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Jan – Apr 2020 LIVE performances, events & festivals

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With the festive season getting underway, we hope you’ve hooked your tickets for our pantomime! Peter Pan is a high-flying action-packed adventure, full of giant sized jokes - the perfect treat for the whole family! The show runs into early January, l so don’t miss out!

In the Arena we have a fabulous programme of big names, music and comedy in the coming months. Kicking off with Whitney - Queen of the Night in March and then Queen Machine Symphonic in April featuring West End leading lady Kerry Ellis, accompanied by the London Symphonic Rock Orchestra.

We’re really sad that the closure of the Guildhall Theatre has been extended into 2020, however we feel optimistic for the future of this much loved building. We’re also really pleased that we’ve managed to work with The Babbling Vagabonds to bring The Brothers Grimm in The Night Before The Night Before Christmas to the Markeaton Craft Village during the festive period.

We welcome back The Ladyboys of Bangkok with their Flight of Fantasy tour - a cabaret like no other cabaret. For our St George’s Day celebrations we have a programme of events on the Market Place, with Morris dancing and lots of English eccentricity. Looking ahead towards Summer, we have many more outdoor events in the city centre and on our parks.

Guildhall Theatre temporary closure The Guildhall Theatre will be closed for an extended period of time, whilst essential maintenance works take place. If you have any questions regarding performances at the Guildhall Theatre or the Arena, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Sales and Information team on 01332 255800, boxoffice@derby.gov.uk or in person at the Sales and Information Centre, Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby DE1 3AF. Visit derbylive.co.uk for updates and details on events.

KEY TO ICONS Concessions are usually available to under 16s, over 60s, disabled people, full time students and registered unemployed. Group rate available

Audio Described performance Captioned performance

Schools rate available, usually with every 11th ticket free to teachers/supervisors

Relaxed performance

Family ticket available (2 adults, 2 under 16s)

Age guidance

Part of our LIVEsaver offer save up to 20% on tickets

Parental guidance

Standing event Unreserved seating


British Sign Language interpreted performance

Cream tea served 30 minutes before the matinee performance, by advance booking only. Cover image © Graham Whitmore


Join us for an awfully big adventure this Christmas as a brand-new swashbuckling pantomime sets sail for Derby Arena. Back by popular demand, Best Dame nominee MORGAN BRIND, Emmerdale and Coronation Street’s BILL WARD as Captain Hook and KATRINA BRYAN from CBeebies’ Nina and the Neurons and Molly & Mack as Tinker Bell. Peter, Tinker Bell, Wendy and a very odd looking woman, who refuses to grow up, are in for a high-flying action-packed adventure. The lost boys and musical mermaids will take on some very potty pirates and the most dastardly villain of them all – Captain Hook! Second star to the right and straight on till morning! The team behind Beauty and the Beast and Jack and the Beanstalk are back to fly you to magical Neverland. With spectacular effects, barrel loads of laughs, jokes that grab you hook, line and sinker, and more than a sprinkling of fairy dust, this promises to be the perfect PAN-to. THE CROC IS TICKING . HOOK YOU Sat 7 Dec - Sat 4 Jan R TICKETS Derby Arena NOW!

£32.75 – £14.75



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Experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show as it tours across the UK performing over 100 concerts every year! An unmissable evening as we pay homage to the Queen of Pop with a sensational cast and a stunning live band.

Featuring one of the most recognisable pieces of music ever created in Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Rocketing live performances will light the musical fireworks for a stunningly rich and immersive performance.

Wed 18 Mar, 8pm Derby Arena £28.50

Wed 25 Mar, 7:30pm Derby Cathedral £25 - £16

01332 255800 (see page 5 for other ways to get in touch)


Cast images © Robert Day


LIVE performances, events & festivals


Climb aboard for the ride of your life as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) take you soaring to a new world of dazzling diamante-dipped song and dance. Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as your cabin crew send you mile high at the biggest party in town!

The music of rock legends Queen is to be celebrated like never before as West End leading lady Kerry Ellis joins Scandinavian tribute stars Queen Machine for a fully orchestrated UK tour.

Fri 27 Mar – Mon 13 Apr

Fri 17 Apr, 7:30pm

Sabai Pavilion, Cathedral Green From £25.75

Derby Arena £57 – £37


The Dreamboys is without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s most famous and successful show of its kind in history. Their breathtaking show spectacular has been perfectly created for hen nights, birthday parties and girls nights out with all your friends.

Sat 11 Jul, 8pm Derby Arena £39.50 – £24.50



An evening of classical music and fireworks – don’t forget your picnic! Come along and be part of one of the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts, in the stunning natural amphitheatre that is Darley Park.

