Rose Theatre Kingston is aimed at providing entertainment and engaging their audiences from Kingston and beyond.

With over 150,000 guests each year, the Rose continues to enjoy creative and widespread acclaim from all its theatre productions as well as from hosting the work of world-renowned theatre companies including Shakespeare’s Globe, Northern Broadsides, Royal Shakespeare Company among others.

The Rose is one of the most popular theatres in the UK with an opera house that can be used for even for large productions.

History Lane

Rose Theater Kingston is the biggest production theater in south-west London, founded by Sir Peter Hall and constructed based on the original Elizabethan Rose Theatre on London’s bankside.

Since its opening in 2008, the Rose has teamed up with a variety of directors, playwright and producers in creating dynamic, engaging, and empowering productions.

It’s a 900-seat contemporary theatre open for touring companies and local productions. The theatre’s programme serves the local community with a mix of comedy, culture, music, and other events.

What’s On Stage

Check out the latest shows in Rose Theatre this March! There are brand new shows you surely wouldn’t want to miss!

Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

Stand-up Comedy
Main Auditorium, 8 pm
One Night Only: 01 March 2020

Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known for BBC Three’s Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three series of BBC Three‘s Live At The Electric. Winner of Best Show in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Russell went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year.

Jazz First Tuesday – Terence Collie Quartet

Concert Event
Rose Café, 1.15pm – 2.00pm
Tuesday 3 March
This is a FREE event

Tereance Collie is a leading pianist on the London jazz scene today having performed at all the top jazz clubs and running a number of his residences. He leads a quartet of highly sought after musicians including critically acclaimed saxophonist Duncan Eagles. The programme for this performance will dip into the vast jazz pedagogy from old to new.

John Bishop – Warm-Up

Stand-up Comedy
Main Auditorium, 8 pm
One Night Only: 04 March 2020

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to the Rose to warm up his brand-new show! John is very much looking forward to this new adventure. This will be his eighth stand-up show and it’s shaping up to be his best yet!! John can’t wait to be back on the road again.

London’s Children’s Book Swap 2020

Rose Café
Sat 7 March

Bring a book, grab a book and replenish your library!

Running since 2012, London Children’s Book Swap is a free event that takes place at arts and cultural venues across the city. It is a chance for organisations and venues to open their doors to local families and celebrate all things book. To coincide with the weekend of World Book Day, this year’s Book Swap will be on Sat 7th Mar to give everyone the chance to celebrate all things literary.

Jack Dee – Off The Telly

Stand-up Comedy
Main Auditorium, 8 pm
One Night Only: 08 March 2020

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour. “In these difficult and uncertain times, people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in” says Jack.

The Greatest Showman

Main Auditorium, 7.30 pm
Fri 13 Mar

Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious showstopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again. Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackman), the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle.

Live at The Rose with Bridget Christie

Stand-up Comedy
Main Auditorium, 7.30 pm
Sat 14 Mar

The second Live at the Rose features an incredible line-up of award-winning and critically acclaimed comedy stars!

Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose d’Or and South Bank Arts Award winner Bridget Christie headlines with her hilarious brand of perceptive political wit. Joining Bridget are fellow Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and hit broadcaster John Robins and Have I Got News For You favourite Shappi Khorsandi, with Ahir Shar as host!

Joel Dommett: Unapologetic (IF THAT’S OK?)

Stand-up Comedy
Main Auditorium, 8 pm
Sun 15 Mar

Join Joel as he brings you bang up to date on his life since his last live show!

The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure

Main Auditorium
Fri 20 Mar – Sat 21 Mar

From the award-winning Le Navet Bete, creators of the smash-hit show Dracula: The Bloody Truth, comes a comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside!

Star Trek II – Wrath of Khan

Main Auditorium, 6.30 pm
Sun 22 Mar

Admiral James T. Kirk faces his greatest challenge yet. Suffering through doubts about his place in the galaxy, he is thrust into action once more against his most bitter foe – Khan Noonien Singh, who has escaped his exile on. Ceti Alpha V and now seeks revenge on Kirk. With a powerful new device in the wrong hands and a no-win scenario in play, the cost of victory for the starship Enterprise may prove too high.

Educating Rita

Main Auditorium
Tue 24 Mar – Sat 28 Mar

When married hairdresser Rita enrolls on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her. Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drunk who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on but when these two people come together they soon realise how much they have to teach each other.

Let Me Entertain You

Mon 30 Mar

Let Me Entertain You features the Lucie Benson School of Dance, the South West London Gang Show, Kingston & Malden Scout & Guide Band and St James’s Players, New Malden, who will bring dance, song, music and comedy – and all for a good cause!

The Horne Section – That’s How I Like My Tour

Main Auditorium, 8 pm
Tue 31 Mar

They’ve had their TV special at the London Palladium, they have an iTunes-chart-topping podcast and now they’re touring the country; it’s the one and only Horne Section’s only 2020 Tour.