Royal and Derngate

Royal and Derngate
Royal and Derngate
15 Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1EA
  • Box office 01604 624 811
  • General enquiries 01604 624 811
  • Bar open Daily: 10am–7.30pm.
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–6pm.
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  • Website www.royalandderngate.co.uk
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The Royal Theatre, designed by architect CJ Phipps, opened in 1884. Erroll Flynn was a member of Northampton Repertory Players and regularly performed during the the early 30s. A modern mutli-function space, Derngate, was purpose built in 1983. The Theatre seats 460 while the Derngate can accommodate up to 1500.

Northampton train station is approximately a 15 minute walk, North Gate Bus Station, is approximately 10 minutes.

Events at this venue

There are 47 events at this location

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Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Fri 10 Nov

£15 / 01604 624 811

The Band

Brand new British musical featuring the songs of Take That, created in association with Britain’s most successful band. Written by Tim Firth The Band tells the story of five 16-year-old girls who are fans of a male pop group. Playing the boy band are Five to Five, the winners of the BBC show Let It Shine.

Tue 29 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / £23.40–£53.40 / 01604 624 811

Wed 30 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / £23.40–£53.40 / 01604 624 811

Thu 31 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / £23.40–£53.40 / 01604 624 811

…and 9 more dates until 9 Jun 2018

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Wed 7 Jun

£16 / 01604 624 811

Thu 8 Jun

£16 / 01604 624 811

Beverley Knight

Britsoul diva who gives it her all in performance, like the captain of the hockey team.

Fri 16 Jun

£31.35–£39.60 / 01604 624 811

Mon 9 Oct

£31.35–£39.60 / 01604 624 811

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Wed 18 Apr 2018

£28.50 / 01604 624 811

Blood Brothers

  • Written by: Willy Russell

Willy Russell's moving tale about two brothers whose lives are worlds apart.

Mon 6 Nov

£18–£35.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

Tue 7 Nov

£18–£35.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

Wed 8 Nov

£18–£35.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 11 Nov

Collabro

Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

Tue 31 Oct

£22.55–£44.55 / 01604 624 811

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Sun 28 May

£21.50 / 01604 624 811

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Thu 29 Mar 2018

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

In his follow-up to Fame: Not The Musical, David Baddiel paints an irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats, with a loving focus on his late mother Sarah and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Contains explicit language.

Thu 29 Mar 2018

£29.56 / 01604 624 811

Derren Brown: Underground

  • Written by: Derren Brown

The Olivier Award-winning stage and screen illusionist and master of the psychological manipulation performs his own choice of some of his favourite work.

Thu 27 Jul

£36–£43 / 01604 624 811

  • 20:00

Fri 28 Jul

£36–£43 / 01604 624 811

  • 20:00

Sat 29 Jul

£36–£43 / 01604 624 811

  • 20:00

Great Expectations

The Actors Company presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens's famous novel about the exploits of the orphaned Pip. Turning his back on his humble beginnings as a blacksmith's apprentice, he strives to better himself and become a gentleman, unaware of the hidden dangers that await him. Directed by Erica Martin and adapted…

Fri 14 Jul

£10 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45

Sat 15 Jul

£10 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45

Heather Small: How Can I Love You More Tour

A 25th anniversary celebration of the music of Small and M People, featuring all of their greatest hits, including Moving On Up, One Night In Heaven, Search For A Hero and Proud.

Fri 30 Jun

Tickets on sale from Apr 19 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

Hedda Gabler

  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Written by: Henrik Ibsen, Patrick Marber (adapt)

Ivo van Hove directs Patrick Marber's bruising new translation of Henrik Ibsen's drama about a newly married general's daughter, whose relationship is thrown into disarray by the arrival of her husband's academic rival, Eilert. Casting to be announced.

Tue 28 Nov

£15–£33 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

Wed 29 Nov

£15–£33 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 30 Nov

£15–£33 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 2 Dec

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Thu 1 Jun

£19.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 20:00

Iconic The Show

A live show crammed with hits from iconic movies, including Pulp Fiction, James Bond and Mad Max.

Sat 3 Jun

£26 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

An Iliad

This American adaptation of Homer's poem by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, directed by James Dacre, with music by Orlando Gough, deals with humanity's addiction to violence, retribution and chaos.

Fri 16 Jun

£10–£30 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45

Sat 17 Jun

£10–£30 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45

Mon 19 Jun

£10–£30 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45
…and 17 more dates until 8 Jul

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Thu 22 Jun

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Wed 7 Feb 2018

£28.50 / 01604 624 811

Thu 24 May 2018

£28.50 / 01604 624 811

Jason Manford: Work in Progress

Jason Manford returns to stand-up with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018.  

Sat 4 Nov

£16 / 01604 624 811

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.

Fri 9 Jun

£28.50 / 01604 624 811

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Thu 8 Jun

Phone for availability / 01604 624 811

  • 20:00

John Bishop: Winging It

Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.

Sat 16 Sep

£30.50 / 01604 624 811

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

Fri 17 Nov

£45.10 / 01604 624 811

With Guest Vocalist: Jose Feliciano. Also Featuring: Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall & Beth Rowley.

