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Rose Theatre Kingston

24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, England
+44 20 8174 0090
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Small and modern

I've been to the Rose theatre many times, although it's a relatively small and modern theatre, it... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Theatre visit shortly before Christmas. Dropping in for refreshments since.

The somewhat mismarched look to cafe area should not put you off from this theatre and the... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Renata G
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Situated at the heart of South West London, the Rose opened its doors in January 2008 and offers a unique theatrical centre to the entire region. It has its roots in Kingston, but serves more than a million people who live and work in the region.Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Stephen Unwin, the Rose offers a rich programme of artistic activity, for people from all backgrounds and tastes. It combines the highest artistic standards, a resolute commitment to learning, and a determination to involve the broader community in what we do.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“double seats” (6 reviews)
24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, England
+44 20 8174 0090
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I've been to the Rose theatre many times, although it's a relatively small and modern theatre, it has potential to hold very good productions, favourites have been Hetty Feather few years ago and the christmas productions such as "the lion, the witch and the wardrobe"...More

1  Thank Y S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The somewhat mismarched look to cafe area should not put you off from this theatre and the variety of performances it puts on. The service was very good throughout our visit, the atmosphere relaxed, and play good. Since then we often visit theatre for lunch...More

Thank Renata G
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Very poor attempt at comedy , dire so called acting , a character called hope was hopeless , the entire experience was extremely disappointing to say the least. A very poor attempt at depicting how older citizens react to a situation . If you have...More

Thank rhonda m
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was my first visit to this theatre.Its very modern and the seating is comfy,however the "double seats" are a bit strange,(no arm rest either) so make sure you are sitting next to a friend as it could be uncomfortable if the other person fidgets!...More

Thank j b
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Began slowly and I didn't find too much to laugh at, however picked up gradually and the second half was brilliant. I could barely hear Sheila Reid - and neither could the man sitting behind me as he kept saying 'what did she say'? Theo...More

Thank Gina C
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We saw this play on the opening night. As well as being poorly acted -and on occasions almost inaudible-the subject matter was an odd choice to be made into a comedy. I could see nothing remotely amusing in a portrayal of life in a care...More

Thank PDodgson
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is an intimate theatre with good views of the stage and brilliant seats in the front row of the pit for anyone with long legs or stiff knees. Accessible and welcoming. It is in the heart of Kingston with lots of bars and restaurants...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I have tried a few times to find shows I'd like to see here, so last night we went to see the comedy by Sandi Toksvik called Silver Linings. It was so disappointing - some of the actors had voices that we could hardly hear...More

Thank ZaraRozLeona
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

With friends we have just seen 'Silver Lining' written by the very quick-witted Sandi Toksvig. My advice would be to give it a miss. Very disappointing. Acting was mediocre - they frequently tripped up over each other's lines. Unfortunately you can see the jokes coming...More

4  Thank John W
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This really is an excellent theatre to go to, you can easily see and hear the actors and it has a great atmosphere. good comfy seating and a good selection of beverages. Easy to find and get to. Many great productions are performed here.

Thank rayrest
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19 April 2017|
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Response from AnneintheSUN | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a lift for wheelchairs and very helpful staff to assist with correct route to cafe. (The lift is set back, so easier to ask those who know)
25 January 2017|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
I would add that compared to many theatres, even the less "good" seats are very good. You may want to avoid the ends of the rows (you would be viewing the stage nearly side on) but aside from that, in my view all the seats... More