Northampton

Royal & Derngate


Royal & Derngate, Northampton is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northamptonshire – last year we welcomed more than 314,000 audience members for a diverse programme of drama, music, dance, comedy and film. Another 180,000 people saw our work across the country, shows originated, cast, built, rehearsed and premiered on our stages. We were thrilled to win the award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre in the UK Theatre Awards 2015 acknowledging this Made In Northampton season.

Find us at...

  • Royal & Derngate
  • Guildhall Road
  • Northampton
  • Northamptonshire
  • NN1 1DP

Accessibility

To quickly find which of our shows have access performances, choose the relevant Accessible Performances options in the filter on the What’s On page. When you then select a show, look out for the Access symbols on the right hand side; click Times & Book to see the individual Access performance times and dates relating to that show.

Booking Wheelchair Seats

We aim to offer the highest level of customer service to our customers with access needs; if you are looking to book a wheelchair seat, please call us on 01604 624811 so that we can discuss your individual needs and ensure that they are met during your visit. Wheelchair and carer seats cannot be booked online.

Booking Tickets With Typetalk

Typetalk is available by calling 18002 01604 624811

Accessing The Building

Royal & Derngate has level access into the building and each auditoria, with a number of wheelchair spaces in each and lift access to each floor (excluding the Upper Circle of both auditoria).

Toilet & Changing Facilities

Toilet facilities are on every level. Baby changing facilities are located on both of our entrance and underground levels. In addition we have an adult changing facility located next to Underground 1&2, accessible by lift; a RADAR key is required to gain entrance to this facility.

Signed, Audio Described, Captioned & Touch Tours

We offer sign language interpreted, audio described and captioned performances for all Made In Northampton productions and a host of touring shows.

Signed performances: The show is interpreted in sign language by someone standing to the side of the stage.

Captioned performances: Television screens on either side of the stage present the text in the play as it is spoken onstage.

Audio described performances: You will receive a Sennheiser Infra-red Enhanced Hearing System, which has two options. You can choose to hear an enhance version of the sound onstage or you can hear the show visually described, for example, the appearance of the set and the actions of the characters. This hearing system is available from the Box Office. To ensure that you purchase tickets in seats with optimum coverage, please check with Box Office at time of booking.

Before every audio described evening performance in our Made In Northampton season, we hold a half-hour touch tour at 5.30pm to introduce our visually impaired audience members to the set and costumes. Spaces on these tours are limited, so please ring our Box Office to book your place.

To book, or if you have any queries, you can contact Box Office using Text Relay, just call 18001-01604-624811. Alternatively, you can use our new mobile service by calling 07825 427492.

Relaxed Performances

We offer a relaxed performance on each of our Made In Northampton Christmas shows. This is a specially adapted performance for customers with a wide range of disabilities and for those on the autistic spectrum. There may be some small changes to the show in terms of lighting and sound but the overall content does not change. There is also a more relaxed atmosphere in the auditorium to reduce anxiety and ensure an enjoyable visit. A visual story, familiarisation meeting and relaxation area are also available for these performances.

Guide Dogs

Guide and hearing dogs are welcome and water can be provided. If you wish to take your dog into the auditorium, please let Box Office know when booking so that suitable seats can be allocated for you.

Parking

There are a number of disabled badge holders’ parking spaces to the front of Royal & Derngate in Albion Place surface car park (NN1 1UD), and disabled badge holders can park free along Derngate (NN1 1TY) in permitted spaces.

Brochure

Large print, audio and Braille versions of the brochure are available on request. Please call Box Office on 01604 624811.

In November 2015 Royal & Derngate achieved Level 3 in the Space To Change campaign. This campaign enabled the general public to suggest the installation of much-needed facilities within various organisations.


Our Events

  • Doctor Dolittle
    Northampton

    Doctor Dolittle

    26-Mar-2019 - 06-Apr-2019

    Doctor Dolittle returns to the stage in Leslie Bricusse’s acclaimed family musical. Join the eccentric Doctor, his human companions and his exotic menagerie of animal friends on an ext...

    2 - 16 years
  • Doctor Dolittle
    Northampton

    Doctor Dolittle

    26-Mar-2019 - 06-Apr-2019

    Doctor Dolittle returns to the stage in Leslie Bricusse’s acclaimed family musical. Join the eccentric Doctor, his human companions and his exotic menagerie of animal friends on an ext...

    2 - 16 years
  • Room On The Broom
    Northampton

    Room On The Broom

    28-Mar-2019 - 31-Mar-2019

    Iggety Ziggety Zaggety Zoom!

    3 - 12 years
  • Room On The Broom
    Northampton

    Room On The Broom

    28-Mar-2019 - 31-Mar-2019

    Iggety Ziggety Zaggety Zoom!

    3 - 12 years
  • Dinosaur World Live
    Northampton

    Dinosaur World Live

    19-Apr-2019 - 20-Apr-2019

    Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family.Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unch...

    3 - 16 years
  • Zog
    Northampton

    Zog

    21-Jun-2019 - 23-Jun-2019

    Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so v...

    0 - 16 years
  • In The Night Garden Live
    Northampton

    In The Night Garden Live

    17-Sep-2019 13:00 PM

    In the Night Garden Live is the perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family. Children’s favourite CBeebies stars Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are all brough...

    0 - 5 years
  • Billionaire Boy
    Northampton

    Billionaire Boy

    16-Oct-2019 - 19-Oct-2019

    Joe Spud is 12 years old and the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money.

    5 - 16 years

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