Jack and the Beanstalk additional information

Beauty and the Beast

More information about your visit to Derby Arena and specific performances. 

Access performances

Audio Described performances

The following performances are Audio Described performances: Wed 12 Dec at 10am; Fri 14 Dec at 7pm; Sat 22 Dec at 1:30pm; Sun 30 Dec at 1pm

These shows are ideal for blind and partially-sighted people, audio description is a form of audio-visual translation, using the natural pauses in dialogue or between critical sound elements to insert narrative that translates the visual image into a sense form.

Free touch tours take place 75 minutes before the performance, with the chance to look closely at the set and costumes and often with a chance to meet some of the actors! Please let Box Office know if you want to attend the touch tour, tickets are free, but should be booked in advance.

Relaxed performance

The following performance is a Relaxed performance: Wed 19 Dec at 1.30pm and Thu 27 Dec at 6:30pm 

Relaxed performances are specifically designed and adapted for customers with a wide range of disabilities and those on the autistic spectrum. They have a less formal, more supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety levels. The relaxed performance is still the same show but there are small changes to the sound levels, lighting and no pyrotechnics or strobe lighting are used.

If you want to sit somewhere quiet before, during and after the show then you can sit in the chill out area. The chill out area will be quiet during the performance in case you want to relax in there before going back into see the rest of the show. There will be a TV in this area which will show what is happening on the stage, so that you don't miss anything!

Relaxed performances are available to book by phone on 01332 255800 or in person at the Sales and Information centre. You can download the Relaxed Performance guide here.

BSL Interpreted performances

The following performances are BSL Sign-Interpreted performances: Thu 13 Dec at 10am; Sat 22 Dec at 6:30pm and Sat 5 Jan at 1:30pm

The traditional setup of sign-interpreted performances keeps interpreters off to one side of the stage and means that audience members who are hard of hearing, have to choose whether to watch the action on stage or the professional interpreter on the side.

Captioned performances

The following performances are captioned performances: Sun 30 Dec at 1pm and 5pm 

In a captioned performance, words appear on screens either side of the stage at the same time as they are spoken - ideal for those who are deaf, hard of hearing or if you'd just like to read along.  

Important information

Car Parking

Car parking will be available at Derby Arena for £3, cash only. Please see information below for performances clashing with the DCFC football matches.

Security, searches and prohibited items

What security measures are in place?

We respectfully ask for your cooperation on bag searches and approaches from security personnel to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort.

What items are not allowed into the pantomime?

For your comfort and safety and that of other audience members, we’d ask that you don’t bring any of the following to the pantomime:

  • Dangerous or hazardous items
  • Laser devices
  • Anything that may be used as a weapon or compromise safety
  • Unauthorised professional photography or recording equipment, including zoom lenses
  • Audio/visual or cinematographic devices

Random searches will be in place and you will be asked to take any prohibited item(s) back to your car or allow them to be disposed of. 

DCFC football matches

Derby County Football Club match fixtures will overlap with some performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. This will affect traffic and parking arrangements for these performances.

Once fixtures have been confirmed, we will add information here about how this will affect the performances in question.

A52 Works

The A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme is ongoing which means that there will be some closures of parts of the A52 during the pantomime. 

The A52 will be closed Monday to Friday from 8pm to 6am as follows, up to and including Fri 21 Dec 2018:

  • Eastbound (towards Nottingham) - Pentagon Island to Raynesway
  • Wyvern Way A52 eastbound slip roads closed
  • Westbound closure – lane 2 closed