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

    Gordon Buchanan 30 Years in the Wild – The Anniversary Tour

    The Anniversary Tour

    Royal & Derngate Northampton

    4 Apr 2023

    After a sell-out tour last year, Gordon Buchanan is going back on tour, Gordon’s journey is a remarkable story to tell.

    Diversity

    Supernova Tour 2023/24

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    17 Oct 2023 - 18 Oct 2023

    Diversity have headlined tours and shows in arenas across the country, and have also become well-known individually. Group leader Ashley Banjo has carved an impressive TV career for himself, with Perri Kiely and Jordan Banjo

    Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

    Jon returns to the road with his brand-new show The Knitwit

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    12 Feb 2023

    Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth...

    Shrek The Musical

    The smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life!

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    9 Oct 2023 - 14 Oct 2023

    Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film, the Broadway and West End smash hit Shrek the Musical is a fun filled and hilarious musical comedy with a cast of vibrant characters and a ‘shrek-tackular’ score.

    The Commitments

    A guaranteed fabulously-fun night out you will simply never forget.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    10 Apr 2023 - 15 Apr 2023

    The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Returning to tour the UK...

    Eshaan Akbar – The Pretender

    Eshaan Akbar brings us his debut tour, The Pretender.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    25 Feb 2023

    Whether it’s you, the person you go on a date with, your boss, or the opinion-makers on TV, we’re all pretending we know what we’re doing. We don’t. And it’s about time we all had a proper laugh about it.

    Jersey Boys

    The internationally acclaimed stage sensation Jersey Boys is working its way back round the UK!

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    21 Mar 2023 - 1 Apr 2023

    This smash hit musical has won 65 major awards and has been seen by over...

    Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders

    The Redemption of Thomas Shelby

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    21 Feb 2023 - 25 Feb 2023

    Written and adapted for the stage by Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby is a dance theatre show directed and choreographed by Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer. The production will feature the 20 permanent Rambert dance company on stage, and a live band playing specially commissioned music.

    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 & Derngate, Northampton

    22 Nov 2022 - 3 Dec 2022

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

    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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