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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

  • Between Thursday 25 October 2018 and Sunday 28 October 2018
    Combining cinematic film from award-winning Alisdair Livingstone (Director of Photography of BBC’s Blue Planet: Plastic Special) with bold theatricality, evocative music and a dynamic glowing set, two performers play out Shakespeare’s most famous tale as you’ve never seen it before!
    The Rose Playhouse
  • Between Friday 9 November 2018 and Sunday 11 November 2018
    Anərkē Shakespeare, a new innovative theatre company, creates raw and fast-paced Shakespeare, bringing you the multifaceted text by a diverse, gender-blind, actor-led ensemble without a director, inspired by the working conditions in which Shakespeare conceived his plays. The audience, together with the cast, will work imagination to bring to life the sceptred isle of England, in this film noir, naked-framed perspective of Richard II – Shakespeare’s poetic masterpiece.
    The Rose Playhouse
  • Thursday 29 November 2018
    Do you like stories that make the hairs stand up at the back of your neck? Join us for WINTER SHIVERS – an evening of readings of three classic spine- chilling tales accompanied by unnerving live sound, in the exquisitely ominous surroundings of The Rose Playhouse.
    The Rose Playhouse

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