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Royal & Derngate Theatres

The Arts Team undertook a study for the Northampton Theatres Trust that generated a concept for this project that unified two key but radically different elements — the Charles Phipps-designed Royal Theatre and adjacent Derngate Theatre, which has been transformed.

The two auditoria sit either side of a new linear street-like foyer, and are united by a new central extension. The extension binds the two elements together — tradition and innovation, old and new, education and exploration, creation and reinvention, staff and audiences

Royal & Derngate Theatres
Guildhall Road, Northampton, UK
clientNorthampton Theatres Trust Ltd
£11.9m | October 2006

photo: Philip Vile