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Royal & Derngate Theatre

Address: Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP, England
Phone Number: 01604 624811
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Ranked #4 of 30 Activities in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We travelled to Northampton to see Anton & Erin (Strictly), and were not disappointed. The venue was good, the entertainment was superb, however there was just a little flaw getting into our seats. We were still queuing to get into the auditorium and the announcement came over that the show was to begin! They were very slow in opening the... More 

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

Dear Cathy B Thank you for your review of your experience when attending to see ‘Anton & Erin’, we are pleased to read that you thought the show was ‘superb’. In addition it’s pleasing to see that the parking ticket offer is proving popular with our customers. We hope your next evening with us is just as enjoyable. Best wishes... More 

Uk
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Attended the Burlesque Show at the Royal last night..... Wow, it was amazing. Having never been to a Burlesque show before, we weren't sure what to expect but it delivered everything and more. The compère 'Abi Collins' was superb, hilariously funny, very talented and kept the show flowing beautifully, and she does amazing things with 'hula hoops' too. All of... More 

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

Dear JackiEarl Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, and I am pleased to read you had an enjoyable evening at the Burlesque. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Best wishes Richard Clinton Operations Director More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
74 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

First time at this funky theatre. The Motown 'How Sweet It Is' was very enjoyable and the singers/dancers were top notch and gave their all in a very demanding programme! Also found the staff extremely helpful and friendly! Great night!

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

Dear Picnicker Thank you for reviewing your visit of ‘Motown’s Greatest Hits’, we are pleased to read you had a great night. I will pass on your comments to the staff on that evening. We hope to see you back soon. Best wishes Richard Clinton Operations Director More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I went to see Scrooge in 2013 and Michael Jackson's Thriller in 2014 - AMAZING! no faults at all with these two visits as everything was spot on. I also graduated in 2014 at Derngate and also was phenomenal! Amazing value for a theatre. It honestly does feel like a London theatre.

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

Dear Heidi J Thank you for your taking the time to leave such a nice review of the Royal & Derngate, we hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes Richard Clinton Operations Director More 

Daventry, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Pantomime excellent .Joe Pasquale was brilliant as Smee .In fact all the cast were fantastic. Unfortunately the management of the theatre let them down in that there were no Programmes on sale and insufficient staff and facilities to cope with the interval requirements of the audience. This was however the only occasion we have experienced this problem in many visits.Hopefully... More 

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

Dear Angela N, Thank you for your feedback, and I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the Pantomime. Peter Pan was a great success this year, and due to this success it did have a knock on programme sales. Our programmes have to be ordered a number of weeks before we open the show, and we base our purchases... More 

Coalville, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lovely theatre. We have just seen the pantomime Peter Pan. Joe Pasquale was so funny, so was Ceri Dupre who is the best dame in the business. My face is aching from laughing so much.

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

Dear SusanBrad1974, Thank you for such positive feedback about Peter Pan and your experience at the Royal & Derngate. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to both Joe and Ceri. Best Wishes Richard Operations Director More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

i went to see the panto and was great. the staff were frendly. the show its self was great and my neice and family all enjoyed the comedy aspect of the show. was an all round great show for the whole of the family. the only down side was the price of the drinks. we paid over £5 for 2... More 

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

Dear Holsey87, Thank you for taking the time to provide a positive review. I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience, I will be sure to pass on your feedback to all the teams. I am sorry to read your comment regarding the price of the soft drinks. Where possible we endeavour to keep our prices in... More 

Shefford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I had not been to the Derngate in years and we came as a group of six to see Joe Pasquale in Peter Pan. Parking on arrival was good in the St Johns car park which was free and and a short walk from the Derngate. We had a drink in the basement bar area which was not to busy... More 

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

Dear Dean, Thank you for your positive review. We will be sure to pass this on to the Peter Pan company and all who have worked on it. We hope the experience will mean we get to welcome you back again next year. Best wishes Richard Operations Director More 

Ecton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited the venue to watch Peter Pan in December. Our seat was a box on E. It was a pleasant experience from entering the theatre throughout the Panto and leaving. Some may say refreshments are costly But, you expect the cost in a theatre. The panto was great fun with everybody joining in. We will definately be returning during... More 

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

Dear Dave, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the experience, and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Best wishes Richard Operations Director More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Relatively speaking, we go to R&D a lot. Yesterday just made it more likely that it continue to be our first stop for shows. Without too many details, we experienced a problem that, to us, was quite major and in no way the fault of R&D. Robert in the ticket office went out of his way to help us, resolving... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. I will be sure to pass on your comments to Robert in Sales, who I am sure will be grateful for the mention. We hope you enjoyed the show. Best wishes Richard Operations Director More 

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