Explore Derby’s city centre with our FREE guided heritage and ghost walks.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

Step aboard the greatest ocean-liner ever built on its maiden voyage. This dining, and theatrical experience weaves; survivors memories and biographies of victims with the ship’s entertainment on both the upper decks and steerage.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadler Gate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

Get ready to boogie the night away at the Derby beautiful Old Bell ballroom in Derby. Its a Halloween special disco.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadler Gate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

This globetrotting show is truly legendary, selling out in places like Edinburgh Fringe, Raffles Singapore and Sydney Opera House.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadler Gate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

Join Derby Museums this Christmas for a fun-filled evening in their stunning 19th Century listed building on The Wardwick.

Museum and Art Gallery on The Wardwick
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

Quentin Blake & John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children's Books is the first ever exhibition to celebrate Quentin Blake’s five-decade long partnership with celebrated author John Yeoman.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

Use our large touchscreen display to visit FORMAT21 Online.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

"Anything goes!" cries the motto of Paracinema, the festival dedicated to highlighting films and genres outside the mainstream.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Derby Film Festival showcases the best of cinema, with films never before screened in Derby, previews, short films, talks, special guests and more.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Whooverville is the East Midland's biggest annual get-together for fans of the BBC TV series Doctor Who. Organised by Derby's Doctor Who group, The Whoovers, one of the most popular fan groups in the UK.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

The unofficial, one day fan event celebrating 25 years of Tomb Raider in the birthplace of Lara Croft! Meet developers, the voice of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider 2 & 3 and your favourite content creators!

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

QUAD welcomes the return of Robot Day with the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Join us for the first part of a very special day of horror writing, with five workshop sessions looking at a wide range of aspects of the genre! QUAD’s Literature Officer Alex Davis will be your host throughout, and will be joined by acclaimed authors Sophie Draper, James Everington and Angeline Trevena for an exciting day of dark inspiration, imagination and information!

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Refreshments provided, speeches launching the exhibitions in the gallery, with artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley being present in QUAD Gallery.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Join us in the QUAD Café/bar and bring your best film quiz ringer or download the Matrix into your noggin in preparation.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Sit back, grab a drink and toe tap away as Kristian Thomas Company present... The Vallis.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

From award winning orchestra Sinfonia Viva comes a magical musical adventure chock-full of spectacular story telling.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

Step into the Virtual world this summer. Cutting edge Virtual Reality experiences that will transport you into an immersive and exciting altered reality: you won’t believe your eyes.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

Join Grammy-nominated and RPS winning orchestra Sinfonia Viva and experience the undeniable power of a live orchestra.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures thesoaring emotions of life and relationships with Side By Side By Sondheim.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

The Derby Market Place has been transformed into a live entertainment space, with a wide range of events and festivals coming to the Derby Loves You temporary venue.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

Join panto star, actor, comedian and magician – Mike McClean – for an hour or so of comedy that’s suitable for the kids!

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

Join Mike and a special guest for an evening of top class comedy, proper entertainment, and evenMike’s alternative mind-reading act!

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

Join the Lost Boys for a Halloween Quiz Night-Mare to remember, or rather to forget.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

Come and join us for a fabulous celebration of the diverse communities in Derby through music and dance for Derby Peace Week.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

The long overdue and eagerly anticipated reunion of Derby folk favourites The Open Road.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

Phil Robson is back in town. He managed to get out of New York just before COVID struck, as he was in Ireland at the time and he stayed over.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

Join members of the Grammy-nominated and RPS winning orchestra Sinfonia Viva, for a night of passion and vibrant virtuosity.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

Written and performed by multi-instrumentalist and vocal trio, Moirai, Framed tells the story of a Derby woman and here family, accused of a poison plot to murder the Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1917.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

After the disappointment of postponing this event in 2020 we cannot wait to get this off the ground!

Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate
Derby
DE1 3GP

Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting...

Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate
Derby
DE1 3GP

On the evening of Friday 24th September, the Cathedral will open its doors, offering visitors the opportunity to explore and discover its many treasures

Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate
Derby
DE1 3GP

If you’ve never been to a classical concert before, fear not! The ensemble boasts an audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first-time classical concert goers!

Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate
Derby
DE1 3GP

We will be hosting ‘Annie’s Inclusive Evening of Comedy with Jason Manford & Special Guests!’ at Annie’s Burger Shack Derby on the 21st September 2021!

Annie's Burger Shack Derby
Friary Street
Derby
DE1 1JF

As part of a series of co-produced events, Derby Museums are thrilled to present Empowered Adornment by Anisha Parmar.

