Welcome to the Rose PLAYHOUSE

The Rose Theatre Trust was formed during the archaeological excavation in 1989 to address fears that the new building proposed for the site would bring about the destructions of the Rose Theatre’s remains. A campaign to ‘Save The Rose’ was launched with enthusiastic support from the public, scholars and actors…Read More

Events & Videos

  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Measure by Measure

The Rose is open EVERY Saturday from 10.00 am to 5.00pm

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This is the first professional run in four centuries of this neglected but extraordinary ‘dream’ play by John Lyly, the first great playwright of Elizabethan theatre. Mixing astrology, myth, magic and farce, Lyly sets his play in Utopia, and boldly rewrites Genesis – here the supreme creator is female, Nature herself.

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The first run of Marlowe’s brutal and incendiary masterpiece to be staged in England in 400 years returns to The Rose – the site of its very first performance in 1593 – after its sell-out success earlier this year.

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