The Actors Company

For those aged over 21, our non-professional Actors Company perform classic, contemporary and new work commissioned by Royal & Derngate. Led by theatre practitioners, members enjoy masterclasses in performance skills such as voice, movement and text, as well as working alongside professional directors to devise, rehearse and perform productions in our performance spaces. The Actors Company also enables its members to develop their social and communication skills, gain confidence and make new friends.

For more information, email Erica Martin.

Community Choir

Royal & Derngate Community Choir is the theatre’s resident choir, providing opportunities to develop singing skills and be part of pre-show performances and selected external events. The choir explores different musical genres reflecting the wide range of productions in the Royal & Derngate season.

Members are diverse in terms of age, background and culture, but all share a passion for singing and performance.

Singing 4 Pleasure Sessions

Following the success of the theatre’s existing in-house choir, we are delighted to be starting this brand new singing experience for people who just want to sing. What does that mean? No audition process and you don’t have to be able to read music, in fact absolutely no singing experience required, all you need to do is turn up with the intention of having fun and our wonderful singing teachers will do the rest by pitching the sessions to appeal to all abilities.

Please note, Singing 4 Pleasure sessions are not currently taking place.

Elders Dance Company

FREE dance project for the over 65s offered in a collaboration with Dancemind. Open to participants from all backgrounds and abilities who are able to move independently, this is a great opportunity to be creative together, whilst gaining the physical and mental benefits from participating in dance. For more information, email Trudy A Bell.

Please note, Elders Dance Company sessions are not currently taking place.