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The Rose Playhouse

The Rose Playhouse was the first Tudor theatre on Bankside, built in 1587 and is now an archaeological relic. Events take place in an intimate space against a backdrop of the historic remains of the Elizabethan arena which are illuminated with LED lights to create a unique atmosphere.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Monday 23 September 2019
    Professor Tiffany Stern Early, Modern Drama specialist at the Shakespeare Institute of University of Birmingham and a Fellow of the British Academy will talk about staging, walking and speaking for Tragic Performances. She has taught and lectured internationally, and published, edited and contributed to numerous books on the practical side of early modern performance, and is editor of this year’s Rethinking Theatrical Documents in Shakespeare's England.
    The Rose Playhouse
  • Monday 30 September 2019
    Join us for a walking tour all about the extraordinary life of Edward Alleyn, the principal actor at The Rose Playhouse in the 16th Century. Amble along the streets of London with our knowledgable volunteer, visiting Alleyn's playhouses and learning about Tudor theatre practice. The 2-hour tour will start at Moorgate Underground station and end at Farringdon Underground station, via theatre sites in the Barbican and Clerkenwell, and also the office of the Master of the Revels.
    Moorgate Underground
  • Monday 7 October 2019
    Join us for a walking tour all about the extraordinary life of Edward Alleyn, the principal actor at The Rose Playhouse in the 16th Century. Amble along the streets of London with our knowledgable volunteer, visiting Alleyn's playhouses and learning about Tudor theatre practice. The 2-hour tour will start at Moorgate Underground station and end at Farringdon Underground station, via theatre sites in the Barbican and Clerkenwell, and also the office of the Master of the Revels.
    Moorgate Underground

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