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

Childbirth is life-changing. This event explores childbirth through a series of life-affirming but honest film screenings and short-talks.

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

Anything goes! This is the motto of Paracinema, a festival dedicated to films and genres outside the mainstream.

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

Derby Folk Festival is delighted to return to the live stage in 2021 in the heart of the city centre.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

Part of Connections Festival 2022: Take a look at the wide range of workshops for anyone aged 11- 25 led by leading creative professionals.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Are you a budding singer? Looking to enhance your vocal skills? Look no further than this fantastic singing workshop, the perfect way to develop your abilities as a singer.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

An Endling is the name for the last individual of a species. Do you remember Turgi, the last Polynesean Tree Snail who died in a plastic box in London Zoo? No? But what if it was you - if you were the last individual of the human species, The Endling?

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Through pop music, movement & playful storytelling ‘Bonfire’ is a monologue-megamix written by Derby Theatre Associate Artist Simon Marshall on reclaiming queer identity and resisting shame. The piece is inspired by Bernardo’s 2016 ‘Not on the Radar’ report & consultation with Derbyshire LGBT+.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

An optimistic conversation about using theatre and all the tools we have available to make things better for all.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO WIDOWHOOD is a one-woman WIP show exploring the experiences of young, widowed women, loss, and why we don't talk about death.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Flappy is an autobiographical show developed and performed by Holly Clark. It explores what Dyspraxia is and what it means to be Holly, the challenges of living in a society that disables, as well as acceptance and celebration of being Dyspraxic, neurodivergent and disabled.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

In Good Company's, Departure Lounge Festival returns from 14-16 July. Every corner of Derby Theatre and beyond will be brought to life by extraordinary performances, workshops and discussion.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Ambivalence tells the autobiographical story of a woman’s journey as we are invited to hear her unsaid thoughts through pages of her diary.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Don't miss Scratch Night's triple bill of 5 Years, Retro Feva 80s & Ace.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

UTOPIAN (t's&c’s apply) is a surrealistic circus pop-culture queer positive experience. And it’s absolute trash. Joined by their accomplice, Symoné takes you on an expedition inspired by raves and power play, with a big pink pole, 6 inch skates, and gender nonconformity.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Fat Blokes is the cult, award winning, sell out, sort of dance show about trying to fit into a world that says you’re too fat.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

The Cocoa Butter Club presents a one-off Queer Cabaret celebrating everything from neo-burlesque and poetry, to drag, hoops and voguing.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

The moment disabled people step on to a stage or screen they are stitched up. A toxic combination of societal narratives and the very mechanics of story itself lead to a fixation on cliché and simplistic perspectives. Its being going on since the birth of civilization. This workshop will explore deeper intersectional representations for disabled theatre making and how together we can undo the stitch up.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

As part of this workshop Jake will talk about his Producing Manifesto and how through centering kindness as a practice for producing can yield beautiful results. You can read Jake’s Producing Manifesto on his website here.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Join Pigfoot – a multi award-winning carbon-neutral theatre company – for a practical workshop for any theatre-maker keen to create theatre about the climate crisis, without a carbon footprint.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Boogie Booth is a live performance and dance experience. Visitors will meet our resident Boogie Boothers, Phantom Mercury & Dorothy, experts in the bum wiggle and the shoulder shimmy!

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Milk Presents will land a listening post at Departure Lounge for audiences to enjoy, The Pervert's Podcast, an audio caberet recorded with a live audience at the legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London, produced by She Wants a Dog .

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Join director & facilitator Omar Khan as he hosts an open discussion exploring the process of making A Beginner's Guide to Widowhood, and how we as theatre makers can work towards holding a rehearsal room that promotes openness and collaboration.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Join the party and discover a unique experience that celebrates the best Gin and Rum right now and promises the party of the year.

Bustler Market
The Chocolate Factory
Siddalls Road
Derby
DE1 2QD

Derby Wing Fest is a celebration of the mighty chicken wing and is part of the world's largest chicken wing festivals.

