The Rose Theatre was built in the 1960s, originally as a venue for Edge Hill’s drama students, however it threw its doors open to the public in 1993.
Since that time, the Rose has gone from strength-to-strength and developed into a well-known professional theatre that plays host to high-profile touring companies.
Throughout the year, around 75 productions take to the stage over two seasons running from January – July, and September – December.
Having decided it was time for a fresh look, Edge Hill University appointed Nobles with the task of refurbishing the Rose theatre and surrounding area.
Built in 20 weeks this £1.3 million scheme saw a new café and social area wrapped around the existing building and an atrium-style extension overlooking the Ormskirk Campus Rock Garden, providing a versatile area for exhibition space for theatre-goers to socialise before and after performances.