Beware of zombies in the Royal & Derngate Fun Palace

Fun Palaces

Northampton’s Royal & Derngate Theatre is throwing open its doors for the Fun Palaces festival, a free pop-up event and open day, on October 4.

From creative workshops for all ages, to live performances and theatre anyone can take part in, there are 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 an 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 and it is all free.

The 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.

The events and activities at Royal & Derngate are suitable for all ages from 9.30am to 5pm.

From 5pm onwards events are aimed at adults culminating in a special immersive theatre performance of the zombie drama, strong>Apocalypse, starting at midnight.

For a full list of events visit the theatre website www.royalandderngate.co.uk/getinvolved/community/funpalace

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