Kevin & Karen Dance - The Live Tour 2017

Strictly Come Dancing professionals and husband-and-wife duo Kevin and Karen Clifton perform the waltz, cha cha, fox trot, tango and salsa, with a supporting cast of dancers and a 12-piece band. It is an evocative performance bursting with passion, and a true delight for fans of the hit BBC show.

Wed 31 May

£42.13–£50.25 / 01604 624 811

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Serial sneaker-into-places-he-shouldn't-be, Lee Nelson, returns with a new standup show.

Wed 1 Nov

£23.52 / 01604 624 811

Liza Pulman: Liza Sings Streisand

The acclaimed singer and comedienne - one third of the satirical comedy trio Fascinating Aida - celebrates the songs of Barbra Streisand with her six piece band, the Stardust Ensemble. This isn't a covers act - alongside renowned musical director Joseph Atkins, Liza supplies glorious new arrangements and orchestrations of…

Sun 4 Jun

£20 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45

Lulu

Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.

Fri 3 Nov

£35–£37 / 01604 624 811

Mamma Mia!

  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Written by: Catherine Johnson, Benny Andersson (music & lyrics), Bjorn Ulvaeus (music & lyrics)

The smash hit musical based on the songs of Abba continues to storm the UK.

Tue 23 Jan 2018

£15–£53.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

Wed 24 Jan 2018

£15–£53.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

Thu 25 Jan 2018

£15–£53.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 8 more dates until 3 Feb 2018

Mayhew Dance Company - A New Dawn

A mixed programme by student dancers from the school.

Tue 6 Jun

Phone for prices / 01604 624 811

  • 19:00

Wed 7 Jun

Phone for prices / 01604 624 811

  • 19:00

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Thu 2 Nov

£27 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

Remembering Fred

Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire. Remembering Fred features classic songs including 'Cheek To Cheek, 'Puttin’ On The Ritz'* and 'The Way You Look Tonight'.

Mon 2 Apr 2018

£25–£42.50 / 01604 624 811

Rip It Up

Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the 1950s. The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and rock'n'roll.

Thu 14 Sep

£23.57–£64.40 / 01604 624 811

Roy G Hemmings: Sounds Of Philadelphia & Motown

Hits of Motown, Stax/Atlantic and Philadelphia from an original member of the Drifters.

Fri 23 Jun

Tickets on sale from Apr 19 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

Royal & Derngate Community Choir Annual Concert

The local ensemble performs a wide range of songs.

Fri 9 Jun

£10.50–£12.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45

Sun 18 Jun

£5–£35 / 01604 624 811

Jan Mracek joins the orchestra, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, for Debussy's Prelude A L'Apres-Midi D'Un Faune, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Shostakovich's Symphony No 5.

  • 19:30

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Film Music Gala

Gareth Hudson conducts the orchestra, with vocalist Alison Jiear, in a programme featuring soundtracks to classic films such as Gladiator, The Lord Of The Rings, The Bodyguard, Titanic and Pirates Of The Caribbean.

Sun 16 Jul

£5–£35 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.

Thu 6 Jul

£31.50 / 01604 624 811

Sean Kelly

The auctioneering star of the hit TV show, Storage Hunters, return to his stand-up roots.

Tue 10 Oct

£24.20 / 01604 624 811

Shane Filan

The Westlife member heads out on tour, performing tracks from his solo albums You and Me and Right Here.

Tue 3 Oct

£34.50–£51 / 01604 624 811

Shrek The Musical

Join Shrek and his noble steed Donkey as they set out on a magical quest to rescue Princess Fiona from a tower, guarded by a love-sick dragon - a task set by the vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad, in this hilarious musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation.

Wed 14 Mar 2018

£16–£49.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:00

Thu 15 Mar 2018

£16–£49.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:30
  • 19:00

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£16–£49.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:00
…and 7 more dates until 25 Mar 2018

Simon Amstell: What is This?

Stand-up and former Buzzcocks presenter with his acerbic, self-deprecating humour taking on freedom, suffering, forgiveness and other cheery topics.

Fri 17 Nov

£24 / 01604 624 811

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Sofie Hagen has been charming the UK with her spot-on comedy ever since. This is her brand new show, which we hope won't actually contain any dead baby frogs.

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£14.20 (£9.90) / 01604 624 811

The Solid Gold Rock‘n’Roll Show

Rock'n'roll from the 50s and 60s.

Wed 11 Oct

£28.50–£30.50 / 01604 624 811

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Fri 2 Jun

£26 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

University Of Northampton - Dido & Aeneas

A student production of Purcell's powerful chamber opera about the doomed lovers. Directed by Jasmine Shadrack.

Sat 10 Jun

Phone for prices / 01604 624 811

  • 20:00

World's Greatest Drummer

The international drumming concert marks its 10th anniversary, with performances from Ian Palmer Pete Cater, Benny Greb and jazz drummer Mark Mondesir, paying tribute to Buddy Rich.

Sun 4 Jun

£31 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30

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