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.

Build a 'Bot Workshop

29 Jun 2019

Ever wanted to build your own robot? How about racing it against other teams? If this sounds like you, then why not join us at one of these STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Maths) focused workshops for young people and big kids.

The Taming Of The Shrew - RSC Live

16 Jun 2019 - 2 Jul 2019

In a reimagined 1950, England is a matriarchy.

Big Finish Day 2019

22 Jun 2019

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; including Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Prisoner, The Avengers, Blake's 7, Survivors, The Omega Factor, Dark Shadows, Bernice Summerfield, Sherlock Holmes, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Terrahawks, H. G. Wells, Pathfinder Legends, Dan Dare etc.
Passion, tragedy, fierce devotion. Queen Victoria’s diaries revealed a life so fascinating that her daughter Beatrice tried to rewrite history.

Small Island - NT Live (12A)

27 Jun 2019 - 9 Jul 2019

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Well Dressing Workshops And Trail

27 Jun 2019 - 7 Jul 2019

Derbyshire’s unique well dressing practice stretches back for centuries. This tradition of celebratory collages made with natural materials, especially flower petals, is continued today by Spiral Arts, a local arts organisation who have designed beautiful well dressings for Derby for many years.


29 Jun 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

A group show of mixed-media works by East/West Midlands based artists: Ryan Lee Boultbee, Betsy Bradley, Hannah Parikh and Maria Przybylska who are exhibiting work in response to an open call that queried how we as a species affect the world around us, and how that world can in turn affect us.

Megan Broadmeadow: SEEK PRAY ADVANCE

29 Jun 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

SEEK PRAY ADVANCE by Megan Broadmeadow is an episodic project that charts the journey of an ‘Ordinary Person’ as they become an extra-religious leader.

Measure For Measure - RSC Live

1 Jul 2019 - 10 Sep 2019

'To whom should I complain'.

Robot Day 2019

6 Jul 2019

QUAD welcomes the return of Robot Day with the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).
50 years ago on 20th July 1969, some 240,000 miles away from the Earth, for the first time in history, humans set foot on another celestial body.


13 Jul 2019

The Edge-Lit journey continues in 2019 as the event returns for another packed day of horror, crime, fantasy and science-fiction events! Expect insightful Guest of Honour sessions, informative panels and inspiring workshops, as well as popular favourites such as the Edge-Lit raffle and much more!
QUAD is excited to welcome Geoff Capes - former Olympic shot putter, World’s Strongest Man and Highland Games champion to talk about his life and the future work he wants to deliver to support young people in challenging circumstances to maximise their sporting passions.

MinecraftLAB Beyond

7 Aug 2019 - 21 Aug 2019

Beyond reality, beyond expectation, beyond the norm, join us for this community build that takes your creative thinking and turns it upside down and inside out.
Featuring a screening of the new documentary.

Whooverville 11

31 Aug 2019

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.
QUAD is excited to to welcome Dr Schneider from the Erich Maria Remarque-Friedenszentrum Peace Centre, in Derby’s twinned city of Osnabrück, Germany.
Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark, where you feel a constant hunger for human blood but where for all eternity you will appear young and beautiful. Welcome to the world of Dracula.

Derby Film Festival 2019

14 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019

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
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