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JUST ON SALE: The Hannells Darley Park Concert
Thu 4 May 2017
We're excited to announce that Hannells will be the headline sponsor for this year’s Darley Park Concert, and that tickets are ON SALE NOW!
The much-loved concert returns to the stunning natural amphitheatre of Darley Park on Sunday 3 September after a year’s break.
The new deal with Hannells Esta... More
Limited tickets now available for Brian Cox
Wed 3 May 2017
Did you miss your chance to get tickets for Professor Brian Cox's talk next week? Then we have good news for you!
Due to tickets being released, we now have limited availability for the show in some great seats.
The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving in... More
Just on sale...
Fri 28 Apr 2017
Don't miss these great new shows that have just gone on sale! Take a look and see what catches your eye...
Ian McMillan & Ian Beesley: Magic Lantern Tales
Using a genuine magic lantern projector, poet & broadcaster Ian McMillan and documentary photographer Ian Beesley tell a story of the F... More
Exploring the First World War History of Derby Silk Mill
Fri 21 Apr 2017
The Silk Mill, Derby will host the poppies sculpture Weeping Window from Friday 9 June to Sunday 23 July, as part of 14-18 NOW’s tour of the poppies.
The sculpture, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, is presented by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. W... More
Panto to be taken to new heights!
Wed 19 Apr 2017
We're delighted to announce that Derby based Little Wolf Entertainment will be the new co-producers of this year’s pantomime Beauty and the Beast at Derby Arena for Christmas 2017.
Little Wolf Entertainment are widely considered to be the most exciting and innovative pantomime producers to have eme... More
Calling All Bookworms
Tue 18 Apr 2017
The Derby Book Festival is returning to Derby City Centre this summer for a third year, to entertain audiences with talks, events and performaces. Held at a variety of locations throughout the city from 9 to 27 June, the festival is a treasured event for eager readers.
We are very pleased to presen... More
6 Top Picks for May
Thu 13 Apr 2017
Easter is fast approaching, which means May is on the way! We've put together our top picks for events in Derby that you'd be hopping mad to miss (you can tell we're getting ready for comedy festival with that terrible pun)...
1. In Tents and Purposes - Thursday 4 May
This show comes fresh from a... More
Outdoor Theatre & Cinema Season returns!
Fri 7 Apr 2017
This summer the popular outdoor theatre and cinema will return to Markeaton Park Craft Village.
Hosted by Markeaton Park and Derby LIVE, events will run from Wednesday 14 June – Saturday 5 August.
There will be a number of performances and screenings taking place throughout this period, including ... More
Music in the Midlands
Mon 3 Apr 2017
After 2Q Festival this weekend, we can't wait for more musical goodness in the East Midlands. If you've been bitten by the live music bug too, look no further because we've rounded up the selection of music festivals taking place on your doorstep!
Bearded Theory is taking place at Catton Hall on Th... More
OYSTERBAND IS COMING TO DERBY FOLK FESTIVAL 2017!
Fri 17 Mar 2017
We are excited to announce the Friday night headliner for this year's Derby Folk Festival!
Joining the Festival as the headline evening act for Friday 6 October will be Oysterband!
Oysterband’s appearance at this year’s festival will be part of their 40th Celebration Special, with the band perfor... More
The Big 1 is back!
Thu 16 Mar 2017
The BIG 1 at Chaddesden Park returns on Sunday 4 June, with all the family favourites that guarantee a great day out for everyone.
Organised by Chaddesden Partnership Group in association with Derby LIVE.
The park will be filled with stalls selling books, sweets, crafts and jewellery and those ha... More
Mother's Day Offers
Mon 13 Mar 2017
We've some brilliant offers and ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday 26 March.
We've a busy timetable of shows to choose from, which would make great gifts for mothers this year. Frank Sinatra – The Movie Years will bring award winning singer Robert Habermann to the Guildhall Thea... More
It's Disabled Access Day!
Fri 10 Mar 2017
Disabled Access Day begins today, and this year the day has been extended across the weekend from
10 – 12 March as a way to create opportunities for people to try something new and celebrate good access.
This day is about highlighting the fantastic access that already exists in places, such as tou... More
Eggcited for Easter theatre shows
Wed 8 Mar 2017
We are pleased to present a double bill of family shows starring CBeebies favourites, taking place this Easter that are sure to provide a fun outing for the whole family!
Sid’s Show is a fun and educational underwater journey, and Bad Guys is a brand new comic misadventure about being bad. Both sho... More
First acts announced for Derby Comedy Festival!
Wed 1 Mar 2017
Derby Comedy Festival is returning for 2017, bringing together businesses and venues from across Derby City Centre this May, with tons of acts to keep you laughing the whole 10 days.
Now in its fourth year, Derby Comedy Festival will take place from Friday 5 to Sunday 14 May, and Derby LIVE will be... More
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