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.

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.
Kellie Moody, who is deaf, is an established and experienced make up artist who has done countless makeovers for celebrities and women across the UK.
Join us for our Variety Showcase, at Derby Theatre, hosted by Donna Mullings.
Join us for a delicious afternoon at Derby Theatre on Friday 13 Sept, 1-3pm.

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.”

Barnum

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.

WHITE

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.
As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour, and Live at the Apollo Fern is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars.
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.

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