Royal & Derngate hosts a number of annual festivals and special events that create imaginative and fun ways for all ages to take part in arts activities.
Everyone’s an artist, everyone’s a scientist.
Fun Palaces is an annual weekend of arts and science events created by, for and with local people.
National Theatre Connections
Connections is the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival. Each year it offers a unique opportunity for youth theatres and school theatre groups to stage new plays written for young people by some of theatre’s most exciting playwrights.
Each year Royal & Derngate hosts one of the regional festivals, with over 500 young people involved in over four days of fantastic workshops, creative activities and performances.
If you are interested in being a volunteer during festival week, contact Erica Martin.
Shakespeare Anniversary Weekend
Royal & Derngate marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and celebrated his legacy with performance heritage tours across Northampton and a major ceremony in Abington Park.