Dinner & a Show

Dinner and a show

We know that the show is only part of your night out, so here are a few suggestions from us to help you plan your visit, wet your whistle and tickle your taste buds!

Inside the venues

Coffee Bars

Our Coffee Bars are located upstairs in the Guildhall Theatre. Open before every show and also during the interval, they serve a wide variety of hot and cold drinks from speciality coffees and fruit teas to milkshakes and fizzy drinks. We have a large range of confectionery and snacks, with healthy options and, of course, ice creams!


We have one bar in the Guildhall Theatre - the Guildhall Bar upstairs. Beat the queues by pre-ordering your interval drinks at the bar before the show.

Outside the venues

There are lots of places nearby to us where you can enjoy a meal as part of your visit. Below are a selection of the closest. For more information about where to eat in Derby, visit visitderby.co.uk/dine.


Situated on the Market Place, QUAD's Cafe Bar serves a range of delicious home made dishes, prepared using locally sourced ingredients. For more information visit derbyquad.co.uk/venue/cafe-bar.


Adjacent to the Assembly Rooms, Nando's specialise in chicken dishes from Portugal. For more information visit nandos.co.uk

The Tap

Situated across the river on Derwent Street, The Brewery Tap serves local real ales and a great selection of homemade locally-sourced food. For more information visit brewerytap-dbc.co.uk