Bustler Market
The Chocolate Factory
Siddalls Road
Derby
DE1 2QD

Derby's Only Craft Beer Festival returns 16 - 17 September.

Bustler Market
The Chocolate Factory
Siddalls Road
Derby
DE1 2QD

Visit Banks Mill during the Derbyshire Open Arts festival to meet eleven artists and makers all under one roof.

Banks Mill Studios
71 Bridge Street
Derby
DE1 3LB

Derby - ROCK IS BACK!! After skipping two years, we’re MEGA EXCITED to get back in Markeaton Park and party with you guys!

Markeaton Park
Markeaton Park
Derby
DE22 4AA

The favourite tribute bands festival is back again with the very best tribute acts in the country.

Mickleover Football Club
Derby
DE3 9FB

Baby People presents Reimagine Sinfin Festival as part of the Sinfin Moor Community Funday.

Sinfin Moor Park
Sinfin Lane
Derby
DE24 9HW

The UK’s best dog friendly tribute festival weekender returns for 2022.

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derby
DE72 3EP

Our popular festival festival returns on 17 and 18 September 2022. It's a fantastic event celebrating traditional and contemporary woodland crafts.

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derby
DE72 3EP

Mad Hatters Events are back for our 5th fabulous year with the Elvaston Food & Drink Festival, on Elvaston Showground. A packed weekend of delicious food & drink, entertainment & fantastic live music.

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derby
DE72 3EP

Bubbleicious! Fantastic family day out! The biggest free Bubble festival in the UK with lots of activities for children aged from 0-12.

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derby
DE72 3EP

See magical audio-visual displays in the atmospheric surroundings of a gothic castle and parkland near Derby.

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derby
DE72 3EP

For 2022 we're delighted to announce not only the return of our live festival Repton Litfest but also our very first Repton Filmfest and the return of the hugely successful Repton Kidsfest offering a fantastic 3 in 1 experience!

Repton School
Willington Road
Repton
DE65 6FH

The 1771 Festival takes over Cromford Mills on the 8th, 9th & 10th July 2022. Experience Derbyshire’s newest open-air event that celebrates an eclectic mix of musical genres.

Cromford Mills
Mill Lane
Derbyshire
DE4 3RQ

Come and join us alongside 20,000 metal heads descending on Derbyshire this August and enjoy 4 days of unadulterated full on Heavy Metal!!

Catton Park
Walton-on-Trent
Derbyshire
DE12 8LN

More than ‘just another food festival’, The Great British Food Festival combines the nation’s love of great food and drink with some of the country’s most treasured locations, providing a unique opportunity to explore new flavours and beautiful venues, all at the same time!

Hardwick Hall
Doe Lea
Chesterfield
S44 5QJ

The Elizabethan country house built by Bess of Harwick, will play host to Shine A Light in February 2023.

Hardwick Hall
Doe Lea
Chesterfield
S44 5QJ

Enjoy magical displays at the last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse
Campbell Drive
Barrow Hill
S43 2PR

3 days of quality music, food & drink, performing arts, comedy, workshops & good times in a stunning Peak District setting.

Pikehall
Derbyshire

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

Ahoy there, pirates!!! Once again Furthest from the Sea’s colossally creative crew will be dropping anchor on Cathedral Green for the 9th Furthest from the Sea Festival. On 25th June this central riverside site (just outside the Museum of Making) will be home to an abundance of activities to get involved with, performances to make you smile, and space to sit back and enjoy a day of fun for all the family. Bring a picnic or enjoy a fresh, summer barbeque from The River Kitchen at the Museum of Making.

Cathedral Green
Derby

Derby’s Walking Festival is back for 2022! With a wide variety of in person, self-guided, virtual and walking sports, there’s something for everyone.

Derby

2022 will see the return of the Derby Festé magic with a programme of vibrant, family-friendly Festé fun bringing people back together.

Spectacular large-scale projections will light up Derbyshire landmarks with a unique fusion of music, visuals and sound when ‘Shine A Light’ returns this autumn/winter.

Various locations