Derby Theatre

Home to captivating comedy and drama productions, and hub for creative drama in the city, Derby Theatre is a brilliant venue for evening entertainment.

Look out for top touring shows direct from the west-end, plus the Theatre's own award-winning performances.

Two Trains Running

24 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019

There’s a controversial new president in the White House, and racial tensions are on the rise.
Meet Jonny: teacher, father and football fan. He’s an artist, a campaigner, and he’s deaf. He wishes he could sing and loves to dance, but he can’t hear the music unless the bass is turned right up.

Queens of Sheba

26 Oct 2019

Part-devised by the company and produced by Nouveau Riché, don’t miss your chance to see the hilarious and thought-provoking Queens of Sheba.
Join Britain’s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat. Accompanied by, and in conversation with, Anna Tilbrook, Lesley's behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage.

Trying It On

28 Oct 2019

It’s 50 years on. The 70-year-old is confronted by the 20-year-old. Do they share the same beliefs? If not, is it the world that’s changed, or him? Why did his generation vote Brexit? Has he sold in or sold out?
The star of 'Mock the Week', 'Live at the Apollo' and 'Crackerjack' embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off... INTO THE PUNSET.
Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on Earth.

Stick Man

31 Oct 2019 - 2 Nov 2019

Celebrating 10 Stick-Tacular Years!


2 Nov 2019

Jadek is based on the true story of when a working-class woman from Yorkshire moved in with her blind, Polish, 94-year-old Grandad. Jadek explores how this unexpected turn of events affected both of their lives in the most hilarious, heart breaking and life affirming way.

The Good Companions: The Wedding Singer

5 Nov 2019 - 9 Nov 2019

The Good Companions, now in their 60th anniversary year, are proud to present The Wedding Singer.

4.48 Psychosis

8 Nov 2019 - 11 Nov 2019

The early hours of the morning. You’re alone with only your thoughts. How did you get here? And how do you get out? Sarah Kane’s searing, final play in a ground-breaking production from Deafinitely Theatre.
As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby.


11 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019

Three Flight Attendants, three different airlines, three different timetables, each perfectly manoeuvred to avoid Bernard’s intricate love life crashing down to earth.

Murder, Margaret and Me

14 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019

Agatha Christie and Margaret Rutherford, two of our greatest and most celebrated national treasures, should never have been friends. But they were. Their paths crossed when they found themselves at the heart of one of British cinema's most successful franchises. However, the Miss Marple films almost didn't get made.

I Wanna Be Yours

15 Nov 2019

A tender, funny, lyrical play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got. I Wanna Be Yours is the debut play from Zia Ahmed.


16 Nov 2019

Matt will be performing. Playing out a version of themselves. Like we all do. After all, magic is everywhere if you look for it.
Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.

InDialogue Conference

19 Nov 2019 - 21 Nov 2019

InDialogue presents the 4th international research symposium, hosting a series of talks, workshops, performance and interventions in 3 cities over 3 days in the East Midlands.
Lucy's illustrated talk takes you into the life, the palaces, and the rich colourful age of this woman who ruled a quarter of the globe.

A Good Neet Aht

22 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019

Phil Green is looking for something. He’s looking for a North. A North that he doesn’t know exists.

A Christmas Carol

29 Nov 2019 - 4 Jan 2020

Neil Duffield's stunning adaptation of Charles Dickens' treasured novel returns to the Derby Theatre stage for Christmas 2019.

Little Red Riding Hood

4 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020

Hilarious and heartwarming, magical and musical…its another festive treat from the team that brought you Goldilocks and The Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man.

Christmas Tingle

20 Dec 2019

Join Open Road Productions this December as they hang up the decorations and get in the holly jolly Christmas mood.
A ​Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new ​Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags.


20 Jan 2020 - 25 Jan 2020

An eighteen year-old girl, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come.

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