Topics > Cumbria > Civil Parishes in Cumbria > Moresby Civil Parish > Rosehill Theatre

Rosehill Theatre


Rosehill Theatre is located in Moresby near Whitehaven. It is a converted 19th century barn; the theatre opened in 1959 and was extended in 1988. In 2017 there was a further extension, adding the Green Room restaurant. The barn is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

"In 1959, silk merchant Sir Nicholas Sekers bought the interior of a tiny Whitehaven music hall, shipped it to his barn, and invited celebrated stage and film designer Oliver Messel to transform it into a theatre. Thus was born the 'rose-red, silk-lined jewel box' that has surprised and delighted generations of visitors to Rosehill."

Rosehill Arts Trust Ltd is a registered charity; "The Trust presents a wide range of artistic productions that are of educational and cultural value to the community. It manages and maintains appropriate premises at Rosehill and seeks to involve the local community by encouraging the use of its premises and facilities as a resource for performances and other activities." (Theatre Website)

Moresby Civil Parish Theatre 1959 Whitehaven
from https://www.rosehilltheatre...
Rosehill Theatre
- Website of Rosehill Theatre. "...High above Whitehaven, looking out towards Scotland and inland to the Lake District, Rosehill is the cultural hub for West Cumbria....For six decades, Rosehill has ...

Added by
Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Rosehill Barn

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
Rosehill Theatre

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
Theater

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
Rosehill Theatre

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
Rosehill Theatre

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
Rosehill Theatre

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
Rosehill Theatre

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
Rosehill Theatre

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
Rosehill Theatre

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
Rosehill Theatre

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
Rosehill Theatre

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from https://historicengland.org...
ROSEHILL THEATRE - List Entry
- "Former barn and dwelling, C19, converted and extended into a concert hall and theatre in 1959 for Sir Nicholas Sekers, silk manufacturer and impressario by Gavin Paterson and Son architects ...

Added by
Simon Cotterill

Comments

Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.



List number: 1323697
List grade: 2
Charity number: 250846
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NX9908220194

ABOUT US

Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.

LATEST SHARED RESOURCES