Rose Theatre

 
 
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Rose TheatreThis exhibition is situated on the site of Bankside's first theatre, which was only discovered by Museum of London archaeologists in 1989. This was the place where Shakespeare originally learnt his craft.

Using a variation on the illusionistic 'Pepper's Ghost' technique originally developed for Victorian music halls and fairs, actor Sir Ian McKellen narrates the sound and light presentation which forms a major part of the exhibition.

Electro-luminescents submerged in the water are selectively lit to show where the theatre's remains lie concealed below.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
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Borough Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Rose Theatre on LondonTown.com

 
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    Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  22% off
    103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Rose Theatre
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £292  39% off
    31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Rose Theatre
    The first ever luxury Shangri-La Hotel in London has the unique selling point of occupying the upper floors of one of the tallest buildings in Europe. ... More
     
     
     
    Grange St Paul's Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  31% off
    10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 9 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
     
     
     
     
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    The Clink Prison Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks the ... More
     
     
     
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    Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
    London > Attractions > Museums
    9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in England. ... More
     
     
     
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    Bank of England Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 10 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of England ... More
     
     
     
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    Golden Hinde
    London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
    Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called the Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
     
     
     
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    Millennium Bridge
    London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
    River Thames, City, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Rose Theatre
    This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
     
     
     
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    Southwark Cathedral
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Dating back to around 1220 Southwark Cathedral is the oldest Gothic church in London. It has a varied and lively history and houses interesting memorials connected ... More
     
     
     
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    Buyer and Cellar
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th March to 2nd May 2015
    Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Ugly Betty's Michael Urie stars in the much anticipated comedy Buyer and Cellar at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The US comedy enjoyed a smash hit run ...More
     
     
     
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    The View From The Shard Tickets
    London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st February 2013
    The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Rose Theatre
    London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in ...More
     
     
     
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    Unicorn Young Company: Workshop (Ages 13-18)
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 31st March 2015
    Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 11 minutes from Rose Theatre
    A chance to learn the skills of performance....More
     
     
     
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    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Rose Theatre
    This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
     
     
     
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    Rose Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Rose Theatre
    The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
     
     
     
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    The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 2 minutes from Rose Theatre
    For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a ... More
     
     
     
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    Konditor & Cook
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
     
     
     
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    The Wine Pantry
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Rose Theatre
    The only wine shop in the world selling nothing but English wine, The Wine Pantry in Borough Market offers customers something quite unique. It may come ... More
     
     
     
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    Borough Market
    London > Shopping > Markets
    Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Nestled in-between Borough High Street, Bedale Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk lives "London's Larder", more formally known as Borough Market. This gourmand's delight is London's ... More
     
     
     
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    The Real Greek Souvlaki & Bar
    London > Restaurants > Greek restaurants
    Units 1 & 2, Riverside House, 2A Southwark Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose Theatre
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    Zizzi - Bankside
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    Unit 4, 2nd floor, SE1 | 1 minute from Rose Theatre
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    20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose Theatre
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    Career Energy
    London > Education > Careers Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 19 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
     
     
     
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 21 minutes from Rose Theatre
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 23 minutes from Rose Theatre
    City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
     
     
     
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    Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 8 minutes from Rose Theatre
    High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
     
     
     
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    Snowsfields Wellness
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 10 minutes from Rose Theatre
    It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
     
     
     
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    Agua Bathhouse and Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 10 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
     
     
     
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    Wheatsheaf
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
     
     
     
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    National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    160 Union Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Rose Theatre
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    Vinopolis Wine Wharf
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More
     
     
     
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    Vinopolis
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    1 Bank End, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Rose Theatre
    If you like wine, an afternoon spent exploring the alcoholic delights of Vinopolis is an ideal pursuit. This self-guided tour allows visitors to find out about ... More
     
     
     
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    The Rake
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    14 Winchester Walk, Borough, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Beer is the draw here, over 100 different bottled kinds from all over the world squeezed into the compact space (said to be the smallest bar ... More
     
     
     
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    Vinopolis
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Rose Theatre
    This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
     
     
     
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    Tate Modern
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Rose Theatre
    Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
     
     
     
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    Skinners' Hall
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 5 minutes from Rose Theatre
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    The Broken Heart
    Theatre | Until 18th April 2015 

    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2 minutes walk from Rose Theatre

    John Ford's 17th-century revenge drama set in ancient Sparta, where loving couple Penthea and Orgilus are forced apart by her ...More

    Combat Art: Personal Reflections Of Afghanistan
    Exhibitions | Until 1st April 2015 

    Menier Chocolate Factory 4 minutes walk from Rose Theatre

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    Buyer & Cellar
    Theatre | Until 2nd May 2015 

    Menier Chocolate Factory 4 minutes walk from Rose Theatre

    Michael Urie, best known as Marc St James in Ugly Betty, plays an underemployed Los Angeles actor who goes to ...More

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    Buyer and Cellar
    Theatre | Until 2nd May 2015 

    Menier Chocolate Factory 4 minutes walk from Rose Theatre

    Ugly Betty's Michael Urie stars in the much anticipated comedy Buyer and Cellar at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The US ...More

     
    Kelly Hall: Celebrating The British Isles
    Exhibitions | Until 10th April 2015 

    Southwark Cathedral 5 minutes walk from Rose Theatre

    Drawings based on the culinary heritage, iconic beauty spots and visitor destinations of the British Isles....More

    Lent Art Installation: Within The Light
    Exhibitions | Until 3rd April 2015 

    Southwark Cathedral 5 minutes walk from Rose Theatre

    Several widths of the fabric will hang one above the other forming a canopy from the base of the East ...More

    Artur Zmijewski
    Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015 

    Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from Rose Theatre

    Mixed-media works exploring complex moral issues from 2003 to the present day....More

    Nam June Paik
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from Rose Theatre

    A display featuring rarely-seen work on paper, and other key pieces, spanning 40 years of the artist's career, and acquired ...More

    Constructionism
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from Rose Theatre

    An art exhibition curated by Tanya Barson and Matthew Gale, focusing on mid-20th century artists whose work explored geometric structures, ...More

    Cubism
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from Rose Theatre

    Exhibition illuminating the perceptual and conceptual aspects of the art movement, whose name was coined as an insult but which ...More

     
     
     
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