Unforgettable Gift

After what has been a very difficult year for many people, we are delighted to be relaunching our Unforgettable Gift appeal in collaboration with the Northamptonshire Community Foundation and Lamport Hall’s Sir Gyles Isham Trust.

With the generosity of our audience members, this annual campaign enables us to gift hundreds of free tickets for our Christmas shows to disadvantaged children and young people across Northamptonshire, including this year, children and families of Afghan refugees rehomed in the area.

Jo Gordon, Royal & Derngate’s Chief Executive, said: “After such a tumultuous year, we are pleased as an organisation to now have the opportunity to make Christmas extra special for some of the children and families who have suffered hardship through the Covid crisis. We’re hugely grateful to everyone who supported the theatre through its closed period, and we hope now that the public will join with us again to help make this year’s Unforgettable Gift campaign more successful than ever before.”

Customers are invited to add a gift-aided donation when making a booking at Royal & Derngate. Every £10 donated allows the theatre to provide a free ticket to their Christmas 2021 productions Dick Whittington or The Gruffalo, for a child who would not otherwise be able to attend.

You can donate now for our 2021 Unforgettable Gift campaign by clicking here and selecting ‘Unforgettable Gift 2021’ from the drop down list, or simply text UNFORGETTABLE followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70085.


To donate £10, text UNFORGETTABLE10 to 70085
To donate £20, text UNFORGETTABLE20 to 70085

(Texts cost the amount you choose to donate plus one standard rate message. Please use UNFORGETTABLENOINFO if you wish to opt out of further marketing.)

Victoria Miles DL, Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, commented: “We are so thrilled to be able to support the Unforgettable Gift Campaign this year, particularly as Royal & Derngate are ready to welcome audiences to their Christmas shows once again after the health crisis. Many families are unable to afford the cost of a trip to the theatre, especially as this is one of the most expensive times of the year for many. This will be a welcome and exciting time for children and their families to experience the thrill of live theatre at during the festive period.”

Anyone wanting suggest potential beneficiaries for tickets, such as charities, groups, agencies working with disadvantaged children, or any businesses who would like to donate, should email [email protected].