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.
We reimagine what a theatrical experience can be and are committed to supporting curious minds and artists. There will be the regular mix of Edinburgh previews, the best of the East Midlands blended with the UK’s most exciting artists and companies, sharing works-in-progress, events in the S.H.E.D outside, immersive and intimate performances and award-winning touring work.
We’ve kept our ticket prices low, as we know artists and audiences aren’t always loaded, so check out our weekender and day passes below. If you just want to pop along to an individual event nothing costs more than a tenner! At Departure Lounge you'll always be In Good Company.