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

    Peppa Pig Best Day Ever!

    Toddlertastic. Fast-paced, colourful fun.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    29 Jun 2022 - 30 Jun 2022

    Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy...

    An Evening with Noel Fitzpatrick

    The Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick will be heading out on a live UK tour in 2022.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    6 Nov 2022

    Dawn French Is A Huge Tw*t

    The Queen of British comedy, returns to the stage this autumn

    Royal and Derngate, Northampton

    25 Sep 2022

    Dawn French is back with a new show Dawn French Is A Huge Tw*t which will tour last this year from 10 September 2022.

    Oti Mabuse | I Am Here | UK Tour

    Strictly Come Dancing star is creating a show like no other in 2022.

    UK Touring Shows

    28 Apr 2022 - 7 Jul 2022

    Prepare for a night of electrifying choreography as Oti Mabuse is joined by some of the world’s greatest dancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians.

    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.

    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

    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...

    Strictly Ballroom the Musical

    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,...
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