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Wonderful caffe for a meet-up

The Rose Theatre caffe is a great place to meet people for a conversation, a catch-up or space to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Nice local theatre

Have been a couple of times before, visited this time to see a show that had been recommended to us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, England
+44 20 8174 0090
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All reviews sit on the floor box office interval drinks comedy night great night priced tickets nice bar area comfortable seating opening night easy parking car park production cushions stage actors play seats
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Reviewed yesterday

Bought tickets for Don Carlos weeks ago and was looking forward to it. Unfortunately the afternoon failed to live up to expectations. The theatre itself is pleasant enough but three things spoiled our enjoyment: 1. Even though we arrived early we couldn't sit down in...More

Thank Grasmi909
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been to the Rose twice in two weeks sitting on pit cushions, it isn't great for someone over 50 but you have a really good view and I can't afford £35 for a seat in the stalls. Sadly they are doing away with the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rose Theatre caffe is a great place to meet people for a conversation, a catch-up or space to focus on reading, writing or mulling over ideas. It is spacious, has good beverages at reasonable prices and is a firm favourite for escaping the rat...More

Thank Douls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been a couple of times before, visited this time to see a show that had been recommended to us at Edinburgh but sold out. We got reasonably priced tickets, and were pleased with the seats - it was super busy getting in and out,...More

Thank J0B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the Gruffallo's Child at the Rose, although we had seats in the back row we had a good view of the stage and getting in and out of the theatre was quite efficient.

Thank Wilcoxm51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to see SIX a play about the Wifes of Henry VIII A 10 out of 10 musical worthy of the West End of London It was a musical full of vitality Don’t miss it

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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Resembling a Elizabethan globe to echo the Rose of Shakespeare’s day, Kingston latterday Rose may posses more industrial design but keeps that intimacy that Will’s groundlings lapped up for a penny a show. A low stage wrapped by bench seating fortunately with ample room for...More

Thank Griff1893
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We attended a Rohl Dahl performance (George's Marvelous Medicine) a month ago and also enrolled our child on one of Rose's Theatre's drama/performing schools this holiday. Well run, plenty of information and knick knacks around the corridors, and the theatre facilities are good.

Thank CLSDean
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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
Reviewed August 6, 2018 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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September 19, 2018|
Response from Rickanstis | Reviewed this property |
For one man shows stand up etc go with the stalls; for big band and big productions go for circle. Beware that they sometimes just put out cushions on the floor at the front and sell those as ‘seats’.
February 16, 2018|
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Response from K4119BQmarkb | Reviewed this property |
There is the Rose Car Park which is a 5 minute walk from the theatre.
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)