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 Pope

    The inspiration for an upcoming major motion picture from Netflix, this startling new play receives its world premiere at Royal & Derngate.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    8 Jun 2019 - 22 Jun 2019

    Six years ago Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world by resigning, the first Pope in...

    That’ll Be The Day

    Prepare for an unforgettable night of nostalgia, laughs and ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    8 Jun 2019

    Back by ever-growing popular demand, get ready to party as the UK’s favourite Rock &...

    In The Night Garden Live

    A brand new live show!

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    17 Sep 2019 - 18 Sep 2019

    Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their brand new live show...

    Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet

    Imagine a time when love is forbidden…

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    28 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019

    Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Confined...

    What’s Love Got To Do With It?

    A Tribute to Tina Turner

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    26 Nov 2019

    What’s Love Got To Do With It? is the joyous new theatre show celebrating the...

    Stuart Goldsmith: End Of

    Stu’s back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    11 Oct 2019

    Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who’ve lost...

    Richard III

    Richard III

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    14 May 2019 - 25 May 2019

    After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of...


    A Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre Kingston world premiere stage adaptation

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    21 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

    Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at...

    Aled Jones & Russell Watson: In Harmony

    Aled Jones and Russell Watson, two of the world’s greatest classical voices, come together to release their debut album In Harmony,which they will be taking on the road for their first ever joint UK and Ireland tour.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    20 Sep 2019

    Aled Jones and Russell Watson, two of the world’s greatest classical voices, come together to release...

    Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

    Buddy Trailer

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    9 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019

    Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, is feel great! Experience the drama, passion...

    Dirty Dancing

    Dirty Dancing Trailer

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    10 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019

    Dirty Dancing is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by...

    Burn The Floor

    with Kevin Clifton

    Royal & Derngate

    4 Jun 2019

    KEVIN CLIFTON in BURN THE FLOOR with Graziano Di Prima In the past two decades...
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