The Rose Bankside

The Rose Bankside The Rose is London's most historic theatre, the first Elizabethan Theatre on Bankside and home to many of Shakespeare's and Marlowe's productions.
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The Rose is London's most historic theatre, the first Elizabethan Theatre on Bankside and home to many of Shakespeare's and Marlowe's productions. SATURDAY OPEN DAYS 12 noon - 4.00pm Special new workshops will use real archaeological artefacts to help visitors uncover stories from The Rose Playhouse's Tudor past, and learn about the lives of past Londoners. Please note there is a change to the previous opening times. Until further notice these will be from 12 noon - 4pm. There is no charge for entry but all donations will be gratefully received.

01/02/2020

Today only! The Rose is opening up for a special celebration, End of Xmas, Start of Spring. Come join us for dancing, food and drink as we mark the season change as Shakespeare would have. All are welcome free of charge, donations cheerfully accepted!

The Rose is open 12-4pm, with festivities from 1-3pm. Hope to see you there!

31/01/2020

Don't miss tomorrow's special Rose open day, End of Xmas, Start of Spring. Come join us for Tudor dance, food and drink, all in the unique archaeological site of the Rose Playhouse. Rose open 12-4pm, festivities from 1-3pm. See you there!

30/01/2020

The Rose is largely closed due to construction, but this Sat we are opening up for a special celebration, End of Xmas, Start of Spring! Come learn how the Tudors would have marked this coming weekend, with song, food, and drink!

The Rose will be open this Sat 12-4pm, with special festivities from 1-3pm marking the end of Christmas and the beginning of spring. All are welcome, no entrance fee, donations cheerfully accepted!

Come experience Tudor celebrations this Sat at a special Rose open day, End of Xmas, Start of Spring! Want to learn more...
28/01/2020
24 facts about Christmas in the Tudor period

Come experience Tudor celebrations this Sat at a special Rose open day, End of Xmas, Start of Spring!

Want to learn more about Tudor Christmas? Check out this article: www.historyextra.com/period/tudor/alison-weir-tudor-christmas-history-advent-calendar-festive-facts-siobhan-clarke/

Did you know that many of our favourite Christmas traditions date back to the Tudor period? Carol-singing, present-giving, mulled wine and mince pies were all part of the festive fun – and even Father Christmas and roast turkey have their origins in the 16th century...

26/01/2020

Come celebrate the end of Christmas and beginning of Spring as the Tudors would have, with music, dancing, food and drink! Join us at the Rose this Saturday for a one day only event. End of Xmas, Start of Spring

We have a special open day coming up on Saturday, 1 February for the end of the forty days of Christmas with Candlemas o...
05/01/2020
Special Open Day for the End of Christmas and the Beginning of Spring | The Rose Playhouse

We have a special open day coming up on Saturday, 1 February for the end of the forty days of Christmas with Candlemas on 2 February, which was the day in 1602 when Shakespeare’s play of Twelfth Night was played in Middle Temple Hall. Our celebrations will look at what would have happened over this period in the time of the Rose Playhouse. Music and dancing would have been prominent so join in the fun and also sample some nibbles and drink in between. Main festivities will begin at 1pm!

More info at http://www.roseplayhouse.org.uk/events/event/special-open-day-candlemas/

Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 01/02/20201:00 PM to 5:00 PM Location The Rose Playhouse Categories No Categories Saturday, 1 February will be a special Open Day looking at the end of the forty days of Christmas with Candlemas on 2 February, which was the day in 1602 when Shakespeare’s play o...

Happy New Year's Eve! Share your favourite memories from the Rose in the comments below! It could be an event, a play, o...
31/12/2019

Happy New Year's Eve! Share your favourite memories from the Rose in the comments below! It could be an event, a play, or just a visit. Pictures welcome!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Rose Playhouse!
25/12/2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Rose Playhouse!

