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JUST ON SALE: Dracula, Alexei Sayle, Romeo's Daughter and more
Tue 2 Jul 2013
Tickets are now on sale for...
The Power of Dreams
Shakespeare Schools Festival
Love's Labour's Lost
Johann Strauss Gala
The Open Road
The Everly Brothers & Friends Tribute Show
Anita Harris and her Jazz Trio
Gary Potter's European Quartet
JUST ON SALE: Professor Green is coming to the Assembly Rooms
Following his highly anticipated set on Glastonbury’s main stage, we're excited to announce that Professor Green will be coming to the Assembly Rooms on Tue 12 Nov.
Firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music who has always remained true to his roots in rap, Professor Gre...
Cheryl Fergison to star in Jack and the Beanstalk
Fri 28 Jun 2013
Recent careless whispers can now be buried in a different corner as we can confirm that Cheryl Fergison will be waving the wand of goodwill over you this Christmas in Jack and the Beanstalk.
Cheryl shot to attention with her portrayal of Heather Trott, the obsessed George Michael fan, lover of all ...
Panto Dance Auditions 2013
Wed 19 Jun 2013
Don’t miss your chance to audition for this year's panto Jack and the Beanstalk.
We're looking for girls aged between 8 and 11 years, maximum height 4'11". Dancers need to be at least the equivalent standard of ISTD Grade One in ballet, tap and modern and following a recognised syllabus (IDTA, ISTD...
JUST ON SALE: The Beekeepers & Jesus Jones, a one off spectacular...
Arguably one of Derby’s greatest bands, The Beekeepers, have teamed up with the legendary Jesus Jones for a one-off gig at the Assembly Rooms on Fri 15 Nov.
Both bands will play a full set, with additional support and surprises soon to be announced.
The Beekeepers (Jamie East - vocals, Gary Thatch...
X Factor star to slay Derby giant!
Fri 14 Jun 2013
This year our panto will be signed, sealed and delivered by one of the country’s finest vocalists and rising stars of theatre when Marcus Collins steps into the shoes of the giant slayer in Jack and the Beanstalk.
Marcus sang his way into the nation’s hearts when he auditioned in the 2011 series of...
We're looking for local talent...
Tue 11 Jun 2013
We're looking for local talent to perform at a number of outdoor events in Derby over the coming year.
This is your opportunity to apply for a spot to entertain the people of Derby, perform for a great audience and be a part of the exciting festivities happening all around the city.
Events coming ...
The Great Hall is temporarily closed for maintenance work
Sat 1 Jun 2013
The Assembly Rooms' Great Hall is now closed until the end of September whilst essential maintenance work is carried out.
The Great Hall ceiling is being replaced, with the new ceiling improving the acoustics and lighting within the venue and a new hardwood sprung floor will also be laid, to provid...
Over 4500 of you enjoyed comedy events at Derby LIVE this week!
Sun 5 May 2013
We had five sell-out comedy shows last week with the remarkable Russell Kane delighting audiences, the bombastic Bill Bailey filling the Great Hall for two nights running, Jimeoin has jam-packed the Darwin and the sublime Sean Lock has sewn up the Great Hall. We worked that out and that is over 4500 people visiting us in a week!! It was brilliant to see you all and we hope you come back again soon.
JUST ON SALE: The Nutcracker, Our House, CAMRA Beer Festival and more
Fri 26 Apr 2013
Tickets are now on sale for...
Of Mice and Men
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra
Derby City Charter's 36th Annual CAMRA Beer Festival
Aly Bain, Ale Möller & Bruce Molsky
10,000 people take part in St George’s Day Celebrations
Mon 22 Apr 2013
Over 10,000 people enjoyed our St George’s Day celebrations on Saturday 20 April, throughout the city centre.
The City came alive with Morris dancing, a city parade, firewalk, a pageant, broom dancing, maypole dancing, a mass choir, flashmob ceilidh and a craft fair; all with lashings of English ec...
Jack and the Beanstalk gets a 'Squeaky' McClean...
Tue 16 Apr 2013
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the return of Mike 'Squeaky' McClean in December for our panto Jack and the Beanstalk.
Festive fun enjoyed by 69,000 of you!
Mon 7 Jan 2013
We're celebrating after entertaining almost 69,000 of you over the festive season, with visits to The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan at the Assembly Rooms, the Derby Christmas Ice Rink on the Market Place and Snow Play at the Guildhall Theatre.
Peter Pan starring Britain’s Got Talent winner Geor...
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