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Silk Mill Lane
Derby
DE1 3AF

Assemble: Derby’s Festival of Making is an annual gathering that celebrates makers of all shapes and sizes at the Museum of Making on what is widely regarded as the site of the world’s first factory.

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Silk Mill Lane
Derby
DE1 3AF

At 7pm on Cathedral Green there will be the first performance of Chorus, a monumental outdoor artwork by the award-winning sound artist, theatre maker and composer, Ray Lee.

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Silk Mill Lane
Derby
DE1 3AF

An exploration of big and small at the brand new Museum of Making.

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Silk Mill Lane
Derby
DE1 3AF

Steampunk can be described as people getting together to celebrate a version of history that didn’t happen, it is a fascination with classic Victorian Science Fiction and Fantasy, with an emphasis on the mechanical steam-driven inventiveness of that era but re-imagined for today.

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Silk Mill Lane
Derby
DE1 3AF

Celebrate the official launch of the Museum of Making in collaboration with Derby Festé!

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Silk Mill Lane
Derby
DE1 3AF

Celebrate the official launch of the Museum of Making with a day full of family friendly making activities on what is widely regarded as the site of the world’s first modern factory.

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Silk Mill Lane
Derby
DE1 3AF

Celebrate the official launch of the Museum of Making in collaboration with Derby Festé with special late night opening at both the Museum of Making and the Museum & Art Gallery.

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Silk Mill Lane
Derby
DE1 3AF

Coming Soon - Derby riverboat trips will commence on the River Derwent.

Exeter Bridge Boarding Platform
Derby
DE1 2ED

A Brand New Circus Cabaret for the 21st Century.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Pam Ayres has been entertaining the nation with her poems and stories for over 40 years. Join her for an evening featuring her work, old and new, from her many books.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Fierce Flow is an exciting new show about reclaiming space and celebrating identity.

Déda Café
Chapel Street
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3GU

Ravelings of earth, Join us for the Festé Closing Party at Café Déda !

Déda Café
Chapel Street
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3GU

Camilla Greenwell is a photographer with a Fine Art and performance background, who is based in London and works internationally.

Déda
Chapel Street
Derby
DE1 3GU

Performance Poets featuring Rob Gee part of the Derby Poetry festival. Poets can perform and enter the competition judged by Rob Gee.

Déda
Chapel Street
Derby
DE1 3GU

Originally due to open before the first Covid lockdown, this fascinating exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and explores her impact upon health in the home.

Pickford's House
41 Friar Gate
Derby
DE1 1DA

We start with a brief tour of the Gaol, and continue the walk up to Derby’s 3rd and last County Prison on Vernon Gate visiting the execution room and the very haunted tower.

Derby Gaol
50 Friargate
Derby
DE1 1DF

If you ever wondered what it would be like to take part in a paranormal investigation in the reputedly haunted Derby Gaol, you need wonder no more! Bar facilities are available!

Derby Gaol
50 Friargate
Derby
DE1 1DF

This October we will have a BEAST of a line up, with 8 of the UK’s best street food burger traders!

Bustler Market
The Chocolate Factory
Siddalls Road
Derby
DE1 2QD

Award winning street food market in the Heart of Derby's Industrial Quarter.

Bustler Market
The Chocolate Factory
Siddalls Road
Derby
DE1 2QD

BINGO LOCO IS COMING TO DERBY AFTER SOLD OUT SHOWS IN DUBLIN / NEW YORK / SYDNEY / VANCOUVER + 200 OTHER DESTINATIONS AROUND THE WORLD.

Bustler Market
The Chocolate Factory
Siddalls Road
Derby
DE1 2QD

A sophisticated evening of house music, past, present and future!

Bustler Market
The Chocolate Factory
Siddalls Road
Derby
DE1 2QD

It's all about street food, festive fun, live music, DJ's & dance floors, entertainment & good times.

Bustler Market
The Chocolate Factory
Siddalls Road
Derby
DE1 2QD

Derby Beer Con will be taking place the 10th and 11th of September 2021.

Bustler Market
The Chocolate Factory
Siddalls Road
Derby
DE1 2QD

BREW-SKI Aprés Ski Oktoberfest Bustler will be bringing the ski slopes to The Chocolate Factory and transforming into a mountain top, ski style festival complete with Steins, snowflakes & glitter balls.

Bustler Market
The Chocolate Factory
Siddalls Road
Derby
DE1 2QD

The now legendary city centre ghost walk takes you around Derby city centre.

St Peter's Church
10 St Peter's Churchyard
Derby
DE1 1NN

As part of the Derby 300 celebrations come and join us at The Royal Crown Derby Factory for a very unique factory tour.

