Rosehill Theatre

: Whitehaven

Rosehill Theatre and The Green Room restaurant are located near Whitehaven, in West Cumbria, with views over the Solway Firth.
 
image of the exterior of Rosehill Theatre in Cumbria

Built in 1959 by Sir Nicholas Sekers, with an interior designed by Oliver Messel, Rosehill’s reputation was built on classical music and drama.
 
Whilst maintaining these traditions, the scope of performance has been expanded to cover a range of classical, folk, jazz and rock music, drama, comedy, cabaret and more.
 
image of the interior of Rosehill Theatre near Whitehaven, Cumbria
The intimate theatre, a “rose-red silk-lined jewel box”, also hosts workshops for young people, schools’ events and family craft workshops. Film will be returning to Rosehill in the autumn of 2019.
 
The well regarded contemporary restaurant, The Green Room, opened in 2017 and offers delicious food, from lunch and afternoon tea to à la carte and pre-theatre menus.
 
View from The Green Room Restaurant terrace
image of the view from the Green Room Restaurant at Rosehill Theatre in Whitehaven

The theatre takes its name from that of the nearby 18th Century Rosehill House, where many top-class performers were accommodated and enjoyed the Sekers’ legendary hospitality. That grand building is now a residential care home.

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Grid Ref : NX 990202

Archive images

Rosehill Theatre circa 1999
 

archive image of Rosehill Theatre in Whitehaven circa 1999