Tomorrow night The Marlowe Society continues its exploration of The Comedy of Errors. Come read a role at the Rose! 6:30...
08/12/2019

Tomorrow night The Marlowe Society continues its exploration of The Comedy of Errors. Come read a role at the Rose! 6:30 start time, donations welcome.

More info at www.roseplayhouse.org.uk

Saturday open days are on hold temporarily due to construction of the outside of the building, but fear not! You can sti...
05/12/2019

Saturday open days are on hold temporarily due to construction of the outside of the building, but fear not! You can still visit the Rose archaeological site as part of Shakespeare's Globe's "Shakespeare's Southwark" tour which also visits the original Globe location. More info at https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/seasons/guided-tours/

TONIGHT at the Rose explore Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors with Martext and the Marlowe Society. Come read a role at the...
18/11/2019
Martext readings at The Rose | The Rose Playhouse

TONIGHT at the Rose explore Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors with Martext and the Marlowe Society. Come read a role at the Rose! Free to all, donations welcome, 6:30 start.

More info at http://www.roseplayhouse.org.uk/events/event/martext-readings-rose/

Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 18/11/20196:30 PM to 10:00 PM Location The Rose Playhouse Categories No Categories The Martext events, organised by Dr Ildi Solti and Jo Hill of the Marlowe Society, are a communal reading of a play for about an hour followed by a discussion of how it can be stage...

TONIGHT at the Rose explore Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors with Martext and the Marlowe Society. Come read a role at the...
18/11/2019
Martext readings at The Rose | The Rose Playhouse

TONIGHT at the Rose explore Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors with Martext and the Marlowe Society. Come read a role at the Rose! Free to all, donations welcome, 6:30 start.

More info at http://www.roseplayhouse.org.uk/events/event/martext-readings-rose/

Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 18/11/20196:30 PM to 10:00 PM Location The Rose Playhouse Categories No Categories The Martext events, organised by Dr Ildi Solti and Jo Hill of the Marlowe Society, are a communal reading of a play for about an hour followed by a discussion of how it can be stage...

Happy Halloween from the Rose! Looking for the ghosts of Shakespeare or Marlowe? Come walk in their footsteps at the Ros...
31/10/2019

Happy Halloween from the Rose! Looking for the ghosts of Shakespeare or Marlowe? Come walk in their footsteps at the Rose Playhouse archeological site - open each Saturday 12-4pm! More info at http://www.roseplayhouse.org.uk

Join us this Saturday for a very special open day - the 427th Wedding Anniversary of the Rose's original theatrical supe...
16/10/2019
Edward and Joan Alleyn’s 427th Wedding Anniversary Celebration | The Rose Playhouse

Join us this Saturday for a very special open day - the 427th Wedding Anniversary of the Rose's original theatrical superstar couple, Edward and Joan Alleyn! Join us for merriment, games and dancing, and of course, learn about the Rose's unique history and the people who have passed through its doors. Click below to learn more. Free and open to all!

http://www.roseplayhouse.org.uk/events/event/edward-joan-alleyns-427th-wedding-anniversary-celebration/

Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 19/10/201912:00 PM to 4:00 PM Location The Rose Playhouse Categories No Categories YOU ARE INVITED!   Come and celebrate the 427th wedding anniversary of Edward and Joan Alleyn in a time honoured way with merriment, games and dancing.    There will be two sessi...

Join us for our fascinating walking tour about Marlowe's star actor, Edward Alleyn! Tour is at 2pm today, just £7 for ad...
16/09/2019

Join us for our fascinating walking tour about Marlowe's star actor, Edward Alleyn! Tour is at 2pm today, just £7 for adults, free for under-16s. Book at www.trybooking.co.uk/LSF

And at 6:30pm at the Rose, join the Marlowe Society for a group reading and discussion of Doctor Faustus! £3 donation on the door.

