Royal & Derngate
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There are a number of pay and display car parks around the theatre as well as on-street parking. Blue badge holders should head for Albion Place, the closest car park to the main entrance with ample spaces for Blue Badge holders.
If you park in St John’s Multi-Storey you can now have your ticket validated at our Box Office – simply present your parking ticket along with your show ticket. This will cap your exit price at £2.40 if you are seeing a performance before 5pm and £1 after 5pm. For evening performances, please be sure to have your ticket validated before the performances begins, as our Box Office will be closed after 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.
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.
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.
Royal & Derngate will sometimes sell tickets for productions outside of the main building, please check details carefully when booking your tickets.