The amazing Fairport Convention will be joining the Derby Folk Festival as headline act.
From fabulous festivals and family fun, to exciting sporting action, the coming year is packed with exciting events in Derby.
Dare you join in our incredible Half-Term, Halloween and Bonfire events. Derby has something to give the whole family the heebie-jeebies.
Sinfonia Viva, the Grammy-nominated East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, has teamed up with Derby Cathedral to develop a special ‘Twilights’ series of four concerts over the coming months.
The historic buildings and streets of Derby's Cathedral quarter are transformed into a food-craft-arts focused party for one night for the 'Christmas' Derby Night Market.
Whether you choose the luxury of one of the city's boutique or 4 star hotels or opt for comfort and value, you’ll always feel welcome and want to come back again.
With cuisine from all around the world, whether you're eating out on a budget or dining out in style, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
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22 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
Derby Guildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AE
A magical reworking of this iconic comedy has created an inventive and hilarious production, which is blessed with a stellar company.
Derby Folk Festival Sat Day/Eve
1 Oct 2016
Derby Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH
Derby's sell-out Folk Festival is set take over the city in 2016 with a fantastic line-up of performers.
Behind the Scenes
Don't Miss, Tours and Walks
28 Sep 2016
Royal Crown Derby Retail Shop, 194 Osmaston Road, Derby, DE238JZ
The Royal Crown Derby archives will be open to the public for the first time so come along and meet our curator and team of volunteers working behind the scenes.
Happy Mondays + The Bluetones
Don't Miss, Music
15 Oct 2016
Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JB
Derby LIVE and SB5 present legendary 80s band Happy Mondays plus iconic band The Bluetones in a unique, one off gig at Derby Arena as part of Derby County Football Club’s former Captain Shaun Barker’s testimonial year.
WinterWalker: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Christmas, Family Fun
20 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
Déda, Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU
This funny and playful adaptation of Hoffmann's timeless Christmas tale is full of storytelling, dance and original music inspired by tunes from the classic ballet, The Nutcracker.
'Don't go into the Cellar!!'
Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays
30 Oct 2016
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH
Come to Kedleston Hall to celebrate Halloween. Fun for all the family!!! This is a family theatre, with the emphasis on joining in, which will be held in the Saloon.
2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Championship
16 Mar 2017
Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2RP
The 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Championship Season Launch will take place at Donington Park.
2Q Festival 2017
Don't Miss, Festivals, Music
1 Apr 2017
2Q Festival returns to Derby in 2017 following sell-out success at the inaugural Festival in 2016.
9 to 5
1 Nov 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, Eagle Centre, Derby, DE1 2NF
Good Companions Stage Society are proud to announce the Derbyshire’s Amateur Premier of this hilarious new musical comedy, based on the 80’s hit film that centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss.
A Final Peek Behind the Shutters
Don't Miss, School Holidays
6 Nov 2016
Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road , Elvaston , Derby, DE72 3EP
With limited open days for the public to view - now is your chance to pre-book a half hour slot with the Rangers between 1pm and 3.45pm to take a look at Elvaston's magical Gothic Hall.
A Little Symphony in F and More - Part of the Twilights Series
3 Mar 2017
Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3GP
The East Midlands only professional orchestra right on your doorstep and in the grandest of settings.
A Remembrance for the Millions
27 Sep 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BR
To commemorate The Battle of the Somme and all those who lost their lives fighting in 1916, Derby Museums are proud to participate in a unique act of remembrance in partnership with the 9th/12th Royal Lancers Museum. The exhibition will display the names of the 650,000 servicemen and women from all nations who died during 1916.
A Romantic Affair at Kedleston Hall
11 Feb 2017 - 14 Feb 2017
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one in the exquisite surrounds of one of the country’s finest stately homes. Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival, sensuous cello playing and a fire-lit meal in the sumptuous Caesars’ Hall before journeying through the house to witness the intimate drama of the first meeting between those two great Romantic poets and rakish lovers, Byron and Shelley.
A Spring Quintet - Part of the Twilights Series
7 Apr 2017
Adam Pownall: Getting Better Slowly
1 Dec 2016
Performed by Adam Pownall & Kitty Randle.
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