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Top Family activities to do during May Half-Term
Wed 25 Apr 2018
Families can look forward to a fun-filled, action-packed week in Derby this May half term at our leisure centres, parks, libraries and venues.
Queen’s Leisure Centre has plenty on for those looking to get in the water. Family Splash sessions will be running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-3p... More
Crowds enjoy sunny St George’s Day celebrations
The crowds gathered in Derby city centre on Saturday for the St George’s Day celebrations produced by Derby LIVE. The event featured a brilliant parade led by St George and the Dragon from St Peter’s Cross along East Street, Exchange Street and past the Corn Market before arriving at the Waterfall o... More
Derby Pantomime wins national award and secures Britain’s best baddie
Tue 17 Apr 2018
Beauty and the Beast has won Best Staging and Set at the Great British Pantomime Awards which took place at new Wimbledon Theatre on Sunday. The star-studded family pantomime was co-produced by Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment and staged at Derby Arena last Christmas. We are also pleased to ... More
Pantomime Dance Auditions Announced
Wed 11 Apr 2018
We are pleased to announce the date of the annual auditions for the pantomime children's ensemble. The open auditions will take place at Derby Arena on Sunday 24 June.
Jack and the Beanstalk will be staged at Derby Arena from Saturday 8 December 2018 to Saturday 5 January 2019.
Producer Little Wol... More
Thrilling talks in Derby this summer as part of Derby Book Festival
We have plenty of thrilling talks in Derby this summer at the Guildhall Theatre, as part of Derby Book Festival. From broadcasters, to cyclists, to Harry Potter fans, we have talks for every interest this summer.
On Saturday 2 June the legendary broadcaster and foreign correspondent Andy Kershaw wi... More
Great music shows to see in Derby this summer
Tue 10 Apr 2018
We're bringing you plenty of music shows this summer, so whether a dancing queen, folk fan or mad for musicals, we have something for everyone!
On Thursday 10 May prepare to be blown away by Bob Drury’s vocal likeness to Neil Diamond in Viva Neil Diamond. A celebration of the songs of Neil Diamond,... More
Martin Simpson to perform at Derby Peace Concert
Mon 26 Mar 2018
If you enjoy music, especially folk or blues, performed by an excellent musician and singer, then you will enjoy seeing Martin Simpson perform in a small and intimate surrounding (St Peters Church, Derby). Martin has played at many large venues and festivals, but this is likely to be a special perfo... More
The Big 1 returns to Chaddesden Park
Fri 23 Mar 2018
Organised by Chaddesden Partnership Group in association with Derby LIVE, The BIG 1 at Chaddesden Park returns on Sunday 3 June, with all the family favourites that guarantee a great day out for everyone.
Speaking about the upcoming event Councillor Sara Bolton, Chair of the Chaddesden Partnership,... More
A successful three years for Derby Arena
Thu 22 Mar 2018
This week marks the third anniversary of Derby Arena opening for business. During that time it has continually strengthened what it offers visitors and residents.
Derby Arena was built as an ambitious replacement for Moorways Sports Centre. Instead of building a conventional sports hall, the Counci... More
There's so much to do in Derby this Easter!
Wed 21 Mar 2018
Families can look forward to a fun-filled, action-packed week in Derby this Easter holidays at leisure centres, parks, libraries and venues.
Queen’s Leisure Centre has plenty on for those looking to get in the water. Family Splash sessions will be running throughout the holidays, giving families th... More
St George’s Day Celebrations come to Derby
Mon 19 Mar 2018
Derby LIVE is pleased to announce it will once again be working with FOLK 3D and The Lost Boys Theatre Company, along with local schools and community groups to deliver an annual feast of family fun this coming St George’s Day weekend. The free city centre celebrations will be taking place on Saturd... More
Last Minute Mother's Day Ideas
Wed 7 Mar 2018
Its Mother’s Day this Sunday! Don’t worry if it crept up on you, we’ve got plenty of ideas for you to treat your Mum.
If your mum loves a good laugh then why not buy her a ticket to see one of her favourite comedians? John Bishop is at Derby Arena next weekend with his biggest, funniest show yet so... More
Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season returns for 2018
Tue 6 Mar 2018
The ever-popular Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season will return to Markeaton Park Craft Village this June, July and August. We're bringing you thrilling shows from Oddsocks Productions, Babbling Vagabonds and Squashbox Theatre, as well as showings of classic films, and all in the beautiful surroundin... More
Comedy Giants come to Derby Arena in 2018
Mon 5 Mar 2018
Derby LIVE is bringing audiences five giants of British comedy to Derby Arena this year, with John Bishop, Ed Byrne, Russell Brand, Sarah Millican and Jason Manford all making Derby a stop on their tours.
Comedy superstar John Bishop will be kicking off the year of comedy with two nights of his br... More
2018 May to Aug What's on Guide
Sat 3 Mar 2018
Our new What's On Guide is now available for the May - Aug 2018 season.
Summer’s coming, and not a minute too soon. We’re excited to take a massive programme of festivals, events and theatre out into the open spaces of Derby so we can all enjoy the nice weather.
Markeaton Park will host the Outdoo... More
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