Arts & Culture

Immerse yourself in the rich arts and culture scene of Derby. Explore a diverse range of artistic expressions, from captivating art exhibitions to thought-provoking performances. Experience the beauty of theatre, dance, music, and visual arts in Derby's cultural venues and galleries. Discover local talents, engage with renowned artists, and witness the city's vibrant creative spirit come to life. Whether you're a lover of fine arts, theatre enthusiast, or simply seeking inspiration, Derby offers a dynamic arts and culture scene that will leave you inspired and entertained. Plan your cultural journey and experience the magic of arts and culture in Derby today.

Theatre & Performance

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Bird

6 Jun 2024 Déda, Chapel Street

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Déda

Chapel Street

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An Evening of Dolly Parton by Candlelight

31 May 2024 Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate

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Cathedral Quarter Street Circus

11 Aug 2024 Cathedral Quarter Derby

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Geek Bank Presents

3 Aug 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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Pop up Theatre: Red Fairy Storybook

22 Jun 2024 - 23 Jun 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

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Barbie (12A)

3 Aug 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

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Wonka (PG)

2 Aug 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

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Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter

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Cinderella 2024

6 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

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UNTITLED - Emilyn Claid

21 Jun 2024 Déda, Chapel Street

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Magic of Motown

14 Jun 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

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QUAD Save the Queen

21 May 2024 - 2 Jul 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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The Big Men in Town

16 Aug 2024 Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Alvaston

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Lost In Music

1 Jun 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

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Derwent Brass: Stage and Screen

14 Sep 2024 Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter

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Summer Activities – Animate at the Museum of Making

7 Aug 2024 Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Silk Mill Lane

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The Importance of Being… Earnest?

28 May 2024 - 29 May 2024 Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter

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A Jurassic Day Out

20 Jul 2024 Cathedral Quarter Derby

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Dracula Returns to Derby

23 May 2024 - 31 May 2025 Various Derby locations

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Thank You for the Music

15 Jun 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

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A Sleepover At QUAD!

22 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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Dual - Part of Departure Lounge 2024

11 Jul 2024 Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter

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Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny

7 Feb 2025 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

Exhibitions

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A View of Derby: The Alfred Edward Goodey Collection of ‘Old Derby’ Pictures

21 May 2024 - 26 May 2024 Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand

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SOS Charity Fashion Show

22 Jun 2024 Déda, Chapel Street

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Jubilee City – Derby Punk in the 1970s - Part of FORMAT International Photography Festival

21 May 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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Double Rigister by Paul Johnstone and Vitor Azevedo

21 May 2024 - 10 Aug 2024 Déda, Chapel Street

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Ancestories & Animate VR (Virtual Reality) Exhibition

13 Sep 2024 - 15 Sep 2024 Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand

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The Silence of Growing Things

21 May 2024 - 22 Jun 2024 Artcore, 8 Albert Street, Osnabruck Square

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Amuse-Bouche

21 May 2024 - 16 Jul 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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Local Residency Exhibition

12 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024 Artcore, 8 Albert Street, Osnabruck Square

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Future Tense – Living The Future Now - Part of FORMAT International Photography Festival

21 May 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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Future Now - Part of FORMAT International Photography Festival

21 May 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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FORMAT International Photography Festival - FORMAT24 Presents

21 May 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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Derby Print Open 2024

1 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street

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The Derby Yaadaañ Archive Exhibition

21 May 2024 - 15 Sep 2024 Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Silk Mill Lane

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Museum of the Moon

Welcome to the enchanting realm of the Museum of Moon, nestled within the historic confines of Derby Cathedral. Step into a world where…

Festivals

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Christine Kenyon Jones – Jane Austen And Lord Byron - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival 2024

1 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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World Kiosk - Part of Departure Lounge 2024

11 Jul 2024 - 12 Jul 2024 Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter

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Writing Workshop: Writing Historical Fiction with Joanne Burn - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

2 Jun 2024 Derby College

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James O’Brien: How They Broke Britain - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival 2024

2 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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Writing Workshop: Gothic Fiction with Sarah Ward - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

