Derby QUAD & Cinema

QUAD is a CINEMA, GALLERY,  CAFÉ BAR and WORKSHOP that anyone can use.

Showing the best in World, Hollywood and Independent films.

The exhibition programme includes work from local, national and international artists, it is exciting, diverse and open to new ideas and experimentation.

Come and relax in our fully licenced Café Bar with a drink or choose from a range of delicious home made dishes.

QUAD brings individuals, communities and artists together to create exciting new art and film. We are committed to providing access to the arts for everyone.

QUAD provides facilities and services that connect people and businesses to art and film, creating opportunities for entertainment, education and participation.

QUAD's Patrons are actor John Hurt CBE, actor/director Paddy Considine, local actor Jack O'Connell and actor/musician John Tams.

A brilliantly vibrant arts hub with cutting edge culture and and artistic ambience.

Self Portrait: Open Call Exhibition

23 Jan 2020 - 9 Feb 2020

Open call exhibition of small biographical art works by Derbyshire based or born artists.

Instagram Live Exhibition Tours

6 Feb 2020, 23 Mar 2020

Instagram Live Curatorial Tours @derbyquad.
An evening of words, music and dance with this year’s theme Stand Together, which explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours, and speaking out against oppression.
Derby Jazz present an eclectic season of Jazz this spring.
The Japan Foundation’s annual touring film programme returns in 2020 with an exciting showcase of Japanese cinema through the narrative framework of the ways in which people feel ‘happiness’.
On the 10th February we will have the city’s first celebration of the Chinese New Year, jointly organized by the city council, university of Derby & Derby QUAD.
Join our artist Abbie to learn how to design and build a video game that can be played online at home.

Make & Take Day

17 Feb 2020

Join us this half term for some family friendly creativity with local artist Helen Jackson in our highly popular Make and Take Day, where you can make whatever you want, with whatever materials are available.

MinecraftLAB: Survive

19 Feb 2020

Join QUAD’s Minecraft Team for a day of survival, Minecraft’s original game mode where players must collect resources, build structures, battle mobs, manage hunger, and explore the world in order to survive.

VR Day

21 Feb 2020

Join us at QUAD where we're taking a day to delve into the digital world of virtual reality (VR).

Teardown! Reimagine!

22 Feb 2020

Explore the world of ‘things’ in this animation workshop with UK artists Anna Bunting-Branch and Aliyah Hussain.
Join the artist and curators in QUAD Gallery as they discuss themes and ideas relating to the exhibition Warm Worlds and Otherwise.
Warm Worlds and Otherwise by Anna Bunting-Branch features a new Virtual Reality (VR) artwork commissioned by Wysing Arts Centre, The Mechatronic Library, FACT and QUAD.

Dryden Goodwin Alongside

29 Feb 2020 - 5 Apr 2020

Alongside (2019) is a sensory study by artist Dryden Goodwin of the working life of a social care worker, supporting three vulnerable disabled adult clients, as they access the world beyond the day-care centre.

QUAD Co-Lab Season

29 Feb 2020 - 5 Apr 2020

A showcase of newly co-commissioned work by artists who have transposed traditional use of media (painting, drawing, sculpture) into Virtual Reality or film works, with participation activities alongside the following exhibitions:
FORMAT International Photography Festival Off-Year takes place in QUAD and in venues around Derby from April to June 2020.

Paracinema Film Festival

7 May 2020 - 10 May 2020

Paracinema Film Festival returns 7th to 10th May 2020. Paracinema is dedicated to films and genres outside the mainstream.

Big Finish Day 2020

6 Jun 2020

Official celebration of the renowned production company, famous for its award-winning full-cast audio-plays and audiobooks based on your favourite TV shows and more


11 Jul 2020 - 12 Jul 2020

Edge-Lit returns for its annual extravaganza of horror, thriller, fantasy and science-fiction writing – taking place over two days for the first time!

Whooverville 12

24 Oct 2020

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. Whooverville is a day of fun for all ages.

Derby Film Festival 2020

19 Nov 2020 - 23 Nov 2020

Derby Film Festival will run 19th to 23rd November 2020 Derby Film Festival features international films with Previews, Premieres and special guests to be announced.

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