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Great activities in Derby over the Summer Holidays
Tue 12 Jun 2018
There’s plenty to do in Derby this summer holidays, from Markeaton Park to the Guildhall Theatre, from Derby Arena to Derby Libraries, there’s something for everyone.
Derby Parks will be the place for kids to be this summer, whether splashing around in Markeaton Park paddling pool, playing in the A... More
The Lost Boys bring the world premiere of The Creation of Frankenstein to Guildhall Theatre
Mon 11 Jun 2018
Derby LIVE and The Lost Boys are co-producing the world premiere of the original script of The Creation of Frankenstein by Peter Roberts. Directed by Derby LIVE’s Pete Meakin and with a cast of five playing multiple roles audiences will see the actors move seamlessly between the gothic world of the ... More
Comedy giant coming to Derby Arena
We are excited to announce that comedian Bill Bailey’s latest tour Larks in Transit will be coming to Derby Arena on Thursday 6 June 2019. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Thursday 14 June priced £37.
Larks in Transit is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty year... More
7 top picks for Father's Day gifts
Fri 8 Jun 2018
If you’re struggling to think of a Father’s Day gift for your Dad then don’t worry, we've got you covered. Whether it’s folk, comedy, golf, cycling or the eighties for your Dad, there’s something for everyone.
Why not take your Dad along to see Fastlove: A George Michael tribute at Derby Arena on T... More
Theme announced for Hannells Darley Park Concert as Classic FM come on board
Tue 5 Jun 2018
The hugely successful Hannells Darley Park Concert will once again be staged in the picturesque setting of Darley Park. It is one the UK's biggest outdoor classical concerts and takes place on Sunday 2 September. This year's event will be supported by Hannells, Flint Bishop Solicitors, HUUB, Invictu... More
Derby Festé 2018 celebrates 250 years of Circus!
Tue 29 May 2018
Details of this September’s 12th Derby Festé programme have now been revealed.
The city’s popular annual festival has been extended to three days for the first time this year – bringing a bag full of tricks and a sprinkling of magic to the city centre on Thu 27, Fri 28 and Sat 29 Sep.
This year De... More
Get involved with interactive theatre in Derby this Summer!
Tue 22 May 2018
Get in on the action with our interactive theatre this summer, flex your detective skills with Whodunnit?!, catch the Golden Thief on A Wild Walk, or improve your musical theatre skills with the Summer Musical Theatre Workshop.
As part of our Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season you can take part in B... More
All Rise for Jack in this year’s Pantomime
Fri 18 May 2018
Blue singer, West End performer and Hollyoaks actor Duncan James is to headline this year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby Arena, playing the title role.
Blue singer Duncan was most recently seen playing the role of Ryan in the popular Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks. He achieved signific... More
Russell Brand Re:Birth tour postponed indefinitely
Mon 30 Apr 2018
Due to the tragic incident involving Russell Brand's Mother last week, Russell Brand has decided to postpone his Re:Birth tour indefinitely. Russell Brand was due to perform at Derby Arena on Wed 9 May.
Russell Brand's management, said in a statement: "Due to Russell's mother remaining in a critica... More
Just on sale: Christmas Ice Rink, Celebrating the Harry Potter Books and much more!
Fri 27 Apr 2018
Celebrating the Harry Potter Books with Fleurble Laffalot
Harry Potter fans are in for a treat this summer as Celebrating the Harry Potter Books with Fleurble Laffalot comes to the Guildhall Theatre. Discover fun facts about the books, take part in some of the key elements of life at Hogwarts – the... More
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
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