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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

  • Tuesday 20 April 2021
    'Save thou my rose; in it thou art my all' (Sonnet 109) Presented by Paul Edmondson and Sir Stanley Wells. For the first time, all of Shakespeare’s sonnets — those published in 1609 and those to be found within the plays — have been presented in chronological order.
    Via Zoom — you will be sent a link once you have booked.
  • Tuesday 27 April 2021
    In this “unfashionable essay”, Janet will talk about her take on directing Antony and Cleopatra (many years after her own Cleo at Stratford) with Sex and the City’s liberated Kim Cattrall, which will ring bells for those interested in Shakespeare’s inherently super-aware feminism. Who did Shakespeare have in mind with this part, unique among all the parts he wrote for women?
    Via Zoom — you will be sent a link once you have booked.