The Chester Chronicle has started a petition of support to have the Rose Theatre built in Chester following Cheshire West and Chester Council’s expression of interest in our project. At the moment there is no theatre in Chester. Talks will take place with a number of interested council’s in the next few weeks.


Our plans to rebuild the Rose are being reported worldwide including The Telegraph, Boston Herald, Washington Post, LA Times, and The New York Times.


The Guardian has today published a full page 3 article about our plans with Dame Judi Dench to build a Rose Theatre in the North of England.


The Stage has today published an article about our plans to rebuild the Rose Theatre.

judidThe British Shakespeare Company is to build a reconstruction of the Elizabethan Rose Theatre in the North of England and is in talks to find the perfect location. Dame Judi Dench has donated the stunning reconstruction of the Rose Theatre from the Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love for this purpose. The original Rose Theatre built in 1587 is where William Shakespeare first performed his plays and also worked as an actor.

A charitable trust is being setup and the Rose Theatre is now in storage waiting to be reborn. A new website is being created and will be updated with full details shortly and should you require further information or wish to offer support, please contact Robert J Williamson: [email protected]