Visit an Elizabethan Theatre!

Save the Rose – a film by Richard Miller from Vimeo.

The Rose Theatre’s well-preserved archaeology was discovered in 1989 during a routine exploratory excavation held in the interval between site clearance and re-development of an office block. The Rose became a major international news story, and the site attracted many thousands of visitors. A campaign to ‘Save the Rose’ and protect it from redevelopment was launched with enthusiastic support form actors (including the dying Lord Olivier, who gave his last public speech on behalf of the Rose), scholars and the general public. To learn more about the history of the site, visit the theatre’s website.

Further information

The Rose is open every Saturday from 11.45am to 5.00pm.

A NEW short film about the Rose is online here.