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Welcome to Join In at home

Get involved with our activities, workshops and a variety of fun things to do


Join in! Places are available in our current Youth Theatre and Young Company groups.

Spread the word! Our fantastic Creative Learning team are delivering sessions throughout the term aimed at different age groups.

Click here to see what groups are currently available to book or email [email protected] for more information.

YC Musicals Posing


Warm up your voice and body with Hannah!

Hannah Conway led this fantastic warm up for our first ever Online National Theatre Connections Festival.

This festival included a host of warm ups and workshops, alongside many performances of brand new plays, commissioned by the National Theatre especially for the festival.

You can use it to warm up your voice before that Zoom call, or perhaps just to get yourself energised at the start of the day!

For more workshops and warm ups, head to our National Theatre Connections Festival page

Find out your Shakespeare name

Every year at Royal & Derngate on 23 April, we raise a toast to The Bard for his birthday. Legend has it, if we don’t, the future of our theatre will be cursed!

This year, we enjoyed our Shakespeare toast and celebration from home, which included finding out what your Shakespeare name would be.

What’s yours?

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All Jungle Masks

Make a jungle animal mask!

Masks have been used in performance since ancient times, so why not make one of your own and use it for a performance at home?

Have fun with it! Don’t forget to decorate your mask once it’s made and share it with us on our social media channels @royalderngate

Click here to download the pack to make an Elephant mask


Click here to download the pack to make a Parrot mask


Click here to download the pack to make a Tiger mask


Click here to download the pack to make a Chimp mask