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Valentine's Day in Derby
Tue 6 Feb 2018
There’s a whole host of romantic activities to get involved in this Valentine’s Day in Derby, and plenty of gifts to make your loved one’s day. From walks in the park, to a romantic theatrical dinner, there’s something for everyone.
Limited tickets are still available for the most romantic event of... More
Top things to do in Derby this Half Term
Fri 2 Feb 2018
Families can look forward to a fun-filled, action-packed week in Derby this February half term at Derby City Council’s 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, Wednesda... More
First acts announced for Derby's 12th Folk Festival
Wed 31 Jan 2018
Derby Folk Festival returns in 2018 for its twelfth year, right in the centre of Derby. Following the fantastic success of last year’s “best ever festival”, which was enjoyed by thousands, Derby LIVE is pleased to confirm that the twelfth Derby Folk Festival will take place from Thursday 4 to Sunday... More
Inspiring Talks in Derby during Spring 2018
Derby LIVE is pleased to present a number of inspiring talks that will be taking place at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre this Spring. Andy Kirkpatrick, Leigh Timmis and T J Higgs will be entertaining audiences with a range of shows from the adventurous to the mysterious.
Andy Kirkpatrick - Psychovertic... More
Russell Brand - Re:Birth date change
Thu 25 Jan 2018
Unfortunately, the performance date of Russell Brand: ReBirth has changed to Wednesday 9 May 2018.
On behalf of Russell, his management has asked Derby LIVE to pass on his apologies
“We are sincerely sorry that due to filming commitments this show has to be rescheduled by a couple of weeks. We a... More
Things to look forward to in the New Year
Tue 23 Jan 2018
Test Drive A New You
After the festive season, the New Year can be a great time for people to ‘refuel’, set new goals and focus on being more active to improve their health and fitness. In Derby are kicking off the New Year with an amazing health and fitness offer to help ‘restart their engine’.
Exciting opportunity for locally based artists at Derby Festé 2018
Fri 19 Jan 2018
Derby Festé 2018 is offering a commission for locally based artists
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 Ci... More
Laugh your way into the New Year with comedy from Derby LIVE
Mon 15 Jan 2018
We've got a host of exciting and popular comedy acts coming to Derby Arena and the Guildhall Theatre during 2018. With a variety of shows on offer, there is something to suit every comedy enthusiast in the New Year.
Stephen K Amos will be performing on Wednesday 17 January at 8pm. Brexit. Trump. No... More
Oddsocks Productions present - The Wizard of Oz!
Fri 12 Jan 2018
Will the Scarecrow find a brain?The Lion some courage?The Tin Man a heart?And the audience some ice cream?
The “irresistibly anarchic” Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy: new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty! In... More
A Romantic Affair at Kedleston Hall
After two sell out Valentine’s shows last year, Lost Boys and Derby LIVE have taken the very easy decision to reprise, and revise, A Romantic Affair at Kedleston Hall for 2018. The Lost Boys Theatre Company, Derby LIVE, the National Trust and Sinfonia Viva are joining forces once again to provide a ... More
Put the boom boom into your heart
An unforgettable evening with a global superstar, that will put the Boom Boom into everyone’s heart in the all new production - Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael will staged at Derby Arena on Thu 28 Jun at 8pm.
The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From the Wham classics of the new p... More
Entertainment to brighten up your new year in Derby
Stephen K Amos will be performing on Wednesday 17 January at 8pm. Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos? Catch his show at the Gui... More
New Year events at Markeaton Park
Thu 11 Jan 2018
A Bird Walk through Markeaton Park (Birdwatching for Beginners), Sun 21 Jan and Sun 18 Feb, The Walled Garden.
Join David Bennett, a Carsington Water bird walk leader, and a past recipient of the Derbyshire Ornithological Society award for his contributions to bird conservation, for a bird walk in ... More
Just On Sale: Little Mix, and more!
Wed 10 Jan 2018
Tickets are now on sale for even more events this year!
Whether its music, comedy, drama or something completely different you're looking for you'll find something here...
The world's biggest girl band Little Mix are playing a run of UK summer shows throughout July 2018 as part of the ... More
Huge success for Derby's Bumper Christmas
Thu 4 Jan 2018
Derby LIVE’s bumper festive season began with the Christmas Light’s Switch On in the Market Place before the opening of the Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Christmas Ice Rink. Family Festivities at Markeaton Park returned for a second year with a different theme each weekend in the run-up to Christmas.
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