Theatre

Productions

  • 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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  • 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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  • Creative Learning

    Connections Double Bill Wind/Rush Generations and Sad Club

    26 April 2024

    Burton College: Wind/Rush Generation(s) Rugby Connected Youth Theatre: Sad Club

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  • Creative Learning

    NT CONNECTIONS 2024 WORKSHOP: Puppetry Workshop

    27 April 2024

    SUITABLE FOR AGES 13-18 Join expert puppet and props maker, Jason Kramer, to learn all about how to use puppetry in theatre - and even make your own puppet for…

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  • Creative Learning

    NT CONNECTIONS 2024 WORKSHOP: Movement for Storytelling

    27 April 2024

    FOR AGES 13-18 With Laura Ryder A workshop which explores how was can use movement and physical theatre to tell stories, build characters and create dynamic theatre Includes a free…

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  • Creative Learning

    Connections Double Bill: Orchestra and Age is Revolting

    27 April 2024

    Connections Festival Day #2: Derby Youth Theatre & PQA Burton

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  • Creative Learning

    NT CONNECTIONS 2024 WORKSHOP: Acting for Stage vs Screen

    28 April 2024

    FOR AGES 13-18 Get some top tips in acting in this masterclass with Coronation Street's Kate Spencer. Kate will be covering all the essential skills for acting on stage, and…

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  • Creative Learning

    NT CONNECTIONS 2024 WORKSHOP: Climate Activism & Theatre

    28 April 2024

    With Beth Keller How can we use theatre to address the climate crisis? This workshop aims to provide you with the tools to transform your climate change worries into actionable…

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  • Creative Learning

    Connections Double Bill: The Periodicals & Wind/Rush Generation(s)

    28 April 2024

    Connections Festival Day #3: Murray Park & Flying High

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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