Derby LIVE and events COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Riverside Chambers

Fri 20 Mar 2020

In response to the Government’s latest guidance concerning the COVID-19 virus, and in the best interests of our visitors and staff, Derby LIVE regret to announce that our events programme will not be going ahead for at least the next 12 weeks.

We are working with event organisers to postpone as many as possible, and to reschedule new dates as soon as we can. Here is a list of everything affected. We will update this list when new information becomes available.

Queen Machine Symphonic due to perform at Derby Arena on Fri 17 April, has been postponed to Wed 13 Oct 2021. 

It is also likely that the Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour starring Shawn Klush, Dean Z & Cody Ray Slaughter, also at Derby Arena, will now not go ahead on Saturday 16 May. Derby LIVE will work with the promoters to postpone this show to a later date.

City centre events

  • The Ladyboys of Bangkok, 27 March to 12 April – rescheduled to 25 September to 4 October 2020 and relocated to Bass’ Recreation Ground
  • St George’s Day Celebrations, Market Place, 18 April

Park events – all regular activities in parks, plus:

  • All Parkruns at Markeaton and Alvaston Parks, and Junior Parkrun at Markeaton Park
  • Easter Egg Hunt Trail, Markeaton Park, 4 to 19 April
  • Cycle Derby Sportive Spring Classic, Markeaton Park, 26 Apr
  • May Fest 'Derby Arboretum's Village Fayre', 10 May
  • The Big One, Chaddesden Park, 7 Jun

Derby’s St George’s Day Celebrations, due to take place in the city centre on Saturday 18 April, have been cancelled. We look forward to welcoming back the people of Derby, our performers, and of course our dragons, next year.

The Easter Egg Hunt Trail at Markeaton Park, due to run from Saturday 4 to Sunday 19 April, has also been cancelled for this year.

Derby LIVE customers will be contacted about refunds and potential future dates.

Sales and Information Centre

The In Derby Sales and Information Centre at Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby, is to close to the public with immediate effect. This is to protect staff and members of the public as the situation with the COVID-19 virus means that we all have to take greater social distancing measures.

You can contact us by email at However there is no need for anyone who has booked tickets to a performance that has recently been rescheduled to contact us, as we will be in touch with them.

You can email us at, and The websites for and will be updated with the latest information.

Please visit our In Derby news page for updates on all Leisure and Culture services.

Updates on events where we act as an agent (Derby LIVE customers will be contacted)

A Little Night Music (Sinfonia Vivia)- Cancelled
The Sitcom Experience - Postponed (date to be confirmed)
The Full Monty - The Broadway musical - Cancelled 
Annie - Cancelled 
Science in the city walks - Cancelled
Psychic Supper - Cancelled
Sergei Podobedov - Cancelled
Derby Choral Union - Spring Concert - Cancelled
Brass for Cause - Cancelled but looking to reschedule
Stepping Out - Never went on sale but cancelled
Kissing Miss Nightingale's Shadow - postponed at all venues, looking to reschedule
Bearded Theory - postponed until 10th September
The Music of Queen - Rescheduled to Friday 13 November

Derby City Council Coronavirus information and advice 

Find out how coronavirus is impacting Council services and facilities.

Check out the latest advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Updates on social media