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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
Derby Folk Festival Fringe acts and dance sides announced
Wed 27 Sep 2017
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, Furthest From The Sea (FFTS) Comedy and Arts CIC have once again, been invited to curate and host the free fringe... More
Cast announcement for We Are the Lions, Mr. Manager!
Fri 8 Sep 2017
Townsend Theatre Productions have announced that Medhavi Patel will be taking on the role of Jayaben Desai in the world premiere of We Are The Lions, Mr Manager!
Patel's previous stage work has seen her star in Tales of Birbal, Trident Moon and Fragile Land, and she has starred in TV shows includin... More
Hannells Darley Park Concert welcomed back
Tue 5 Sep 2017
This year’s Hannells Darley Park Concert 2017, organised by Derby LIVE, with orchestra Sinfonia Viva and media sponsor Classic FM, was a resounding success! The event was supported by Hannells Estates Agents, Flint Bishop Solicitors, HUUB, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF Cooper Parry, Specsavers and Str... More
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
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