2. Rose Theatre

Rose Theatre is the largest producing theatre in South West London, delivering world-class theatre, fully engaged with the local community.

In early 2024, it was home to our Music Poster timeline– curated by Kingston University Graphic Design student and Creative Youth intern, Josie Biggs, which illustrated the evolution of the design of the music poster; reflecting on shifts in aesthetics, commercialisation and technologies. In conversation with this, there was a display of Graphic Designer Sue Smallwood’s handmade promotional posters from her time as bassist in local, post-punk band, The Trudy.

You could also listen to the oral history testimonies of some of our local community members, as they reflect on the colourful musical history- as well as the future- of the area. 

Exhibits at Rose Theatre

AMP Kingston:
Art, Music, Pop Fashion

The AMP Kingston Heritage Trail explores and celebrates Kingston’s rich music heritage from the 1960’s to the present day at key sites across the town.

Find out more and explore the map of venues.

Continue the heritage trail