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A magical year for Christmas in Derby
Tue 14 Jan 2020
Christmas entertainment in Derby brought generations together, resulting in the best year yet for the pantomime at Derby Arena, and bringing Family Festivities and a children’s theatre show by Babbling Vagabonds to Markeaton Park.
Three Kings come to Derby in world Elvis tribute tour
Fri 10 Jan 2020
Three of the finest Elvis tribute acts in the world are bringing their world-class show to Derby Arena. Tickets are now on sale from Derby LIVE for the Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour on Saturday 16 May 2020.
Guildhall Theatre update
Mon 30 Dec 2019
The Guildhall Theatre has been closed since the beginning of the year after the auditorium ceiling became unsafe.
Sounds of the Motor City head to Derby
Mon 23 Dec 2019
Derby will be Going Loco this summer as a 60th anniversary celebration of the music of the Motor City heads for the railway city. Tickets are now on sale from Derby LIVE for the Magic of Motown 2020, which steams into Derby Arena on Friday 10 July.
Cast of Peter Pan get behind TALK Derby
The cast of Derby’s pantomime, Peter Pan, are getting behind a city-wide initiative to encourage children to improve their speech, language and communication skills.
Celebrating the Watson Players 50th Anniversary
Thu 19 Dec 2019
To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, The Watson Players are delighted to present their 2020 family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Peter Pan cast fly in to Children's Hospital
The cast of Peter Pan brought the magic of pantomime to the wards at Derby Children’s Hospital when they paid a flying visit.
Accessible panto shows for everyone from Derby LIVE
Thu 5 Dec 2019
The traditional Christmas pantomime has something to offer the whole family. Accessible performances of Peter Pan at Derby Arena aim to make the magic and mayhem enjoyable for everyone.
Sleeping Beauty is coming to Derby Arena for Christmas 2020
Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment invite Derby audiences to enjoy a brand new spin on a much-loved yarn for Christmas 2020 with a spellbinding new pantomime at Derby Arena. Tickets for Sleeping Beauty go on sale on Friday 6 December 2019.
In Derby – Christmas gift ideas with a difference
Tue 3 Dec 2019
The countdown to Christmas has well and truly started, but if picking the perfect gift for a loved-one is giving you a headache, Derby LIVE and Derby Active have put together a fabulous list to give them an experience to remember.
Christmas Opening times Sales and Information centre
Sun 1 Dec 2019
Please see below for our sales & information and box office opening hours over the festive period.
Derby sparkles for Christmas Lights Switch-On 2019
Thu 21 Nov 2019
This year’s Christmas Lights Switch-On event has been declared a huge success after the event drew thousands of people to Derby city centre.
Headliner and local talents announced for Christmas Lights Switch-On
Wed 13 Nov 2019
X-Factor's United Vibe will be headlining the 2019 Derby Christmas Lights Switch-On.
Jan - Apr 2020 What's on Guide
Wed 6 Nov 2019
Plan ahead and get these exciting dates in your diary! Here’s our fresh new Derby LIVE Jan - Apr 2020 What’s On Guide, featuring all the latest must-see events, festive fun, performances and festivals. There is something for everyone.
A festive show packed with terrific tales makes its way to Markeaton Park
Fri 1 Nov 2019
Babbling Vagabonds, the team behind the production that was scheduled for the Guildhall Theatre throughout December will be heading to Markeaton Park’s Community Room with a family Christmas show.
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