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The Rose Theatre, Kingston (Photo: Jim Linwood)

Rose Theatre, Kingston

Closed until further notice

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Infra-red and Induction loop.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Please advise the theatre if you are bringing a guide dog, so that a water bowl and dog-sitter can be arranged.

Wheelchairs:

10 wheelchair spaces in the auditorium (stalls and circle). If you have any specific seating requirements, require a wheelchair space please contact the Box Office.

Contact

Contact the venue:

020 8174 0090

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

Founded by the late Sir Peter Hall, Rose Theatre Kingston is one of South West London’s largest producing theatres, situated on Kingston High Street.

The Rose Theatre Kingston opened in January 2008 with a production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, directed by Sir Peter Hall. It was a fitting choice of production: situated a short walk away from the Bankside of the Thames, the theatre is based on the famous Elizabethan Rose Theatre, where Shakespeare and Marlowe plays would open to the masses.

Welcoming over 150,000 visitors a year, the Rose Theatre Kingston’s structure and layout draws inspiration from this traditional style of venue. The theatre seats up to 899 customers around a wide, shallow, thrust stage. This space lends itself to a variety of epic and intimate productions, as well as co-productions with other traditional theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe.

The theatre was born out of a project spearheaded by Sir Peter Hall and broadcaster David Jacobs, who served as a chairman of the Kingston Theatre Trust. With financial support from the local council, Kingston University, and supporters of the development. A week after its opening, Hall stepped down as its Artistic Director and was succeeded by Stephen Unwin, then of the English Touring Theatre.

A wide range of famous collaborators have staged works at the Rose Theatre Kingston in recent years. These include directors such as John Malkovich, Trevor Nunn, Melly Still and Simon Dormandy, and performers Mel Giedroyc, John Hopkins, Niamh Cusack, Catherine McCormack and Tom Burke.

The venue presents a wide range of productions throughout the year, including musicals, dramas and concerts. The also regularly program a strong family offering, as well as education and community programmes, born out of the venue’s belief that theatre is for all.

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We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.