Rose Street Theatre Club

The Rose Street Theatre Club (RSTC) arranges approximately 16 theatre trips a year, ranging from Popular Musicals to Classical Concerts, and from Plays to Operas.  All trips are by coach, picking up at a number of stops from Sandhurst through to Wokingham (including Nine Mile Ride, Rose Street and the Three Frogs), and the cost of the coach is included in the overall cost of the outing.

We aim to offer an exciting and comprehensive range of activities' and is 'a welcoming and safe way' to visit local theatres as well as the big London shows - something few elderly or handicapped people living alone would ever attempt.  We feel we meet the 'social needs of our community' in a very practical way, and have seen many friendships established that extend beyond the club's activities.
 

Future Programme

10 August 'Barefoot in the Park' Sonning Mill Dinner Theatre (evening)
8 September 'Frozen' Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (matinee)
5 October 'Abbamania' Wycombe Swan (evening)
28 October
date changed
'The Nutcracker' Ballet The Anvil, Basingstoke (evening)
6 December 'John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration'
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,
Bach Choir, John Rutter (conductor)
Royal Albert Hall (evening)
12 Jan 2023 Kew Musical Museum Organ Concert, Afternoon Tea (afternoon)
13 May 'Hollywood Film Music Gala'
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Albert Hall (matinee)
2 November 'The Mousetrap' Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford (matinee)

 
New Members

We welcome applications for membership and application forms can be obtained from Tony King, email: kingtony@waitrose.com or tel: 0118 978 5185.

Annual Report (March 2022)

The Theatre Club continues to be in good health, both from a financial and a membership perspective.  We provide fellowship and friendship to those already within the Church and also to many who have no previous Church connection, and feel we meet the social needs of our community in a very practical way.  Our varied and comprehensive range of activities are particularly appreciated by those who are on their own, and who are most unlikely to travel into London’s theatre-land by themselves, and we have seen many friendships established that extend beyond the club’s activities.

We have taken a cautious approach to resuming theatre trips and took our first trip to London in March.

Our membership now stands at 446, average bookings are holding up well despite the inevitable increase in costs.  Not only are we having to absorb an increase in prices for popular West End shows, but we now have to face an additional ‘London Emission Charge’ of £100 per coach every time we enter the capital.  We will continue to limit the impact of this as far as possible.

Tony King