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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 2 October 2018
    The 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
  • Between Friday 12 October 2018 and Saturday 13 October 2018
    Hamlet 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 hr
    The Rose Playhouse
  • 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
  • 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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