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World famous Dreamboys are coming to Derby Arena
Tue 21 Aug 2018
We are excited to announce that The Dreamboys will be coming to Derby Arena on Saturday 29 June 2019 at 8pm. The sensational show is back in the UK by popular demand and tickets are now on sale priced from £24.50 – £39.50.
The UK's most famous and successful show of its kind in history, The Dreambo... More
Duncan James to perform at The Hannells Darley Park Concert!
Mon 20 Aug 2018
We are delighted to announce that Blue singer, West End performer and Hollyoaks actor Duncan James is performing at the Hannells Darley Park Concert on Sunday 2 September. The headline star of pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, Duncan is playing Jack at Derby Arena this Christmas.
Blue singer Dunca... More
CLASSIC FM presenter returns to host the HANNELLS Darley Park Concert
Thu 16 Aug 2018
The much-loved Hannells Darley Park Concert, one of the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts, will be returning on Sunday 2 September in the stunning natural amphitheatre of Darley Park. This year’s event will be sponsored by Hannells, Flint Bishop Solicitors, HUUB, Invictus Communications, Mortg... More
Sell-out performances for our summer Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season
Wed 15 Aug 2018
There’s been plenty of excitement in Markeaton Park Craft Village this summer as our Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season returned along with the hot weather! We brought thrilling shows from Oddsocks Productions, Babbling Vagabonds and Squashbox Theatre, as well as showings of classic films, all in the... More
Can you grow the tallest beanstalk?
Fri 10 Aug 2018
Win a family ticket to see Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby Arena, starring Duncan James!
Get involved by sending pictures of your GIANT beanstalks to Derby LIVE. Show us how tall your beanstalk is with a measuring tape next to it. The winning entry will win a family ticket (4) to see Jack and the B... More
Top 10 picks for the August Bank Holiday
Thu 9 Aug 2018
The August bank holiday is coming up soon and we've picked our top ten things for families to get up to in Derby!
1. Atlantis Splash Run
On Saturday 25 August kids and adults alike can take on the Atlantis Splash Run inflatable challenge at Queen’s Leisure Centre! From 2:30pm or 3:45pm families ca... More
Get ready for the ultimate King of Pop
Derby LIVE is delighted to announce that Michael starring Ben - the jaw-dropping and magical tribute to the King Of Pop Michael Jackson is coming to Derby Arena on Friday 18 October 2019.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 8 August, tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday ... More
Mon 6 Aug 2018
We are delighted to announce that Michael starring Ben - the jaw-dropping and magical tribute to the King Of Pop Michael Jackson is coming to Derby Arena on Friday 18 October 2019. Pre-sale tickets go on sale for our existing customers at 10am on Wednesday 8 August, tickets will go on general sale a... More
‘The King’ is coming to Derby Arena
Fri 27 Jul 2018
We're excited to announce that the Elvis World Tour will be coming to Derby Arena on Friday 17 May 2019. The sensational show is back in the UK by popular demand and tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 27 July 2018 priced from £33-£54.
Direct from the USA, the world’s largest and most success... More
Multi-award-winning comedian coming to Derby Arena
Mon 16 Jul 2018
We are excited to announce that comedian Rhod Gilbert’s latest tour The Book of John will be coming to Derby Arena on Sunday 19 May 2019. Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am Wednesday 18 July, tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 20 July priced £29.50.
Following a six-year break from s... More
Little Wolf meets Giant Goat
Sun 15 Jul 2018
Producers Derby LIVE and Little Wolf visited this year's #DerbyPanto partners Bluebell's Dairy for some inspiration for Jack and the Beanstalk...
The team spoke to the experts about training for the panto dairy, indulged in some delicious ice cream, and the family activities gave us cow-ntless ide... More
CQ Saturdays Street Circus returns to the Cathedral Quarter
Tue 10 Jul 2018
CQ Saturdays Street Circus will return to Derby’s Cathedral Quarter on Saturday 14th July with an afternoon of fire eating, acrobatics and juggling at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place.
The entertainment, between 11.00am and 3.00pm will feature enigmatic ‘ring master’ Chango Fuego whose use o... More
Family Fun in Derby Summer/Autumn 2018
Mon 9 Jul 2018
There's loads of great children's activities happening this Summer and Autumn across Derby. View the Holiday programme here or find out more about the Derby Six.
Find out more in our Family Fun in Derby guide! More
Sep to Dec 2018 What's on Guide
Fri 6 Jul 2018
Plan ahead and get these exciting dates in your diary! Here’s our fresh new Derby LIVE Sep - Dec 2018 What’s On Guide, featuring all the latest must-see events, festive fun, performances and festivals. There is something for everyone.
Full line up for extended 12th Derby Folk Festival
Thu 5 Jul 2018
The complete line-up for Derby Folk Festival is now confirmed, featuring main and headlining artists.
This will be the 12th year that the festival will be held right in the centre of Derby, and it has become embedded in the City's events calendar. Derby Folk Festival is jointly produced by Derby C... More
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