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.


17 Aug 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

Explore HOME-GROWN 2019, an exhibition showcasing up-and-coming talent from Derby’s young people, working in digital and traditional photography, collage, digital animations, stop motions, moving image and the creation of the #ThisIsDerby website by and for young people.


17 Aug 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

17 Aug 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

17 Aug 2019 - 10 Sep 2019

'To whom should I complain'.

Conspiracy Club

21 Aug 2019, 18 Sep 2019

Inspired by themes and ideas that can be found in Megan Broadmeadow’s exhibition Conspiracy Club are a series of discussion groups exploring conspiracy theories, new and old forms of spirituality, belief in the end of the world and all points in between

Gallery Late Nights and Exhibition Tours

22 Aug 2019, 26 Sep 2019

QUAD Gallery is open until 9:00pm with a tour taking place by one of the Exhibitions team at 5:00pm.

Summer Make and Take

17 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019

Over the Summer Holidays Summer Make and Take are free craft sessions for the whole family offer a chance to be creative and make something to take home afterwards.
Join the Instagram Live feature on the @derbyquad account to join our Curatorial Tour.

MinecraftLAB Beyond

17 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.
Artist Megan Broadmeadow will delve into her exhibition project SEEK PRAY ADVANCE, currently on display in QUAD Gallery, in this illustrated talk, as well as discussing her previous work.
KidsQUAD: ‘Alien artworks! is a chance to join artist Meghan Broadmeadow, whose artwork is in QUAD’s Gallery during the summer, to create some sci-fi and alien artwork.

Arts Award Summer School

26 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019

An exciting week of creativity for 7-11 year olds.

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.
Visit the moon, witness ‘King Tides; and go on narrative journeys through Virtual Reality (VR) and 360 movies this Derby Feste here at QUAD.
Join us for a tour of SEEK PRAY ADVANCE by Megan Broadmeadow, followed by a tour of Made/Unmade, a group show of Midlands based artists curated by Laura O'Leary, QUAD Programme Assistant.
Join the Whoovers as they present a very special Q&A with Mark Strickson, the actor behind the Doctor Who companion Turlough.
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.

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