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Rose Theatre Kingston

24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We do attend a good number venues in London, Festival Hall, Barbican, Albert Hall, Round House,Troxy and so on, but theater has never been on my hit list. So after all the years we decided to pop in, nice enough theatre, cost saving measures very visible, nice bar area, no ques for the toilet, interesting seats. So much to recommend.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

The play Single Spies came across so well in this small intimate theatre. No one is more than a few yards from the stage in the stalls, so one can be part of the action. Helpful staff and good area for refreshments.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

They put on some good plays and the acting is very professional. You can hear the voices very well and seating is good and the stage is very visible. I found it easier than I thought to get there from London and well worth the effort. I will now keep an eye on their performances.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

One of the if not the best theatre in the South West of London. Great prices, and good shows. I love this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a great venue it is a pleasure to be in. The space works well, seats are comfortable, good sound and sight lines. Enough toilets to avoid long waits. Order internal drink prior to the show starting, always advisable everywhere.

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Thames Ditton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were expecting to see Portuguese Fado performance, but it was a sort of play based on Fado, with dance and some music, so disappointed.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Intimate theatre with a nice atmosphere. Great cafe and bar too with reasonably priced food. You can get tickets to sit on the floor for much cheaper than the standard

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Rather dull and caters to a particular clientele. A bit of a white elephant really. I have been there on a few occasions.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We loved The Rose Theatre and thoroughly enjoyed our night at the opera! The cafe/bar is very cosy and attractive with 'shabby chic' decor and a great choice of drinks and snacks. The theatre is a half moon shape and the stage can be seen from all angles. The upholstered double bench seats are surprisingly comfy too. Will hopefully visit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I've visited this place twice now. Once to see a stand up comedian and the other to hear a talk by a Hollywood actor. The main room where I saw the comedy was amazing! Great sound and visibility, but the talk with the actor was in a horrible little room, on very uncomfortable chairs and with a bizarre humming noise... More

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