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Latest activities at Rosehill

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 13:50
Rosehill and The Green Room restaurant continue to run limited operations while some lockdown restrictions remain in place. For details of the latest activities, see below.

Boosting access to creativity

Thursday, 06 August 2020 13:09
Rosehill is delighted to have been included in a project to help more children and young people have access to creativity. Frame (West Cumbria Cultural Education Partnership) secured funding from…

Update on theatre and restaurant closure

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 10:55
Rosehill Theatre and The Green Room restaurant remain closed but plans are developing for staff and customers to return safely - and our first two exciting new projects are about…

Time to Light It In Red

Monday, 06 July 2020 23:00
Tonight (Monday 6 July 2020), Rosehill stands with arts venues across the country as we 'Light It In Red' in support of the many and varied people who help make…

Volunteer profile - Helen Race

Saturday, 06 June 2020 08:30
One minute she's working with sheep on the family farm, the next she's herding people into a show at Rosehill! For our Volunteers' Week series, one of our more recent…

Volunteer profile - Stanley Skelly

Friday, 05 June 2020 09:25
In the latest of our Volunteers' Week profiles, we discover why Stan loves volunteering at Rosehill and which recent performances proved memorable.

Volunteer profile - Maureen Monkhouse

Thursday, 04 June 2020 09:29
For her Volunteers' Week profile, Maureen surprises us with a super Formula One related tale and lets us into a little secret about a cellist's choice of outfit!

Volunteer profile - Camilla Howard

Wednesday, 03 June 2020 11:38
Camilla is one of newest volunteers and we're delighted she's part of the team! In our series of features for Volunteers' Week, she tells us why she got on board…

Volunteer profile - Ben Ramsbottom

Tuesday, 02 June 2020 10:54
We're marking Volunteers' Week 2020 with a series of profiles on a few of our many volunteers. In today's feature, Ben shares a memory of Rosehill from over 50 years…

Celebrating our volunteers

Monday, 01 June 2020 10:43
It's the start of Volunteers' Week, which puts the spotlight on people everywhere who give their time to support others - and this year it feels more important than ever…

Rosehill among UK's top 100 social enterprises

Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:00
Rosehill Arts Trust has been named one of the UK's top social enterprises in the 2020 NatWest SE100 Index, the annual list of the UK's leading 100 social enterprises compiled…

Buy our vouchers online

Friday, 01 May 2020 14:46
We're delighted to announce that Rosehill gift vouchers are now available online.

Rosehill statement - Coronavirus update

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:00
Following advice from the Government that people should avoid public places including restaurants and theatres, Rosehill Theatre and The Green Room restaurant will be closed until further notice. We will…

Performing arts boost for Copeland residents

Friday, 31 January 2020 11:24
Rosehill hosted a pilot workshop by Copeland Borough Council in which unemployed residents used performing arts to boost their confidence.

Sekers reunion hailed a success

Monday, 25 November 2019 10:05
It was an emotional day when Rosehill Theatre hosted a free reunion for former employees of Hensingham's Sekers factory.

Young stars shine on stage

Friday, 06 September 2019 11:43
Young performers shone on stage when they took part in Rosehill Theatre's 2019 Summer Sing!

Rosehill's diamond day

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 10:00
Rosehill Theatre celebrates its 60th birthday today (3 September 2019).

Job profile - Creative Connections practitioner

Monday, 15 April 2019 12:00
Read about a typical day in the work-life of our Creative Connections practitioner, Janice Murray!

Choir wows West Cumbria

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 16:57
The National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain entertained and enthralled the audience at St John's Church, Workington, on Sunday 10 March 2019 in a special Rosehill on the Road…

Team delighted at Venue of the Year award

Friday, 01 March 2019 10:56
The team at Rosehill Theatre and The Green Room restaurant are celebrating being named Venue of the Year in the 2019 Cumbria Life Culture Awards!

Rosehill makes awards shortlist

Sunday, 27 January 2019 12:34
Rosehill is delighted to have been named as a finalist in the Venue category of Cumbria Life magazine's 2019 Culture Awards, which recognise the achievements of arts and culture in…

Children's ideas shape magical storyline

Monday, 10 December 2018 15:23
The imaginations of West Cumbria pupils have helped shape the magical storyline for a family production at Rosehill.

Stage is set for celebrations with a difference

Friday, 16 November 2018 17:24
A series of seasonal parties on stage is about to begin in a major new venture at Rosehill Theatre.

Tribute to Lindsay Kemp

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 10:00
The team at Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven, was saddened to learn of the death of Lindsay Kemp, influential British dancer, actor, mime artist, choreographer and teacher, in Italy on 24 August…

New board chairman's rallying call

Friday, 27 July 2018 17:34
Sponsors and supporters of Rosehill Theatre enjoyed a summer party that doubled as a welcome event for a new chairman.

