Rose Theatre

Rose Theatre
Rose Theatre
24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HL
  • Box office 020 8174 0090
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  • Website www.rosetheatre.org
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Covid-19 precautions

As lockdown measures are eased and we begin to cautiously and strategically reopen our venue, the safety of those who visit and work inside our building is our highest priority. As such, we have implemented necessary measures that comply with all COVID-19 safety guidelines set out by the government.

As of Monday 14 September, the government implemented a restriction on social gatherings, reducing them from thirty to six. This change does not affect performances at the Rose Theatre as we are a COVID-19 secure venue.

We are following the safety and hygiene measures for businesses set out by the government in its performing arts guidance. Alongside this, tickets are only available in fixed groups, where 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or a maximum of 6 tickets are seated together; each group must only consist of one household or support bubble; each group is distanced by 1m+ from the other groups.
Last updated: 6 October 2020

Events at this venue

There are 30 events at this location

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Adam Kay - Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat… but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year.

Tue 14 Dec

£20–£28 / 020 8174 0090

Audio Description Headsets

Audio Description Headsets This performance is Audio Described. If you wish to use the audio description, please add a headset here. Our audio description is delivered via Sennheiser infrared headsets, which will be handed to you by our ushers. Each headset is cleaned before use, and will include extra wipes in case you…

Sat 18 Dec

020 8174 0090

  • 11:30

Beauty and the Beast

Written by  Ciaran McConville Music and Lyrics by  Eamonn O’Dwyer Directed by  Lucy Morrell On her eighteenth birthday, Bella learns that her father is the victim of a terrible curse. She sets out across the mountains to a mysterious valley, determined to face the Beast who condemned her father. In a race to learn the…

Fri 3 Dec

£15–£35 (£15–£30; Children £10–£25) / 020 8174 0090

Sat 4 Dec

£15–£35 (£15–£30; Children £10–£25) / 020 8174 0090

Mon 6 Dec

£15–£35 (£15–£30; Children £10–£25) / 020 8174 0090

…and 20 more dates until 3 Jan 2022

Beauty And The Beast

On her eighteenth birthday, Bella learns that her father is the victim of a terrible curse. She sets out across the mountains to a mysterious valley, determined to face the Beast who condemned her father. In a race to learn the truth, Bella must question everything she’s been told to find humanity in the least expected of…

Fri 3 Dec

£18–£42 / 020 8174 0090

Sat 4 Dec

£18–£42 / 020 8174 0090

Mon 6 Dec

£18–£42 / 020 8174 0090

…and 19 more dates until 3 Jan 2022

The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Sun 19 Jun 2022

£25–£37 / 020 8174 0090

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

By Bertolt Brecht In a new version by Steve Waters Music by Michael Henry Directed by Christopher Haydon 'Now hear the tale of the trial for the Governor’s child To establish the rightful mother Through the legendary test of the Chalk Circle' Bertolt Brecht’s epic tale about justice and humanity is propelled into the…

Sat 23 Apr 2022

£15–£40 (£15–£30; Children £15–£30) / 020 8174 0090

Mon 25 Apr 2022

£15–£40 (£15–£30; Children £15–£30) / 020 8174 0090

Tue 26 Apr 2022

£15–£40 (£15–£30; Children £15–£30) / 020 8174 0090

…and 16 more dates until 14 May 2022

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Bertolt Brecht’s epic tale about justice and humanity is propelled into the present day, in a new version by Steve Waters (The Last King of Scotland) with original songs by Michael Henry (Barber Shop Chronicles). In a refugee camp, a fight breaks out over lost land. To seek resolution, a singer tells the fable of ‘The…

Sat 23 Apr 2022

£18–£48 / 020 8174 0090

Mon 25 Apr 2022

£18–£48 / 020 8174 0090

Tue 26 Apr 2022

£18–£48 / 020 8174 0090

…and 15 more dates until 14 May 2022

An Evening of Short Films

**Announcing the 1st Kingston International Film Festival, Rose Theatre in association with Blue Elephant Films presents an evening of award-winning short films followed by a Q height: 250px;" />            UK 2020: 11 mins Directed by  Simon Ross Written by  David Cunningham Produced by  David Cunningham  and  Stephen…

Sun 17 Oct

£5 / 020 8174 0090

Go West, Nik Kershaw & T'Pau

Pretend the 80s reign once again with this triple header of acts.

