An unforgettable year at Royal & Derngate
And what an unforgettable year it has been! Christmas is just around the corner and there are two major reasons why we should be celebrating at the Royal & Derngate; more than just a theatre.
Tucked right in the theatre foyer, John Franklin’s has been providing Northamptonshire residents and visitors to the Royal & Derngate theatre before performances for one whole year.
John Franklin’s has become the place to be amongst locals whether it’s for socialising, business or for enjoying the high standard of food and drink served all day long. From it’s craft beers, freshly brewed coffee with beans provided by The Roastery, to it’s local produced deli counter, homemade toasties and classic cocktails. It’s the venue to be no matter what time of day.
Being situated right in the foyer of the Royal & Derngate, it’s prime location and gets people talking about their variety of cheeses and cured meats, tasty cakes and pastries and even their theatre themed cocktails; with the recent Legally Blonde the Musical themed cocktails going down a treat!
Now that the Christmas season is fast approaching, Royal & Derngate’s Unforgettable Gift appeal is underway. Following the success of the last two years’ campaigns, which gave away over 500 free tickets for families in need to enjoy the theatre’s Christmas productions, Royal & Derngate is again working with the Northamptonshire Community Foundation and Lamport Hall’s Sir Gyles Isham Trust to continue the campaign this year.
Customers are being invited to add a gift-aided donation of £10 when making a Christmas show booking. Every £10 donation made by audiences will be matched by Royal & Derngate to provide a free ticket for either The Jungle Book or Aladdin, for a number of key performances throughout December, giving disadvantaged children living in Northamptonshire the chance to visit the theatre this Christmas.
This year Royal & Derngate is extending the scheme to invite local businesses to get involved and make their own unforgettable gifts, enabling the theatre to give the gift of theatre to even more children and young people who live in or are at risk of being in child poverty, to help make their Christmas more memorable.