Rose Youth Theatre

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



Our open access courses, no audition required for Reception - Year 13.

RYT Academy classes are fun and engaging, skills-based workshops with individual, termly modules.  Whether you are a budding young actor or your aspirations lie in an unrelated field, this is a great way to develop life-skills and self-confidence. Classes are fun, interactive and ensemble based.

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, at Rose Theatre, Kingston and local external venues.

Cost per term:

School Year Class Duration Price
Reception 1 hour £125
Year 1 - Year 6 1 hour 15 mins £135
Year 7 and 8 1 hour 30 mins £140
Year 9 - 13 2 hours £145



Reception - Year 6

Our Act 1 course is great fun and receives fabulous feedback from students and parents alike. The course is designed to develop the ensemble skills and teamwork, communication, literacy, and confidence of our members via drama and the spoken word. Our goal is to develop a rich array of life skills such as imagination, creativity, focus and an ensemble spirit.

For more details, please email



Year 7 - 13

Our Act 2 course is a popular continuation of the skills and confidence founded in Act 1. The course is designed to introduce students to a whole range of acting techniques. Each term offers a varied theme from naturalism to Shakespeare to immersive theatre, with every session designed to develop skills, improve confidence and complement studies at school. You do not need to have been in Act 1 to start with us at Act 2.

For more details, please email



To view our charter of conduct and safety measures for all students: click here.



For ages 11 - 21 (Year 7 and above). Cost: £205 per term. Audition required.

Rose Young Company is our performance-based course. It demands huge commitment and full attendance, but the rewards are worth it. Our Junior students (age 11-14) learn about theatre through text, technique and improvisation, whilst our Lower Seniors (14 - 15) and Upper Seniors (16 - 21) work as ensembles on psychological realism and maturity. Recent performances include The Hunting of the Snark, Junkyard, Robin Hood, and As You Like It.

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



To view our charter of conduct and safety measures for all students: click here.



If you sign up for a Rose Youth Theatre course, you’ll be able to take advantage of various benefits:

One free ticket* to every Rose Original or Rose Particpate production (see What’s On via the Rose website).
15% off soft drinks and food in Rose Cafe
Invitation to Rose Participate Annual Awards


*Free Ticket Scheme Terms and Conditions: Anyone currently attending any of our Rose youth theatre or adult courses are eligible to a free ticket to any of our Rose Original or Participate performances. This will entitle the eligible person a free ticket in Standard seats including our Christmas production Bands A-D - please enquire with the Box Office team for available upgrade options to Premium). This offer is for 1 free ticket per participant. This must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of the required performance and is subject to availability. If the request is within 48 hours of chosen performance, we will try and accommodate at Box Office discretion but there are absolutely no guarantees.  



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



If you would like to know more about our payment policies and how to book your place, please click here for RYTA and here for RYC.



‘The Rose Theatre has been such a confidence booster for my child and has immensely fostered her passion. She absolutely loves it.’ - Parent, 2022 (Act 1)

‘The professional, nurturing and inclusive environment [of Rose Youth Theatre] has allowed me to grow and develop as an actor. RYT has provided me with pure escapism. I honestly don't know what I would have done without it. I certainly wouldn't be following my dream of being an actor if it wasn't for the incredible quality of the teachers, I have been fortunate enough to have worked with and learnt from.’  - Rhea Norwood (former RYT Student and star of Netflix’ Heartstopper)

‘It is astonishing that there are just five professional actors amid an ensemble of 40 Rose Youth Theatre members, playing an assortment of parts including one of the Christmas spirits.’ - The Guardian, 2022 (on the production of A Christmas Carol, by Morgan LLoyd Malcolm)

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