Join a Summer School at the Rose Theatre Kingston


Rose Theatre Kingston - Summer Schools

Rose Theatre Kingston’s Summer Schools are back, running from Saturday 22 July – Saturday 2 September, for ages seven – twenty-five, ranging from three days to a week.

The three different options are Three Day Courses, Plays-in-a-Week and Rose Academy. The Three Day Courses are for those aged 7 – 12 and run three times during the summer holidays, Saturday 22 – Monday 24; Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 and Friday 28 – Sunday 30 July, 10am – 4pm. The sessions are an introduction to performance for those with an interest in theatre and acting. This course allows aspiring actors to learn new skills, boost self-confidence and develop team-working skills.

Plays-in-a-Week are open to 10 – 19 year olds and run from w/c Monday 24 July to w/c Monday 28 August, Monday – Saturday. These intensive performance-based courses end with a full, costumed production with each cast working on a script and learning techniques with top-level directors, friendly assistants and stage management. This year’s titles include: The Jungle Book, The Wind in the Willows, Gulliver’s Travels, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1984 and Macbeth.

The Rose Academy is for 16 – 25 year olds on either Monday 24 – Saturday 29 July or Monday 28 August – Saturday 2 September and are by audition only. This course is for those who are serious about a career in acting and who are considering professional training. This course helps applicants maximise their chances of a place at drama school, whilst offering a unique insight into the professional life of an actor. Applicants will work with the best practitioners and get coaching on audition monologues.

Director of Learning and Participation, Ciaran McConville said, “There is a place for any young person at the Rose; our Summer Schools are a wonderful way to enjoy the summer break. At the professional end of our training, the Rose Academy has a proven record of helping young adults get into drama schools. Conservatoires audition more than one thousand candidates for each place; about 25% of our Academy graduates go on to get one of those places. Rose Youth Theatre is busy throughout the year, with more than a hundred public performances, including our spectacular Christmas show. The Summer Schools are a great opportunity for young people to get to know our work and be a part of the theatre.”

A discount of 25% is available for siblings and 10% discount for referring a friend. Prices range from £140 – £200, for more information visit or email, to book call Box Office on 020 8174 0090.

Please note, not all courses take place at Rose Theatre Kingston, but take place nearby.