Theatre, music, markets and festivals at Derby Market Place

Members of the band The Open Road in a line

Mon 7 Jun 2021

The Open Road is one of the bands who will be playing at Derby Market Place

Derby Market Place is changing. Later this month a large marquee will be erected on the city centre alfresco dining space ready to host live entertainment, markets, festivals and more throughout the Summer and into the Autumn.

Outdoor dining will still be on the menu, so audiences can book a table and enjoy a meal from our local partner restaurants, or a takeaway of their choice, before the show. While ticket prices apply for shows, tables are free, but booking is essential if you want to be guaranteed a table or chalet. Tables seat up to six people. You can also watch the show without enjoying alfresco dining.

Two extra performances of The Wind in the Willows from Derby Theatre, a gig by former Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden, Derby Folk Festival, concerts from Derby Jazz, classical music from Sinfonia Viva, a beer festival, Mainframe Market and even a creative family art maze by Artcore are among the highlights from June until the end of October. Full listings information is below.

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Jon Boden

Derby LIVE, Derby City Council’s arts and events arm, is working closely with its cultural and local partners to use the Derby Market Place space creatively and flexibly, in line with whatever Government restrictions are in place at the time.

As ever, the safety of the public is our priority in our COVID-secure space, and some shows are currently on sale with social distancing in place, awaiting further Government guidance.

Councillor Ross McCristal, Derby City Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said:

“Since its launch last year, Derby Market Place has given small, independent businesses in the hospitality industry a much-needed boost, providing them with some extra outdoor seating space, and now it’s time to do the same for our cultural industries.

“With the Derby Ram Trail, and the opening of the Museum of Making, we are thrilled to be a part of the city centre’s recovery as it opens up again, and we are using all our experience of running events safely at Derby Market Place last year to bring something special and vibrant back to the heart of the city, with something for everyone.”

Derby Market Place is supported by our media partner, Smooth Radio. You can book tickets for all events below or by calling the Sales and Information Centre on 01332 255800. More events are being added - keep an eye on Derby Market Place for the latest updates.

The Alfresco Dining Experience is also available at Derby Market Place from 12 noon to 3pm every day, and from 6pm to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays, even when shows are running.

 

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Derby Market Place Alfresco Dining and Sessions
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Meet friends, colleagues and family to have a bite to eat and chill out in this vibrant space amongst the trees. This is the perfect… More

Mayor of Derby’s Charity Cabaret
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To mark the opening of the Derby Market Place marquee, and in aid of the Mayor of Derby’s Charity Fund The Lost Boys & Fairly Famous… More

Tony Kofi: Inside Straight
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One of the UK’s finest saxophonists, Tony Kofi has worked internationally with the world’s best including the World Saxophone Quartet,… More

The Derby Beer Festival
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The Derby Beer Festival

Wed 4 - Sun 8 Aug

Travel gurus at Lonely Planet describe Derby as the "best place to drink real ale in the World" so why not find out at the Derby Beer… More

Josh OKeefe
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Josh OKeefe

Wed 11 Aug

Nashville-based Josh OKeefe makes a rare visit back to his birthplace of Derby. More

Rockin' Robins Summer School

Rockin' Robins Summer School

Tue 17 Aug - Thu 19 August 10am - 3pm

Three days of drumming with a final performance at Derby Market Place for family and friends. More

Jon Boden
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Jon Boden

Fri 20 Aug

Jon Boden is best known is the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead who sold 250,000 albums, had seven singles… More

ARQ - Alison Raynor Quintet
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Bassist & composer Alison Rayner’s award-winning quintet combine richly nuanced compositions, rhythmic interplay and folk-infused… More

Sensation: ABBA Tribute Show
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Relive the authentic ABBA experience with Sensation ABBA Tribute Show More

Phil Robson Organ Trio
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Phil Robson is back in town. He managed to get out of New York just before COVID struck, as he was in Ireland at the time and he stayed… More

The Open Road
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The Open Road

Thu 30 Sep

The long overdue and eagerly anticipated reunion of Derby folk favourites The Open Road. More

Derby Folk Festival 2021 - Weekend ticket
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Derby Folk Festival is delighted to return to the live stage in 2021 in the heart of the city centre. More

Sinfonia Viva: Clarinet Quintets
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Join members of the Grammy-nominated and RPS winning orchestra Sinfonia Viva, for a night of passion and vibrant virtuosity. More

The Vallis
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The Vallis

Thu 14 - Fri 15 Oct

Sit back, grab a drink and toe tap away as Kristian Thomas Company present... The Vallis. More

Sinfonia Viva: Strings Concert
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Join Grammy-nominated and RPS winning orchestra Sinfonia Viva and experience the undeniable power of a live orchestra. More

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Information relating to Coronavirus

Please note that due to the pandemic and in line with the latest government advice, facilities may be closed and some events cancelled or postponed. Visit our news pages.