Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northamptonshire, welcoming more than 378,000 show and film audience members last year. Our diverse programme of drama, music, dance, comedy and film, and our co-produced work was seen by 115,000 people across the country.

    We were named Regional Theatre of the Year by the inaugural Stage 100 Awards in 2011, and was nominated again in 2016. We also won the Management Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre in the 2015 UK Theatre Awards for our Made in Northampton work. The Herbal Bed (a co-production with English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston) won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production. Other recent highlights include nationwide tours of The Jungle Book, Love from a Stranger and Death of a Salesman. Previous acclaimed productions have included Shakespeare’s King John, world premieres of Arthur Miller’s The Hook and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

    Upcoming events at the Royal And Derngate

    We Will Rock You – Rescheduled Dates

    The global phenomenon returns to the UK!

    Royal & Derngate Northampton

    12 Apr 2021 - 17 Apr 2021

    With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits and Ben Elton’s hilarious futuristic comedy writing combined, comes...

    Burn The Floor 2021 – Rescheduled Date

    Starring Strictly’s Champion Kevin Clifton

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    5 May 2021

    KEVIN CLIFTON is back with the BURN THE FLOOR cast in 2020… and this time...

    Jason Fox Rescheduled Tour 2021


    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    4 May 2021

    JASON FOX – ex-Special Forces soldier, Star of TV’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, Inside The Real Narcos and author...

    ANTON & GIOVANNI – Him & Me

    This show promises to be THE best night out in the Summer of 2021 for all ages... A true dance extravaganza!

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    13 Jul 2021

    Strictly Come Dancing professionals ANTON DU BEKE and GIOVANNI PERNICE join forces in 2021 for...

    Diversity – Connected Tour

    After nine sell out UK tours, over 600,000 tickets sold, and countless television and live performances Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tours to date!

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    29 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

    Last year marked 10 years since Diversity took the nation by storm when they won...

    The Joe and Dianne Show – Rescheduled dates

    Expect music, comedy and of course a little bit of dance.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    20 Apr 2021

    Together for their first ever joint tour, The Joe & Dianne Show will give audiences...

    Chicago The Musical

    Multi-Award Winning UK Tour 2021

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    4 Oct 2021 - 9 Oct 2021

    “Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to...

    Waitress The Musical UK Tour

    Everyone deserves a slice of happiness

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    10 Jan 2022 - 15 Jan 2022

    Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life....

    Grease The Musical

    The worlds best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than ever!

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    31 May 2021 - 5 Jun 2021

    After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when...

    Anton and Erin – Showtime

    Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple on their brand new tour for 2021.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    22 Jan 2021

    Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love: The Meat Loaf Story

    2,000 performances and over a million tickets sold worldwide!

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    17 Nov 2021

    Steve Steinman, now in his 28th year of performing Meat Loaf’s incredible back catalogue, brings...

    Remembering The Oscars

    Starring Aljaz and Janette, giving wonderful songs, dances & legendary stars the full red carpet treatment.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    24 Apr 2021

    Please note – this show has been rescheduled from Thursday 16 April 2020. Tickets remain...

    Here Come The Boys

    Here Come the Boys returns with three Strictly dance superstars, a brand-new cast and a brand-new dazzling production.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    17 Jun 2021

    Following 2019’s sold-out show, we return this year with a bigger and bolder cast starring...

    SIX The Musical

    Think you know the rhyme, think again….

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    24 Nov 2020 - 28 Nov 2020

    Rescheduled from April 2020. Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out...

    Hairspray The Musical The UK Tour

    Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that is guaranteed to have you dancing the night away

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    26 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020

    Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger...

    The Addams Family, The Musical Comedy

    Look who's moved into the neighbourhood!

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    23 Feb 2021 - 27 Apr 2021

    Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in this spectacular musical comedy from the...

    Strictly Ballroom the Musical – Rescheduled Date

    Strictly Ballroom the Musical, based on the award-winning world-wide film phenomenon, is heading out to tour the UK and Ireland!

    Royal & Derngate Northampton

    11 Oct 2021 - 16 Oct 2021

    With direction from dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood,...

    Jason Donovan

    Even More Good Reasons Tour 2020

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    25 Nov 2021

    Jason Donovan came into our lives in the late 80s as Scott Robinson in the...
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