Young People

Since 2008, Rose Youth Theatre has earned itself a strong reputation. Students meet every week to learn about acting and theatre.

Rose Academy

Date: Tue 28 Aug – Sun 2 Sep

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Rose Theatre Kingston

Ages: 16-25

Fee: £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 interview.

Rose Youth Theatre Under 11s 

For ages 5-11. Cost: £120 per term. 

Our programme for younger children is great fun and always enjoys fabulous feedback from students and parents alike. We explore self-confidence, vocal, literacy and team skills. We work closely with local schools and connect our work to the curriculum to give our youngest students the best advantage.

Meeting week in small classes, students work in various spaces across the Rose and receive a lot of close tuition to develop their creative abilities. There are performance opportunities, and students regularly show work to friends and family.

Rose Young Company

For ages 11-18. Cost: £180 per term. Audition required.

This is our performance-based course. It demands huge commitment and full attendance, but the rewards are worth it. Our junior students (11-14) learn about theatre through text, technique and improvisation, whilst our seniors (14-18) work in ensembles on emotional access and maturity, exploring art and performance in an entirely new and exciting way.

Rose Young Company students rehearse hard and perform to the public each term, working on classics, adaptations, new writing and screen plays. Within small ensembles, our actors learn an extraordinary level of discipline to compliment professional process and technique.

As Rose Young Company’s focus is heavily on performance, attendance is mandatory on a term-by-term basis, this is as much a commitment for parents and siblings as it is for students!


For more information about audition dates, please email [email protected].

The Rose Youth Theatre Academy (RYTA)

For ages 11-18. Cost £120 per term. 

Our new course is designed to introduce students to a whole range of acting skills and professional training techniques. We’ve taken the best elements of our Rose Acting Workshops and developed these to offer a new varied and structured syllabus, designed to develop skills, improve confidence and compliment studies at school.  The classes are great fun, well structured, and require discipline, attendance and punctuality.

This is an open-access course, organised by school year, and there’s no audition, but we do ask that you commit to attending classes regularly – you’ll only get the most from the course if you come along.  At the end of every term you’ll have to chance to receive a certificate and there will also be a performance for invited friends and family.

For more information and class times, please email [email protected]

How to Book 

For more information, please call 0208 939 4050 or email [email protected]

All Rose Youth Theatre students are entitled to a free ticket to every Rose Theatre Production and Time to Talk. They receive a discount at the Rose Café and often get sent great offers.