Thumbs Up It's Thursday

This summer we have some great free Alice in Winterland and The Night Pirates themed sessions for you! From interactive storytelling to crafting workshops, these sessions are sure to brighten up your little one's Thursday!

The Night Pirates Interactive Storytelling

Thu 17 Aug – KATY SIMON
Times: 10.30am (SOLD OUT), 11.15am (SOLD OUT), 12pm (SOLD OUT)
Rose Theatre Kingston Café

Be taken on a swashbuckling adventure with these fun storytelling sessions. Sessions are free of charge and will last for 30 minutes. Please email to book.

The Night Pirates Drop In Crafting Day

Thu 24 Aug – KATY SIMON
Times: 1pm – 4pm
Bentall Centre Lower Ground Floor

Young pirates! Come and join in some nautical crafting fun at Bentall Centre. This drop in session is free of charge and part of the Bentall Summer Garden activities.

The Night Pirates Performance Workshop

Times: 2pm (ages 5-7) - SOLD OUT, 3pm (ages 8-9), 4pm (ages 10-11)
Kingston Library

Calling all budding pirates! Prepare for a journey across the high seas with these fun and lively performance workshops. Sessions are free of charge and will last for 45 minutes. Please email to book.

Alice in Wonderland Performance Workshop

Times: 2pm (ages 5-7) - SOLD OUT, 3pm (ages 8-9), 4pm (ages 10-11)
Kingston Library

Follow Alice to the magically curious world of Wonderland with these fun and lively performance workshops. Sessions are free of charge and will last for 45 minutes, please email to book.


The Kingston Singers

Join The Kingston Singers and end your Mondays on a high note.  

Running for 8 sessions from Mon 15 May to Mon 10 Jul, with an end of season performance, choir sessions will be held every Monday between 6pm - 7.15pm at Rose Theatre.

The Kingston Singers is led by acclaimed and charismatic choir trainer Sam Evans and will be taking on pop, jazz and songs from musicals.

It is open to Kingston University staff, students and alumni, as well as people from the local community.

There's no need to have a fantastic voice or be able to read music (no auditions) and everyone is welcome. Just bring along your enthusiasm.

The cost £35 (£14 NUS and concessions). Full amount is payable at the Rose Theatre box office or you can pay over the phone on 020 8174 0090.

To find out more please email

The Kingston Singers is a new choir supported by Kingston University Collegiate Music.


Singing Cygnets happens every Monday in the Circle Bar. Suggested donation of £1.
Check out their Facebook page here.


Una's Guitar Girl! Singalong sessions are a fun way for babies, toddlers & small kids to discover singing, rhythm & musical play! Una is a Kingston-based, advanced skills teacher in early years, specialising in music, drama and song.

Una's song and rhyme sessions are focused on drawing out the inate musicality and rhythm of small children and toddlers.

Classes on Thursdays and Fridays.


Story Storks are a local social enterprise on a mission to help and inspire early years children to become readers for pleasure. They do this through the magic of interactive storytelling. Their specially written stories enhance children’s early years language skills whilst being so much fun that kids can’t help falling head over heels in love with stories. The two together are proven to be vital skills that kids need to be able to learn to read when they move on to school.

Our workshops take place on Tuesday mornings. Please contact Sarah on or 07758 449196 to book your free trial.

10:05am – MERMAIDS & PIRATES (2yrs +) 40 mins

10:55am – FAIRIES & ELVES (6mnths – 2yrs) 30mins

See website for more details.


Treat yourself to a musical lunchtime with Jazz from Kingston University. All sessions take place in Rose Café from 1.15pm –2.15pm.

Jazz at the Rose will resume in Autumn 2017.


Variety Cafe is a series of FREE Wednesday lunchtime concerts supported by Kingston University. Held at the Rose Café, the programme offers an exciting mixture of emerging artists and alumni of Kingston University's music department.

Variety Cafe will resume in Autumn 2017.