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.

Bill Kenwright’s "amazing", "superb", "wonderful" and "brilliant" production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical comes to Derby.

Journeys of Destiny

20 Jun 2019

Journeys of Destiny is a new play for young people and community audiences, which takes stories from all our families and weaves them with that of Saad Al-Kassab, a young Syrian refugee whose dreams had to change forever when war broke out in his city of Homs.

Horrible Histories: Dreadful Deaf

22 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

HORRIBLE HISTORIES Live On Stage! DREADFUL DEAF. Deafinitely not for the faint-hearted!

Footloose - the Musical

26 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019

Centre Stage Theatre Arts invite you to kick off your Sunday shoes as they take you back to the 80s with their production of Footloose – the Musical.
Join Caroline Green School of Dance & Theatre Arts for their latest spectacular showcase.
A blockbuster, adventure and rom com rolled into one, Desert Island Flicks sees two leading ladies reimagine, remake and spoof the most memorable movie moments of all time, taking on all the lead roles, stunts, and special effects!

The Death Show

6 Jul 2019

Death. A bit grim, isn't it. Morbid, macabre and even unmentionable, but does it have to be that way?

American Idiot

10 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019

A dynamic restaging of the hit musical, American Idiot transports you into a timeless protest of repeated history, the show follows stories of friendship, the ongoing cycles of conflict across the Western World, and how we can speak up, act out and cause change in the 90 Minute epic of a Rock Opera.

Departure Lounge Festival 2019

18 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019

Produced by In Good Company, Departure Lounge Festival is the arts festival for groundbreaking work in the heart of the country. Every corner of Derby Theatre and beyond will be brought to life by extraordinary performances, workshops and discussion.


31 Jul 2019 - 10 Aug 2019

Join two dancers and a live musician as they use their eyes and ears, noses and mouths, fingers and feet to discover a world of play that makes the ordinary extraordinary.

Grand Hotel: The Musical

29 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

Present Company, now celebrating 30 years of performing in Derby Theatre, revives the Tony Award winning 1989 musical Grand Hotel which, now in 2019, celebrates 30 years of thrilling audiences since the Broadway premiere of a run lasting more than 1,000 performances.

One Man, Two Guvnors

7 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019

Richard Bean’s hilarious smash-hit comedy premieres in Derby for a limited run this Autumn. Directed by Sarah Brigham, featuring a side-splitting mix of physical comedy, farce and live music, One Man, Two Guvnors is one great night out.

Gavin Lilley - Part of Derby SignFest

13 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019

Originally from Essex, Gavin has travelled all over Europe and has now settled in Helsinki, Finland.
Come backstage at Derby Theatre and explore how the Theatre works, take part in free activities and learn more about what we do.
Part-explosive comedy cabaret, part-interactive political rave, this award-winning, sequin-covered, champagne-fuelled extravaganza is guaranteed to blow your minds, your pants and your preconceptions!
“Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn round…and they’re there.”


3 Oct 2019 - 5 Oct 2019

After their sell out successes of West Side Story and Legally Blonde, the highly acclaimed Derby Youth Musical Theatre return to Derby Theatre for the third year with the circus musical, BARNUM.

Five Years

5 Oct 2019

"Let me tell you about Foxwood. A place that my skipping voice would not get me thrown down stairs. Unlike other schools. It was very much like other schools.”

Kind of Blue

6 Oct 2019

More than a milestone in jazz, Kind of Blue is a defining document of twentieth century music, one of those incredibly rare works of art that achieve equal popularity among musicians, critics and the public at large.

The Lady Vanishes

7 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019

A new adaptation of the much-loved film - directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave.

You're In A Bad Way

11 Oct 2019

When two sisters learn their dad has been diagnosed with dementia, they deal with the news in very different ways.


12 Oct 2019

A solo show about identity, being a mixed-race black woman and always feeling like an outsider. Blending live vocal looping and spoken word, WHITE carefully considers the concept of mixed-race privilege, tries to connect clashing cultures and explores what it means to grow up mixed in contemporary Britain.

Blood Brothers

14 Oct 2019 - 19 Oct 2019

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Circles in the Sand

19 Oct 2019

Join us in a world of buckets, castle building, spinning and tumbling in this delightful show for under 3s which explores sand in new and exciting ways.

Two Trains Running

22 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019

There’s a controversial new president in the White House, and racial tensions are on the rise.

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