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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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A superb local theatre

The Rose Theatre which has been open in Kingston for about a decade and was the brainchild of the... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2015
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Christmas Carol - Incredible staging

Family visit. We are always surprised by the incredible staging at the Rose. The backdrops were... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2015
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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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“west end” (14 reviews)
“double seats” (6 reviews)
24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, England
+44 20 8174 0090
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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

The Rose Theatre which has been open in Kingston for about a decade and was the brainchild of the great director Sir Peter Hall goes from strength to strength. It has a welcoming atmosphere its foyers Gil of comfy sofas and even the odd rocking...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Family visit. We are always surprised by the incredible staging at the Rose. The backdrops were animated and helped transport Scrooge to another place and time. The theatre is well run comfortable and easy to get to and from seats. The "pit" is bring a...More

Thank PigletWinnieAndRoo
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I've been to The Rose several times since it opened and seen some excellent productions. Having been twice in the last week, I feel inspired to let you all know what a fantastic venue it is! Every production we have seen has been first class....More

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Reviewed 20 December 2015

Had the pleasure of going along to the Rose for The Luddites gig, raising money for Prostate Cancer UK! The warm up act was Tally Spear, a local girl with a real throw back Bob Dillon voice, backed up by Rosie. Very warm singer and...More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

The production was excellent. The compete experience was great and the great costumes and stage as outstanding. I took my daughter who loved it as well. An early Christmas treat for the both of us. I tried to book again but unfortunately they are sold...More

Thank jess2233
Reviewed 15 December 2015

WOW! What an amazing show. Absolutely loved it from start to finish. remarkable performances from the cast with a charming collection of costumes and a spectacular ensemble of seemless interchanges throughout, (just seemed like part of the performance). Wanted to go back to watch again...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Hey! get on down to the Rose Theatre and return to your youth. Yes it's the Blues Band performing one of their rare gigs in good old Kingston town. Grab a bite to eat at the excellent Spanish Tapas restaurant next door and then listen...More

Thank bob w
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I went with a year six class , there were also children there who looked about year 2 . What a magical , enthralling and moving delight this was! Superb acting , wonderful singing and dance, an enthusiastic cast including many children and young people...great...More

Thank a M
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We went to see Perfect Nonsense featuring Jeeves and Wooster... terrific fun and great evening. There's a decent bar and space to meet people or have a drink or snack. Wine prices seemed a little expensive but not too over the top. The theatre gives...More

Thank M9820EMsteve
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Great venue. In the seated pit we almost felt like we were on stage. Novel to have double seats. Cafe is very expensive, I would have gone to one in the high street if I'd realised.

Thank Helen B
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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