Northampton Theatres Trust

Northampton Theatres Trust

Charity information

Northampton Theatres Trust

The Trust’s objects are to provide a cultural experience which will enlighten, entertain, educate and stimulate appreciation of the arts for the public at large, and in particular Northamptonshire

Founded 1999

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is to be a national, regional and local centre for creativity, entertainment and innovation.

    Royal & Derngate is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northamptonshire. The theatre offers two auditoria and Underground, a creativity centre that’s home to the Youth Theatre and a wide range of workshops and projects for the local community. Each year we welcome 300,000 audience members and 25,000 participants to our town centre base. A further 100,000 audience members see our work on tour throughout the UK.

    In January 2011 we were named "Regional Theatre of the Year" by The Stage and for the 2nd time in three years were nominated for a National Charity Award, recognising our work with children and young people.

    Our Values

    CREATIVITY: We put creativity at the heart of everything we do
    COLLABORATION: We believe productive collaboration is the foundation for achieving excellence in all aspects of our work
    INCLUSION: We ensure that all of our staff, volunteers, trustees and our communities, are involved and represented
    AMBITION: We are ambitious for the future of our organisation, thriving on change and embracing new challenges

  • Aims

    Northampton Theatres Trust aims to:

    • Hosting a mainstream, quality programme that makes our audiences and staff proud
    • Improving the customer experience that we offer to encourage more frequent audience attendance
    • Increasing engagement with young people, families and the wider community
    • Producing challenging, thought-provoking theatre that develops the art form and the artists who make it
    • Providing strategic leadership for the cultural sector locally, regionally and nationally
  • Overview

    Established: May 1999

    Registered Charity Number: 1075741

    Phone number: 01604655712

    Address: Royal and Derngate Guildhall Road Northampton NN1 1DP

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