2 Jun 2024 Derby College

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Derby Book Festival 2024: Autumn Collection

15 Nov 2024 - 18 Nov 2024 Various Derby venues

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Recruit - Part of Departure Lounge 2024

11 Jul 2024 - 12 Jul 2024 Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter

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Derby Young Writers' Workshop - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

1 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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Hannah Crosbie: Corker - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

31 May 2024 Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Silk Mill Lane

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Clive Myrie in conversation with James Rodgers - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

29 Jul 2024 Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter

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Derby Poetry Festival 2024

2 Oct 2024 - 6 Oct 2024 Various Derby venues

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Producer Gathering Event - Part of Departure Lounge 2024

11 Jul 2024 Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter

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An Audience with Dan Cruickshank - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

5 Jun 2024 Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter

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University of Derby CivicLAB: Dr Clive Holmwood: Games for Building Secure Relationships in the Early Years - Part Summer Derby Book Festival

30 May 2024 Artcore, 8 Albert Street, Osnabruck Square

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Derby Folk Weekend 2024

11 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024 The Old Bell Hotel, 51 Sadler Gate

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Louise Mullany: Polite - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

2 Jun 2024 Derby College

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Wendy Moore: Jack and Eve - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

2 Jun 2024 Derby College

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Abigail Dean: Day One - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

2 Jun 2024 Derby College

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Comic Con Mania Derby

13 Jul 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

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Arthur Parkinson: Chicken Boy/Planting a Paradise - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

4 Jun 2024 Electric Daisy, 1 - 4 Bold Lane

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Sausage & Cider Festival 2024

27 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Catton Hall & Park, Walton-on-Trent

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Meet the Publishing Experts Panel - Part of Summer Book Festival

30 May 2024 University of Derby

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Writing Workshop: Making it All Up with Simon Heywood - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

2 Jun 2024 Derby College

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University of Derby CivicLAB: Dr Matthew Cheeseman: Dracula Returns to Derby - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

30 May 2024 Artcore, 8 Albert Street, Osnabruck Square

Music

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LaDéDa May Cabaret

25 May 2024 Déda, Chapel Street

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Kezia Gill

18 Oct 2024 Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate

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A Soul Seminar

8 Jun 2024 Déda, Chapel Street

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The Music of ABBA by Candlelight

9 Aug 2024 - 10 Aug 2024 Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate

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Charlie Hedges Live at Moorways Pool Party

6 Jul 2024 Moorways Sports Village & Waterpark, Moor Lane, Allenton

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Remembrance Concert: Lest We Forget

8 Nov 2024 Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate

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Fastlove - The Tribute to George Michael

2 Jun 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

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Nightingale

10 Jul 2024 Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate

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Tom Jones (with special guests Gabrielle, The Selecter & Kezia Gill) - TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions

13 Jul 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

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Celebration of Bhangra in Derby

31 May 2024 Normanton Library

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The Swamp Club

12 Jul 2024 - 15 Jul 2024 The Flowerpot Music Venue, 19-25 King Street

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Taylor Swift Orchestral Tribute

26 Jul 2024 Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate

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UK Pink Floyd Experience

9 Nov 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

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A Soulful 60s Session

8 Jun 2024 Déda, Chapel Street

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The Darley Park Concert 2024 - Part of The Darley Park Weekender

1 Sep 2024 Darley Park

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Elton John by Candlelight

14 Jun 2024 - 15 Jun 2024 Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate

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Derwent Brass: Stage and Screen

14 Sep 2024 Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter

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The Flowerpot

The Flowerpot Music Venue, 19-25 King Street

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Madness (with special guests Rick Astley, The Lightning Seeds & Deco) - Part of TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions

14 Jul 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

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Kerry Ellis – Queen of the West End

20 Oct 2024 Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter

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Motown Tribute Night

20 Jul 2024 Morley Hayes Hotel, Main Road

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Grease Sing Along

2 Aug 2024 Déda, Chapel Street

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Anything for Love - The Meat Loaf Story 2024

20 Sep 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

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ELO Again

22 Sep 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park