Situated at the heart of South West London, the Rose opened its doors in January 2008 and offers a unique theatrical centre to the entire region. It has its roots in Kingston, but serves more than a million people who live and work in the region.
Central to the dream are the Rose Theatre Productions. Our varied repertoire consists of classical revivals, neglected modern masterpieces, new translations of foreign plays and occasional world premieres. All of these are presented with a robust commitment to language and story telling and a direct and intimate connection with the audience.
The great circle of the Rose’s astonishing auditorium is a symbol of everything that we do: combining great intimacy with epic scale, the Rose is all-embracing, warm hearted and of the highest possible national standards.
The Rose is supported by the Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingston University as well as several Trusts and Foundations and Corporate supports. It receives no regular funding from Arts Council England and is dependent on box office income to flourish.