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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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Graduation day

Went here to see our grandson graduate with a first class honours degree from Kingston University... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Teresa R
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Leonard Coen Tribute

Wasn’t expecting much but it was an absolutely brilliant evening. The Rose is a brilliant theatre... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
deeansah2018
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New Malden, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“christmas carol” (10 reviews)
“box office” (5 reviews)
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24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, England
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+44 20 8174 0090
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here to see our grandson graduate with a first class honours degree from Kingston University. Lovely venue, they did them all proud.

Thank Teresa R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn’t expecting much but it was an absolutely brilliant evening. The Rose is a brilliant theatre. It’s intimate but feels spacious. The leg room is excellent and the seats are comfy. We probably go at least every other month. Our next visit is Hogarths Progress...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a modern,intimate venue which has been brilliantly designed so wherever you sit you have a clear view!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice and cosy theatre. Great ambience and the sound system are great. This heritage building served well.

Thank Vincent L
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

A night out with a treat from a family member! Very enjoyable evening watching a production of Shakespeare! I think the Rose Theatre should do more advertising with a lot more exposure, as it is well deserved of regular sell outs!

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

Went last night to see production of Twentieth Century Boy what a disappointment. The show started an hour late citing 'technical problems' eventually went ahead without any video backing. Audience had to sit listening to soundtracks in long periods of darkness completely ruined what could...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

A cosy and intimate venue, which punches above its weight in terms of the plays and stars that it attracts. Nice acoustics, good bar, easy parking across the road in a multi-storey. Be careful when buying a seat that it is actually a ‘seat’ –...More

Thank Rickanstis
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We were pleased to visit the Rose Theatre for a production just a few days after it celebrated its 10th anniversary. It is a well-designed space for theatre and other arts productions and we very much enjoyed our visit. The production of "Much Ado About...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

We really enjoyed the show as well as the facilities in the theatre. The staff was very welcoming, the seats are comfortable. We will return.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

A lovely theatre in the round. The seating is comfortable and pretty well all of them provide an unobstructed view of the stage. It has a bar and good if you fancy pre or post theatre drinks. It has many outstanding productions as well as...More

Thank Susanne B
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Valerie1602
February 16, 2018|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
There is the Rose Car Park which is a 5 minute walk from the theatre.
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jennifer175
April 19, 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)
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JillyPEngland
January 25, 2017|
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Response from C123789 | 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
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