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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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All or Nothing

We attend "All or Nothing" which was the story of the Small Faces band and I must say it was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fenian007
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London, United Kingdom
Wonderful night out

Love this local theatre. Has all sorts of plays and events on with range of value for money tickets... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FunkyWildcat
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London, England, 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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“west end” (14 reviews)
“double seats” (6 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 2 weeks ago

We attend "All or Nothing" which was the story of the Small Faces band and I must say it was a fantastic show. The cast were marvellous and the guy playing Steve Marriott had all the twitchy moves that Marriott had. At the break we...More

Thank Fenian007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this local theatre. Has all sorts of plays and events on with range of value for money tickets and a great bar area. We saw a great night of Bollywood this time!

Thank FunkyWildcat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Bhangra/Bollywood dance class went to see this show last Friday evening. The dancing was excellent and the storyline amusing. Overall the seating is fine at The Rose providing one is not too tall. The best seats are in front of the pit. There is...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This theatre was instigated by an ego minded council which cost a fortune to build and is still a burden to the ratepayers to the sun of 500,000 + per year

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Arrived at the Rose Theatre greeted by friendly informative staff.Good bar with excellent staff. Saw All or Nothing for the 2nd time at the Rose Theatre ,excellent show enthusiastic cast,and throughly entertaining evening.

Thank 80joseph09
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Second Visit, saw "All or Nothing." Venue is relatively small, 300 seats?, very good views all round , good bar facilities , staff very helpful and informative.The show was excellent, life and times of Small Faces in the 60s , great script and great acting,...More

Thank wanderer21
Reviewed 2 April 2017

With no costume changes the main character was unattractive, tired, unappealing and scruffy throughout which did not tally with the book. Too many actors 'doubling/ trebling' roles without actually acting any difference. Lazy set design. A poor production of an epic tale. Seats were uncomfortable...More

Thank jemlush
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Spent a couple of hours in the cafe here with friends and family. Lovely food and drinks. A very spacious cafe with great facilities

Thank Cheekypheasant
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We saw the Elena Ferrante plays. Lovely theatre. We had booked to sit on the floor but there were free seats in the stalls so we were able to sit on those. Will be recommending to friends and family.

Thank lifeisasongsingalong
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We went to the Rose Theatre to see a one-off performance by Gyles Brandreth. Intimate didn't begin to describe it! We were in the back row of the Stalls and it still seemed like we were almost sitting on the stage. I really enjoyed being...More

Thank Wimblebear
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jennifer175
Is the theatre /cafe wheelchair accessible?
19 April 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
Which do you think are the best seats please. I'm finding the official seating plan confusing.
25 January 2017|
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Response from Chris B | 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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