Arts & culture

A region at the heart of art!

A region at the heart of art!

The creative story of Northamptonshire is a roll-call of the greats of art, music, theatre – and more.

78 Derngate

78 Derngate

78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It’s now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering a boutique restaurant, light-filled art galleries and a stylish design shop.

Abington Park Museum

Abington Park Museum

Abington Park Museum is a beautiful Grade 1-listed building set in the grounds of Abington Park. Collections include military and the Northamptonshire Regiment, social history, natural science, Egyptology and costume.

Alfred East Gallery

Alfred East Gallery

The Alfred East Gallery is home to a rich collection of paintings, ranging from 19th century works to 21st century works. The gallery has a regular series of changing exhibitions by local artists, as well as a permanent collection.

Althorp Estate

Althorp Estate

Althorp was built in 1508, by the Spencers. Visitors are invited to explore this wonderful house, discovering beautiful interiors and one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics.

Althorp Literary Festival

Althorp Literary Festival

Althorp Literary Festival is a unique celebration of the written word, over the years the festival has been privileged to host over 300 novelists, historians, comedians, actors, politicians sportsmen and television personalities

Boughton House

Boughton House

Discover one of Britain’s grandest and best-preserved stately homes. As well as the splendours of the house, you can also enjoy the 18th-century landscaped gardens, woodlands and a grand country park.

Castle Theatre

Castle Theatre

The Castle Theatre houses a versatile 500-seat theatre and cinema space, an intimate studio theatre space seating up to 100, a Franks restaurant with free WiFi access and a full catering and licensed bar service.

Deene Park

Deene Park

Built over six centuries, growing into a substantial Tudor and Georgian mansion, Deene Park has been owned by the Brudenell family for 500 years and is the home of 7th Earl of Cardigan, who led the charge of the Light Brigade in 1854.

Errol Flynn Filmhouse

Errol Flynn Filmhouse

The Errol Flynn Filmhouse is a cinema that shows screenings 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.

Jgallery

Jgallery

Jgallery is an independent contemporary visual art gallery and coffee shop – Lounge25, based in the village of Moulton. The gallery exhibits and sells beautiful, original contemporary art and limited edition prints.

Lighthouse Theatre

Lighthouse Theatre

The Lighthouse Theatre is the main venue for performing arts and entertainment in Kettering. The venue has all the magnificence of a traditional theatre combined with the features of a modern, state-of-the-art auditorium.

Northampton Guildhall

Northampton Guildhall

Northampton Guildhall is a Grade 2-listed building that boasts a stunning Great Hall and over 100 years of history, the ceiling is richly decorated with arms of the counties and the stained glass windows are by John Milner.

Northampton Music Festival

Northampton Music Festival

The Northampton Music Festival is a free annual event that takes place in the town centre and is designed to celebrate Northampton’s rich music culture. It showcases a broad range of musicians and artists based in the town.

Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle

There are many things to see and do at Rockingham Castle today, come and explore the dynamic history the castle has to offer. Visitors tour the castle in their own time on a “freeflow” basis and guides are located throughout.

Royal & Derngate

Royal & Derngate

Royal & Derngate offers a diverse programme of drama, music, dance, comedy and film, as well as the award-winning Made in Northampton productions: shows originated, cast, built, rehearsed and premiered on the stages.

Shambala Festival

Shambala Festival

Shambala Festival is a truly special place where you play, revitalise, and return to the world full of joy. The line up an annual celebration of the global music scene, from funk to soul, disco to reggae and drum & bass to jazz.

Stahl Theatre

Stahl Theatre

Stahl Theatre pride themselves in programming the very highest quality school productions alongside the some of the country’s leading touring theatre companies. The varied programme caters to a broad range of tastes.

Swanspool Ceramics

Swanspool Ceramics

The Swanspool Ceramics studio is an oasis in which to learn, relax, be creative or simply enjoy some time for yourself in today’s fast-paced world… all accompanied by tea and biscuits to stimulate those creative juices!

The Canal Museum

The Canal Museum

In the heart of the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal you can find The Canal Museum where a free audio guide will take you on a journey through the stories and traditions of Britain’s historic canals.

The Core at Corby Cube

The Core at Corby Cube

The Core at Corby Cube houses a 445 seat theatre with additional studio spaces offering the whole community the chance to engage in workshops and creative projects, with a particular focus on children and young people.

The Deco

The Deco

The Deco is a magnificently restored 1930s cinema located in the heart of Northampton. The beautiful Art Deco auditorium seats up 900 people and regularly features a wide variety of events and shows ideal for all the family.

Wellingborough Museum

Wellingborough Museum

The Wellingborough Museum is housed in Dulley’s Baths, the building is the home of the collection of artefacts owned by the Winifred Wharton Trust. It has a market town collection of social items relating to the area.