The Green Room at Rosehill marks its first year

Thursday, 07 June 2018 17:44
The Green Room restaurant at Rosehill Theatre is celebrating one year of cooking up a treat for customers.

Paul Lewis talks about Haydn’s piano sonatas

Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:50
Paul Lewis talks about Haydn’s piano sonatas

The Prince of Wales' visit to Rosehill Theatre Reimagined

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:33
Rosehill was honoured to welcome HRH The Prince of Wales to preview the Reimagined Rosehill Theatre on Monday 10 April, see press release      

Brundibár wins at Cumbria Life Culture Awards

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 16:42
Brundibár wins at the first ever Cumbria Life Culture Awards, which recognise the achievements of arts and culture in Cumbria during the past year. We’re delighted to share the news…


Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:52
We are delighted that the Department for Communities and Local Government have announced funding of £450k towards the Redevelopment or Rosehill. Adding to those already taken by Britain’s Energy Coast…

Copeland Community Fund Confirms Support for Rosehill

Friday, 27 June 2014 10:10
Rosehill is at an exciting point with the Redevelopment Plans following the decisions of Copeland Community Fund in June and Britain’s Energy Coast in May to support a two phased…

Rosehill Shakespeare Players - Open Stages 2014

Friday, 08 August 2014 11:30
Keep up to date with the Rosehill Shakespare Player Open Stage 2014 blog

Open Stages and the Rosehill Shakespeare Players

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:24
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) believes that Shakespeare belongs to everyone, not just to watch but to perform, and the Open Stages project enables the RSC to engage with amateur,…

Britain’s Energy Coast honours commitment to Rosehill

Thursday, 15 May 2014 14:26
Rosehill is at an exciting point with the Redevelopment Plans following the decisions of Britain’s Energy Coast in May and Copeland Community Fund in June to support a two phased…

Julie Hesmondhalgh brings Sophie Lancaster's story to west Cumbria

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:54
Black Roses was birlliantly recieved at Ewanrigg Community Centre, West Lakes College and St Josephs Catholica High School. Read the article and watch the interview with Julie for ITV News.…

Your chance to take part in theatre history

Thursday, 19 January 2012 10:15
WEST Cumbrians are being invited to share their local memories and get involved in a unique new theatre project.Rosehill Theatre in Whitehaven is working with interactive performance company Coney to…

Thomas Messel on Radio 4 Front Row

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 15:48
Thomas Messel, nephew of Rosehill's theatre designer Oliver Messel talks to Radio 4's Front Row about his uncle and the impact he had worldwide on theatre and interior design. Download…

Isy Suttie 4* Guardian review

Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:20
Isy Suttie has caused quite a stir at the EdinburghFringethis month. She performs her new show 'Pearl and Dave' with us in December but don't hang about to get your…

Surfing Tommies comes to DVD

Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:02
Well what a fantastic and exciting year for BishBashBosh,they havehad anoverwelming response to Surfing Tommies (performed at Rosehill in June)and wehopeit is a real stepping stone for some fantastic future…

The Next Act

Monday, 18 April 2011 12:09
Read the Whitehaven New's piece on the future of Rosehill...Click here

Success by stealth

Thursday, 07 April 2011 16:41
The comic genius that is Dylan Moran is about to launch a new tour of the UK – and he performs a special warm-up gig inat Rosehillnext week.Read article

Arts Council confirms support for Rosehill

Thursday, 07 April 2011 16:37
ROSEHILL Theatre has had funding from Arts Council England confirmed at a time when national budgets are being slashed.Read article

The Guardian theatre blog on Frisky and Mannish

Tuesday, 05 April 2011 14:02
The Guardian theatre blog featuring Frisky and Mannish who are at the theatre on 16 JulyRead blog

Chekov's shorts is well received after opening...

Thursday, 24 March 2011 12:12
Chekov's Short will be at the theatre on Saturday 26 March, read the latest reviews fromThe Stage and What's onStage nownow! The StageWhat's on Stage

Theatre plans agreed

Thursday, 16 December 2010 16:34
What wonderful exciting news to finish off an amazing year! Here's to a successful future!http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk/news/theatre-plans-agreed-1.790992?referrerPath=news/


Thursday, 20 January 2011 11:17
Apples in association with Northern Stage, Company of Angels, Connexions, North Copeland Youth Partnership, the NHS, Community Police and Neighbourhood Forums.Here are some brilliant images from the Rosehill Theatre in…

Thinking pink is a fundraiser

Thursday, 20 January 2011 14:31
A CHICK flick at Rosehill Theatre raised thousands of pounds to help beat breast cancer thanks to a special screening of Pretty Woman.Read more...

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