Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk, Eagle Centre, Derby, DE1 2NF
  • Telephone 01332 593939
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  • Website www.derbytheatre.co.uk
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Once Derby Playhouse, now Derby Theatre, the venue is dedicated to bringing exciting and creative new work to the fore. Over the years, the Directors have striven take risks with their productions, as well as providing under- and postgraduate courses, thanks to a partnership with the University of Derby.

Slap in the heart of the own, Derby Theatre is opposite the Eagle Market and is accessible throught the intu Derby shopping centre. Parking can be found in the shopping centre as well, and you can book car parking at the same time as booking show tickets. The train station is just ten minutes away and the bus station, where most buses stop, is five minutes from the venue.

Events at this venue

There are 34 events at this location

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Andy Quinn: Unexpected Star

The Singing Fireman performs a selection of numbers from some of the best musical theatre shows seen on the West End and Broadway.

Sat 5 May

£15 from (£12.50) / 01332 593939

  • 19:00

An Audience With Kate Humble

The writer and broadcaster, specialising in science, wildlife and rural affairs, shares stories from her life and career.

Mon 21 May

£20.50 / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Barbara Nice: Raffle!

Stockport's favourite housewife, former Phoenix Nights actress Janice Connolly, dispenses life-affirming stories and good advice in a show that includes a complimentary raffle ticket for every audience member. The atmosphere is similar to that of an old-fashioned family knees-up - and no-one has ever had more fun with a…

Fri 22 Jun

£14.50 (£12.50) / 01332 593939

  • 20:00

The Bee Project

A show about the busiest insect in the animal kingdom and the environmental issues facing our world today.

Fri 8 Jun

£8–£10 / 01332 593939

The Big Chris Barber Band

The veteran slide trombonist leads his big band in a programme of swing and New Orleans-style jazz.

Wed 27 Jun

£23.50 (£21.50) / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Birdsong

Birdsong Productions, in association with Original Theatre, presents Rachel Wagstaff's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's novel of war-torn romance, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Directed by Alastair Whatley with Charlotte Peters.

Mon 11 Jun

£15.50–£26.50 / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Tue 12 Jun

£15.50–£26.50 / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Wed 13 Jun

£15.50–£26.50 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 16 Jun

Bridget Christie: What Now?

Acute social and political humour from the award-winning feminist stand-up, who repeatedly pokes fun at her own righteous anger.

Tue 22 May

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01332 593939

Brighton Rock

Play based on the novel by Graham Greene. Presented by Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal

Tue 15 May

£21–£26.50 (£19–£24.50; Children £19–£24.50 under 16s) / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Wed 16 May

£21–£26.50 (£19–£24.50; Children £19–£24.50 under 16s) / 01332 593939

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 17 May

£21–£26.50 (£19–£24.50; Children £19–£24.50 under 16s) / 01332 593939

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 19 May

The Class Project

This impressive contemporary theatre piece about belonging and identity covers a variety of themes including class mobility, regional identity, being a Thatcher's child, education and making good for yourself. Coming straight from a successful run at Edinburgh's festival, the piece is written and performed by Rebecca…

Fri 1 Jun

£10 (£8) / 01332 593939

  • 20:00

Coconut

The Thelmas present a contemporary tale about Rumi, a British Pakistani woman who's referred to as brown on the outside, white on the inside.

Sat 19 May

£10 (£8; Children £8 under 16s) / 01332 593939

  • 20:00

Count Arthur Strong Is Alive And Unplugged

Steve Delaney portrays the self-anointed show business legend as he pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can vaguely remember with stories and other nuggets of well-worn stagecraft. Inspired by the BBC sitcom by Delaney and Graham Linehan.

Sun 29 Apr

£20 / 01332 593939

  • 20:00

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Sun 29 Apr

£20 / 01332 593939

Dan Snow: An Evening With The History Guy

Dan Snow: An Evening with the 'History Guy' will feature the well-known historian, broadcaster and BBC TV presenter recount anecdotes of memorable experiences from his very successful career. Otherwise known as 'The History Guy', Dan will also research and include historical facts relating to Sale and the surrounding area…

Mon 25 Jun

£25.50 (£23.50) / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Darren Harriott: Visceral

Personal and political gags from the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee.

Thu 15 Nov

£15 / 01332 593939

Darren Harriott: Visceral

Cutting-edge observations from the stand-up comedian in this follow-up to his debut tour.

