About The Filmhouse

The Northampton Filmhouse was developed by the team at Royal & Derngate Northampton; one of the UK’s most acclaimed regional theatres. The first screen, situated adjacent to the theatre, opened on 20 June 2013.

A second screen was opened in April 2017, built alongside the existing cinema, making even more screenings available of the very best in world, independent, British and mainstream films, along with live screenings of theatre, ballet and opera events from around the world.

Between the two screens is a raised outdoor terrace and seating area, where customers can enjoy some carefully selected local refreshments.

We are pleased to work with the Independent Cinema Office in support of our programming, film selection and marketing. The Independent Cinema Office is a charity that aims to bring a wider range of films to a wider range of people, so people can access amazing film culture wherever they are in the UK.

The cinema has been made possible by the generosity and support of a number of partners. We are grateful to all who have ‘named a seat’ and to those who have provided grant, sponsorship and financing for this project, in particular:

West Northamptonshire Development Corporation             Eric Stanton Charitable Trust             Carlsberg   

As a registered charity, Royal & Derngate is generously supported by grants from:


We are also proud to be a part of Northamptonshire Britain’s Best Surprise:

All profits generated from the Northampton Filmhouse will be donated annually to Northampton Theatres Trust (on behalf of Royal & Derngate). This assists the theatres to continue to produce highly acclaimed theatre (Made In Northampton) present a wide range of live entertainment and enable young people and families from throughout the county to participate in award winning arts related activities.

The Northampton Filmhouse team

Jo Gordon – Chief Executive

James Dacre – Artistic Director

Ashley Bishop – Programming & Customer Experience Director

Richard Clifford – Film Programme Officer

Lorna Dawson – Customer Experience Manager

Simon Antrobus – Chair of the Board of Trustees

Northampton Filmhouse is a trading name of The Northampton Theatres Trust Limited.
Charity No.1075741. Company No.3640915. VAT No. 623 5320 71
19 -20 Guildhall Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1DP United Kingdom


Our memberships are designed to save you money and give you more. Whether you’re a film buff or theatre lover, there’s something for everyone, and with the introduction of our Stage & Screen Membership you can choose to enjoy the very best in entertainment from across Northampton Filmhouse and Royal & Derngate combined.

Why not also treat your loved ones with a gift membership this Christmas? With so much to look forward to over the next 12 months, it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Northampton Filmhouse Screen Membership

  • Priority booking*
  • Three free tickets**
  • £1 off all films**
  • 10% off all food and drink purchased at our bars
  • No postage fees
  • Free ticket exchange

All for just £40 per year

Buy your Screen Membership
To purchase this membership as a gift, please call our box office on 01604 624811

Royal & Derngate Stage Membership

  • Priority booking*
  • Best available ticket prices
  • 5% extra discount on season tickets
  • Free ticket exchange
  • No transaction fees
  • No postage fees
  • 10% off all food and drink purchased at our bars
  • Monthly newsletter

All for just £40 per year

Buy your Stage Membership
To purchase this membership as a gift, please call our box office on 01604 624811

Royal & Derngate and Northampton Filmhouse Stage & Screen Membership

All of the benefits above included in both the Stage and Screen memberships plus;

  • Exclusive 2 for 1 offers at Royal & Derngate.
  • An additional three free tickets for Northampton Filmhouse*

All for just £70 per year

Buy your Stage & Screen Membership
To purchase this membership as a gift, please call our box office on 01604 624811

For full Terms & Conditions on all membership levels please click here.
*some exclusions apply
**excluding live broadcasts and non-live premium screenings

Gift Vouchers









The perfect gift for a friend or loved one, Northampton Filmhouse  gift vouchers can be used to purchase tickets for all of our shows.

Purchase a Gift Voucher 

If you are looking for alternative gift ideas, we offer a range of Northampton Filmhouse memberships with great benefits for film-lovers.

Vouchers can be collected from our Box Office, posted or sent as an email to be printed at home. Please note that if you would like your voucher posted it will be sent by Royal Mail second class, so can take up to 10 working days to arrive.

Please note that Northampton Filmhouse gift vouchers expire after 18 months. 

The Experience

When planning the 88 seat cinema and our new second screen for Northampton, we spoke to a lot of people and visited a lot of cinemas, many recommended by friends, colleagues and audiences members through social media. We wanted to know what people liked or disliked about their local cinema, which cinemas they would rush back to, and what made these film houses special. Rarely did anyone speak about the films. They talked about the seats, the bars, the food, the passionate staff, the glassware.

In short, they valued being treated as grown-ups. We value this too.


All our seats are premium seats and our accessible spaces for wheelchairs have a great view too.

We sourced our luxury leather seats and side tables from Skeie in Norway, and our architects, One 17, and main contractor, Elite Systems, have worked closely with our acoustic engineers to ensure that the sound is as good as it can be. As with the elegant cedar wood clad exterior, the interior of both of the screens is deceptively simple, but works hard to ensure a quality sound and vision experience.


We offer a small menu of delicious and quiet(er) snacks. We considered not selling the cinema classic, popcorn, as it is too often disappointing and noisy. However, having decided that it is an essential part of the film going experience, we sell sweet and salted varieties.

Each of our two screens has a bar at the rear of the auditorium, typically opening 30 minutes before each advertised film start time. Drinks, served in glass or crockery, can be enjoyed from your seat (plastic cups are available too though). As well as excellent wines, bottled beers, juices and spirits, we stock Warner Edwards Gin, Gallones ice-cream, a range of coffee and soft drinks.

You should expect a warm welcome every time you visit. Our programme includes screenings exclusively for parents and their babies, and silver screenings for our more mature visitors.

Finally, a few words about our ‘start times’. This is the time that we aim to start the main feature (give or take five minutes), however, we strive to open doors to the auditorium and bar 30 minutes earlier. During this period we will be showing adverts and trailers and serving drinks and snacks. But, we promise not to plunge you into darkness until the actual film begins.

We aim to make the Northampton Filmhouse experience available to all. For information on Access, please click here.

We really look forward to welcoming you very soon, to enjoy both a great experience AND a brilliant film.


Prices for the Northampton Filmhouse are:

Adults: £10.50
Concessions: (students, senior 60+, Universal Credit and members of our Access scheme) £9.50
Child: (15 and under) £8
Live Broadcasting screenings £17.50, £15.50 concessions, £12 for child.
Non-Live Premium screenings: £15.50, £13.50 concessions, £11 child
16-25 year olds: £5.50 (Monday-Thursday, regular screenings)

Family Summer Ticket (2 adults, 2 children, or 1 adult, 3 children): £32

It is possible to hire a screen for private screenings, small conferences and presentations. To discuss your requirements and receive a competitive quote, please contact 01604 655729 or email us.