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Locally and internationally renowned poets at first Derby Poetry Festival
Tue 21 Nov 2017
This weekend brings an exciting line up of local, national and international poets to Derby for the first ever Derby Poetry Festival.
The festival kicks off with Tony Walsh (Longfella) performing his full length show at the QUAD on Thu 23 October at 6:30pm. Award winning poet Linton Kwesi Johnson w... More
Get your skates on at Derby Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Ice Rink
Mon 20 Nov 2017
For the seventh time at Christmas, Derby Market Place welcomes The Derby Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Ice Rink in partnership with Derby LIVE, Derby City Council and Christmas Ice Rinks.
The ice rink attracts around 20,000 visitors from 1 - 31 December and if you have ever wondered how an ice rink is lai... More
Christmas Gift Guide
Christmas is nearly upon us and with that comes the task of finding wonderful and exciting gifts for your loved ones.
This year, why not treat them to something a little different? Together, In Derby have been 'making a list' and 'checking it twice' to provide you with endless gift inspiration that... More
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
Wed 13 Dec 2017
This month, we've got some brilliant competitions you can get involved with in our 12 Days of Christmas online event!
From today, we'll be offering a selection of fantastic prizes to be won - all you have to do is enter your details on the day!
We will be releasing information about the prize avai... 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
Be our VIP Guest ... with a panto meet and greet experience
Tue 7 Nov 2017
If you love the magic of pantomime, or are a fan of any of the Beauty and the Beast pantomime cast, then Derby LIVE’s VIP meet the cast experience is a fabulous festive treat for the whole family to enjoy.
Customers who book for the Beauty and the Beast VIP night experience on Friday 15 December... More
Derby LIVE offers accessible Christmas shows
Derby LIVE is pleased to offer relaxed, British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted, BSL shadow interpreted, captioned and audio described performances of the all-star family pantomime Beauty and the Beast at Derby Arena and Prince Stroppy Pants and the Christmas Caper at the Guildhall Theatre.
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
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