To celebrate three decades since the Rose Playhouse’s discovery, there will be a gala performance in aid of the Rose Revealed Project on 13 May 2019. The evening will feature dramatic readings and speeches from celebrity patrons Janet Suzman and Michael Pennington, as well as Jonathan Livingstone, Ben Crystal and Dominic Dromgoole. We’ll hear about the original excavation and its future transformation from Rose Chairman Harvey Sheldon and the architect of the planned ‘Rose Revealed’ renovation, Nick Helm. There will also be music and a silent auction with items donated by Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Tony Robinson and Andrew Gurr, amongst others.
The event will take place in the atmospheric setting of Southwark Cathedral, where several Renaissance theatrical figures are buried, including Shakespeare’s brother Edmund, as well as Philip Henslowe, the man who built the Rose.
Tickets range from £20 for the main event, to £40 for the event plus a drinks reception and access to the silent auction in the Cathedral’s beautiful retro choir, to £75, which will give you prime seating for the event, access to the reception and auction, and a private visit to the Rose archaeological site at a mutually agreed date.
Please note that the text below refers to events that take place at the Rose itself, and not to this event. This event takes place at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA.
The Rose is an indoor archaeological site; it is advisable to dress warmly because there is no heating. There are no toilets, so please use those at Shakespeare’s Globe, which is 200 metres away.