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Rose Theatre Kingston

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Address: 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, England
Phone Number: 020-8174-0090
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Situated at the heart of South West London, the Rose opened its doors in...

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.

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Really user friendly and fun

I visited with my wife and toddler for a performance of Dinosaur Zoo on a Sunday morning in July 2016. We had received our tickets by post in advance. There was no queue to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
David L
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Midlands
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Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my wife and toddler for a performance of Dinosaur Zoo on a Sunday morning in July 2016. We had received our tickets by post in advance. There was no queue to get in, there was space to leave a buggy, the seating was comfortable and the toilets were good. We enjoyed the performance and day out generally.... More 

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Thank David L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue - really well designed so that everyone is as close as possible to the stage. Good amounts of legroom on the seats. Very easy to get to.

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Thank Chris B
Esher, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The Rose is not a huge theatre and it gives out the impression of an 'art house' place. Whilst some of the plays and shows feature west end performances from well know people the small intimate auditorium and open plan common areas make it seem a small local venue. The seating can seem strange with double seats mixing with standard... More 

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Thank DerrickJS
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Have you ever been somewhere and said " I don't understand why more people don't do come here?" I have been to the Rose Theatre 3x and every time we have had a great night out. Nice bar area, friendly staff, super theatre and stage - you feel close to the actors. And yet the Rose Theatre just doesn't know... More 

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Thank Robin H
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the recent production of Frame, organised by the Balletboyz. Sound & performance is amazing and so are the seats. Go and see a play or a music event there ...

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1 Thank Helmut P
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Really good theatre venue, enjoyed the Comedy Store night here and also the Christmas play. Bar is reasonably priced too.

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1 Thank Edward8888
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Stayed in Kingston for one night and came across this lovely theatre. Booked tickets for that night and enjoyed watching a performance of Shakespeare's King John. The theatre was not full but the performance was good. An unexpected treat during our short stay.

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2 Thank janet s
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This theatre space is brilliant and the lobby area is well appointed and fun when crowded with excitedly chatting people . They often have good plays on here . A group of four of us went to the opening night of King John - directed by Trevor Nunn. This is a good play which was well presented and performed here... More 

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1 Thank Mark Benjamin L
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

An excellent theatre. The acting was of a very high standard, and drew the audience into the performance. Seats are very comfortable. Would definitely go there again. The staff are very nice too.. all makes for a good evening out.

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1 Thank Elizabeth E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Arrived for a showing of Roald Dhals The Witches, unfortunately due to road works a journey that should have taken 40 minutes took an hour and a half. As a result we arrived ten minutes after the scheduled beginning of 11am. Many other families arrived late like us and the staff had their hands full managing all the late comers.... More 

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