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.
Friday 1 March 2019Do you like stories that make the hairs stand up at the back of your neck? Join us for SPRING 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
Between Tuesday 14 May 2019 and Sunday 19 May 2019Anərkē 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
Between Thursday 25 October 2018 and Sunday 28 October 2018Combining 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 12 October 2018 and Saturday 13 October 2018Hamlet needs your help to take on the roles of his friends and family and resolve the great questions of life. Journey through the play together and become immersed in the story like never before. Hamlet has the questions. Do you have the answers? London premiere fresh from sold out shows and rave reviews at Edinburgh Fringe. “It’s an extraordinary feat, a tour de force. Shakespeare doesn’t get more up close and personal than this” ***** UK Theatre Network Running time - 1 hrThe Rose Playhouse
Tuesday 2 October 2018The Rose Theatre was born into a community on the south bank, ‘the wrong side of the river’, which was colourful, bawdy and illegal. Guy Rowston looks at Southwark in Tudor and Stuart times with stories of corrupt officials, secret agents, celebrity bears, religious persecution, plague, fire, brothels and beer.The Rose Playhouse