Getting Here

Rose Theatre
24-26 High Street
(Older Satnav systems may not recognise this postcode. If using one, please enter KT1 1LB)

Where possible, we encourage visitors to use public transport and consider the environment before travelling; we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and increasing environmental sustainability at every opportunity.


If you are using public transport or driving, the following information is useful to check your route in advance:

  • The TFL website has information on available updates regarding essential roadworks, bust stop closures, etc via this link:

  • Information from Royal Borough of Kingston on planned roadworks which can be searched for by postcode (Rose Theatre KT1 1HL)

  • Motorway and A road travel updates for example, the A3 closure on weekend of 23rd to 25th February


By Train

Kingston Station: South West Trains, 28mins from Waterloo, then 10mins stroll through Kingston town centre to the theatre (directions available from

Surbiton Station: South West Trains, 16mins from Waterloo, then 10mins bus ride (465, 281, 71, K2, K3 from outside Waitrose, bus stop NC) or a short taxi ride to the theatre. Our area is serviced by hybrid car company Green Tomato Cars, who aim to reduce their environmental impact.

National Rail Enquiries

By Bus

The following routes serve the town centre: K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, X26, 57, 65, 71, 85, 111, 131, 213, 216, 281, 285, 371, 406, 411, 418, 465, 481. For detailed bus information for Kingston visit TFL Buses or Kingston Bus Route Map.

Please note travel information is subject to change. Please check with the service provider before you travel.

By Foot

We are opposite the Guildhall and the Police Station, a  one-minute walk from Kingston's Marketplace. For the best walking directions, visit

By Car

The nearest parking is the Rose Car Park, the entrance to which is on East Lane (KT1 2NN). As the Rose is a new building and not yet recognised by older Satnav systems, those not wishing to park should using the following postcode: KT1 1LB (Kingston Police Station).

Thanks to Kingston Council we are now able to offer a discounted parking rate for our matinee and evening audiences parking in the Rose car park. The discounted rate is £2 for up to five hours parking and is only available when the carpark is entered after 1pm.

We can validate your car park ticket at the box office pre-show, or alternatively have it ready for our staff to validate as you leave the theatre. In a change to the previous system, Rose staff will validate your parking ticket and you will then be charged the discounted rate at the payment machine in the car park. Please pay before leaving the car park.

The Rose Car Park is often particularly busy prior to performances.  Please build enough time into your journey to allow for parking at busy times.

By Coach

You will find a full list of coach stands/stops in Kingston here.

By Bicycle

Kingston is currently undergoing major improvement works for cyclists, to view the plans, click here. To see all cycle parking, bike pumps and public repair stands in Kingston, click here.

The nearest bicycle stands to the Rose are outside Oxfam (opposite the theatre) or in the Market Square).