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Drama at the Guildhall Theatre!
Fri 24 Feb 2017
We are pleased to announce a host of brilliant drama shows that will be performed in the Guildhall Theatre this spring. With a variety of themes and stories, there is a show to suit every drama enthusiast in the next few months!
After a very successful run in 2016, Open Road Productions will be ret... More
WHO RUNS THE WORLD!
Fri 17 Feb 2017
“It’s an irresistible, irrepressible evening that guarantees a great night out!” Steve Burbridge - The British Theatre Guide
Back by popular demand!
The Lady Boys of Bangkok return to Derby, Fri 31 Mar - Sun 16 Apr.
Returning hotter, sexier and funnier than ever the country’s number one touring c... More
JUST ON SALE: King of Pop at Derby Arena
Tue 14 Feb 2017
Derby LIVE is proud to announce that King of Pop featuring Jennifer Batten and starring the world’s leading Michael Jackson tribute, Navi, will be visiting Derby Arena on Fri 12 May!
Featuring Michael’s own iconic guitarist Jennifer Batten, Jennifer was Michael’s "right-hand woman" on three sell-ou... More
Amateur Theatre Shows Set to Impress
Fri 10 Feb 2017
We are pleased to present a number of amateur theatre productions that will be taking place at the Guildhall Theatre this spring. Gatepost Theatre Company, Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company, Rose Hill Musical Society and Good Companions will be entertaining audiences with a range of shows from music... More
HSBC UK National Omnium Championship success
Tue 7 Feb 2017
Thank you very much each and every one who was part of the HSBC National Omnium Championships at Derby Arena on Saturday 4 February. It was great to see the Arena buzzing with cycling enthusiasts and other excited spectators.
We would like to congratulate the Omnium medal winners:
Gold - M... More
Creating the Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord
Thu 2 Feb 2017
I am often asked by children, parents and teachers what made me think up the ideas for my books. Many of the ideas for my picture books seem to have come out of small experiences in my life that I have wanted to reflect upon and then the wish to turn part of these memory glimpses into fantasy storie... More
JUST ANNOUNCED: Russell Brand is coming to Derby Arena in 2018
Fri 27 Jan 2017
We are pleased to announce that Russell Brand will be visiting Derby Arena on Tuesday 3 July 2018 as part of his RE:BIRTH tour.
Becoming a parent has presented Russell Brand with a number of questions, "Once you've had a baby you're a parent and immediately you go from being a madman (cool) to a ma... More
Derby Festé 2017 is offering a commission for locally based artists
Thu 26 Jan 2017
Festé was established in 2007 as a partnership between some of Derby’s main cultural partners to celebrate the city and its cultural offer. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and has become an essential part of the City’s cultural offer.
With a distinct emphasis on the family audience... More
First announcement of some of the fantastic acts confirmed for Folk Festival 2017
Wed 25 Jan 2017
Following our recent exciting announcement that early bird tickets are now on sale for the 11th Derby Folk Festival, many fantastic artists have already been confirmed for a variety of venues in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter.
With more headlining acts still to be announced we thought it would be nice t... More
Derby's Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Ice Rink provides festive fun
Mon 16 Jan 2017
Thouands flocked to the Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Ice Rink in Derby’s Market Place over the Christmas period.
The ice rink appeared thanks to a new sponsorship agreement between the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID), Derby-based national training and apprenticeship provider 3aaa, D... More
JUST ON SALE: Prince Stroppy Pants and the Christmas Caper
Will the prince get his Christmas wish? Join the bossiest, stroppiest, snottiest Prince that ever did live on his festive adventure at the Guildhall Theatre this Christmas.
Returning in 2017 for their fifth year, Babbling Vagabonds invite you to Prince Stroppy Pants and the Christmas Caper.
He is ... More
Little Mix are coming to Donington!
Fri 13 Jan 2017
Calling all Mixers! The Little Mix girls are bringing their Summer Shout Out concert to Donington Park, presented by Donington Park and Music+Sport.
The open air concert will take place on Saturday 1 July, with gates open from 3:30pm.
Grow your Wings, shake your Hair, and get ready to Move because... More
JUST ON SALE: Derby Folk Festival weekend tickets
Wed 11 Jan 2017
Calling all folk fans! Derby Folk Festival is returning for 2017, and Early Bird Weekend tickets are now on sale!
Following a knockout set of performances in 2016 the festival is back for its 11th year. Venues across the city of Derby will once again join together for a weekend of live acts, dance ... More
Christmas Shows Dazzle Crowds
Wed 4 Jan 2017
Many thousands of theatre goers enjoyed the all-star family pantomime Cinderella at Derby Arena and Captain Sprout and the Christmas Pirates at the Guildhall Theatre over the festive period.More than 30,000 people went to see Cinderella with its all-star cast starring Richard Blackwood from EastEnde... More
Cinderella cast visits Children's Hospital
Fri 23 Dec 2016
On 16 December, the cast of Cinderella visited children at the Royal Derby Hospital to help spread some festive cheer and put smiles on their faces.
Visiting the children were Cinderella, Dandini, Baron Hardup, the Fairy Godmammy and the pantomime dancers. They made some great new friends and lots ... More
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