Thu 15 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01332 593939

Fugee

University of Derby final year Theatre Arts students presents Abi Morgan's story of lost childhood and abandonment within the current UK migrant crisis.

Fri 11 May

£10 (£7; Children £7 under 16s) / 01332 593939

  • 20:00

Sat 12 May

£10 (£7; Children £7 under 16s) / 01332 593939

  • 20:00

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

After 50 years of expert commentary on international cricket, Henry Blofeld has hung up his microphone for good. In this farewell show, he shares previous unheard anecdotes plus secrets about the Test Match Special team, which would not be allowed on the radio.

Thu 3 May

£21.50 / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Henry Raby: What Happened To Vandal Raptor?

The punk poet presents a show about rebellion, growing up and friendship using spoken word, poetry, live music and raw storytelling.

Fri 20 Apr

£10 (£8) / 01332 593939

  • 20:00

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

The critically-acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland's Hate Thy Neighbour shares personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation.

Sat 20 Oct

£14.30 / 01332 593939

Kate Rusby

One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.

Fri 4 May

£25 / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Louis De Bernieres With The Bookshop Band

The author is best known for his smash-hit novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin, but there's more to him than that. His earlier 'Latin American Trilogy' of novels was widely acclaimed, and A Partisan's Daughter was short-listed for the Costa Prize. He has recently taken to publishing his poetry and plays the flute, mandolin…

Thu 7 Jun

£12 (£10) / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Mountains: The Dreams Of Lily Kwok

A Royal Exchange Theatre, Yellow Earth and Black Theatre Live co-production adapted from Helen Tse's bestselling novel Sweet Mandarin that deals with family secrets and ambitions.

Thu 10 May

£16.50–£26.50 (£19–£24.50) / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Fri 11 May

£16.50–£26.50 (£19–£24.50) / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Sat 12 May

£16.50–£26.50 (£19–£24.50) / 01332 593939

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

National Dance Company Wales: Terra Firma

The Welsh company leaps and bounds into Birmingham with a vibrant and exciting repertoire, featuring Caroline Finn's darkly comic Folk, Alexander Ekman's explosion of rhythm Tuplet, Lee Johnston's heart-wrenching They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem, and Roy Asaf's striking new piece Profundis.

Tue 8 May

£16 from / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Nick Sharratt's Big Draw-Along

The children's writer and illustrator demonstrates how he creates characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on.

Tue 29 May

£12 (£10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01332 593939

  • 14:00

Northern Ballet: Ugly Duckling

The ensemble's production of the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is choreographed by Dreda Blow and Sebastian Loe.

Thu 31 May

£10 (£8; Children £8 under 16s) / 01332 593939

  • 12:00
  • 14:00
  • 16:00

On Behalf Of The People

An engaging story, of a post -war mining family coming to terms with life and love in their rapidly changing world. Written by Ray Castleton and commissioned by The National Coal Mining Museum for England.

Sun 27 May

£10 (£8; Children £8 under 16s) / 01332 593939

  • 19:00

Patrick Monahan: Rewind Selector 90s

Stand up show focusing on life in the 90s.

Sun 10 Jun

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01332 593939

  • 20:00

Rob Rouse: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

The stand-up contemplates his adult life, which chiefly involves becoming a father and owning uncontrollable pets.

Sat 28 Apr

£14.50 from / 01332 593939

  • 20:00

Ross Noble: El Hablador

The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.

Sun 28 Oct

£25.50 / 01332 593939

Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit

The tale of Space Rabbit and an old gentleman who wants one last adventure. Ages 6+.

Mon 21 May

£5 / 01332 593939

  • 13:30

Tue 22 May

£5 / 01332 593939

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Sara Pascoe: Animal

Intelligent observations and quirky storytelling from the actress and stand-up.

Sat 3 Nov

£18.50 / 01332 593939

The Selfish Giant: Wrongsemble

Rob Ashman's puppet show, adapted from Oscar Wilde's short story, is a gentle parable about the importance of sharing.

Sat 9 Jun

£10 (£7) / 01332 593939

  • 12:30
  • 15:00

Spamalot

  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe

The Knights of the Round Table-spoofing musical from Monty Python, written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

Fri 20 Apr

£20.50 from / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Sat 21 Apr

£20.50 from / 01332 593939

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Stage Door Theatre Arts: We Like To Move It

A group of talented students present a dance, drama and music showcase featuring numbers from the movies.

Sun 20 May

£14 (£12; Children £12 under 16s) / 01332 593939

  • 18:15

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