Sun 6 Feb 2022

£35–£46 / 020 8174 0090

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg

Actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip tours his new one man show about all things theatrical.

Mon 4 Apr 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8174 0090

Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS)

A grumpy look at life from Ms Eclair, having hit 60 and a new decade of decrepitude.

Sat 22 Jan 2022

£25.76 / 020 8174 0090

June Tabor & Oysterband

One of the most exciting collaborations in folk music, ***June Tabor & Oysterband***, has resumed for occasional dates. With separate distinguished careers to pursue, their appearances together are necessarily rare, so this is a must-see opportunity to catch them live.   The majesty and control of June’s voice combine…

Tue 28 Jun 2022

£28–£32 / 020 8174 0090

KPop UK National Competition

Kpop UK National Competition returns for its 3rd year. Hosted by KBCE and produced by the London KPop Dance Workshop (LoKo) as a part of the Kingston Korea Festival. Finalists from all over the UK will battle it out to win our Kpop Dance category, Kpop Vocal category and Freestyle Dance Battle. The overall winner will…

Sat 23 Oct

£5 / 020 8174 0090

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Wed 2 Feb 2022

£27–£29.50 / 020 8174 0090

A Monster Calls

From the novel by Patrick Ness Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd Directed by Sally Cookson ***"'Stories are wild creatures', the monster said. 'When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?'"*** Patrick Ness'  piercing novel is brought vividly to life in this  Olivier award-winning  production by…

Thu 24 Mar 2022

£15–£40 (£15–£35; Children £20–£30) / 020 8174 0090

Fri 25 Mar 2022

£15–£40 (£15–£35; Children £20–£30) / 020 8174 0090

Sat 26 Mar 2022

£15–£40 (£15–£35; Children £20–£30) / 020 8174 0090

…and 12 more dates until 9 Apr 2022

The Muppet Christmas Carol (Screening)

Start your festive celebrations by joining us for a very special screening of the much-loved classic ***The Muppet Christmas Carol***. Come along and celebrate with the Muppets as they remind us all of the true meaning of Christmas! Proceeds from this fundraising evening will support the Rose Theatre's diverse programme…

Thu 16 Dec

£8 / 020 8174 0090

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

Mon 6 Jun 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8174 0090

Persuasion

By Jane Austen Adapted by Jeff James, with * James Yeatman * Directed by Jeff James *★★★★ "Sublimely funny. A riot of soapsuds and sexual tension. Mines terrific comedy from Austen's novel by highlighting what is already there and giving it a modern twist" -  The Telegraph*** Jane Austen's romantic comedy is riotously…

Sat 26 Feb 2022

£15–£40 (£15–£30; Children £15–£30) / 020 8174 0090

Mon 28 Feb 2022

£15–£40 (£15–£30; Children £15–£30) / 020 8174 0090

Tue 1 Mar 2022

£15–£40 (£15–£30; Children £15–£30) / 020 8174 0090

…and 14 more dates until 19 Mar 2022

Persuasion

Jane Austen's romantic comedy is riotously reinvented for the twenty-first century with an explosive foam party and a soundtrack of Frank Ocean, Dua Lipa and Cardi B. When Captain Wentworth proposed to Anne Elliot eight years ago, he was penniless and had only love and ambition to offer. Persuaded out of accepting his…

Sat 26 Feb 2022

£18–£48 / 020 8174 0090

Mon 28 Feb 2022

£18–£48 / 020 8174 0090

Tue 1 Mar 2022

£18–£48 / 020 8174 0090

…and 13 more dates until 19 Mar 2022

Punk Rock

The Oscar and BAFTA-winning filmmaker, best known for his documentaries on the cultural and sporting icons Amy Winehouse and Ayrton Senna, joins us to discuss his career and latest film Diego Maradona, about the Argentinian football legend. Supported by BAFTA.

