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Accessible panto shows for everyone from Derby LIVE
Thu 5 Dec 2019
The traditional Christmas pantomime has something to offer the whole family. Accessible performances of Peter Pan at Derby Arena aim to make the magic and mayhem enjoyable for everyone.
Sleeping Beauty is coming to Derby Arena for Christmas 2020
Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment invite Derby audiences to enjoy a brand new spin on a much-loved yarn for Christmas 2020 with a spellbinding new pantomime at Derby Arena. Tickets for Sleeping Beauty go on sale on Friday 6 December 2019.
In Derby – Christmas gift ideas with a difference
Tue 3 Dec 2019
The countdown to Christmas has well and truly started, but if picking the perfect gift for a loved-one is giving you a headache, Derby LIVE and Derby Active have put together a fabulous list to give them an experience to remember.
Derby sparkles for Christmas Lights Switch-On 2019
Thu 21 Nov 2019
This year’s Christmas Lights Switch-On event has been declared a huge success after the event drew thousands of people to Derby city centre.
Headliner and local talents announced for Christmas Lights Switch-On
Wed 13 Nov 2019
X-Factor's United Vibe will be headlining the 2019 Derby Christmas Lights Switch-On.
Jan - Apr 2020 What's on Guide
Wed 6 Nov 2019
Plan ahead and get these exciting dates in your diary! Here’s our fresh new Derby LIVE Jan - Apr 2020 What’s On Guide, featuring all the latest must-see events, festive fun, performances and festivals. There is something for everyone.
A festive show packed with terrific tales makes its way to Markeaton Park
Fri 1 Nov 2019
Babbling Vagabonds, the team behind the production that was scheduled for the Guildhall Theatre throughout December will be heading to Markeaton Park’s Community Room with a family Christmas show.
Meet the cast of Peter Pan!
Thu 31 Oct 2019
Meet the cast of this year's panto Peter Pan at Derby Arena
National champions race for titles at Derby Arena this weekend
Fri 25 Oct 2019
Commonwealth and National Track Champions will compete at Derby Arena this weekend for two national track cycling titles.
Medal-winning cyclists are in with a chance of claiming the National Madison title on Saturday 26 October and the National Omnium title on Sunday 27 October.
Fans of Folk Music Flock to the City for the Folk Weekender
Fri 11 Oct 2019
For 13 consecutive years, Derby has hosted a folk extravaganza with people from all over the country travelling to enjoy the musical delights in the city. Co-produced by Derby LIVE and PR Productions, 2019 saw a change from the usual festival format to the creation of Derby Folk Weekender which too...
Derby Folk Weekender – Fringe Programme Announcement
Fri 27 Sep 2019
With the Derby Folk Weekender just next week, excitement is building for this year’s festival which boasts internationally-renowned folk artists on its programme.
Alongside the main event, which runs from Friday 4 – Sunday 6 October the Weekender’s fringe has always been a popular amongst lovers ...
Additional work required on Guildhall Theatre
Wed 25 Sep 2019
In the light of new survey findings Derby's Guildhall Theatre will remain closed for an extended period of time.
Following planned work to the auditorium ceiling last year, problems were found which led to the eventual closure in January 2019 due to safety concerns. Initially it was hoped that the ...
Things to do now the kids are back at school and autumn is calling
Fri 20 Sep 2019
Although the summer holidays have passed and autumn is knocking on the door, there are still plenty of things to do in Derby.
For parents who spent the last six weeks or so entertaining their children during the school holidays, there are plenty of ‘me-time’ options to get stuck into. Derby Arena h...
Make this October Half Term one to remember
We have a fabulous holiday programme to keep everyone occupied and happy throughout October half term. With Halloween-themed activities, offers on racket sports and a puppet-making workshop - this October has plenty for everyone!
TICKET TOUTS – What are they and how can we avoid them?
Fri 6 Sep 2019
Our tips and advice for how to stay safe when buying tickets online and avoiding the scammers.
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