Theatre

Productions

  • Derby Theatre Production

    Animal Farm [2024]

    28 February-16 March 2024

    A powerful re-telling of George Orwell’s chilling and timeless classic. When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master and take over, they imagine it is the beginning of…

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  • Populist

    SELF-RAISING

    29 February-1 March 2024

    "It starts with a secret, but this one's different, this one's mine." Award winning Artistic Director of Graeae, Jenny Sealey has spent a lifetime championing stories by Deaf and disabled…

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  • Populist

    Cracking

    2 March 2024

    A completely made-up true story Shôn’s 83-year old mother is waiting for some test results from the hospital. Shôn goes back home to the Isle of Anglesey to visit her.…

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  • Workshops/IGC Events

    NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS 2024 Technical Workshop: Stage Management

    5 March 2024

    Suitable for ages 13 - 18 As part of the upcoming Connections Festival, Derby Theatre is offering a weekly workshop in Technical Theatre and Backstage. Each week we will focus…

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  • Student

    National Theatre Connections HOME PERFORMANCE: Orchestra by Charlie Josephine

    9 March 2024

    This is a performance by our Youth Theatre, a preview of the show that they will be performing as part of the main festival in April

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  • Comedian

    The Comedy Store [2023-2024]

    10 March-13 October 2024

    With nearly 40 years’ experience in the business and as the premier name in comedy, The Comedy Store is renowned as a breeding ground for new comedy talent, and remains…

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  • Creative Learning

    NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS 2024 Technical Workshop: Lighting Design

    12 March 2024

    SUITABLE FOR AGES 13 - 18 As part of the upcoming Connections Festival, Derby Theatre is offering a weekly workshop in Technical Theatre and Backstage. Each week we will focus…

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  • Populist

    Lines

    15 March-16 March 2024

    What connects fi ve prisons over fi ve decades in Uganda, Palestine, and the UK? A homeowner struggling to keep ancient land. A queer woman teaching in Kampala. Th e…

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  • Workshops/IGC Events

    NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS 2024 Technical Workshop: Sound Design & Effects

    19 March 2024

    SUITABLE FOR AGES 13 - 18 As part of the upcoming Connections Festival, Derby Theatre is offering a weekly workshop in Technical Theatre and Backstage. Each week we will focus…

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  • Traditional

    Sherlock Holmes: The Valley Of Fear

    19 March-23 March 2024

    “It is the Valley of Fear, the Valley of Death. The terror is in the hearts of the people from the dusk to the dawn” Crammed full of adventure, mystery…

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  • Student

    THEATRE ARTS FESTIVAL: Things My Wife and I Found Hidden in Our House, The Unfolding and One Shot

    20 March 2024

    Holly Rushbrooke - Things My Wife and I Found Hidden in Our House Length: 30 minutes A short ghost story with one performer, told from the perspective of the author…

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  • Student

    THEATRE ARTS FESTIVAL: Theatre in Education with Ben Clarke and Bethany Scrimshaw

    21 March 2024

    Theatre in Education Rehearsal Room – 25 Seats Available 10.45am Doors open 11am Ben – Research Presentation 11.20am Break – Move to the Studio 11.30am Bethany - Perspectives Unfolded: An…

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  • Populist

    Through The Decades [Derby Yamaha Music School 2024]

    24 March 2024

    Join us for a century of musical time-travel… Strap in, and let the pupils of Derby Yamaha Music School guide you on a musical journey - Through The Decades! First…

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  • Creative Learning

    Making & Believing Conference [2024]

    25 March 2024

    Following the successful Early Years project Making & Believing this conference aims to energise you whilst you explore creative play for early years children. Join us to: • build your…

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  • Workshops/IGC Events

    NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS 2024 Technical Workshop: Costume Design

    26 March 2024

    SUITABLE FOR AGES 13 - 18 As part of the upcoming Connections Festival, Derby Theatre is offering a weekly workshop in Technical Theatre and Backstage. Each week we will focus…

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  • Populist

    The School for Scandal

    26 March-30 March 2024

    GOSSIP NEVER GOES OUT OF FASHION Sir Peter Teazle believes his young wife is sleeping with someone else. She isn’t. But she’s starting to think if her husband believes it,…

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  • Creative Learning

    Derby Theatre Teachers Network Workshops - Session 2 Complicite [2024]

    27 March 2024

    We are excited to reveal that Joyce Henderson, performer, director and workshop practitioner will be leading the session. Joyce began working with Complicité in 1992, performing in The Street of…