Sat 18 Dec

£12 (Children £8) / 020 8174 0090

  • 19:00 – 20:25

Sun 19 Dec

£12 (Children £8) / 020 8174 0090

  • 19:00 – 20:25

Rose Christmas Snowball

Join us for sparkling renditions of beloved classics in the spectacular surroundings of the Rose Theatre this Christmas, at what’s set to be London’s finest carol concert this side of the Thames! We are delighted to welcome several hugely talented local choirs and music groups for a sensational show of modern…

Mon 20 Dec

£22 (Children £11) / 020 8174 0090

Sandi Toksvig Live! – Next Slide Please

John Mackay, in association with Cathryn Summerhayes/Curtis Brown, presents Sandi Toksvig Live! Next Slide Please … Following the sell-out 2019 tour of National Trevor, the comedian, broadcaster, writer, campaigner and all-round good egg, returns to over 35 UK theatres with her brand-new show, Next Slide Please … In an…

Sun 12 Jun 2022

£24–£32 / 020 8174 0090

The Seven Pomegranate Seeds

Written by Colin Teevan Directed by Melly Still From the director of  My Brilliant Friend *(National Theatre transfer, 2019)   and *Captain Corelli’s Mandolin *(West End transfer, 2019) comes the world premiere of Colin Teevan’s *The Seven Pomegranate Seeds. Seven contemporary stories grounded in prominent, mythical…

Thu 4 Nov

£10–£40 (£15–£30; Children £15–£30) / 020 8174 0090

Fri 5 Nov

£10–£40 (£15–£30; Children £15–£30) / 020 8174 0090

Sat 6 Nov

£10–£40 (£15–£30; Children £15–£30) / 020 8174 0090

…and 13 more dates until 21 Nov

The Seven Pomegranate Seeds

From the director of My Brilliant Friend (National Theatre transfer, 2019) and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (West End transfer, 2019) comes the world premiere of Colin Teevan’s The Seven Pomegranate Seeds. Seven contemporary stories grounded in prominent, mythical origins. Persephone, Hypsipyle, Medea, Alcestis, Phaedra…

Thu 4 Nov

£18–£48 / 020 8174 0090

Fri 5 Nov

£18–£48 / 020 8174 0090

Sat 6 Nov

£18–£48 / 020 8174 0090

…and 12 more dates until 20 Nov

SIX

DIVORCED ★ BEHEADED ★ LIVE! The international smash hit musical  SIX  makes its royal return to Kingston! Multi award-winning, with a spectacularly successful sound-track storming charts across the globe, this sell-out Tudor take-off has ‘an incredibly strong and powerful message. Boundary-pushing, genre-redefining’ (The…

Tue 17 May 2022

£18–£42 (£21–£33; Children £21–£33) / 020 8174 0090

Wed 18 May 2022

£18–£42 (£21–£33; Children £21–£33) / 020 8174 0090

Thu 19 May 2022

£18–£42 (£21–£33; Children £21–£33) / 020 8174 0090

…and 9 more dates until 29 May 2022

The Smeds and the Smoos

A stellar new show based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler On a far-off planet, Smeds and Smoos can’t be friends. So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love and zoom off into space together, how will their families get them back? Music, laughs and interplanetary adventures for everyone aged 3 and up, from…

Wed 27 Oct

£12–£18.50 / 020 8174 0090

Thu 28 Oct

£12–£18.50 / 020 8174 0090

Fri 29 Oct

£12–£18.50 / 020 8174 0090

…and 2 more dates until 31 Oct

Stewart Lee: Snowflake/Tornado

Stewart Lee's new show questions his worth in contemporary society.

Thu 3 Feb 2022

£26–£30 / 020 8174 0090

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

***'The best musical entertainment in the country' *- The Independent ***'They have grown into a much-loved institution' *- The Observer ***'The ukulele has found is avant garde' *- The Guardian     Who is to blame for the worldwide phenomena of ukulele orchestras and ukulelemania? The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain!

Sat 29 Jan 2022

£26–£28 / 020 8174 0090

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Wed 29 Jun 2022

£22–£26 / 020 8174 0090

Zog and The Flying Doctors

Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre present Zog and the Flying Doctors Based on the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler The Roar Zog, superkeen student turned air ambulance, still lands with a crash bang thump. Together with his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, they tend to a sunburnt…

Thu 10 Feb 2022

£12–£20 / 020 8174 0090

Fri 11 Feb 2022

£12–£20 / 020 8174 0090

Sat 12 Feb 2022

£12–£20 / 020 8174 0090

…and 6 more dates until 19 Feb 2022