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Royal and Derngate

You will find the Royal and Derngate Theatre in the thriving Cultural Quarter of Northampton. Nestled near museums, galleries and a filmhouse, this theatre is one of the star attractions and is perfect for a cultural night out on the town.

A tale of two theatres

The Royal and Derngate started life as two separate theatres. The Royal Theatre opened in 1884 and is now a Grade II listed building. It was the work of the Victorian Architect C.J. Philips, who was responsible for designing several of the UK's most famous theatres including the Lyceum in Edinburgh and the Theatre Royal in Bath. This event space offers an intimate atmosphere with a capacity of 583 seats.

The Derngate is a more modern establishment, built in 1983. This versatile venue is ideal for a wide range of stage productions, including concerts, theatre, musicals, opera and dance. It is also easily adaptable to cater for a number of other events. Today, the two theatres have been merged and work as one. This allows a wider range of performances to take place.

The perfect theatre break

If you are planning a theatre break in Northampton, book the Park Inn by Radisson Northampton Hotel and the Cultural Quarter is just a 10 minute walk away. Get dressed up in your best outfit, enjoy delicious cuisine at the in-house RBG Bar & Grill, then head to the Royal and Derngate for a refreshment before the show. Whatever you choose to see, you will be assured a memorable evening.

The Cultural Quarter

During your visit, take some time to check out the other attractions in the Cultural Quarter and get a feel for the creative vibe of this part of town. The Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is a public museum run by the local council and home to the world's largest collection of footwear amongst other things. 78 Derngate is also worth a visit. The interior of this historic house was designed by Scottish born Architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and is the only example of his work outside Scotland.