Fairly basic setup. Not what I would call a traditional theatre like the west end. (No curtains, stage wings etc.)
I went to the comedy night and it was great, the basic set up accommodates the standup comedians. The added advantage is that locals don't have to travel into London for good comedy. The ticket prices are very reasonable and it makes a good night out, with good parking (5mins walk...more
Drove up recently to hear a talk in this new theatre in my former home town. Has somebody forgotten to finish the place? The foyer was most groovesome & there were volunteers aplenty to aid my, er, experience but when we went into the small studio it was breeze block central. There was even a mezzanine floor missing. I can't say it bothered me much but it would have if I'd have tried to enter...more
What a fantastic arts centre!
I came here to see The vagina monologues with my sister and a friend last Saturday and it was fabulous. They have a huge selection of performances showing and it's totally worth checking out their website for more details of this. Not only that but they hold workshops and bok groups and dance classes.
The bar was light and open and really quite pleasant to wait...more
The Rose Theatre is still quite new it took years to find the money to fit it out and its continuing to be a big drain on local council tax payers refused Arts Council funding it now wants 600K a year subsidy from the local council. Inside it's as bland and basic as many a modern theatre seating is in the round but viewing angles from many of the seats remain quite poor and leg room is bad...more
A long-anticipated addition to Kingston's cultural heritage, this new theatre finally opened, after an extended wait, in January 2008. Sir Peter Hall has been involved with the project since its inception - although he is now moving-on - and directed the opening production of Chekov's Uncle Vanya.
Inspired by theatres of yore, the decor is far from lavish but clean and basic (in a good way)...more