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New Year Musical Performances in Derby
Wed 20 Dec 2017
Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”. He will be performing at the Guildhall Theatre on Friday 19 January at 8pm, with tick... More
Christmas Opening times Sales and Information centre 2017
Fri 15 Dec 2017
There isn't much of a let-up for us at Christmas - we're far too busy entertaining all you lovely people - but we do close for a couple of days.
Please see below for our sales & information and box office opening hours over the festive period.
We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a ... More
The Ultimate Festive Fun Day!
In Derby has the perfect festive fun day for all the family with an array of shows, events and attractions to suit all ages!
It would begin with Family Festivities, which has returned to Markeaton Park after the success of the first event last year. This season, each of the first three weekends in ... More
Snow fear, the show must go on
Fri 8 Dec 2017
The snow has started falling in Derby today, and there’s more forecast over the weekend, but never fear, Derby LIVE events will go on as usual.
Beauty and the Beast at Derby Arena, Prince Stroppy Pants and the Christmas Caper at the Guildhall Theatre, and Family Festivities at Markeaton Park are al... More
Rehearsals underway for Derby‘s biggest Christmas show
Fri 1 Dec 2017
Rehearsals are in full swing at Derby Arena for this year’s spectacular family pantomime Beauty and the Beast.
Set in the little French village of Spondon-on-the-Seine Belle is pursued by the handsome but not too bright local heartthrob Gaston (Aston Dobson). She yearns for adventure, but soon get... More
The Dalesmen celebrate the Joy of Christmas in Belper
Wed 29 Nov 2017
Start your Celebrations for Christmas with this joyful concert at St Peter's Church in Belper whilst supporting three extremely important charities; Treetops Hospice, Rainbows hospice for children and young people and Age UK Derby & Derbyshire.
The Dalesmen Choir will be singing traditional and... More
Ways to get outside in Derby
Despite the weather turning colder there are many ways to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with family and friends getting active outside and enjoying the festive season in Derby.
The ever-popular Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Christmas Ice Rink and Christmas Arts & Craft Fair are returning to the Ma... More
Just On Sale: Christmas 2018 and more!
Mon 27 Nov 2017
Some of our most popular events are back in 2018 and tickets have just gone on sale! Have a look and see which shows tickle your fancy…
Jack & The BeanstalkFee Fi Fo Fum, Derby Arena is in for some fun. The villagers of Dappy Darley on the Derwent are under threat from a ginormous giant! Poor y... More
Help us select movies to screen next Summer at our Outdoor Cinema
Help us choose which two movies will be screened at our next Outdoor Cinema season in August 2018 at Markeaton Park.
From our shortlist, select which movies you would like to see in the open air on a summer evening (Fri 3 and Sat 4 Aug 2018). The two movies with the highest number of votes, on our... More
Thousands celebrate Christmas Lights Switch On
Tue 21 Nov 2017
The 2017 Christmas Lights Switch-On lit up Derby and kicked off the festive season. Thousands of people joined the celebrations that took place on Saturday 18 November organised by Derby LIVE and presented by Gem, who are the official radio station for the event.
X Factor star Amelia Lily headlined... More
Locally and internationally renowned poets at first Derby Poetry Festival
This weekend brings an exciting line up of local, national and international poets to Derby for the first ever Derby Poetry Festival.
The festival kicks off with Tony Walsh (Longfella) performing his full length show at the QUAD on Thu 23 October at 6:30pm. Award winning poet Linton Kwesi Johnson w... More
Get your skates on at Derby Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Ice Rink
Mon 20 Nov 2017
For the seventh time at Christmas, Derby Market Place welcomes The Derby Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Ice Rink in partnership with Derby LIVE, Derby City Council and Christmas Ice Rinks.
The ice rink attracts around 20,000 visitors from 1 - 31 December and if you have ever wondered how an ice rink is lai... More
Christmas Gift Guide
Christmas is nearly upon us and with that comes the task of finding wonderful and exciting gifts for your loved ones.
This year, why not treat them to something a little different? Together, In Derby have been 'making a list' and 'checking it twice' to provide you with endless gift inspiration that... More
Public consultation on New Performance Venue launched
Thu 16 Nov 2017
An exciting opportunity for residents to have their say in what type of performance venue comes to Derby is being launched on 16 November.
Whether your preference is for Jazz, R&B, Rock 'n Roll, Classical, Heavy Metal, Drama, Theatre, Comedy or Opera, this is the chance for everyone to influenc... More
12 Days of Christmas
Wed 13 Dec 2017
This month, we've got some brilliant competitions you can get involved with in our 12 Days of Christmas online event!
From today, we'll be offering a selection of fantastic prizes to be won - all you have to do is enter your details on the day!
We will be releasing information about the prize avai... More
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