Summer Schools


Rose Summer Schools are a really exciting way to learn new skills and make great friends over the long summer break. This is our seventh year of running the programme, with very talented and experienced staff.

This year, we’re expanding to include more staff, fun play titles and more support for each student at the Rose. If you book before Easter, you’ll even receive an exclusive Rose Summer Schools t-shirt!


Three-Day Courses (7 – 12)

Sat 22 – Sun 30 Jul

For young children, aged 7–12, we offer short courses to boost self-confidence, support literacy and team-working skills, and encourage structured and imaginative play. Each short course has an informal showing for friends and family. Sign up to one of these three-day programmes before they sell out, and start the summer holiday with a bang!


Plays-In-A-Week (10 – 19)

From Mon 24 July – Sat 2 Sep

For ages 10 up, we offer Plays-in-a-Week, intensive performance-based courses with a full, costumed production to finish. Each cast of twelve works in a narrow age-band on a challenging and entertaining play, learning sophisticated acting technique ready for public performance. Students are supported by top-level youth directors, friendly assistants (who can help learn those lines!) and stage management. Each script is specially adapted for the Rose Theatre, with lots of roles, ready to run at about an hour. This year, we’re offering great titles that include The Jungle Book, Gulliver’s Travels and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

For older teenagers and young adults, we are offering Macbeth and our very successful adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Book soon to ensure a place on an unforgettable course.

For all summer school enquiries please email SarahK@rosetheatrekingston.org.


Rose Academy

Finally, for young people who want to apply for professional training and pursue a career in performance, our Academy is a unique course offering access to drama school teachers, directors, casting directors, voice coaches, choreographers and actors. We talk you through every conservatoire course, prepare you for your auditions and give you an insight into the discipline of full time, adult training. The Academy is the only summer school that requires an audition. This is a very special course that will transform your chances in a competitive sector. 

Contact CiaranM@rosetheatrekingston.org to arrange a meeting.