Royal & Derngate
Guildhall Road

By Train

Northampton train station is approximately a 15 minute walk from the theatre and is served by a busy taxi rank. London Midland operates regular services with both London and Birmingham approximately an hour’s journey away. For times, fares and other destination details please visit the London Midland website or contact National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950.

By Bus

Northampton’s new bus interchange, North Gate Bus Station, is approximately 10 minutes walk away. There are bus stops throughout the Town Centre within a 5-minute walk. For information about bus timetables and routes, please contact Traveline 0870 6082608 or online here.

Local bus services are also available for travellers with disabilities: Northampton Door-to-Door Service 01604 611214.


Click here to view a map of the closest car parks.

The closest car parks to Royal & Derngate are St. John’s Multi-Storey Car Park and Albion Place Car Park. There are also a number of pay and display on‑street options available. Blue badge holders should head for Albion Place, the closest car park to the main entrance with ample spaces for Blue Badge holders. Please don’t hesitate to talk to Box Office at time of booking if you have any concerns about your visit. We advise you to leave extra time for your journey for our most popular shows.

Parking validation

If you park in St John’s Multi-Storey for one of our evening performances, you can have your ticket validated at our Box Office, filmhouse bar and the Theatre Shop – simply present your parking ticket along with your show ticket.  The evening charge is £2 for anyone parking after 5pm. Please be sure to validate your ticket before the performance begins, as our Box Office will close once the show commences.

By Car from the Motorway

From the North: Leave the motorway at J16 and turn onto the A45, signposted Northampton West. At the roundabout take the second exit to continue on the A45 and follow signs for Northampton. Follow the signs for Northampton Town Centre going past Northampton Saints Rugby ground on your right hand side. You will get to a junction (Northampton train station will be on your left), turn right at these traffic lights, move into the left hand lane and take the second exit when you come to the roundabout. At the second set of traffic lights you will turn left, follow the road and signs for St John’s Car Park.

From the South: Leave the M1 at J15. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A45. Continue forward on the A45 (signposted Wellingborough, Kettering) following signs for the County Cricket Ground. Branch left at the Barnes Meadow Interchange, signposted for Bedford/Abington and Town Centre (just before the flyover). At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A428 Bedford Road (signposted Town Centre). Remain on this road (going past Becket’s Park on the left) and you will reach a main junction. At these lights continue forward onto Derngate. The second left turning off Derngate will take you to Albion Place, the third will bring you onto Guildhall Road towards the St John’s car parks.


Royal & Derngate will sometimes sell tickets for productions outside of the main building, please check details carefully when booking your tickets.