Funding news from Royal & Derngate


“We are pleased to be able to announce today that Royal & Derngate will be among the 925 recipients to benefit from the third round of DCMS’ Culture Recovery Fund.

The Culture Recovery Fund awards have been a lifeline to us during this vital period of recovery, as audience confidence continues to rebuild. This latest investment, announced by the DCMS today, will have an impact across our organisation. It will help us to continue with a complex programme of maintenance works, ensuring that all our Front of House and backstage spaces are Covid-secure, and enabling further improvements to the accessibility and welcome that we can offer our disabled users and those who have been more vulnerable during the pandemic. The grant will also help to cover the additional expenses we incur in safely creating our Made in Northampton productions in line with Covid-related requirements.

We are very grateful for this funding support, which will help us to continue to rebuild, to welcome audiences, to create shows and employment opportunities for freelancers and to work with our communities. We also want to thank the people of Northamptonshire who have been supporting us and returning to attend events at the theatre and filmhouse. Without them, our local funders and our brilliant colleagues, we wouldn’t have been able to get back to our feet and be looking ahead to such a promising future.”





Jo Gordon, Chief Executive and James Dacre, Artistic Director, Royal & Derngate


Royal & Derngate is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund, with the theatre awarded a grant of £435,234.

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Royal & Derngate in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.