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.

Frankenstein

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.

The Croft

27 Jan 2020 - 1 Feb 2020

n the remote Scottish Highlands two women arrive at a former Crofters Hut in the deserted village of Coillie Ghille. Then suddenly the weekend getaway takes an unexpected turn.
Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Vice’s Hate Thy Neighbour and Channel 4’s Adventures in Futureland, Jamali Maddix is heading out on tour again after his incredible 2018 World Tour.

WASTELAND

6 Feb 2020 - 7 Feb 2020

This thrilling yet deeply touching production takes a close look at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval.
An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Wish You Were Here

8 Feb 2020

From Castles to caravans and Butlins at Bognor, Wish You Were Here is a colourful, interactive trip to popular postcard holiday destinations around the UK.

Flying High 2020 Gang Show

12 Feb 2020 - 15 Feb 2020

For 52 years, Scout and Guide members have been entertaining Derby audiences in the Flying High Gang Show.
Science and silliness abound for ages seven to 107!
Folk music’s legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker are out on the road again in 2020. As winter turns to spring Mike, John & John will wrap up their stint on Transatlantic Sessions for another year and bring you their own blend of top class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie.
Join Joel as he brings you bang up to date on his life since his last live show!

Shark in the Park

20 Feb 2020

Based on the books by Nick Sharratt.

Madam Butterfly

21 Feb 2020

One of the best-loved operas of all time, Madam Butterfly’s glorious music and tragic heroine have enchanted audiences for more than a century.
A few years ago, it seemed unlikely that the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hillary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, since then it’s all gone to absolute shit! But don’t worry as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright.

Trojan Horse

22 Feb 2020

Trojan Horse was a local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools.
Britain’s Got Talent’s stand out stand-up comedy star Kojo Anim is heading out on the road with his debut UK tour – and will be visiting Derby.

Energy

25 Feb 2020

A rocket powered concert fuelled by the energetic ideas and musical sparks of young minds.

a little space

27 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020

a little space where we can escape the world and be ourselves. Where we can say whatever we want, do whatever we feel and where no-one will ever bother us.

Idol

28 Feb 2020

A daring and unapologetic examination of religion, pop culture and Black representation.

Macbeth

3 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020

This epic and intensely terrifying period version of Shakespeare's most regal and timeless classic warns of the effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.

a black fella walks into a bar...

6 Mar 2020 - 7 Mar 2020

Brought to you by the producers of the critically-acclaimed production of good dog by Olivier Award nominated Arinzé Kene, along with a female creative team, a black fella walks into a bar… explores the human story behind a tragedy through the eyes of those left behind.

Seeds

6 Mar 2020 - 7 Mar 2020

"What would you do to save your son? Everything? Anything? Lie?”.
Mustard Doesn’t Go With Girls is an inclusive feminist musical for the modern child.
Our famous Scratch Nights our back in 2020, offering a selection of new work from the most exciting artists in the region.

My Mother Said I Never Should 2020

13 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020

A moving and funny exploration of the lives of four generations of women in one family.

Crongton Knights

17 Mar 2020 - 21 Mar 2020

Following the acclaimed tour of Noughts & Crosses, Derby Theatre and Pilot Theatre present the world premiere adaptation of Crongton Knights, Alex Wheatle’s Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Winner.

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