What is A Night Less Ordinary?
A Night Less Ordinary is an Arts Council England scheme in association with Metro, which will provide 618,000 free theatre tickets to anyone under 26 in more than 200 venues across England and Royal & Derngate Northampton have been chosen as one of only four East Midlands venues to be part of this.
The scheme is designed to encourage young people to take their theatregoing experiences into their own hands. It aims to reach new audiences and develop a new generation of arts attendees.
It will allow independent ticket bookers the opportunity to claim theatre tickets for free if they are under 26 and is specifically targeted at young adults. For more information about the scheme visit www.anightlessordinary.org.uk
What can I come and see?
If you’re under 26, and booking your own theatre tickets, you can claim them for free for any production in the Royal Auditorium. There is an allocation of tickets available on all Monday to Thursday evenings. Tickets are offered on a first come first served basis and are always subject to availability.
From time to time Royal & Derngate Northampton will be able to make other nights available and sometimes even some shows in the Derngate auditorium too. Once on their Scheme’s mailing list, they will send you regular updates about all the exciting shows on offer, and you can keep checking the website for details!
This season you can already choose from:
END OF THE RAINBOW, MY ZINC BED, THREE SISTERS, JUS' LIKE THAT!, SPIKE MILLIGAN'S ADOLF HITLER: MY PART IN HIS DOWNFALL, THE WOMAN IN BLACK, THE MINISTRY OF FEAR and a full season of orchestral concerts from ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA.
There will also be 30 tickets available for every concert Royal & Derngate Northamptons 09/10 ORCHESTRAL SEASON. Click here to find out more about the concerts in our Orchestral Season.
How to join the scheme and claim your tickets?
Call the Box Office on 01604 624811. You’ll be asked for a few details including your contact address, phone number, email address and, of course, your date of birth. You’ll then be registered as a member of the A Night Less Ordinary Free Ticket Scheme.
You can then make your ticket request direct with the Box Office (please note that you’ll only be able to book 1 ticket per registered customer so if you want to come with friends, make sure they’ve signed up to be part of the A Night Less Ordinary Free Ticket Scheme too).
You’ll receive confirmation of your booking via email and the ticket will be available for collection on the night of the show. This must be collected no later than 30 minutes before the performance or it will be released for re-sale. You’ll need to bring proof of ID with you to collect your tickets (valid forms of ID include a driving licence, a valid passport, a birth certificate, a PASS-approved card, or a 16-25 Railcard).
Royal & Derngate Northampton will shortly be updating their website so you can also join the Scheme’s mailing list and request tickets online. Creative Projects
'Merlin' star Bradley James talks about
A Night Less Ordinary.
Sheridan Smith, star of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and Grownups, talks about Arts Council England's
A Night Less Ordinary - a scheme
that will give away more than
half a million free theatre tickets
to under 26 year olds all over England.
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