celebration of the best of dance on film opens this Thursday

FRAME’s four-day celebration of the best of dance on film opens this Thursday

King John opens

King John opens

King John officially opened last night (Wed 18 May) with press and guests attending the performance and post-sh…

John Malkovich on Graham Norton

John Malkovich on Graham Norton

John Malkovich will be on The Graham Norton Show tonight (Fri 6 May 10.35pm, BBC Two) discussing Good Canary. T…

Box Office Switchover

Box Office Switchover

Sat 30 Apr, 6pm – Tue 3 May, 12 noon This weekend we are switching to a new and improved Box Office…

Casting announced for King John

Casting announced for King John

The Rose Theatre is pleased to announce the full cast for Trevor Nunn's new production of

Coming up at the Rose: We announce our 2016 Season

Coming up at the Rose: We announce our 2016 Season

Maxine Peake's Beryl comes to the Rose

Maxine Peake's Beryl comes to the Rose

We're very pleased to announce that Maxine Peake’s stage debut will receive it's London premiére at the Rose this Ma…

The Herbal Bed cast announced

The Herbal Bed cast announced

We can now announce the cast and composer for our co-production of The Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan, a gripping play exp…

A Christmas Carol charity appeal results

A Christmas Carol charity appeal results

During A Christmas Carol we were pleased to support four local charities. We’re thrilled to announce that in total £…

Critics love A Christmas Carol

Critics love A Christmas Carol

A CHRISTMAS CAROL TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES

A CHRISTMAS CAROL TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES

Kingston University's annual civic reception

Kingston University's annual civic reception

Meet the cast of A Christmas Carol

Meet the cast of A Christmas Carol

The Wars of the Roses ends in triumph!

The Wars of the Roses ends in triumph!

New Season announced for Spring 2016

New Season announced for Spring 2016

We're very pleased to announce our new season at the Rose with a range of productions to suit all tastes. To have a look at the full …

Rave reviews for The Wars of the Roses

Rave reviews for The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses has opened to rave reviews!

The Wars of the Roses Opens

The Wars of the Roses Opens

The Wars of the Roses, our autumn Shakespearean epic opened last night with the first performance of Henry VI. …

The Wars of the Roses: Full Cast Announced

The Wars of the Roses: Full Cast Announced

FULL COMPANY ANNOUNCED FOR THE WARS OF THE ROSES Directed by Trevor Nunn Adapted from William Shakesp…

A win for the Rose at Kingston Business Awards

A win for the Rose at Kingston Business Awards

We're delighted to say that the Rose Theatre Kingston was awarded Best Business for Marketing and Social Media at the 2015 Kingston B…

Much Ado About Nothing Rose Competition Ts&Cs

Much Ado About Nothing Rose Competition Ts&Cs