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A week in the life of a work experience student

Sunday, 10 July 2022 16:24
The Rosehill team often welcomes work experience students who are keen to find out more about the theatre. Read about Hannah's recent time with us!

Inaugural Harbour Fest is a hit

Wednesday, 06 July 2022 19:01
We're delighted that the first-ever Harbour Fest organised by Rosehill and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners was a hit with all ages!

Creative Wellness on your doorstep

Thursday, 09 June 2022 12:16
Throughout July we will be taking free creative wellness taster sessions on the road across Copeland.  

Get on board with us!

Thursday, 10 March 2022 18:13
We're seeking new trustees with bags of ideas and energy!

Latest safety measures

Friday, 28 January 2022 16:00
We recommend you read the information below before booking tickets to an event at Rosehill, particularly if you are a first-time visitor. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 01946 692422 if…

Mahogany Opera's new home

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 16:58
Rosehill is the official new home of Mahogany Opera! We've enjoyed many wonderful projects together over the years and we're delighted that Mahogany now have their registered address as Rosehill…

Box office opening hours

Monday, 10 January 2022 15:09
We are still operating on reduced hours, with many of our admin team working from home where possible, particularly on days when no events are scheduled.

Further Culture Recovery Fund support announced

Friday, 19 November 2021 00:04
More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced…

Telling Stories school project

Friday, 05 November 2021 15:20
Around 100 primary school pupils from West Cumbria have taken part in a pilot Telling Stories project with Opera North.

Fun day hailed a hit

Saturday, 25 September 2021 17:59
A big thank you to everyone who supported our free family fun day on Saturday 25 September!

Free family fun day!

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 15:53
We're looking forward to throwing open Rosehill's doors for a big "welcome back" party in September. After 18 challenging months, we'll be hosting a free day of fun events and…

New booking system

Monday, 16 August 2021 17:54
We're excited to announce that a new booking system will be in operation on our website very soon!

Become a volunteer!

Tuesday, 22 June 2021 16:56
We're very lucky to have a team of dedicated volunteers supporting our activities at Rosehill. We couldn't carry out the variety of work that we do without our fantastic helpers.

And we're back!

Thursday, 13 May 2021 19:43
We're delighted to be reopening our doors to the public for the first time this year, starting on 27 May with films and also including recorded screenings of performances.

Support our campaign

Tuesday, 04 May 2021 12:48
The challenges of the past year have prompted reflection and change. When the pandemic caused us to close Rosehill's doors in March 2020, we never imagined our work would still…

Snapshot of our new programme

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 14:10
We're looking forward to reopening our doors and bringing audiences home to Rosehill for live performances!

Culture Recovery Fund lifeline

Thursday, 01 April 2021 15:23
Rosehill Theatre has received a grant of £176,807 from the Government's £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

Light It In Red 15-19 March

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 15:07
Rosehill is being illuminated red this week in support of the live events industry and all those affected since the pandemic forced venues like ours to close their doors a…

Virtual concert for Mother's Day, with Zoe Warren

Friday, 12 March 2021 10:03
Join singer/songwriter Zoe Warren for a special Mother’s Day concert at home – the third in our series of virtual Rosehill on the Road performances.

Rosehill announcement

Thursday, 04 March 2021 08:31
After 12 hugely successful years of leading Rosehill, Richard Elder has decided that it is time for him to step down from his role and focus on other aspects of…

Exciting news about one of our 'featured artists'

Tuesday, 09 February 2021 09:36
Congratulations to mezzo-soprano Anna Cooper on winning the overall Maureen Lehane Vocal Award!

£100,000 Weston Culture Fund grant for Rosehill

Monday, 01 February 2021 13:29
Rosehill is delighted to have been awarded £100,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation's Weston Culture Fund.

A virtual Burns Night celebration

Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:55
Glen and Anna Cunningham present a special Burns Night celebration.

Rosehill vouchers available online

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:30
Did you know you can buy Rosehill gift vouchers online?

Watch our festive concert online

Monday, 21 December 2020 11:38
Here's a Christmas present from us to you!

Reopening after lockdown

Friday, 04 December 2020 17:32
We're reopening Rosehill's doors, just in time for Christmas! We are delighted to launch our festive programme of performances and films in the auditorium, with the first events taking place…

Government awards funding lifeline

Monday, 12 October 2020 13:05
Rosehill Theatre has been awarded £207,000 as part of the Government's £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure a…

Glowing red for global campaign

Friday, 02 October 2020 11:30
On Wednesday 30 September, Rosehill joined more than 2,300 buildings, objects, homes and even vans across 24 countries in an unprecedented show of solidarity among the live events industry, as…

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…

Film returns to Rosehill

Friday, 14 February 2020 14:28
Film has returned to Rosehill!

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).

Key Fund award

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 16:34
Key Fund, a leading investor in social and community enterprise, has announced its latest recipients of grants or loans - and Rosehill Arts Trust Ltd has been chosen to receive…

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!
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