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  • Workshops/IGC Events

    Easter Youth Theatre School 2024 HALF PRICE BURSARY (Tue 2 - Fri 5 Apr)

    2 April 2024

    Develop your skills, meet new friends and have some fun in Derby Theatre's fantastic Easter School! Participants will grow their abilities as actors and creatives, working together as a team…

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  • Workshops/IGC Events

    Easter Youth Theatre School 2024 STANDARD/FULL PRICE (Tue 2 - Fri 5 Apr)

    2 April 2024

    Develop your skills, meet new friends and have some fun in Derby Theatre's fantastic Easter School! Participants will grow their abilities as actors and creatives, working together as a team…

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  • Musical

    Tommy Blaize (Lead singer on Strictly Come Dancing)

    3 April 2024

    Tommy Blaize has one of the most recognizable voices in the UK. As the Lead singer on Strictly Come Dancing for 20 glorious years, he's sung live each week to…

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  • Family 5+

    Spot's Birthday Party [2024]

    4 April-7 April 2024

    Spot is having a very special birthday party and you’re invited! With party hats, songs, dancing and lots of interactive party games, this is going to be the best birthday…

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  • Populist

    An Audience with Sir Bradley Wiggins

    6 April 2024

    Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, is a British former professional road and track racing cyclist, who competed professionally between 2001 and 2016. He began his cycling career on the track, but…

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  • Populist

    ROTTEN

    6 April 2024

    In this Hitchcock meets Lord of the Flies! Three young actresses are struggling to survive in London. Their shared dream is dwindling away quicker than their bank balances. Every night…

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  • Musical

    Dreamcoat Stars [2024]

    10 April-11 April 2024

    Featuring stars from the global hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Experience the UK's biggest and best night of musical smash-hits! A concert like no other, with everyone’s…

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  • Family under 5s

    Milkshake! Live: On Holiday [2024]

    12 April 2024

    Milkshake! Live is back with a brand-new show! Join your favourite Milkshake! friends on Holiday with Dora, Pip and Posey, Blue from Blues Clues and You!, Milo, Milkshake! Monkey plus…

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  • Populist

    Oh What A Lovely War

    16 April-20 April 2024

    Roll up, Roll up! And take your seat for the ever-popular ‘War Game’! A cornerstone of modern musical theatre and one of the very greatest stage satires, Oh What A…

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  • Experimental

    Tender

    30 April-1 May 2024

    A group of friends gather on stage. Ringing phones demand attention, interrupting from their other lives. A classroom back Home, first day of term. Whispers spread that a student is…

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  • Populist

    Community Service

    2 May-4 May 2024

    t’s the 1980s. Officer Prince, one of the Midland’s first Black Police officers and an acclaimed gospel guitarist, faces conflict on the streets, at work and in church. To bring…

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  • Student

    The Sweet Science of Bruising presented by UoD BA (Hons) Theatre Arts 2nd Year Students [2024]

    3 May-11 May 2024

    A tale of passion, politics and pugilism – a feminist parable for our times. Anna Lamb, Matty Blackwell, Polly Stokes and Violet Hunter, four women each fighting their own battles…

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  • Musical

    Showstopper! The Improvised Musical [2024]

    8 May 2024

    Spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest – direct from the West End and now heading to Derby Theatre! With fourteen years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC…

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  • Populist

    The Dad's Army Radio Show [2024]

    9 May 2024

    Two actors, two microphones, over twenty-five characters - and lots of sound effects! The Dad’s Army Radio Show brings Perry and Croft’s classic BBC comedy to life in this highly…

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  • Musical

    Sinatra:RAW [2024]

    10 May 2024

    'Palm Springs, 1971 - Frank Sinatra prepares for his last pre-retirement intimate show. But his blue eyes are red rimmed with memories and regret. He drinks ‘One For My Baby’…

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  • Family under 5s

    There's a Monster in Your Show

    11 May-12 May 2024

    Tom Fletcher’s interactive adventures for big imaginations are leaping from page to stage, as the beloved ‘Who’s in Your Book?' series makes its debut as a brand-new musical show. A…

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  • Musical

    Legally Blonde: The Musical [2024]

    15 May-18 May 2024

    A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde the Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit…

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  • Traditional

    Derbyshire Childhood [2024]

    17 May-18 May 2024

    A Drystone Theatre Company Production in partnership with Belper Arts Festival Limited and the Society of Authors Alison Uttley’s Derbyshire Childhood A new play adapted by George Gunby Inspired by…

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  • Student

    Vintage Hitchcock A Live Radio Play presented by UoD BA (Hons) Theatre Arts 3rd Year Students [2024]

