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Royal & Derngate Theatre

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Address: Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP, England
Phone Number: 01604 624811
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Jesus Christ Superstar

The Royal and Derngate deliver yet again. Another fabulous production. The crucifixion scene at the end was very powerful - was moved to tears. Although we had to evacuate for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Royal and Derngate deliver yet again. Another fabulous production. The crucifixion scene at the end was very powerful - was moved to tears. Although we had to evacuate for a fire alarm the actors handled this this with good humour and it did not detract from our enjoyment of the show. The staff were very helpful and we only... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love this venue, easy to get to and host to a great number of top class shows. This is how a theatre should be, great experience. Enjoy Pre show drinks in bar area, though as driving stuck on coffee which was a little pricey, but atmosphere and ambiance good.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Went to see Dylan in March. The venue has been vastly improved over the years but still needs some updating. the seats are almost threadbare! Not enough toilets for capacity. the food and drinks here are extremely overpriced and think the venue need to be more realistic. reduce prices, you will sell more! parking is nearby, st johns, evening charge... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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93 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We booked originaly on Line i realized that I had made a mistake so called the lady was most helpful and rearranged the seats. The Staff on the night were also helpful, polite and pleasent. The building is quite imposing built I would guess in the 30s so sort of slightly art deco ish but the facilities are good and... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Took my teenage son to see this. Very disappointing. Lame and tired circus acts. Uninspiring music and singing. I have been visiting the theatre for years, the only production I have ever walked out of. The girls dressed as vamps were trying too hard to be sexy and ended up looking as bored as I felt. Very dull. The main... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The second time I have seen this company and they were as hilarious as ever. Wonderful evening watching skilful actors making fools of themselves, clever sets and fast action- when they got it "Right"- which they intentionally didn't ! Friends and I laughed our socks off- brilliant evening and a real tonic. Congratulations to the whole team, including those hard... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you want to laugh and laugh, you should see this production by the group which presented The Play what Goes Wrong. The context is the fable of Peter Pan but the adaptation is outrageously funny. One of the wonders is the ever changing scenery, including collapsing bunks for the children Peter Pan flies in and out but needed a... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came to see oklahoma. Nice little theatre, easy to find where you're going and comfortable seats with decent leg room in the stalls. Sure to visit again soon.

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RoyalDerngate, Manager at Royal & Derngate Theatre, responded to this review

Dear KitKatReviews, Thank you for sharing your very kind feedback and completing this review. I was delighted to read your positive comments about your experience if Oklahoma. Thank you for choosing the Royal & Derngate on this occasion and I look forward to welcoming you back on the near future. Kind Regards Richard Clinton Operations Director More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been to both theatres. Recently went to see Anton Du Beck & Erin Bose at Derngate, had a great time. We dont use the bars etc. to expensive. Usually go to the Panto, did'nt like the choice of Celebs this year so missed it. Our tip, get there early, both for parking & getting in, especially if you... More 

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RoyalDerngate, Manager at Royal & Derngate Theatre, responded to this review

Dear George G, Thank you for your feedback, we are keen to ensure that the experience is perceived as one which is not thought as very expensive. This year we increased the number of lower price tickets across the Pantomime run. In addition we increased the number of packaged offers across our Food & Beverage range. Where possible we endeavor... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A nice theatre friendly staff good sound , the down side is the drinks and sweets are expensive you need to check the layout if your disabled as quite a few steps

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RoyalDerngate, Manager at Royal & Derngate Theatre, responded to this review

Dear tazbeano, Thank you for your feedback, we are keen to ensure that the experience is perceived as one which is not thought as very expensive. We endeavor to benchmark our prices for Food & Drink on the local outlets, and ensure there is a product range suitable for all. We are carrying out further work with our suppliers to... More 

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