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Public consultation on New Performance Venue launched
Thu 16 Nov 2017
An exciting opportunity for residents to have their say in what type of performance venue comes to Derby is being launched on 16 November.
Whether your preference is for Jazz, R&B, Rock 'n Roll, Classical, Heavy Metal, Drama, Theatre, Comedy or Opera, this is the chance for everyone to influenc... More
12 Days of Christmas
Tue 14 Nov 2017
This December, we've got some brilliant competitions you can get involved with in our 12 Days of Christmas online event!
From Wed 13 Dec we'll be offering fantastic prizes every day - all you have to do is enter your details on the day!
We will be releasing information about the prize available at... More
John Bishop wings his way to Derby Arena for 2018
Fri 10 Nov 2017
We're pleased to announce that comedy superstar John Bishop is extending his sell out UK tour and bringing his brand new show Winging It to more venues across the UK, including Derby Arena.
John is loading up the trucks for more fun on the road and will visit Derby Arena on Sat 17 and Sun 18 March ... More
Fee fi fo fum, Derby Arena is in for some fun - giant adventures for 2018’s festive double-bill
Thu 9 Nov 2017
We’d like to invite the people of Derby for some giant fun for Christmas 2018. Join Derby LIVE, Little Wolf Entertainment and an all-star cast for a traditional family Pantomime with the classic adventure story of Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby Arena, and family treat The Dinosaur who came for Chri... More
Sales & Information and Box Office opening hours over the festive period
Wed 8 Nov 2017
There isn't much of a let-up for us at Christmas - we're far too busy entertaining all you lovely people - but we do close for a couple of days.
Please see below for our sales & information and box office opening hours over the festive period.
We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and ... More
X Factor star to headline at Christmas Lights Switch On along with local acts
Thu 2 Nov 2017
We’re delighted to announce that X Factor star Amelia Lily will be headlining the 2017 Derby Christmas Lights Switch On hosted by Derby LIVE, and presented by Gem who are the official radio station for the event. The traditional Christmas celebration will be held on the Market Place on Saturday 18 N... More
JUST ON SALE: Professor Brian Cox Live! And many more...
Wed 25 Oct 2017
Don't miss these fantastic new shows that have just gone on sale! We’ve got so much happening with us at Derby LIVE. Have a look and see which shows tickle your fancy…
Professor Brian Cox Live!
Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our So... More
Derby Arena first stop on new Professor Brian Cox tour
Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live UK and Ireland tour, Professor Brian Cox, OBE is heading back out on the road with a brand new show for 2019, Professor Brian Cox Live 2019.
The tour begins at Derby Arena on Thursday 7 February 2019, 8pm, Derby LIVE priori... More
Derby set for best ever Christmas Festive Spectacular
Thu 19 Oct 2017
This year Derby is set for its best ever Christmas festive spectacular, with seasonal fun for everyone over the festive season.
Derby LIVE and Derby-based producers Little Wolf Entertainment will be staging the dazzling, star-studded, family pantomime Beauty and the Beast at Derby Arena, as the Gu... More
Top 10 things for Students to do In Derby
Mon 16 Oct 2017
Derby has lots to offer students who want to have an active social life, enjoy their free time and make friends locally, alongside their studies. Whether they’re interested in keeping fit, experiencing the local culture or simply trying something new, there is something affordable for all students t... More
Musical top picks
Wed 11 Oct 2017
We're pleased to announce a host of fantastic shows full of music to be performed in Derby this winter. With a variety of genres, there is a show to suit every music enthusiast in the next few months.
Oye Santana will bring the music of Carlos Santana to the Guildhall Theatre on Thursday 23 Novembe... More
Derby Folk Festival reaches more people than ever before
Tue 10 Oct 2017
The eleventh Derby Folk Festival has proven to be the most successful yet.
It reached more people than ever before, with record ticket sales for the event co-produced by us and PR Productions. Visitors came from across the country including Exeter, Leeds, Chester and Oxford, and even from Holland a... More
Lost Boys kick off new production Ball
Fri 6 Oct 2017
The new co-production between Derby LIVE and Lost Boys, Ball, by Brian Lobel and featuring Paul Broesmith, will be performed at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre Clubrooms this November. The play promises to provide cancer with a much deserved kick in the ball(s) and the company plan on kicking off the show... More
The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir 30th Anniversary Concert at Derby Cathedral
Thu 28 Sep 2017
If you enjoy the unique sound of a four part harmony male voice choir you will love Let All Men Sing on Sat 14 Oct in the beautiful surroundings of Derby Cathedral with its wonderful acoustics.
The Dalesmen who are based at the Strutt Centre in Belper have reached their 30th Anniversary since being... More
Derby Festé Road Closures
During Derby Festé there will be road closures on Fri 29 Sep and Sat 30 Sep between 3pm and 6pm
The roads that will be closed are:- Iron Gate- St Mary’s Gate- Queen’s Street- Cathedral Road- St Michael’s Lane- Sowter Road- Full Street
On-street parking will be unavailable but there will still be a... More
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