Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk, Eagle Centre, Derby, DE1 2NF
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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.

Event times

There are 22 events at this location

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The BBC Big Band

The ensemble performs big band jazz.

Fri 21 Apr

£25 (£23; Children £23) / 01332 593939


Lekan Lawal directs an in-house production of Harold Pinter's dark comedy about infidelity, partly inspired by the writer's own experiences of affairs.

Fri 17 Mar

£9.50–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Sat 18 Mar

£9.50–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Mon 20 Mar

£9.50–£26.50 / 01332 593939

…and 11 more dates until 1 Apr


Marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the British miners’ strike, COAL takes a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face. The show is performed by seven dancers, a local community cast playing miners wives and a live colliery brass band.

Tue 9 May

£16 (£14) / 01332 593939

Wed 10 May

£16 (£14) / 01332 593939


Conrad Murray performs his one man show about reflecting on his life whilst waiting for a job interview.

Sat 18 Mar

£10 from / 01332 593939

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Derby Youth Theatre Triple Bill

Each group of youngsters has carefully chosen their favourite plays to perform for this talent showcase.

Wed 12 Apr

Thu 13 Apr

Educating Rita

  • Directed by: Mark Babych
  • Written by: Willy Russell

Willy Russell's multi-award-winning comedy about the Liverpudlian hairdresser with a thirst for knowledge who embarks on an Open University degree. Directed by Elizabeth Newman.

Mon 20 Feb

£15–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Tue 21 Feb

£15–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Wed 22 Feb

£15–£26.50 / 01332 593939

…and 15 more dates until 11 Mar

An Evening with an Immigrant

Poet and playwright Inua Ellams presents poems, stories and anecdotes about his life.

Sat 11 Mar

The Studio

£10 from / 01332 593939

Katy Baird: Workshy

The comedian brings her talents to bear on working in the frontline of the customer service industry.

Sat 4 Mar

£10 from / 01332 593939

Letters to Windsor House

  • 4 stars

Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit return with their new play on, or about, or circling, the housing crisis.

Sat 22 Apr

£10 (£8) / 01332 593939

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Molly's Marvellous Moustache

A new theatrical adaptation of the original storybook, written by Andrea Heaton and illustrated by Talya Baldwin about the adventures a girl with a toy moustache. Suitable for children ages 3–7 and their families.

Sun 26 Feb

The Moon & Me: Egg Box Theatre (Over 2s)

An interactive, sensory experience, blending multimedia with an immersive outer space environment to create an inspiring theatrical experience for young audiences.

Sat 8 Apr

£10 phone for availability (£7 phone for availability; Children £7 phone for availability) / 01332 593939

Morgan and West: Parlour Tricks

The time travelling duo presents a show of illusions and magic.

Sat 22 Apr

Mr Bloom's Nursery LIVE

CBeebies Ben Faulks will be joined by all his gardening friends including Margaret, Joan, Colin, Raymond and Sebastian, the lovable Wee MacGregors, and The Compostarium for an interactive stage show with familiar songs and strong educational values.

Thu 13 Apr

£15.50 (£13.50; Children £13.50) / 01332 593939

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Northanger Abbey

A production based on the famous novel adapted by acclaimed Jane Austen specialist Tim Luscombe.

Mon 10 Apr

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

Tue 11 Apr

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

Wed 12 Apr

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

Northern Ballet: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The company performs this child-friendly ballet, based on the fairy tale, that is an opportunity to introduce young children to the live ballet, music and theatre.

Race Horse Company: Super Sunday

Euphoric circus performance from the Finnish company, featuring seven male performers who perform death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping tricks and daredevil acrobatics.

Fri 26 May

£14 (£12) / 01332 593939

Sat 27 May

£14 (£12) / 01332 593939

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Ruby Wax discusses her new book, Frazzled, which is a guide to mindfulness.

Sun 7 May

£21 / 01332 593939

Scratch That Itch

China Plate Theatre host a night where leading theatre companies can test out new material and works in progress on an audience and receive feedback.

Fri 7 Apr

£5 / 01332 593939

When The Eye Has Gone

The critically acclaimed one man show by Dougie Blaxland and directed by Roughhouse Theatre about the all too brief life of Colin 'Ollie' Milburn - the cricketing legend who was one of England's most unlikely sporting heroes.

Sun 5 Mar

£10 from / 01332 593939


Croatian artists Tina Hofman and Kristina Gavran probe the depths of 21st century parenthood. Courtesy of the Notnow Collective.

Sat 1 Apr

£10 (£8; Children £8) / 01332 593939

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