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Derby QUAD & Cinema

One year on from the first national lockdown, QUAD in Derby has announced a date for re-opening. The venue will be fully open to the public from 17th May 2021. This date is subject to any further changes in government guidelines.

The multi-artform venue, based on Derby’s Market Place, will be fully open including its Café-bar, Cinema and Exhibition spaces.

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


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.

The artists in this exhibition were selected via a pan-African open-call for their visionary work dealing with complex, socio-political issues; representations of the digital, Queer daily life in townships and societal responses to Lockdown.

FORMAT21 Online

14 Jun 2021 - 5 Sep 2021

Use our large touchscreen display to visit FORMAT21 Online.
This exhibition presents an autobiographical survey of the work of Brian Griffin that shares what it was like to survive as a photographer at the start of his career. In the exhibition we see the artist tell the story through his personal experience of those tough times.

FORMAT Presents: Famous Internet Sites

14 Jun 2021 - 5 Sep 2021

The exhibition Famous Internet Sites focuses on places suddenly made famous by the internet, featuring what could also be described as ‘flash mob exhibitions’. This term, coined overseas (that is, outside of China) is a type of immersive exhibition held for recreational aims.
This highlight of the UK Caribbean Carnival Calendar will be a virtual interactive Caribbean Carnival experience, featuring spectacularly vibrant costumes from the East Midlands.

Whooverville 12

4 Sep 2021

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.

Paracinema 2021

24 Sep 2021 - 27 Sep 2021

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

Derby Film Festival 2021

17 Nov 2021 - 22 Nov 2021

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

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