Do you know about the Rose Theatre? It’s down on Park Street at the base of the Rose Court Office Block behind some dark heavy metal double doors. A seriously unassuming entrance, these doors conceal a working theatre and the archaeological remains of Shakespeare’s original playhouse: The Rose.
Join us on this magical mystery tour of London’s fifth ever theatre. The Rose was erected in 1587, 12 years earlier than The Globe. The theatre fell out of use in 1603 and was abandoned by 1606. Soon it vanished from the map altogether and laid forgotten and untouched for hundreds of years.
In 1988 archaeologists from the Museum of London uncovered some two thirds of the theatres ground plan. The Rose Theatre Trust recently received confirmation of funding from Heritage National Lottery and their project to really reveal The Rose is getting underway now.
Tour this forgotten space and see plans for the new Rose. This Bustling Bankside will be great for Banksider’s interested in history, theatre, archaeology, re-development, architecture and those keen to learn more about the area they live, work and visit.
Led by Pepe Pryke, Operations Manager at The Rose Theatre Bankside.
Dec 20 2012