January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970

The Rose Playhouse

Every Second Sunday of the month at 5.00pm £5.00 for all Audience Members

The Rose Unfolds is a project that links the past, the present and the future of theatre performance in a unique space of huge historical and cultural significance.

As the first playhouse on Bankside, The Rose was the catalyst for Southwark to become the home of Elizabethan drama. Shakespeare, Marlowe and many of their contemporaries started their careers at The Playhouse. The Rose Unfolds Project will continue this work, providing a platform for emerging artists and creating a forum to explore current theatre and arts practice, bringing a deeper understanding to both new and established audiences whilst giving context to the classical texts staged on the site.

Scratch events will provide artists with space to develop ideas for performance and have a creative conversation with their audience. Emerging artists will be given the opportunity to get their work - classical, modern or new writing - staged in a professional theatre.

Open Call for Submissions:

The Rose Unfolds ‘Scratch’ events will take place on Sundays on a monthly basis. The Scratch evenings are underpinned by the idea of feedback and audience response. They will be casual, discussive / interactive events where work, whether polished or raw, can be shown, discussed and further developed.

Submissions should be 15 to 20 minutes maximum. We will consider all genres of work, whether it’s the beginnings of a script or a piece already in development. The work can be new writing, a classic or anything that unfolds in between.

To encourage the best theatre companies and individuals to submit ideas the events are FREE to those chosen to participate and there will be an admission fee of just £5 for all audience members.

Each monthly The Rose ‘Scratch’ night will be held on the second Sunday of the month at 5.00pm

The Rose Unfolds Scratch Nights will be on the following dates

Sunday 13th September

Sunday 11th October 

Sunday 8th November 

Sunday 13th December

Please send your ideas and submissions to

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.
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Booking Information

Box Office

020 7261 9565


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