The Royal & Derngate in Northampton has been nominated as regional theatre of the year in the annual The Stage Awards.
It was announced today that the town‘s theatre will compete against Chichester Festival Theatre and the Royal Exchange in Manchester to be crowned best regional theatre.
The winners will unveiled at The Stage New Year Party, to be held at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on January 29, 2016.
Martin Sutherland, chief executive of The Royal & Derngate tweeted: “This is terrific news. Thank you to great team @RoyalDerngate and to our audiences for your support this year.”
Royal & Derngate was named the Regional Theatre of the Year in the inaugural Stage 100 awards in 2010.