Derby LIVE and events COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Riverside Chambers

Tue 12 May 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of the public and our staff has been the priority of Derby City Council. It is with regret that we are now announcing that all outdoor events, and events at Derby Arena and other venues, will not be running until at least the end of August.

In the meantime we will work to put measures in place to ensure that events are run safely for the public and staff members, ready for when we are able to start hosting them again.

Where changes are made to ticketed events, we will contact customers direct. There is no need for anyone who has booked tickets to contact us. Our Sales and Information Centre in Full Street, Derby remains closed which means we cannot deal with people face-to-face or take telephone calls. You can contact us by email at boxoffice@derby.gov.uk.

We are working with event organisers to postpone as many events as possible, and to reschedule new dates. The latest information will be updated below. The list of affected events is not exhaustive but includes:

City Centre Events

Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon, 7 June  – postponed to 29 November 2020

Derby Roundhouse Tour, 27 June – cancelled

Head High’s Fundamental Event, Market Place, 11 July – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date for 2021

Sunrise City 5K, 17 July – postponed to 16 July 2021

Caribbean Carnival, 19 July, parade from city centre to Osmaston Park – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date

The Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season at Markeaton Park Craft Village – all events cancelled. This applies to:

  • 1 to 4 July: Oddsocks Productions in The Comedy of Errors
  • 15 to 18 July: Lost Boys present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Unabridged)
  • 25 to 29 July: Babbling Vagabonds in Here Be Dragons!
  • 30 July: Cinema - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 31 July: Cinema - The Full Monty
  • 1 August: Cinema - Rocketman
  • 2 Aug: Cinema - A Star Is Born

Other Park Events – all regular activities, plus:

  • All Parkruns at Markeaton and Alvaston Parks, and Junior Parkrun at Markeaton Park - cancelled
  • Derwent Valley Orienteering event, 30 May - cancelled
  • Wacky Wig Walk, Markeaton Park, 17 May - cancelled
  • Derby Summer Series 5K, Darley Park, 19 May, 16 June, 21 July, 18 August – cancelled and liaising with event organiser to confirm new dates
  • BMX Regional Race 2020, Alvaston Park, 31 May - cancelled
  • Big Lunch, Stockbrook Street Recreation Ground, 7 June – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date
  • The Big One, Chaddesden Park, 7 June – cancelled
  • Fake Festivals, Markeaton Park, 20 June – postponed to 19 June 2021
  • Oakfest, Oakwood Park, 28 June – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date
  • Race For Life and Pretty Muddy, Markeaton Park, 27 and 28 June - cancelled
  • Colin Potter Memorial 10K Race, Darley Abbey Park and Fields, 3 July – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date
  • Community Fun Day, Osmaston Park, 4 July – postponed to 3 July 2021
  • The Derby Retro, New and Classic Car Show, Markeaton Park, 5 July – cancelled
  • Pond dipping at Markeaton Park, 5 July – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date
  • Community Fun Day, Sinfin Moor Park, 11 July – postponed to 10 July 2021
  • Festival of Music and Flowers, Markeaton Park, 18 and 19 July – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date
  • Alvaston Park Family Fun Day, 19 July – cancelled, 2021 date to be confirmed
  • Superhero Picnic in the Park events (28 July Markeaton Park, 29 July Chaddesden Park, 30 July Darley Park) – cancelled
  • Hydrangea Derby Open Day, Darley Park Walled Garden, 9 August – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date

Derby Arena

  • Indoor Market, 2 May – cancelled
  • Mum 2 Mum Market, 13 June – cancelled
  • British Cheerleading, 19 to 20 June – cancelled
  • The Big Bang Fair Midlands, 27 June – cancelled
  • National Youth Omnium, 25 to 26 July - cancelled

Derby LIVE ticketed events

Rescheduled events – tickets on sale:

The Ladyboys of Bangkok – rescheduled to 25 September to 4 October 2020 at Bass’ Recreation Ground

Whitney, Queen of the Night – rescheduled to 8 October 2020 at Derby Arena

Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour – rescheduled to Sat 21 November 2020 at Derby Arena

The Dreamboys - rescheduled to 14 January 2021 at Derby Arena

The Magic of Motown – rescheduled to Sat 26 June 2021 at Derby Arena

Queen Machine Symphonic - rescheduled to Wed 13 Oct 2021 at Derby Arena

Derby LIVE also acts as the ticket agent for a number of other shows throughout the county. We will update our listings when organisers inform us about changes to their shows.

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).

Previous updates

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. 

Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour starring Shawn Klush, Dean Z & Cody Ray Slaughter, also due to perform at Derby Arena, has been postponed from Sat 16 May to Sat 21 Nov 2020. 

In addition, due to the imapct of COVID-19, The Magic of Motown and The Dreamboys at Derby Arena have been postponed to 2021. 

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

City centre events

Park events – all regular activities in parks, plus:

  • All Parkruns at Markeaton and Alvaston Parks, and Junior Parkrun at Markeaton Park cancelled
  • Derby 10k, 29 Mar postponed to 25 Oct 2020.
  • Easter Egg Hunt Trail, Markeaton Park, 4 to 19 Apr cancelled
  • Kidz Kingdom funfair, Alvaston Park, 6 to 19 Apr cancelled
  • Eventive Funtime Easter Funfair, Markeaton Park, 7 to 19 Apr cancelled 
  • Derwent Valley Orienteering events - 25 Apr, 16 May and 30 May cancelled
  • Cycle Derby Sportive Spring Classic, Markeaton Park, 26 Apr postponed to 11 Apr 2021
  • Stroke Association Resolution Run, 3 May cancelled - find out about Virtual Run
  • Woodland Bird Walk, Chaddesden Wood, 9 May cancelled
  • May Fest 'Derby Arboretum's Village Fayre', 10 May cancelled
  • Wacky Wig Walk, Markeaton Park, 17 May cancelled
  • Derby Summer Series 5K, Darley Park, 19 May event cancelled - future events to be confirmed.
  • Bat Walk, Markeaton Park, 22 May cancelled
  • BMX Regional Race 2020, Alvaston Park, 31 May cancelled
  • Big Lunch, Stockbrook Street Recreation Ground, 7 Jun cancelled
  • The Big One, Chaddesden Park, 7 Jun cancelled
  • Oakfest, Oakwood Park, 28 Jun, new date TBC
  • Race For Life and Pretty Muddy, Markeaton Park, 27 and 28 Jun cancelled.
  • Alvaston Park Family Fun Day, 19 Jul cancelled 

Visit our FAQ on Outdoor Event booking if you are an event organiser. 

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.

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 boxoffice@derby.gov.uk. 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 leisure@derby.gov.uktourism@derby.gov.uk, and inderby@derby.gov.uk. The websites for derbylive.co.ukinderby.org.uk and visitderby.co.uk 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
An Evening of ABBA, The Incora County Ground - Sat 6 Jun - Postponed, date TBC 
An Evening of Elton, The Incora County Ground - Sat 22 Aug - Postponed, date TBC

Updates on social media