Royal Crown Derby Museum
194 Osmaston Road
Derby
DE23 8JZ

Enjoy a night of ‘simply the best’ entertainment at The Incora County Ground with ‘An Evening of Tina‘ on Saturday 21 August.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club
The Incora County Ground
Nottingham Road
Derby
DE21 6DA

Global music sensation Michael Bublé will perform live at The Incora County Ground on Saturday 9 July 2022.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club
The Incora County Ground
Nottingham Road
Derby
DE21 6DA

Buy our brewery tours and learn about how your favourite DBC ale is made. Try plenty of samples, enjoy a chilli at The Tap thanks to El Contador, and take home a bottle of beer too!

Masons Place Business Park
11 Nottingham Road
Chaddesden
DE21 6AQ

Witness the Urban Soul Orchestra, DJ Goldierocks and a host of critically acclaimed vocalists bring a heady blend of Balearic beats to life in the beautiful grounds of Darley Park.

Darley Park
DE22 1EN

An evening of classical music and fireworks – don’t forget your picnic!

Darley Park
DE22 1EN

Join Richard Felix on the fascinating Ghost and History Walk around Darley Abbey Village and Park.

The Abbey Public House
6A Darley Street
Darley Abbey
DE22 1DX

The Dreamboys, the UK’s most famous girls night out, are back and hotter than ever!

Derby Arena
Royal Way
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JB

Derby prepare yourself! Drag Royalty will Ru-Turn in 2022 for the UK’s biggest ever RuPaul tour.

Derby Arena
Royal Way
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JB

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit.

Derby Arena
Royal Way
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JB

Having set two Guinness World Records with his previous sell-out World Tour, Professor Brian Cox is back with a brand-new Arena show for 2021.

Derby Arena
Royal Way
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JB

Against all odds the Circus of Horrors is back performing in a Covid Compliant environment.

Derby Arena
Royal Way
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JB

Santa’s Grotto for dogs is back!

Markeaton Park
Markeaton Park
Derby
DE22 4AA

The 5k and 10k course is suitable for all abilities.

Markeaton Park
Markeaton Park
Derby
DE22 4AA

Mixing conversational spoken word with a full band performing original songs, We Are What We Overcome will challenge your thinking around the subjects addressed, as well as providing an entertaining evening of upbeat, balladeering music.

Markeaton Park
Markeaton Park
Derby
DE22 4AA

Just the Tonic Comedy Club, in association with Daves Comedy Club present a very special night with an appearance from Jason Manford and guests.

Derby Conference Centre
London Road
Alvaston
Derby
DE24 8UX

Everyone loves to dance, whatever age they are…Discos for Grown Ups create exclusive pop up parties for ‘grown-ups’ who love to boogie the night away to the best ever soul, disco and feel good classics on vinyl from the 70s and 80s.

Derby Conference Centre
London Road
Alvaston
Derby
DE24 8UX

Create special memories this year with exclusive time with your favourite animal! Head out into the Derbyshire countryside and enjoy a heart warming animal encounter together.

Bluebells
Brunswood Farm
Locko Road
Derby
DE21 7AR

A wild camping experience on the dairy farm with an ice cream twist!

Bluebells
Brunswood Farm
Locko Road
Derby
DE21 7AR

Join us for our FUN and INTERACTIVE Santa’s Snowlympics, and celebrate the joys of winter. You’ll discover the TREEmendous trail and an exciting snow contest. The Great Penguin Sleigh Race is the race to end all races, and Santa and friends will be there with you at Bluebell Dairy

Bluebells
Brunswood Farm
Locko Road
Derby
DE21 7AR

Join us for an outdoor cinema experience under the stars; bring a picnic chair and blanket and enjoy 'Dirty Dancing' on the big screen! Nobody puts Baby in the corner...

Kedleston Country House
Kedleston Road
Derby
DE22 5JD

Join us for an outdoor cinema experience under the stars; bring a picnic chair and blanket and enjoy 'The Greatest Showman' on the big screen!

Kedleston Country House
Kedleston Road
Derby
DE22 5JD

Enjoy a 3 course dinner and a night of comedy, as The Kedleston Country House presents the 'ROCKY HORROR MURDER SHOW', in collaboration with Murder on the Side.

Kedleston Country House
Kedleston Road
Quarndon
Derbyshire
DE22 5JD

Wave goodbye to 2021 in style at Kedleston's New Year's Eve party!

Kedleston Country House
Kedleston Road
Quarndon
Derbyshire
DE22 5JD

Our popular Festival returns on 18 and 19 September 2021 at Elvaston Castle Country Park and is a celebration of traditional and contemporary woodland crafts!

