The Twelfth Player

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

2015/16 was arguably the most dramatic and euphoric season in the Cobblers’ long and colourful history. In the dark days of November, the club was deep in trouble. Staff and players weren’t getting paid, and Administration was a very real possibility. But through the dedication of their extraordinary fans – the team’s twelfth player – they made an amazing recovery, welcoming a remarkable takeover and bouncing back into League One and winning the Club’s first League title for 29 years.

The Twelfth Player is a unique collaboration between Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Royal & Derngate and Northampton Town Football Club. Audiences will get a special opportunity to go behind the scenes on a 45 minute walking tour around Sixfields Stadium itself and through the past seventy years of the club’s history, viewing the passionate world of football through the eyes of three generations of a family of Cobblers supporters.

Taking place in the real world and on screen, this audio-visual performance devised by Seven Sisters Group blends site-specific performance and handheld video technology, moving the audience seamlessly between brilliantly observed characters and placing them right in the heart of the action.


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

All ticket holders, please click HERE for information regarding your visit.

May 17
Jul 17
Venue: Other