Derby has a fantastic range of festivals all year round. From Derby Festé in September, to the FORMAT photography festival and two annual Beer Festivals, Derby has something for everyone.
Our Next Festivals
23/03/2017 - 11/06/2017
This exhibition explores early studio photography from 1854 onwards with a focus on the collection of W.W. Winter Studio in Derby, one of the oldest running studios in the world.
24/03/2017 - 23/04/2017
The festival, established in 2004, is now the UK’s largest international biennale of contemporary Photography.
The UK's largest portfolio review returns in March 2017, part of the FORMAT17 opening weekend.
2Q Festival returns to Derby in 2017 following sell-out success at the inaugural Festival in 2016.
This tour will be Lee’s ninth full-length comedy show. It is a show jam-packed with laughs. So it is simply called ‘Comedy Show No. 9.’
Tony Law is closer than ever to nonsense nirvana.
The finest flâneur brings a new interactive show to the baying masses.
A story of two brothers, 1 family, goodies, baddies and autism.
11/05/2017 - 14/05/2017
Now when days get longer and the sun comes out again it’s time for the German Village Festival.
Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year.
Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires). We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!
25/05/2017 - 28/05/2017
Catton Hall, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN
Bearded Theory is an award-winning festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in South Derbyshire.
The Derby Book Festival opening event will feature best-selling author Sebastian Faulks in Derby Cathedral on Friday 9 June.
09/06/2017 - 17/06/2017
The third Derby Book Festival will return 9 - 17 June 2017.
09/06/2017 - 11/06/2017
Download Festival is the home of rock and metal and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which has been associated with rock since the 80's.