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“Mickey Flanagan”

Royal & Derngate Theatre
Ranked #4 of 75 things to do in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is our first visit back to the Derngate since its refurbishment a few years back and what a change. Much nicer foyer - even taking account of the confused old lady handing out guides who sent us the wrong way and then commented "I wondered why you went that way" when we walked back past her 5 minutes later!

I like this theatre good views of the stage where ever you sit and no massive congestion when you all try to leave at the same time.

Thank fatboyuk
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Another good night at The Derngate. We hadn't seen Micky live before and he didn't disappoint. He was on stage for ages and very funny so excellent value for money.

The Derngate is an excellent theatre but if you dislike heights avoid the top tier of seats in the upper circle boxes as they are high stools and there seems to be nothing in front of you. One of the loos was out of order which caused a bit of a queue in the interval and those that were working didn't cope too well with constant use (not flushing every time).

This theatre is in a good location but if you are using the multi storey car park then get there early, park on a low floor and reverse in to your space. After the show, don't queue at the main pay point as there are two more, one on level 1 and another on level 4. This strategy will get you on the road quickly if you aren't going out in town afterwards.

Thank HeatherSaunders
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Came to see the panto - very high standard as usual. Parking close by and central location make it easy to access this theatre.

Recently refurbished so nice and clean.

Drinks and sweets are pricey - eat before you go!

Thank tracy3831
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

I really like this theatre. Easy to get to, lots of free car parking in the town. Bright & airy foyer, modern auditorium with good view of the stage & good acoustics. All good. Seen Micky twice here & think e & the venue are great!

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

To have a top quality theatre like the Royal & Derngate right here in Northampton! This year's Christmas performance of A Christmas Carol was the best yet....everyone in Northampton should make it a priority to go and see at least one show here every year!

Thank NorthamptonGal
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