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Things to look forward to in the New Year
Tue 23 Jan 2018
Test Drive A New You
After the festive season, the New Year can be a great time for people to ‘refuel’, set new goals and focus on being more active to improve their health and fitness. In Derby are kicking off the New Year with an amazing health and fitness offer to help ‘restart their engine’.
Exciting opportunity for locally based artists at Derby Festé 2018
Fri 19 Jan 2018
Derby Festé 2018 is offering a commission for locally based artists
Festé was established in 2007 as a partnership between some of Derby’s main cultural partners to celebrate the city and its cultural offer. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and has become an essential part of the Ci... More
Laugh your way into the New Year with comedy from Derby LIVE
Mon 15 Jan 2018
We've got a host of exciting and popular comedy acts coming to Derby Arena and the Guildhall Theatre during 2018. With a variety of shows on offer, there is something to suit every comedy enthusiast in the New Year.
Stephen K Amos will be performing on Wednesday 17 January at 8pm. Brexit. Trump. No... More
Oddsocks Productions present - The Wizard of Oz!
Fri 12 Jan 2018
Will the Scarecrow find a brain?The Lion some courage?The Tin Man a heart?And the audience some ice cream?
The “irresistibly anarchic” Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy: new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty! In... More
A Romantic Affair at Kedleston Hall
After two sell out Valentine’s shows last year, Lost Boys and Derby LIVE have taken the very easy decision to reprise, and revise, A Romantic Affair at Kedleston Hall for 2018. The Lost Boys Theatre Company, Derby LIVE, the National Trust and Sinfonia Viva are joining forces once again to provide a ... More
Put the boom boom into your heart
An unforgettable evening with a global superstar, that will put the Boom Boom into everyone’s heart in the all new production - Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael will staged at Derby Arena on Thu 28 Jun at 8pm.
The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From the Wham classics of the new p... More
Entertainment to brighten up your new year in Derby
Stephen K Amos will be performing on Wednesday 17 January at 8pm. Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos? Catch his show at the Gui... More
New Year events at Markeaton Park
Thu 11 Jan 2018
A Bird Walk through Markeaton Park (Birdwatching for Beginners), Sun 21 Jan and Sun 18 Feb, The Walled Garden.
Join David Bennett, a Carsington Water bird walk leader, and a past recipient of the Derbyshire Ornithological Society award for his contributions to bird conservation, for a bird walk in ... More
Just On Sale: Little Mix, and more!
Wed 10 Jan 2018
Tickets are now on sale for even more events this year!
Whether its music, comedy, drama or something completely different you're looking for you'll find something here...
The world's biggest girl band Little Mix are playing a run of UK summer shows throughout July 2018 as part of the ... More
Huge success for Derby's Bumper Christmas
Thu 4 Jan 2018
Derby LIVE’s bumper festive season began with the Christmas Light’s Switch On in the Market Place before the opening of the Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Christmas Ice Rink. Family Festivities at Markeaton Park returned for a second year with a different theme each weekend in the run-up to Christmas.
New Year Musical Performances in Derby
Wed 20 Dec 2017
Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”. He will be performing at the Guildhall Theatre on Friday 19 January at 8pm, with tick... More
Christmas Opening times Sales and Information centre 2017
Fri 15 Dec 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 a ... More
The Ultimate Festive Fun Day!
In Derby has the perfect festive fun day for all the family with an array of shows, events and attractions to suit all ages!
It would begin with Family Festivities, which has returned to Markeaton Park after the success of the first event last year. This season, each of the first three weekends in ... More
Snow fear, the show must go on
Fri 8 Dec 2017
The snow has started falling in Derby today, and there’s more forecast over the weekend, but never fear, Derby LIVE events will go on as usual.
Beauty and the Beast at Derby Arena, Prince Stroppy Pants and the Christmas Caper at the Guildhall Theatre, and Family Festivities at Markeaton Park are al... More
Rehearsals underway for Derby‘s biggest Christmas show
Fri 1 Dec 2017
Rehearsals are in full swing at Derby Arena for this year’s spectacular family pantomime Beauty and the Beast.
Set in the little French village of Spondon-on-the-Seine Belle is pursued by the handsome but not too bright local heartthrob Gaston (Aston Dobson). She yearns for adventure, but soon get... More
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