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

    The Cher Show

    It’s now time to turn back time with this fiercely fabulous kick-ass new musical.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    10 Jan 2023 - 14 Jan 2023

    Six decades of stardom, over a hundred million records sold. Legend, icon, Queen. She is Cher and this is her show.

    Ross Noble: Humournoid

    What happens when pure comedy takes human form?

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    10 Nov 2021

    What happens when pure comedy takes human form? What happens when a creature is created...

    School of Rock The Musical

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's award winning musical UK tour

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    1 Nov 2021 - 6 Nov 2021

    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning smash hit, will go on a major UK Tour in 2021!

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks – The Magical Musical

    This magical new musical flies into a venue near you so book your tickets today! It’s time to start believing.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    2 Mar 2022 - 6 Mar 2022

    Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs And Broomsticks makes its world...

    Dreamgirls UK Tour 2022

    Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning DREAMGIRLS.

    Royal and Derngate, Northampton

    22 Nov 2022 - 3 Dec 2022

    Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning Dreamgirls

    Jimmy Carr Live – rescheduled

    Terribly Funny Tour

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    30 Nov 2021

    Comedian Jimmy Carr knows that terrible things happen in life – but he believes the...

    Giovanni Pernice – This is Me

    Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Giovanni Pernice, is back with a BRAND NEW show for 2020...

    Royal & Derngate Northampton

    27 Apr 2022

    Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, this performance has been rescheduled from the original date...

    We Will Rock You – Rescheduled Dates

    The global phenomenon returns to the UK!

    Royal & Derngate Northampton

    21 Mar 2022 - 26 Mar 2022

    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 2022

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

    Jason Fox Rescheduled Tour 2021

    LIFE AT THE LIMIT

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    30 Jan 2022

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

    Diversity – Connected Tour – rescheduled

    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

    18 Apr 2022 - 20 Apr 2022

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

    Chicago The Musical – Rescheduled Dates

    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....

    Anton and Erin – Showtime

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

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    28 Jan 2022

    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 2022

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

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    16 Apr 2022

    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

    1 Jul 2022

    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

    15 Feb 2022 - 19 Feb 2022

    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

    31 Jan 2022 - 5 Feb 2022

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

    Strictly Ballroom the Musical – Rescheduled Dates

    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

    27 Feb 2023 - 4 Mar 2023

    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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