Royal & Derngate Theatre - Guildhall Road, Northampton, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 14.182 W 000° 53.655
30U E 643790 N 5789417
Quick Description: An old, Victorian theatre and modern theatre in Northampton town centre.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/23/2008 4:48:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM57AB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The Royal is the oldest part of what is now the Royal & Derngate Theatres. It opened in 1884 with the Opera House. It cost £12,000 to build and was designed by Charles Phipps. It opened with a production of Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night".

The modern Derngate Theatre is joined onto the Royal and was built in 1983. The whole area was refurbished and reopened in 2006 after a £14 million redevelopment. The University of Northampton describes the facilities today:

'The Royal is predominantly a producing house with a national reputation for its innovative and cutting edge productions.

"The Royal Theatre is fast becoming a regional player of national significance"
The Independent

"There's a new theatrical beacon in the Midlands"
The Observer

The Northampton Centre for the Arts is dedicated to providing a place where people can dance, display art, make music, perform theatre and be immersed in the creative process. It hosts more than 250 performances and gallery exhibitions for all ages each year.'
Theater Name: Royal & Derngate

Country: United Kingdom

Royal and Derngate
Guildhall Road
Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Community Theater

Type of Productions:
All manner of different productions from shows, dramas to concerts.

Restored Building: yes

Date of Construction: 1884

Stage Type: Proscenium

Special Productions/Events/Festivals:
There are always pantomimes in the theatres for the Christmas holidays, this last year we enjoyed 'Snow White' in the 'Derngate'.

Architect/Designer: Not listed

Seating Capacity: Not Listed

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