Lots of events coming up at the Rose! Today, try on Elizabethan costumes during our weekly Saturday open days. Monday af...
14/09/2019
The Rose Playhouse | Bankside | Plays & Theatre in London

Lots of events coming up at the Rose! Today, try on Elizabethan costumes during our weekly Saturday open days. Monday afternoon, we have our popular walking tour about actor Edward Alleyn, and Monday evening come read and discuss 'Doctor Faustus' with the Marlowe Society! Learn more at http://www.roseplayhouse.org.uk/

The Rose Playhouse is a Tudor theatre with a rich history, & the first London theatre on Bankside. Learn more about plays in London at The Rose Playhouse now.

This Monday, explore Doctor Faustus with the Marlowe Society! Spend an hour reading from the play on location at the Ros...
10/09/2019

This Monday, explore Doctor Faustus with the Marlowe Society! Spend an hour reading from the play on location at the Rose, and then discuss it with society members. All are welcome!

More info at www.facebook.com/events/2565336516831770/

The Rose is open today for a free workshop on Elizabethan performance and rehearsal practices. Pop in any time from 12-4...
17/08/2019

The Rose is open today for a free workshop on Elizabethan performance and rehearsal practices. Pop in any time from 12-4pm!

And don't miss the last 2 performances of Richard II, tonight at 7:30 and tomorrow at 2pm with a Q&A with the cast. Tickets are 2 for 1 -- get them before they're gone!
#anerkeshakespeare
www.roseplayhouse.org.uk

2 for 1 tickets now available for Richard II - must close this Sunday!“The best-spoken, most emphatically and efficientl...
15/08/2019
The Tragedy of Richard II | The Rose Playhouse

2 for 1 tickets now available for Richard II - must close this Sunday!

“The best-spoken, most emphatically and efficiently performed production of Richard II I have seen since Steve Berkoff’s … 1994 production in London and New York” — Professor Tom Cartelli, Muhlenburg College

“The lack of fuss about mimetic casting … cleared the way for the play to shine radiantly through.” —Professor Michael Dobson, Shakespeare Institute

www.roseplayhouse.org.uk/events/event/tragedy-richard-ii/

Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 13/08/2019 - 18/08/20197:30 PM to 10:00 PM Location The Rose Playhouse Categories No Categories Anərkē Shakespeare, a new, innovative theatre company, creates raw, fast-paced Shakespeare, bringing you the multifaceted text by a diverse, gender-blind, actor-led e...

Anerke Shakespeare’s Richard II opened to a full house! Be sure to book your tickets to avoid missing out, must close on...
14/08/2019

Anerke Shakespeare’s Richard II opened to a full house! Be sure to book your tickets to avoid missing out, must close on Sunday!

www.roseplayhouse.org.uk

Opening TOMORROW, a modern take on Richard II, inspired by Shakespeare's original working conditions and performed in on...
12/08/2019
The Tragedy of Richard II | The Rose Playhouse

Opening TOMORROW, a modern take on Richard II, inspired by Shakespeare's original working conditions and performed in one of Shakespeare's original theatres. One week only!

Find out more at www.roseplayhouse.org.uk/events/event/tragedy-richard-ii/

#anerkeshakespeare

Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 13/08/2019 - 18/08/20197:30 PM to 10:00 PM Location The Rose Playhouse Categories No Categories Anərkē Shakespeare, a new, innovative theatre company, creates raw, fast-paced Shakespeare, bringing you the multifaceted text by a diverse, gender-blind, actor-led e...

Tomorrow, explore the text of "Dido, Queen of Carthage" with the Marlowe society! And don't miss the upcoming production...
04/08/2019
The Rose Playhouse | Bankside | Plays & Theatre in London

Tomorrow, explore the text of "Dido, Queen of Carthage" with the Marlowe society! And don't miss the upcoming production of Shakespeare's "Richard II" starting 13th of August. Keep track of all the Rose programming at http://www.roseplayhouse.org.uk/

The Rose Playhouse is a Tudor theatre with a rich history, & the first London theatre on Bankside. Learn more about plays in London at The Rose Playhouse now.

Thanks to our lovely friends the London Archaeologist.
26/07/2019

Thanks to our lovely friends the London Archaeologist.

