Fancy a Look Backstage at The Royal & Derngate?

Take a trip behind the curtain at Royal & Derngate

Theatre enthusiasts can enjoy a unique backstage tour experience, with a wonderful storyteller taking them behind the curtain, to explore the unseen areas of The Royal. The next Behind The Curtain tours are scheduled for Friday 23 March.

Visitors will be taken back in time, starting from the opening night in 1884, and will hear the real life stories of people who created, performed in or watched shows at the theatre throughout the decades. They may even meet the theatre’s resident ghost along the way! There is also the chance to discover how Made In Northampton productions are created with a visit to Royal & Derngate’s workshop and paintshop.

Behind The Curtain is an engaging theatrical tour for suitable groups, schools and individuals and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Customers are advised to wear flat shoes. Tickets are £13* each and can be booked by calling Royal & Derngate Box Office on 01604 624811. The next tour available on Friday 23 March starting at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

In addition exclusive tours can be arranged for groups, and there is also a special version of the tour for primary schools, including an option to visit the Derngate auditorium control room and have a go at operating the lights.

Unfortunately, the standard tour is not suitable for those with access requirements, but accessible tours suitable for those with access needs, hearing or visual impairment are available with prior booking. Please contact for further information or to book a primary school, exclusive or accessible tour.

* A charge of £3 applies for all transactions of £15 and over. Does not apply to Groups, Friends or Disabled Patrons, and is per-transaction, not per-ticket.

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