Information relating to Coronavirus. 

The UK Government have released a roadmap out of lockdown. You can find information on how restrictions are being lifted by date.  Find out what that means for Derby


Déda is happy to announce that we will be fully reopening our doors to the public from 17 May subject to the government restrictions lifting as outlined in the road map.
Thank you for all of the messages of support and interest that you have sent us over the past year.

We have been busily working behind the scenes to plan an exciting programme for our community and we are delighted to share some details of what summer at Déda will look like:

-Déda’s Café | Bar will reopen to the public from May and will offer takeaway to our Déda | Academy class customers on Saturdays from April
-FORMAT Festival will return to our gallery space in May
-Derby Book Festival events return to Déda in May and June, with tickets available to book from Thursday 29 April
-Déda | Academy courses will continue in our studios
-Déda will run some in-person adult classes in our studios from May
-We welcome artists for residencies in our theatre including Toussaint to Move in May
-We will launch Déda on Demand, a brand-new recorded series of dance classes
-Our Dance BA Honours degree students will work with artists including Toussaint to Move, Jane Mason and Johnny Autin in May
-Déda's Dance Development and Learning team will be busy working with schools and the community
-We are in the process of recruiting a mural artist(s) as part of a campaign to transform Chapel Street over the course of the summer

We would love to see new and familiar faces as we re-emerge following the pandemic, and we would love to hear your thoughts on how you feel about coming back and what you would like to see included in our Creative Engagement Programme. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey, and we will throw in a cup of tea in our cafe for when you’re ready!

This survey will be open until Tuesday 4 May 2021.
Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more information over the coming weeks.
We look forward to seeing you at Déda soon!

Déda have received the 'We're Good to Go' certificate from the National Tourist Board of England. 



Déda is a leading creative centre for Dance, Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Work – connecting locally, nationally and internationally. 

With an extensive class programme, performances from the best of the international dance and contemporary circus scene, outdoor arts and visual arts exhibitions: Déda enriches people's lives through dance and the arts.

Dance classes for children and young people start with Play, Dance, Move, for toddlers crawling and walking, to fun and creative Saturday morning classes, up to Déda’s flagship Youth Performance Companies.

Classes for adults offer a range of opportunities for all ages and abilities; whether you want to get fit, improve your wellbeing, or learn a new skill – Déda’s extensive programme caters to all with classes including Pilates, Yoga, ballet and social dancing.

As well as being the perfect place to unwind after your class, or before an evening performance, the CUBE café|bar situated in Déda is an ideal spot for grabbing lunch or dinner with friends. Their seasonal menu boasts some of Derby’s finest cuisine in addition to an exceptional choice of independent wines and ales.  The café also has a range of vibrant social events including live jazz evenings, book clubs and poetry performance nights. Check out what’s on at

To connect with Déda and find out more follow them on:
Facebook: @deda.derby
Instagram: @dedaderby
Twitter: @dedaderby

FORMAT21: Open Call

14 Jun 2021 - 16 Jul 2021

The FORMAT21 Open Call received over 800 submissions from 66 countries and a small selection of the 50 selected projects will be shown at Déda.

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