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Royal & Derngate Theatre

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Address: Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP, England
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+44 1604 624811

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Great show

We had seats in the stalls, several rows from the stage, there was plenty of leg room and the sears were comfortable, all of the people that we met that work in the theatre were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit the Derngate Theatre often but on this occasion we found the production to be of a lower standard than usual and the volume when playing the Kinks music was mind blowing to the extent that I had my fingers in my ears for the first half and we did not return after the break for the second half.... More 

Thank phyl615
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had seats in the stalls, several rows from the stage, there was plenty of leg room and the sears were comfortable, all of the people that we met that work in the theatre were very friendly. We had a drink in the John Franklin bar before the show, nice way to start the evening. We got the the theatre... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Party of four visited The Royal and Derngate to see the rather excellent production of the Kinks musical 'Sunny Afternoon'. The venue is well laid out; our seats were towards the rear of the circle, but we could see and hear the show just fine. The seats are not the most comfortable in my opinion; I was suffering from 'numb-bum'... More 

Thank John S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having seen the Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon at the Harold Pinter theatre in London's West End and enjoyed it tremendously, I was excited to hear that a touring production was coming to my home town. Sadly, the touring company weren't a patch on the London cast, with the two actors playing Ray and Dave Davies bringing it uncomfortably close to... More 

Thank Tommy R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

How lucky Northampton is to have this complex. The Royal theatre retains its Victorian feel. The Derngate bigger and perfect for touring shows and the Errol Flynn Filmhouse spoils you so you don't want to go to any other cinema. Saw Sunny Afternoon, having already seen it in London and it was just as good. Love visiting this place.

Thank SnowyP
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44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue, all staff friendly and helpful, great seats loved the show , can't wait to come again, facilities great.

Thank Tracey P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited a couple of times now and enjoy the visit. A decent sized theatre with comfortable seats. The toilets were clean. There is St John's close by where you can take you parking ticket to be validated at the theatre counter for reduced rate parking. A few meters from the theatre is a little corner shop if you want... More 

Thank BagpussMidlands
Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yearly panto with the grandkids and proud to say always very helpful and accommodating . Family love our Northants theatre and can say staff always helpful especially having mobility problems Well done

Thank Maria W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see him with my wife and had a really enjoyable night and his warm up performer was quite funny also

Thank Noel M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Derngate to watch a comedian. We hadn't visited the theatre in several years and couldn't believe how run down it was. The seats in front of us were all ripped and taped up with gaffer tape! Disgusting considering the amount we paid for the tickets at £56 each. The toilets were also dirty and very hard... More 

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