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.

Fun Palaces

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.

For information about Fun Palaces, have a look at their website here. If you would like to get involved in future community activities at Royal & Derngate, contact Erica Martin.

National Theatre Connections Festival

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.

To find out more about the 2021 online festival click here.