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Put the boom boom into your heart
Fri 12 Jan 2018
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
The Dalesmen celebrate the Joy of Christmas in Belper
Wed 29 Nov 2017
Start your Celebrations for Christmas with this joyful concert at St Peter's Church in Belper whilst supporting three extremely important charities; Treetops Hospice, Rainbows hospice for children and young people and Age UK Derby & Derbyshire.
The Dalesmen Choir will be singing traditional and... More
Ways to get outside in Derby
Despite the weather turning colder there are many ways to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with family and friends getting active outside and enjoying the festive season in Derby.
The ever-popular Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Christmas Ice Rink and Christmas Arts & Craft Fair are returning to the Ma... More
Just On Sale: Christmas 2018 and more!
Mon 27 Nov 2017
Some of our most popular events are back in 2018 and tickets have just gone on sale! Have a look and see which shows tickle your fancy…
Jack & The BeanstalkFee Fi Fo Fum, Derby Arena is in for some fun. The villagers of Dappy Darley on the Derwent are under threat from a ginormous giant! Poor y... More
Help us select movies to screen next Summer at our Outdoor Cinema
Help us choose which two movies will be screened at our next Outdoor Cinema season in August 2018 at Markeaton Park.
From our shortlist, select which movies you would like to see in the open air on a summer evening (Fri 3 and Sat 4 Aug 2018). The two movies with the highest number of votes, on our... More
Thousands celebrate Christmas Lights Switch On
Tue 21 Nov 2017
The 2017 Christmas Lights Switch-On lit up Derby and kicked off the festive season. Thousands of people joined the celebrations that took place on Saturday 18 November organised by Derby LIVE and presented by Gem, who are the official radio station for the event.
X Factor star Amelia Lily headlined... More
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