Rose Youth Theatre

Since 2008, Rose Youth Theatre has earned itself a strong reputation. Students meet every week to learn about acting and theatre.

Rose Collective 2022

We are looking for young creatives, aged 14-19, to join The Rose Collective 2022. 

The Rose Collective is a small-scale theatre company, formed of ten young creatives, based at the Rose Theatre.  As a member you will attend weekly workshops to learn the skills, tools and connections you need to create a final major production together. 

Upon completion of the project you “graduate” as a theatre maker, with an impressive portfolio of experience, an in-depth knowledge of theatre making and a network of contacts who will continue to support you on your creative journey.


Who is it for?

We are looking for young people who are aged 14-19, currently undderepresented in theatre, who want to explore how to create a new show. You do not need any previous experience to join the programme. Just a willingness to learn, an openness to trying new things and the desire to be part of a creative group.


How to apply

We are holding a taster workshop on Saturday 27 November from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Rose. If you'd like to cme and try out a session, please email [email protected] to book a place.

To apply for The Rose Collective 2022, please follow these steps: 

  1. Read this recruitment pack carefully 
  2. Consider signing up to the taster workshop on 27 November 
  3. Send in your statement and application form to [email protected] by Friday 10 December, 5pm 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Rose Youth Theatre Under 11s 

For ages 5-10, Cost: £120 per term. 

Our Under 11s course is great fun and enjoys fabulous feedback from students and parents alike. The course explores self-confidence, vocal, literacy and team skills. We encourage our young participants to explore their creativity through text, story and play.

At the end of the term, the children will have the opportunity to share their work with friends and family.

Classes are held every day of the week, either at the Rose Theatre or local venues such as Park Hill School in Kingston and Westbury House School in New Malden.

For more details, please email [email protected]

Rose Young Company

For ages 11-18. Cost: £180 per term. Audition required.

This is our performance-based course. It demands huge commitment and full attendance, but the rewards are worth it. Our Junior students (11-14) learn about theatre through text, technique and improvisation, whilst our Seniors (14 +) work as ensembles on emotional access and maturity. Recent performances include Black Beauty, 1984, The Creature (Frankenstein retold), Treasure Island and Elizabeth Redressed at Hampton Court Palace.

Rose Young Company students rehearse hard and perform to the public each term, working on classics, adaptations, new writing and screen plays. Within small ensembles, our actors learn an extraordinary level of discipline to compliment professional process and technique.



For more information about audition dates, please email [email protected].

The Rose Youth Theatre Academy (RYTA)

For ages 11-18. Cost £120 per term. 

These skills based weekly classes are taught by dedicated and passionate industry professionals. This course is designed to introduce students to a whole range of acting skills and techniques. Here you can explore your creativity, form great friendships and have a whole load of fun.

RYTA is our open-access course, organised by school year, and there’s no audition, but we do ask that you commit to attending classes regularly. At the end of every term there will also be a sharing of work for invited friends and family.

For more information and class times, please email [email protected]

Free tickets for Rose Original Productions 

For more information, please email [email protected]

All Rose Youth Theatre students are entitled to a free ticket to every Rose Original Production. They receive a discount at the Rose Café along with additional offers and workshop invitations.

Summer Schools 2021

There is something for everyone at the Rose this Summer!

We have short, three-day courses, full of games and storytelling, with an invited showing at the end, Play-in-a-week, a fun-packed week of rehearsals leading to a performance in the Rose Studio, and if you're thinking of auditioning for drama schools, our prestigious Rose Academy can give you all the help you need.

Please check back soon for more details!

COVID-19 Safety Measures 

All our classes comply with government safety guidelines regarding corona virus and a risk assessment has been carried out for all rehearsal rooms. Our groups are kept small and social distancing will be required at all times. The building is kitted out with a number of sanitizing stations and plenty of hand washing facilities. Temperature checks are in operation for all staff, students and general public entering the building. Our rehearsal rooms are cleaned regularly to a high standard. All our staff are trained on safety measures and will plan classes with social distancing in mind. Face coverings are optional and your director may wear a protective visor. For any further information please contact [email protected]


Inclusion and opportunities for all are at the heart of what we do at Rose Participate. Bursaries are available on request to help cover the cost of courses for those who may struggle with the fees. While anyone is free to apply for the bursary fund to help support participation, priority will be given to those facing financial hardship. Bursaries will be offered to fully or partially cover course fees. Mentoring and support are also offered alongside financial support. 

In order to apply for a bursary, please complete the bursary form (available here) and return to [email protected]


'So much achieved in such short time, I thought the play was brilliant!' Parent, 2017 (Plays-in-a-Week)

'The show was great - so entertaining, with moments of humour, pathos, action and lots of fun' Parent, 2017 (Plays-in-a-Week)

'It was an amazing show - what an achievement to do it in an entire summer let alone a week!' Parent, 2017 (Plays-in-a-Week)

'The show was excellent and it was clear how hard the cast and director had worked!' Parent, 2017 (Plays-in-a-Week)

'Our daughter has come away with so much confidence, a great set of skills and lovely new friends' Parent 2016 (Three Day Course)

'Thank you for a great course. Our son had a brilliant time and is very keen to do another' Parent 2016 (Two Day Course)

'Rose Youth Theatre’s talent and polish is impressive, their enthusiasm is irresistible' The Times on Alice in Winterland, 2017

'I've thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the Academy. Meeting so many amazing people is inspirational' Student, 2017 (Rose Academy)

'An amazing week! One of the most insightful and enjoyable courses I have ever done, going way beyond my expectations because it made me feel like an artist and not just a student' Student, 2015 (Rose Academy)