Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Royal Theatre

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52°14'10"-00°53'39" show decimal

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Royal Theatre
Royal and Derngate, Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP

The Royal Theatre was opened in 1884, designed by the renowned theatre architect C.J. Phipps. In 1927 it became home to the Northampton Repertory Players, and has been run as a producing house ever since.

In 1983 the Derngate was built next door, providing a new venue for staged events. The two organisations were merged into a single one managed by the Northampton Theatres Trust in 1999, and during 2005 the complex was redeveloped to provide a new combined entrance, with the Royal Theatre restored to its Victorian glory.

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableAuditorium

Photo

Photograph taken: 19th April 2003 by Dave Parsons

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 10 Jan 1976
An empty theatre ... or is it?

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 19th April 2003 by Dave Parsons

"The photo was taken during a tour of the theatre as part of the Destiny convention."

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 9 Jan 1976
Li H'Sen Chang performs a levitation act.

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (4)
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Filmed: 9 Jan 1976
The Doctor and Leela visit the show.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 19th April 2003 by Dave Parsons

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (4)
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Filmed: 9 Jan 1976
The Doctor and Leela enjoy the show.

 

Additional Notes:

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The seating of the auditorium during The Talons of Weng-Chiang hailed from an old cinema, but have now been replaced with new more comfortable seating during the restoration.

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableBackstage

Photo

Photograph taken: 19th April 2003 by Dave Parsons

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 10 Jan 1976
The Doctor chases the mysterious figure through the theatre.

 

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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St Crispin's Hospital (The Talons of Weng-Chiang): 2.26 miles.

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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre (Black Orchid): 25.76 miles.

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Quainton Road (Black Orchid): 26.85 miles.

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Totternhoe Lime and Stone Co Ltd (Terror of the Autons): 27.47 miles.

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Associated Portland Cement Company Quarry (The Macra Terror): 27.77 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Royal and Derngate - Official site

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BBC Northamptonshire - Article on the redevelopment of the Royal and Derngate.

Related Stories

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang [9-12 Jan 1977]

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