This year is the 30th anniversary of the excavation of the Rose Theatre and the launch of the Save the Rose campaign. We first mentioned the discovery in our Excavation Round Up for 1989: https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/library/browse/details.xhtml?recordId=3190533&recordType=Journal

In 2004, we published a two-part report by Simon Blatherwick and Chris Pickard on an archaeological and engineering evaluation on the site next door to the remains of the Rose Theatre. The reports include the archaeological background to the investigation, a documentary and cartographic history of the site and the results of the excavations to discover the extent of the surviving archaeological remains, and are a must read if you're interested in the site

Part 1: https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/library/browse/details.xhtml?recordId=3191154&recordType=Journal

Part 2: https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/library/browse/details.xhtml?recordId=3191045&recordType=Journal

The Rose is open this Saturday 12-4pm for a free hands-on workshop about archaeology! We also have some exciting program...
24/07/2019

The Rose is open this Saturday 12-4pm for a free hands-on workshop about archaeology!

We also have some exciting programming coming up, including Shakespeare's Richard II and an exploration of Marlowe's Dido Queen of Carthage. Visit www.roseplayhouse.org.uk to learn more...

Visit the Rose for free every Saturday from 12-4pm! Each week has a different focus -- tomorrow it's PERFORMANCE, your c...
19/07/2019

Visit the Rose for free every Saturday from 12-4pm! Each week has a different focus -- tomorrow it's PERFORMANCE, your chance to read Elizabethan cue scripts in this one of a kind historic space.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1989366457857030/

Saturday open days are back! The Rose is open Noon-4pm every week, free of charge (donations cheerfully accepted)! Today...
13/07/2019
SATURDAY OPEN DAYS | The Rose Playhouse

Saturday open days are back! The Rose is open Noon-4pm every week, free of charge (donations cheerfully accepted)!

Today, spotlight on archaeology! Come explore real artifacts from the time period and talk to our knowledgable volunteers about the priceless objects unearthed at the Rose.

http://www.roseplayhouse.org.uk/events/event/saturday-open-days-2019-05-04/

Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 04/05/201912:00 PM to 4:00 PM Location The Rose Playhouse Categories No Categories Costume, Archaeology and Performance Every Saturday we explore a different aspect of The Rose’s history. Come along and watch a short film narrated by Sir Ian McKellen, then parti...

Before and after of Emily Carding Actor and Theatre Maker's one-woman Richard III. Congrats to Brite Theater, Teatr Stre...
26/05/2019

Before and after of Emily Carding Actor and Theatre Maker's one-woman Richard III. Congrats to Brite Theater, Teatr Strefa Otwarta, Ji Young Choi, and Philip Parr on an unforgettable week of theatre with Shakespeare Solos at the Rose Playhouse!

One night only! Emily Carding Actor and Theatre Maker and Brite Theater present Richard III: A One Woman Show. The fourt...
22/05/2019

One night only! Emily Carding Actor and Theatre Maker and Brite Theater present Richard III: A One Woman Show. The fourth wall has been utterly obliterated, as the audience take on the roles of all the other characters at Richard's party in this intimate, exciting, and moving production. Let Richard entertain you…but will you survive?

Thurs 23 May, 7.15pm at the Rose. Tickets £10-15. www.trybooking.com/uk/KAL

22/05/2019

Well done to Ji Young Choi and Teatr Strefa Otwarta for your stunning performances last night at the Rose! The audience was treated to an equal mix of comedy and tragedy in the Shakespeare Solos at the Rose double-bill!

Don't miss tomorrow night, as Emily Carding Actor and Theatre Maker & Brite Theater present 'Richard III: A One-Woman show'. 7pm, 23/5 only!

TONIGHT is the first night of Shakespeare Solos at the Rose, featuring Teatr Strefa Otwarta and Ji Young Choi in stunnin...
21/05/2019

TONIGHT is the first night of Shakespeare Solos at the Rose, featuring Teatr Strefa Otwarta and Ji Young Choi in stunning adaptations of Othello and A Midsummer Night's Dream. And don't miss Thursday's one-woman Richard III with Emily Carding Actor and Theatre Maker and Brite Theater.

