Royal & Derngate throws open its doors for Fun Palaces festival and open day
On Saturday 4 October Northampton’s Royal & Derngate throws open its doors for Fun Palaces, a free pop-up festival and open day.
From creative workshops for all ages to live performances and theatre anyone can take part in, there are a huge amount of activities taking place throughout the day in all kinds of spaces, including the theatre’s stages, foyer space and 12 tents erected around the building.
Activities include dressing up in costumes from the wardrobe department, face painting, making masks, drawing or learning Chinese paper cutting. Workshop themes range from poetry, dance and singing, to opportunities to find out how stage lighting works. There will be a fascinating exhibition about pantomime, and performances range from storytelling and theatre, to comedy and music.
Visitors can drop in and pick up a free day pass, then stay for an hour or all day long – there will be plenty to keep everyone entertained, and it is all completely free! A full schedule of events can be found on the theatre’s website at http://www.royalandderngate.co.uk/getinvolved/community/funpalace
This event is taking place as part of the Fun Palaces initiative which sees venues across the UK hosting events that bring together arts and sciences, children and adults. For more information about Fun Palaces visit http://www.funpalaces.co.uk.
The events and activities at Royal & Derngate are suitable for all ages from 9.30am to 5pm, while from 5pm onwards events are aimed at adults, culminating in a special immersive theatre performance Apocalypse, starting at midnight.
To avoid disappointment people can book their free places for performances and workshops via Box Office on 01604 624811.
There will also be plenty of fun and exciting ways for volunteers of all ages to help out at this event. Anyone interested can contact Erica Martin for more information by calling 01604 655757 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
courtesy of The Royal & Derngate, Northampton