    24 May-25 May 2024

    Join us as we relish in the work of Alfred Hitchcock, the 'master of suspense', with a triple bill live radio adaptation of some of Hitchcock’s early works. Intrigue, mystery…

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  • Populist

    The Importance of Being...Earnest? [2024]

    28 May-29 May 2024

    Straight from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Everything seems to be going perfectly to plan in this traditional production of Oscar Wilde’s classic. That is, until the lead actor fails to…

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  • Populist

    Mama Afrika

    30 May 2024

    Zimbabwean born singer, musician and storyteller Anna Mudeka tells the remarkable life story of an iconic South African singer, songwriter and civil rights activist, Miriam Makeba. Chronicling a life blighted…

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  • Populist

    Beautiful Evil Things [2024]

    1 June 2024

    A fierce, funny, bloody take on some of the oldest stories known to woman. From a killer Gorgon. What if there was another take on the Trojan War, an untold…

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  • Dance/Movement

    Dance the Night Away [2024] presented by Caroline Green Dance & Theatre Arts

    8 June-9 June 2024

    Caroline Green Dance & Theatre Arts are back at Derby Theatre with their 32nd annual production, Dance the Night Away. Celebrating 35 years in business, this high energy production features…

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  • Traditional

    What the Butler Saw [2024]

    11 June-15 June 2024

    Within his private psychiatric clinic, Doctor Prentice is interviewing a new secretary. Geraldine wants the position but seems underqualified and uncertain about her parentage. Mrs Prentice appears, flushed and in…

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  • Derby Theatre Production

    Alice In Wonderland [2024]

    22 June-6 July 2024

    A Derby Theatre Production Alice in Wonderland A new version by Nicola Werenowska Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic story A wonderful and whacky theatrical adventure for all ages Take a…

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  • Traditional

    A Slight Ache

    6 July 2024

    A Slight Ache by Harold Pinter On the longest day of the year … At height of summer … On the surface everything appears to be perfect in Edward and…

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  • Comedian

    Ruby Wax: I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was [2024]

    12 September 2024

    After a complete sell-out first run in 2023, Ruby Wax's rawest, darkest, funniest and most compelling stage show yet announces brand new dates for 2024, thanks to enormous demand. “The…

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  • Comedian

    Tez Ilyas: After Eight

    13 September 2024

    One of the most celebrated stars in British comedy, Tez Ilyas (Live At the Apollo, Mock The Week, Comedy Central, Comic Relief) is back with his hilarious new show. A…

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  • Derby Theatre Production

    Welfare (it were Welfare to us)

    27 September-12 October 2024

    Miners, Holiday Makers, Strikers, Bingo Hall Players: those seeking refuge, those demanding hope and those on the trail of fun…UNITE! In 2024, Derby Theatre will be transformed into the site…

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  • Musical

    Kerry Ellis – Queen Of The West End

    20 October 2024

    Kerry Ellis is the Queen of the West End. From My Fair Lady to We Will Rock You, from Les Miserables to Wicked, in both the West End and on…

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  • Populist

    Wonder Boy [2024]

    22 October-26 October 2024

    Olivier Award-winner Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls) directs the critically acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production of WONDER BOY by Ross Willis, a heart-warming and inspiring story about the power of…

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  • Derby Theatre Production

    A Christmas Carol [2024]

    22 November-4 January 2024

    A thrilling new version by Mike Kenny of Charles Dickens classic and much-loved story. Come and join us during Christmas 2024 for an exciting, magical and vibrant adaptation of Charles…

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  • Derby Theatre Production

    Chicken Licken [2024]

    5 December-4 January 2024

    Hiccup Theatre, in collaboration with Derby Theatre and Polka Theatre will bring audiences age 3+, and their families and friends, yet another festive treat for Christmas 2024, Chicken Licken. Chicken…

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  • Traditional

    An Evening With Aggers [2025]

    21 January 2025

    An Evening with Aggers Get ready to be bowled over by true cricket legend and renowned BBC correspondent, Jonathan Agnew . From his early days learning the ropes under the…

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Theatre Details

Derby Theatre
  • Derby Theatre is situated in the Derbion shopping centre, with our main entrance opposite the Eagle Market. The Theatre is well connected for travel by car, bus or train.

  • Address: Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter’s Quarter, Derby, DE1 2NF

  • Box Office: 01332 59 39 39
    Text Number: 07717 346 964
    Email Enquiries: DerbyTheatreTickets@derby.ac.uk