Did you know that Northampton’s Royal & Derngate Theatre offers audio described performances for all Made In Northampton productions and a host of touring shows.



You will receive a Sennheiser Infra-red Enhanced Hearing System, which has two options. You can choose to hear an enhance version of the sound onstage or you can hear the show visually described, for example, the appearance of the set and the actions of the characters. This hearing system is available from the Box Office. To ensure that you purchase tickets in seats with optimum coverage, please check with Box Office at time of booking.

Before every audio described evening performance in our Made In Northampton season, we hold a half-hour touch tour at 5.30pm to introduce our visually impaired audience members to the set and costumes. Spaces on these tours are limited, so please ring our Box Office to book your place.

To book, or if you have any queries, you can contact Box Office using Text Relay, just call 18001-01604-624811. Alternatively, you can use our new mobile service by calling 07825 427492.


Want to go but need help?
Would you like to go to the theatre but need help? We have a number of volunteers who regularly assist individuals with sight loss to go to evening audio described performances at the Royal & Derngate. They are able to offer limited transport in the form of private cars to anyone living within the Kettering, Wellingborough and Northampton area. They have a number of reserved tickets for evening performances – see below. As trained guiders, they can safely escort you in to the theatre and you will remain in the group throughout the performance and interval. To find out more call our Helpline: 01604 719193.


  • Henceforward – Royal –  8th February evening performance, 9th February afternoon performance.
  • Passionate Woman –  Royal – 8th March evening performance, 9th March afternoon performance.
  • Sister Act – Derngate – 29th March afternoon and evening performances.
  • A Judgement in Stone –Royal – 30th March afternoon and evening performances.
  • Million Dollar Quartet – Derngate- 19th April afternoon and evening performances.
  • Death of a Salesman-  Royal – 26th April evening performance, 27th April afternoon performance.
  • Not Dead Enough –  Derngate – 3rd May afternoon and evening performances.
  • Adams Family – Derngate – 10th May afternoon and evening performances.
  • The Grapes of Wrath – Royal- 17th May evening performance, 18th May afternoon performance.
  • An Iliad –  Royal – 5th July evening performance, 6th July afternoon performance.
  • Rules for Living  – Royal – 27th September evening performance, 28th September afternoon performance.
  • Education Education Education – Royal- 11th October evening performance,  12th September afternoon performance.
  • Legally Blonde – Derngate – 18th October afternoon and evening performances.
  • Blood Brothers –  Derngate – 8th November afternoon and evening performances.

Large print, audio and Braille versions of their brochure are available on request. Please call Box Office on 01604 624811.