The Twelfth Player

Tours leave every five minutes and last 45 minutes at Sixfields Stadium.

Tickets: £5. Kids go free on Saturdays.

All ticket holders, please click HERE for information regarding your visit. We recommend you collect your tickets in advance from the theatre if possible.

The Twelfth Player is a unique collaboration between Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Royal & Derngate Northampton, and Northampton Town Football Club. It is an interactive, family-friendly, multi-media performance that tells the stories of three generations of Cobblers’ fans in a world premiere production.

You will be guided around Sixfields football stadium via film and headphones, in groups of up to four, as you observe a unique, site-specific performance, simultaneously taking place in the real world and on an iPod screen.

Viewing the passionate world of football through the eyes of three generations of a family of Northampton Town Football Club’s supporters, you will experience the highs and lows of the past 70 years of the club’s history.

Guiding audiences seamlessly between characters inspired by real fans and placing them at the heart of the sporting action, Seven Sisters Group have created a playful and uplifting performance for all the family, combining domestic drama with the drama of the game, and delving into the fantasy worlds with which young supporters entertain themselves during games, imagining gladiator battles and flying dragons.


Please wear warm, comfortable clothing. Performances will continue in light rain with umbrellas provided. In the case of heavy rain, please check the Royal & Derngate website and social media for updates. The majority of the tour is wheelchair accessible, however, part of the tour will take will take visitors up into the stands, which are only accessible by stairs. When booking, visitors with mobility issues should let us know and we will arrange for them to join the tour at a convenient location.

Venue: Sixfields Stadium, NN5 5QA
Click here for a map

Created by Susanne Thomas and Sophie Jump.
Writer: Richard Hurford
Composer: Craig Vear
Filmmaker: Davy McGuire


May 17
Jul 17
Venue: Other