January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970

The Rose Playhouse

Costume, Archaeology and Tudor Theatre

Every Saturday we explore a different aspect of The Rose's history. Come along and watch a short film narrated by Sir Ian McKellen, then participate in a workshop with our friendly and knowledgable volunteers.


The Rose Playhouse, as you may know, is currently undergoing new development works in the building above it and is surrounded by scaffolding.  This has made it very difficult for passers-by to see that we are open on Saturdays for site visits and workshops.  There will soon be decorated hoardings on the scaffolding, which will show the Rose’s striking presence on Bankside both past and future.  Therefore, until the decorated hoardings are up, and our presence in Park Street is clear, we have decided to suspend our Saturday Open Days until further notice.  You can still visit The Rose as part of  a “Shakespeare’s Southwark" tour with Shakespeare's Globe (details on their website).

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12 noon to 4.00pm (admission free, donations appreciated)

Children, young persons and families very welcome


Film screenings:        12.15pm; 1.15pm; 2.15pm; 3.15pm 

Workshops:               12.40pm; 1.40pm; 2.40pm; 3.40pm



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.

Booking Information

Box Office

020 7261 9565