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Royal & Derngate Northampton is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northamptonshire and one of the major regional producing theatres in the country, with its acclaimed Made in Northampton work touring nationally and internationally.
The venue also presents a diverse range of visiting productions on both the Derngate and Royal stages, featuring musicals, dance, comedy and music, including a residency from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a registered charity, we remain ambitious about ensuring that our theatres are for everyone. We encourage young people to take part in our creative learning opportunities via bespoke schools partnerships and weekly activity at the theatres. Our award-winning, nationally recognised Get Involved programme engages with participants from a broad section of our community, and also offers opportunities for nurturing new talent through our commitment to artist development.

We are proud that a number of our team here at Royal & Derngate also deliver services for our sister venue, The Core at Corby Cube – from marketing, finance and administration to ticketing and programming. The addition of the Northampton Filmhouse to our venue in 2013 received such brilliant customer feedback and proved so popular that we opened a second screen in 2017, continuing to show the best in world, independent, British and mainstream film in the most luxurious surroundings.

The flexible nature of our Derngate auditorium enables us to host gala dinners, product launches, conferences and flat floor standing music gigs.

We have recently revamped our bars and continue to sell highly regarded local and national brands within our Front of House areas. We have adopted Family Arts Standards and are committed to providing a warm welcome to our family audiences.

Our audiences provide fantastic feedback on all areas of our business. Our commitment to customer care is central to our vision, and we are thrilled to maintain the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for both Royal & Derngate and Northampton Filmhouse.

Whether you join us as an audience member, a participant, an artist, a theatre-maker or a conference attendee, for a drink in the bar or for a cinema screening in the Filmhouse, we look forward to welcoming you warmly to Royal & Derngate.

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