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New Play Celebrates Life of Bess of Hardwick
Fri 1 Sep 2017
Bess, a new play by Kevin Fegan, is coming to the Guildhall Theatre from Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October. The play was commissioned by First Art and in association with Derby LIVE.
Telling the story of the life and times of Bess of Hardwick, Bess takes centre stage in this one-woman show ... More
Hannells Darley Park Concert - all you need to know!
Wed 30 Aug 2017
One of the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts, the much-loved Darley Park Concert will be returning on Sunday 3 September in the stunning natural amphitheatre of Darley Park. The event is supported by Hannells Estates Agents, Flint Bishop Solicitors, HUUB, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF Cooper Par... More
Drama in September
Fri 25 Aug 2017
September is set to be a stellar month for all you drama enthusiasts - you can look forward to a number of great productions at the Guildhall Theatre. From emotional musicals to chilling horror stories, there is something for everyone to enjoy this month.
Kristian Thomas Company are bringing In the... More
Amazing amateur performances
Thu 24 Aug 2017
We've got some amazing amateur theatre productions taking place at the Guildhall Theatre this autumn and winter. Kristian Thomas Company, Heanor Musical Theatre Company, Gatepost Theatre Company, JKB Productions, Four Blokes Theatre Company and Kaleidoscope Players will be entertaining you with a ra... More
Top Picks for August Bank Holiday weekend
Wed 23 Aug 2017
The August bank holiday weekend will soon be here and we've got some brilliant ideas to keep you entertained around Derby! From cycling events at Derby Arena and Alvaston Park to live music and family-friendly activities, the city is bursting with opportunities to get involved!
You can enjoy a pack... More
JUST ANNOUNCED: Derby’s very own Gwen Taylor to headline city panto, as full cast announced for Beauty and the Beast
Fri 18 Aug 2017
We're delighted to announce that Derby's very own Gwen Taylor will be playing the Enchantress in this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.
The enchanting French musical ‘tale as old as time’, Beauty and the Beast will be staged at Derby Arena from Tuesday 5 to Sunday 31 Decemb... More
Don’t Miss a Beat with Music in Derby this Autumn
Mon 7 Aug 2017
We've got a host of fantastic shows full of music taking place this autumn. With a variety of genres on offer, you're sure to find a show you'll love! Read on to find out what's coming up...
Josh Okeefe - Wed 13 Sep
Josh Okeefe carries southern Appalachian traditional sounds to new urban contempor... More
Take part in the Christmas Lights Switch-On Parade
Wed 2 Aug 2017
The festive season is fast approaching and preparations are underway for the return of the Christmas Lights Switch-On. We'd like to invite local acts, community groups, dance groups and performers to apply to take part in the parade!
The Christmas Lights Switch-On will take place on Saturday 18 Nov... More
Derby Folk Festival line up announced
The 11th Derby Folk Festival takes place from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October 2017 and is jointly produced by Derby City Council’s Derby LIVE and Derbyshire-based PR Promotions.
This year Derby LIVE are proud to welcome a wide variety of performers, including the multi-award-winning Friday headline ac... More
Just on sale
Tue 1 Aug 2017
Don't miss these great new shows that have just gone on sale! Take a look and see what catches your eye...
Ed ByrneIn his latest tour entitled, Spoiler Alert, Ed takes the question of whether as a nation we are spoiled, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. His live work has... More
Host of the Hannells Darley Park Concert revealed!
Fri 28 Jul 2017
Ed Byrne coming to Derby Arena
Wed 26 Jul 2017
Award-winning comedian and writer Ed Byrne is set to perform at Derby Arena on Friday 20 April 2018 as part of his latest UK stand-up tour. Priority tickets are available to Derby LIVE customers on Thursday 27 July at 10am.
In his latest tour entitled, Spoiler Alert, Ed takes the question of whethe... More
Iconic Poppies sculpture a huge success in Derby
Tue 25 Jul 2017
The iconic Poppies: Weeping Window at Derby Silk Mill has been a tremendous draw for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, from across the UK and around the world. Between 9 June and 23 July a staggering 206,401 visitors were recorded as having viewed the sculpture by artist Paul Cummins and designe... More
Summer school holidays 2017
Tue 18 Jul 2017
Join us for a host of fun events this summer during the school holidays! We've got lots planned to keep you active and having fun, so make sure you check out our programme of events and see what catches your eye...
We picked out our highlights below:
A Wild Walk, Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul at Markeaton... More
Made in Mansfield – In Conversation with Playwright Kevin Fegan
Wed 19 Jul 2017
Find out more about Kevin Fegan, the playwright behind Bess...
Kevin Fegan has been writing plays for three decades, and has written more than 50 plays to commission. His work has won, and been nominated for, numerous awards, including 9 nominations in the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards, wi... More
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