The Rose theatre has been awarded with a grant for its Rose Revealed project from the Heritage Lottery Fund. In November, The Rose’s trustees held a breakfast meeting at the British Museum to announce the good news to its many supporters.
Rose Revealed aims to develop the site, one of Bankside’s first theatres, for future use. The project proposes further archaeological excavation of the partly discovered theatre and development of the site’s facilities in order to enable better visitor access. Trustees have been attempting to develop the theatre for almost 30 years, since The Rose’s remains were discovered in 1988 when the site was being developed to house a tower block.