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

    BalletBoyz Deluxe

    BalletBoyz is one of the most innovative and inspiring forces in modern dance

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    16 Apr 2020

    The boys are back in town to celebrate their 20th year with this brand new...

    The Habit of Art

    The critically acclaimed production of the masterly Alan Bennett comedy is coming to Northampton following a hugely successful UK tour.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    14 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020

    One of our greatest playwrights, Bennett is celebrated for his sharp character observations and treasured...

    Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

    The iconic musical Priscilla Queen Of The Desert is coming back to Northampton!

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    20 Apr 2020 - 25 Apr 2020

    Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered...

    Holes

    This hit production is a thrilling and off-beat comedy adventure and is perfect for adults and children aged 8 and up.

    Royal & Derngate Northampton

    24 Jan 2020 - 1 Feb 2020

    Stanley Yelnats can’t catch a break. Born into a family cursed with bad luck, it...

    Strictly Ballroom

    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

    4 Jan 2021 - 9 Jan 2021

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

    Dial M for Murder

    The genre-defining thriller for all time.

    Royal & Derngate Northampton

    22 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020

    Can you ever get away with the perfect crime? A brand-new production of the blueprint...

    Giovanni Pernice – This is Me

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

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    3 Apr 2020

    Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Giovanni Pernice, is back with a brand new show. The showman...

    Jason Donovan

    Even More Good Reasons Tour 2020

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    10 Oct 2020

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

    FIREDANCE Tour with Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer

    A stunning dance experience you strictly won’t want to miss.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    23 Mar 2020

    The brand new Latin spectacular – FIREDANCEStarring Strictly favourites Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer, will ignite audiences in 2020.Argentine Tango –...

    CURTAINS A Musical Whodunnit

    It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally!

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    25 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020

    It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new...

    And In The End…A Celebration of Abbey Road and Let It Be

    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the nation’s premier Beatle group The Bootleg Beatles together for the secdond time.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    1 May 2020 - 1 Apr 2020

    Following on from their hugely successful tour in 2017/18, the award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra...

    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

    Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

    Royal & Derngate Northampton

    10 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020

    The smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical comes to Royal & Derngate in 2020....

    Jimmy Carr Live

    Terribly Funny Tour

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    16 Jun 2020

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

    We Will Rock You

    We Will Rock You - trailer

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    11 May 2020 - 16 May 2020

    The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to the UK. The multi-million-pound show dazzles all...

    Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

    An ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

    Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    3 Feb 2020 - 8 Feb 2020

    Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part...
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