Shows at 7.15pm at the Rose Playhouse, 21 & 23 May. www.trybooking.com/uk/KAL

TOMORROW - don't miss your chance to see Ji Young Choi's one-woman show about Desdemona and Teatr Strefa Otwarta's two-p...
20/05/2019
Shakespeare Solos | The Rose Playhouse

TOMORROW - don't miss your chance to see Ji Young Choi's one-woman show about Desdemona and Teatr Strefa Otwarta's two-person response to A Midsummer Night's Dream. Two unique shows for the price of one. One night only! 7.15pm, 21 May at the Rose.

http://www.roseplayhouse.org.uk/events/event/shakespeare-solos/

Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 21/05/2019 - 23/05/20197:15 PM to 10:00 PM Location The Rose Playhouse Categories No Categories From 21–23 May, join us for a mini-festival of 1- and 2-person shows from around the world. 21 May: Love Deadline (Desdemona) (40 min) (in English) Reimagining Othell...

A Korean Desdemona, a Polish Midsummer, and an English Richard III all converge at the Rose for a series of one and two ...
19/05/2019

A Korean Desdemona, a Polish Midsummer, and an English Richard III all converge at the Rose for a series of one and two person adaptations and responses to Shakespeare’s work. Each show is one night only!

Tickets £10-15, 21st & 23rd May. www.trybooking.com/uk/KAL

One night only! Emily Carding Actor and Theatre Maker's one-woman Richard III, 7.15pm Thursday 23/5 at the Rose Playhous...
18/05/2019

One night only! Emily Carding Actor and Theatre Maker's one-woman Richard III, 7.15pm Thursday 23/5 at the Rose Playhouse. Broadway Baby gave it five stars, declaring “Emily Carding’s portrayal of the king who murders his way to the English throne is in a league of its own.”

Tickets: www.trybooking.co.uk/KAL

This Monday night archeologist Julian Bowsher will give an in-depth look at the Rose Playhouse and Renaissance theatre. ...
18/05/2019
Julian Bowsher on The Rose: Archaeology, History, Drama | The Rose Playhouse

This Monday night archeologist Julian Bowsher will give an in-depth look at the Rose Playhouse and Renaissance theatre. One night only! Tickets just £12.

http://www.roseplayhouse.org.uk/events/event/julian-bowsher-rose-archaeology-history-drama/

Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 20/05/20197:00 PM to 8:30 PM Location The Rose Playhouse Categories No Categories The discovery of the Rose in 1989 fundamentally altered our knowledge of 16th century playhouses. It was the first such playhouse to be scientifically excavated and more recent excav...

One night only! Don't miss Teatr Strefa Otwarta's take on Midsummer Night's Dream, "Bez-Senność" and Ji Young Choi's "Lo...
18/05/2019

One night only! Don't miss Teatr Strefa Otwarta's take on Midsummer Night's Dream, "Bez-Senność" and Ji Young Choi's "Love Deadline (Desdemona)" Tuesday 21/5, 7.15pm at the Rose. Both international shows are designed for English-speaking audiences.

More info at http://www.roseplayhouse.org.uk/events/event/shakespeare-solos/

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The Edward Alleyn tour was delightful, interesting and informative. Our guide Linda was enthusiastic, prepared and thoughtful. She showed us ten landmarks of Elisabethan London including the St Giles’ Cripplegate church with Edward Alleyn’s magnificent window and John Milton’s resting place, the locations where the Fortune Theatre and the Red Bull Playhouse once stood, Charter House and St John’s Gate and the Priory Buildings. Take your camera and a London map for full enjoyment of the two hours in between corners and alleys steeped in English Renaissance characters and history. A must for lovers of old theatre at a great price!
Lecture tonight (also Live streamed and available on their website) https://www.facebook.com/events/2079742922353135/
Massive congrats to the cast and crew of A Midsummer's Night Dream! Wonderful show!