Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
Rose Theatre caused something of a stir in 1989 when its archaeological remains, dating back to 1587, were found at Bankside. Supporters, including the late Lawrence Olivier, managed to protect the site from development and more than two thirds of the original theatre has now been excavated. The site now stands as a visitor centre offering a sort of potted-history of the venue, as well as a working theatre offering a mix of both contemporary works and pieces that have a connection with the Rose’s history.