The Rose Theatre, Kingston is a theatre on Kingston High Street in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The theatre seats 899 around a wide, thrust stage. It officially opened on 16 January 2008 with Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, with Sir Peter Hall directing. Hall had also directed an 'in the raw' production of As You Like It within the shell of the uncompleted building in December 2004. The Rose is supported by Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingston University London.