Guildhall Theatre

Guildhall Theatre
Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH
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Big The Musical

Award-winning Derby group, Kaleidoscope Players, present a musical adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film about a 12 year-old boy, who is magically transported into an adult's body and must fend for himself in New York City.

Thu 8 Jun

£9; £12 (£9) / 01332 255800

Fri 9 Jun

£9; £12 (£9) / 01332 255800

Sat 10 Jun

£9; £12 (£9) / 01332 255800

The Blues Brothers Experience

A tribute to the duo created by Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi as part of a TV show that went on eventually went on to be a hit musical film.

Fri 19 May


Miles Productions presents the story of the life of Welsh actor Richard Burton performed as a solo drama, tracing his story from humble beginnings to his life as a world famous film star.

Wed 17 May

£11.75 (£9.75) / 01332 255800

Cara Dillon

Folk singer-songwriter from County Derry.

Sat 20 May

£19.75 / 01332 255800


Follow Jack Bray - a young man with autism - through the imaginary world he creates in his back garden. Based on his true story, come with Jack's brother, Lewis and fight inner demons, famous cartoon characters and a whole heap of baddies to stop 'Mayor Sharp' from taking over Cartoonopolis and killing creativity once and…

Thu 11 May

£9.75 / 01332 255800

Cheekykita: Somewhere In The Ether

A surreal absurd place that's a little bit upside down. One of the strangest acts you're ever likely to see, this one-woman character comedian has drawn similarities to The Mighty Boosh and Spike Milligan.

Fri 12 May

The Clubrooms

£5.50 / 01332 255800

Cock-Kane The Clown

Balloon-based musical comedy and magic from Al Grant.

Sat 13 May

£6.50 / 01332 255800

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Stand-up and sketch acts for youngsters by performers on the international circuit hosted by Tiernan Douieb and featuring CBBC's Howard Read and George Egg.

Sat 13 May

£6.25 / 01332 255800

Don't Dribble on the Dragon

An adventure about friendship featuring a magical dragon.

Sun 28 May

£10.25 (£9.25) / 01332 255800

The Edi Johnston Bit

Musical comedy, with props and jokes by from The Austin Francis Connection member.

Sun 14 May

£4.50 / 01332 255800

How To Be A Better Supervillain With Vincent Saxby

The comedian instructs the over-fives on how to be a supervillain.

In Tents And Purposes

Chris Head directs Roxy Dunn's incisive comedy, which explores whether our lives are predetermined or shaped by our choices. Viscera Theatre's production stars Sunn and Alys Metcalf.

Thu 4 May

£11 / 01332 255800

James Acaster: The Trelogy

Stand up from the 2015 Chortle Best Show winner, as he presents Recognise, Represent and Reset on tour.

Sat 4 Nov

James Wilson-Taylor: Ginger is the New Black

  • 3 stars

A musical history of the redhead from James Wilson-Taylor.

Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

Fri 12 May

£14 / 01332 255800

Lee Hurst: Comedy Show No 9

Stand-up comedy show from the veteran Londoner.

Liam Webber: Child Of The Grand Eagle

Surreal and fast-paced hilarity from the character comedian and nonsense merchant.

Mon 8 May

The Magic Of Razz

A mixed dance programme by students of Razzamataz Theatre School, Derby.

Sun 21 May

£14.50 ( £10.50; Children £10.50 under 16s) / 01332 255800

Marcel Lucont's Whine List

Alexis Dubus's quick-witted Gallic alter ego muses on mortality, masculinity and his own magnificence.

Wed 10 May

£13.75 / 01332 255800

Mark Radcliffe… Should You Be Interested

Perhaps best know for his current BBC Radio 6 Music weekday afternoon show Radcliffe & Maconie, Radcliffe has over thirty years experience in TV and radio, and he's about to bring you in on the secret of his illustrious career. Featuring songs, storytelling and plenty of anecdotes…get to know the man behind the mic.

Thu 15 Jun


A day at the seaside doesn't turn out as planned for Christian Lee with his teddy bear, deckchair and fantastic basket of tricks, plus a giant balloon.

Sun 14 May

£6.25 / 01332 255800

Punk Rock

  • Directed by: Sarah Frankcom
  • Written by: Simon Stephens

As the end of term approaches, a group of sixth-formers prepare themselves for the end of their school lives. But as the world begins to open up before them, they are faced with the very real danger it could swallow them whole. A raw young cast exposes the violence simmering under the surface of achieving success in this…

Thu 25 May

£12.25 (£11.25) / 01332 255800

Fri 26 May

£12.25 (£11.25) / 01332 255800

Sat 27 May

£12.25 (£11.25) / 01332 255800

Reform Theatre: Hopeless Romantics

Nick Lane and Fiona Wass' comedy about dating in the internet age, staged by Reform Theatre.

Tue 16 May

£12.75 (£10.75) / 01332 255800

Sean Kelly

A night of stand-up comedy and charity auction from the US-based star of Storage Hunters.

Wed 14 Jun

£16.50 / 01332 255800

Sensation – Abba Tribute

The Swedish popsters have all their hits covered live.

Shappi Khorsandi: Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey

  • 3 stars

As a way of celebrating the 40th anniversary of her arrival in Britain, Shappi's offering up a love letter to her country.

Silver Darling - The Musical

Open Road Productions present Tim Harvey's work about life in a poor fishing community on the Yorkshire coast in the years just before World War Two.

Tue 27 Jun

Wed 28 Jun

…and 2 more dates until 1 Jul

Simon Caine: Laughter Is The Best Placebo

Simon Caine is constantly searching for emotional and electrical outlets, perhaps you can relate?

Sat 13 May

The Sons Of Pitches

Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..

Sat 3 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01332 255800


This trio performs self-penned contemporary folk infused with classical and soft rock elements.

Thu 22 Jun

£10 / 01332 255800

Tom Stade

Canadian comedian Tom Stade presents his show I Swear: comedy which shows you how to swear properly.

Sun 24 Sep

£16.75 / 01332 255800

Tony Law: A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome

The stand-up presents his latest hour of inimitable surreal comedy-art.

The Vera Lynn Story

Vocalist Samantha shares the stories and performs the songs of the Forces Sweetheart in a nostalgic show featuring vintage entertainment from the 1920s, through the 1940s and beyond.

Thu 1 Jun

£15 / 01332 255800

While The Lights Were Out

Derby's The Watson Players present this comedy murder mystery set in a Bermuda family home. Written by Jack Sharkey.

Wed 21 Jun

£11 / 01332 255800

Thu 22 Jun

£11 / 01332 255800

Fri 23 Jun

£11 / 01332 255800

Sat 24 Jun

£11 / 01332 255800

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