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derby
DE72 3EP

Want to go to a music festival but don't want to leave your best friend behind, then Dog Lovers Festival is for you.

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derby
DE72 3EP

Join us behind the scenes at White Peak Distillery. Experience the unique atmosphere, heat and smells of our working distillery set in the old Johnson & Nephew Wire Works of the 1870s.

White Peak Distillery
Derwent Wire Works
Matlock Road, Ambergate
Derbyshire
DE56 2HE

We have decided to postpone SIGNALS Festival until 11 June 2022.

Crich Tramway Village
Derbyshire
DE4 5DP

Visit the Adventure Farm this September and dig up your own potatoes to take home to home to smash, boil, chip, roast and bake!

National Forest Adventure Farm
Postern Road
Tatenhill
Burton on Trent
DE13 9SJ

Hair-raising fun at the Adventure Farm this Halloween.

National Forest Adventure Farm
Postern Road
Tatenhill
Burton on Trent
DE13 9SJ

Watch a film under the stars at Cromford Meadows, part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Cromford Meadows Cricket Club
Cromford
Matlock
DE4 3RQ

This Autumn get ready for Alton Towers Oktoberfest where you’ll be in for more than one treat!

Alton Towers Resort
Alton
Staffordshire
ST10 4DB

Discover the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

Celebrate Christmas in style with our magical masquerade ball and an elegant three-course dinner.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

Ring in the New Year at Chatsworth with live music, dancing and a delectable four-course dinner.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

Whether you've always wanted to keep your own birds or just want a fun day out with a difference, this workshop is a great hands-on experience.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

Watch Derbyshire’s history unfold in spectacular night-time shows projected on to two local landmarks, as we shine a light on our stories and bring them to life in an extravaganza of light and sound.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

Develop your floristry skills with our experts and learn more about the garden at Chatsworth. Perfect as a gift, or as a treat for yourself.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

Spend the day with our experts in the garden team and learn about the Kitchen and cutting garden before making a seasonal arrangement to take home.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

This hands-on introduction to caring for goats makes for a fun day out with a difference.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

Derbyshire was a hive of activity in Georgian times - and a place of great importance in world history. It was a county of great contrasts, and those contrasts are being celebrated over three days across the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and the newly restored Buxton Crescent, with events themed on three key contrasts - water, society and architecture.

Derwent Valley Mills & Buxton Crescent

FORMAT International Photography Festival is the UK's leading biennial of photography and related media, organised by QUAD in partnership with the University of Derby. A number of physical exhibitions will open in Derby from May 2021.

Various venues
Derby

Derby Festé will return with a programme of events that will leave you breathless…

Various locations
Derby

Join us online to take a closer look at artwork from the Devonshire Collections, before getting hands on in a making workshop.

At Home

Born to Protest is Joseph’s first outdoor work for his company Just Us Dance Theatre. It is part of a Hip Hop dance theatre trilogy he is creating to highlight black excellence and challenge racial stigma.

The Spot and Cathedral Green
Derby

Born in Jamaica and raised in England. Toussaint To Move’s intention is to create moving, thought provoking, accessible and free spirited dance.

The Spot
Derby

As part of Derby Festé, artist Tim Etchells presents a number of his neon and LED works in public spaces around Derby.

The Spot, Cathedral Green and Deda
Derby

In 2010 Leen Dewilde started destroying things, smashing cups, breaking down walls, cutting up furniture and sawing the legs off chairs.

Cathedral Green
Derby

Lifted mixes dance, theatre and circus to celebrate the expressions and impressions that appear when three strong women move, lift and balance each other.

Cathedral Green
Derby

80 oranges, 7 watermelons, 9 performers. The Dark Art of juggling reinvented.

Cathedral Green
Derby

A new pop-up miniature neighbourhood, bringing doorstep tales from around the world to just down your road.

Cathedral Green

The Autumn Edition of the Derby Book Festival returns 5 - 9 November 2021.

Derby

A head to head. A heart to heart. A discussion. A confab. A chinwag.

Chapel Street
Derby

Join Baby People and enjoy the art of expressing yourself through Graffiti, suitable for any age.

The Spot
Derby

Derby Festé will make a welcome return on the evening of Friday September 24 through to Sunday September 26.

Derby

Music that moves. Born out of a fascination for the invisible forces that surround us, Ray Lee’s spectacular sound art works have transfixed and delighted audiences the world over.

Cathedral Green
Derby

This cosmically charged live music show is a fusion of rave and new music that will blow your mind!

Cathedral Green
Derby