Derby QUAD & Cinema

QUAD will be open again in December for a special thirteen days of Christmas (we know right, there are 12, but we wanted to do that little bit extra) from Friday 11th to Wednesday 23rd December inclusive. Daily opening times will be 12 noon to 9:00pm, QUAD Gallery, Café bar, Cinema and shop will all be open with COVID guidelines in place.

Virtual QUAD will provide a limited offer of film events and workshops online through the QUAD website.

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.

How We Make Meaning features two solo but connected exhibitions by artists Memo Akten in QUAD Gallery one and Mimi Ọnụọha in QUAD Gallery two.

Napoleon Complex - Tom K Kemp

1 Dec 2020 - 24 Jan 2021

Napoleon Complex explores weather modelling algorithms used by global catastrophe insurance, speculating on the consequences of their creation at a series of different scales from the economic to the intimate.

QUAD Self Portrait Online

1 Dec 2020 - 24 Jan 2021

In QUAD’s Extra Gallery Spaces we are delighted to present a digital showcase of fifty-three self portraits and printed works that offer a form of reflection on the time that has passed and how that has been represented by artists around the world.

QUAD Film Quiz

9 Dec 2020

Do you love film trivia? Can you tell Bill from Ted? Could you follow the plot of Tenet? Then come and try the all new QUAD Film Quiz!

The Big Guess

16 Dec 2020

You may not know, but you can have a good guess. That is the aim of THE BIG GUESS. A new general knowledge quiz night taking place at QUAD. There's no specific subject, just lots of question to make you go "ooooh, I KNOW this"

Christmas Films at Quad

18 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020

Quad presents Christmas Films including traditional seasonal favourites.

FORMAT21: Control

11 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021

FORMAT is the UK's largest curated biennale of International contemporary photography.

FORMAT21: Control

12 Mar 2021 - 11 Apr 2021

The International Photography Festival returns 12 March - 11 April 2021.

Whooverville 12

24 Oct 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. Whooverville is a day of fun for all ages.

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