Catering Consultant Tender Advice: Royal & Derngate Northampton

Request for expressions of interest

Royal & Derngate Northampton is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northamptonshire, and one of the major regional producing theatres in the country, attracting over 300,000 visitors every year.

It is now seeking a new Operator for a number of unique venues located within its popular town centre complex:

  • The flagship café bar, John Franklin’s
  • A private event space, Crown Room
  • Additional event spaces suitable for larger events

The successful Operator will provide flawless, memorable experiences for theatre and cinema goers, and will also understand how to build a thriving private dining, small events and VIP hospitality business.

About The Venues:

John Franklin’s is the flagship café bar serving Royal & Derngate Northampton. It is a popular destination throughout the day  for a wide range of customers including theatre goers, local business lunches, casual coffee and cake moments and celebration occasions. It benefits from up to 50 indoor covers with additional outdoor seating.

Crown Room is an inspiring multi-functional space for up to 40 that is ideal for corporate meetings, private dinners, smaller celebrations and VIP events.

Additional Event Spaces offer a range of private hire options across the venue, including weddings, celebrations and corporate hospitality for up to 300.

Royal & Derngate Northampton is registered charity with established values that inform its choice of partners. The successful Operator will need to demonstrate a commitment to the venue’s values, including environmental sustainability.

For further details of this outstanding business opportunity, please get in touch with Paul Smith, Director at Montfort Consultants at Deadline for submission of requested information: 28thJuly 2023.

Posted on June 30th, 2023