The Rose was the first of the Bankside theatres south of the River Thames. It was located on the north side of Maiden Lane (now Park Street), west of Southwark Bridge.
This playhouse was opened by entrepreneur Philip Henslowe in 1587 and staged plays until 1604, being dismantled soon after. From 1594 to 1600 the Rose was home to the Admiral’s Men, who removed to Henslowe’s and actor Edward Alleyn’s new theatre, the Fortune, near the modern day Barbican area. They staged plays by Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy, and early works by William Shakespeare, including some of his Henry VI history plays.
- Philip Henslowe 1587 - 1604
- Howard's / Admiral's Men 1587 - 1600
- Strange's Men 1592 - 1593
- Sussex's Players 1593 - 1594
- Queen's Men 1594 - ?
- Worcester's Players 1602 - 1603