About Us

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The Errol Flynn 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, on the birthday of Hollywood icon, Errol Flynn.

World class artists and actors have been (and continue to be) regular visitors to Northampton for over 125 years, but perhaps the most famous of all is Tasmanian born Errol Flynn, who spent 6 months as a member of the acting company of Northampton Rep (now known as Royal & Derngate), before heading to Hollywood where he made his name and fortune. When launching the new cinema, we decided to take this opportunity to celebrate this connection by naming the cinema in his honour.


We opened our second screen 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, for customers to enjoy our carefully selected local refreshments.

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             Northampton Borough Council

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

arts-council-england             northampton-borough-council    

All profits generated from the Errol Flynn 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 EFF team

Martin Sutherland – Chief Executive

James Dacre – Artistic Director

Jo Gordon – Marketing & Sales Director

Christiaan De Villiers – Operations Director

Steve Edmonds – Chair of the Board of Trustees

Errol Flynn 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