• More than just an auditorium

    Your Visit

    More than just an auditorium

    You can drop into the the Rose Cafè for a bite to eat or a drink whether you are buying a ticket or not, and you can buy tickets for future shows from the Box Office.

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  • More than just an auditorium

    Your Visit

    More than just an auditorium

    You can drop into the the Rose Cafè for a bite to eat or a drink whether you are buying a ticket or not, and you can buy tickets for future shows from the Box Office.

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  • More than just an auditorium

    Your Visit

    More than just an auditorium

    You can drop into the the Rose Cafè for a bite to eat or a drink whether you are buying a ticket or not, and you can buy tickets for future shows from the Box Office.

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Access


I've loved working at the Rose in three productions now, and I've been particularly impressed by their excellent efforts at ensuring no one is excluded from enjoying all this beautiful theatre has to offer.' Jane Asher, President National Autistic Society; Arthritis Care; Parkinson's UK

 

See all our upcoming Access Performances here:


RAD Live, Sun 19 Jan, 7pm 
 

Audio Described Performances:

Snow Queen, Sat 28 Dec, 11am

Relaxed Performances:

Snow Queen, Fri 3 Jan, 11am

Zog, Fri 29 May, 1.30pm

Signed Performances:

Snow Queen, Sat 4 Jan, 11am

Across our season of productions, we offer a wide range of accessible performances to ensure an enjoyable experience for all customers including Audio Described and Sign Language Interpreted Performances.  Additionally, we often offer Touch Tours of the set preceding the performances for Visually Impaired customers. On selected productions, we also offer Relaxed Performances – open to everyone and specifically adapted for people with learning disabilities and other sensory and communication needs. Click here to see our Visual Story.

 

What is an Audio Described performance?

These performances have a live audio-description that can be heard through headphones. The description does not interfere with the performance but fills in the gaps by describing facial expressions, costume, scenery and action sequences so that visually impaired theatre-goers can follow the plot fully and independently.

A Touch Tour is for blind and partially-sighted customers to familiarise themselves with the set ahead of the performance. 

 

What is a Relaxed Performance?

A relaxed performance is perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. This can include those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability. Relaxed performances take a laid-back approach to noises or movement coming from the audience. They give everyone permission to relax and respond naturally.  

What's different?

  • The house lights in the audience will be on so that it's not too dark
  • Audiences can make noise during the show
  • Audiences can come and go as they please
  • There are seats available in the cafe or foyer areas if you need to leave the performance at any time
  • We make small changes to the lights and sound (such as taking out strobes lights) so that the performance is more accessible if you have sensory sensitivities.


What is a signed performance?

Signed performances are aimed at people who are deaf or hearing impaired. Trained describers, usually stand to one side of the stage to interpret the script used by the performers at the same time it is being performed. 

The Rose usually allocates specific seats in the theatre (often within the front rows) so that audiences can read the signers interpretation clearly.

 


How to book 

Access performances cannot be booked over our website. If you have any specific seating requirements, require a wheelchair space or wish to book for any of the audio described or sign-interpreted performances, please contact the Box Office on 020 8174 0090 or email [email protected].

Patrons with disabilities and their carers will enjoy flat rate £10 tickets.

You can find us on: London Access Theatre, Euans Guide, and please look out for the access icons on each production's page to find out what access performances are on offer.

If you require any further information on access, would like to give any feedback about your visit or want to be updated about future access performances please email [email protected] or call 020 8174 0090. 

To join the Rose Theatre Access List, please fill in the application form below and send it back to [email protected].

Rose Theatre Access List Application Form 


Rose Theatre Kingston is a fully accessible and inclusive organisation

The Rose features:

  • 10 wheelchair spaces in the auditorium (stalls and circle). If you have any specific seating requirements, require a wheelchair space please contact our Box Office
  • Accessible toilets on every floor with baby change facilities available in both the male and female toilets on the ground floor
  • Level access into the building and The Rose Café
  • An infrared hearing system in the auditorium with two types of Sennheiser receivers. Stethoset headsets can be used without hearing aids and personal neck loops can be used by those with hearing aids set to the T switch. There are areas of the auditorium with better reception than others and so we advise discussing this with Box Office at the time of booking. All headsets are available to hire from the cloakroom and are free.
  • Lift access to all floors
  • Low counters at the Box Office
  • Automatic doors to gain entrance into the building.

Blue Badge parking is available in the High Street and the Rose Car Park. The nearest parking is the Rose Car Park which is open until midnight, the entrance to which is on East Lane (KT1 2NN). 

Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a guide dog, so that we can arrange a water bowl and dog-sitter during the performance if required.

The Rose has achieved the first level Bronze Award of the ‘Access is Everything’ scheme for commitment to access within the venue, and we will be working towards the silver and gold levels.

 

We are proud to be a Dementia Friendly organisation.

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