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 Playhouse’s remains. A campaign to ‘Save the Rose’ was launched with enthusiastic support from the public, scholars and actors…Read More

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Although lockdown restrictions are due to be lifted on 17 May, The Rose Playhouse will not be opening until later in the year, possibly not until early autumn. One reason for this is that building works to Rose Court, which sits above the archaeological site, will continue to take place and therefore access to the site is restricted.

A second reason is that both entrance to and exit from the site are through the same doorway. Once the building works are complete, which may be as late as September, the Trustees will undertake a detailed risk assessment to ensure that the site is Covid-secure for all our visitors and volunteers.

We will post regular updates on the website as things develop. Until we reopen, you can join us online for our series of Zoom talks. If you are on Bankside, please walk along Park Street to look at the pictures on the hoardings outside The Rose and the series of information panels outside our entrance, close to Southwark Bridge, which help tell the story of The Rose Playhouse.

Chair of Trustees and Trustees

The Rose Playhouse is looking for a Chair of Trustees and a number of Trustees for appointment in the summer of 2021, each for an initial term of three years. The Rose Theatre Trust has recently emerged from a period reviewing its governance. As a result, there are a number of new appointments to be made. We are keen that each and every new appointment reflects the world around us, in all its rich diversity. We wish to hear from applicants with culturally diverse backgrounds, and we are also enthusiastic to hear from those who believe their professional talents can help The Rose Playhouse realise its ambitious cultural, heritage and fundraising aims.

The Chair and Trustees will be passionate about The Rose Playhouse and its future. They will have a clear understanding of its history, its importance as an archaeological site, its status as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and its potential for exploring the world of Elizabethan theatre through the Rose Revealed Project. The appointees should bring new perspectives to the challenges faced by the Rose Theatre Trust, including liaising with national and local bodies, fundraising and project management. They will also will be committed to the organisation’s aims regarding diversity in all its aspects. All positions are voluntary and unremunerated.

How to apply: Applications will be by email to The Rose Playhouse’s General Manager; further information can be found in the Jobs section of this website. Applications to be received by 4.00 pm on Friday, 21 May 2021.

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