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The Roses Theatre is a vibrant arts centre in the heart of Tewkesbury.
Boasting an eclectic mix of live performances, films, workshops and exhibitions, The Roses has recently undergone a stunning transformation to celebrate the venue’s 40th birthday.
Each year, the theatre presents more than 500 live performances and films to audiences of all generations. As well as welcoming professional companies, The Roses also provides a platform for up and coming performers and artists, plus their own youth drama and dance groups.
It is the theatre’s community involvement and commitment to nurturing talent that drives the theatre’s diverse programme of drama, dance, music and exhibitions.
In addition, the theatre hosts 5,000 sessions to young people ranging from youth theatre and youth dance classes through to specialist courses for school children at the risk of exclusion.
For people with additional needs to access the arts, The Roses stages a range of special events. These can include a relaxed cinema screening where the lights are left on, a creative workshop for people who live with dementia and arts projects to help participants make friends, feel connected, develop new skills and provide a sense of achievement.
As well as being a modern and contemporary arts and entertainment hotspot in Tewkesbury, the theatre has its very own café - Cotteswold Coffee @ The Roses – offering a delicious selection of locally sourced cakes, pastries, milkshakes, coffees, teas and other refreshments. The café is open to visitors throughout the day and into the early evening if there is a show.
Open: All year round
Contact: 01684 295074
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