1910s: Charles Rennie Mackintosh made a bold statement with stripes in the guest bedroom of 78 Derngate, making a strong focal point in a small bedroom and also give the illusion of a four poster bed. Circa 1919.
The Royal Theatre was the first building of what now exists as the Royal & Derngate complex. The Royal, then called the Theatre Royal and Opera House, was built for John Franklin by Henry Martin and designed by renowned Victorian theatre architect Charles J. Phipps with mural artist Henry Bird. It opened on 5 May 1884 with a production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.