Sun 30 Aug Gates 2pm, concert 6pm Darley Park

£8.50 on the day (From £4 in advance) U16s £3.50 on the day (From £1 in advance)



at the same time & save 10% Get your Hannells Darley Park Concert ticket for just £3.60!


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Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.

Sat 12 Sep, 8pm Derby Arena £32.50



You can book your own seats online at derbylive.co.uk, this is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to buy tickets. Otherwise come in and see us or give us a call. Phone 01332 255800 Email boxoffice@derby.gov.uk Typetalk 18001 01332 255800 Text 07812 301233 Visit us Sales & Information Centre, Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby DE1 3AF Visit derbylive.co.uk for terms and conditions. Please note that tickets bought over the counter or the telephone are inclusive of any booking fees that have been applied. Prices listed here include these fees where applicable. Many tickets bought online are cheaper as they do not include this fee. Prices are correct at the time of print and are subject to change.

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ACCESS We believe theatre-going should be accessible to all, and have a strong commitment to making this happen. Our venues have wheelchair spaces, infra-red sound systems, and we welcome assistance dogs. For full details of our access provision, visit our website. ESSENTIAL COMPANION SCHEME We offer a FREE ticket to customers who need someone to assist them with mobility or guidance. This is available on most events – for more information or to apply visit derbylive.co.uk or contact the Sales and Information Centre. Peter Pan access performances BSL Sign Interpreted performances Thu 12 Dec at 10am, Sat 21 Dec at 6:30pm, Sat 4 Jan at 1:30pm Audio Described performances Fri 13 Dec at 7pm, Sat 21 Dec at 1:30pm, Sun 29 Dec 1pm Captioned performances Sun 29 Dec at 1pm & 6:30pm Relaxed performances Wed 18 Dec at 1:30pm, Mon 30 Dec at 1pm The Hannells Darley Park Concert access performances BSL Sign Interpreted performance Sun 30 Aug at 6pm Free touch tours take place 75 minutes before audio described performances, with the chance to get closer to the set and costumes. Please let Box Office know if you want to attend the touch tour, tickets are free, but should be booked in advance.

ALTERNATIVE FORMATS We can give you this information in any other way, style or language that will help you access it. Please contact us on 01332 640640, email inderby@derby.gov.uk, text 07812 301233, minicom 01332 640666 or typetalk 18001 01332 640640.

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01332 255800 (see above for other ways to get in touch)



Events & things to do across the city


free entry Join a festive parade with your family and then enjoy a variety of entertainment on the Market Place stage, leading up to the big switch-on event around 6pm. The event will be British Sign Language Interpreted by Sarah Gatford.

Sat 16 Nov, from 3:30pm Market Place Free


Christmas in the park for all of the family with a free elf trail, festive food, music and much more.

Sat 30 Nov & Sun 1 Dec Markeaton Park

Some activities may have charges

Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity

JINGLE JOG The fourth Derby 10 Mile race will start and finish at Derby Arena. Taking in the scenic grounds of Elvaston Castle Country Park, the traffic-free route is flat and fast, providing the potential for a personal best.

Sun 17 Nov, 10am Derby Arena

Find out more at derby10.co.uk

Feel the Christmas Spirit as you line up with other ‘santas’ to support your local hospital charity. The Jingle Jog takes you on a 5km (3.1 miles) route around the picturesque Markeaton Park. The fun run is for everyone, you can walk, jog or run – it’s up to you

Sun 1 Dec, 10am - 12pm Markeaton Park

£12 registration, sign up at dbhc.org.uk Derby County Community Trust

STARGAZING Join in the fun by exploring the night sky through one of the Derby & District Astronomical Society’s telescopes. Take part in starry craft activities, storytelling and much more as part of this annual starry event.

Sat 25 Jan, 5pm Alvaston Park Free

Sun 29 Mar, 9am Pride Park Find out more at derby10k.co.uk

All the family favourites that guarantee a brilliant day out. A great selection of stalls, food arena, dance, funfair, live entertainment and the fantastic dog show.


Pick up your Easter Egg Hunt Trail worksheet from the Markeaton Park Craft Village. Using the map to help, can you find all six Easter Eggs hidden around the park?

Sat 4 – Sun 19 Apr Markeaton Park Free



The Derby 10K is Derby’s biggest race and Derby County Community Trust’s biggest fundraiser, raising thousands of pounds to help the local community since 2000.

Sun 7 Jun Chaddesden Park Free


ST. GEORGE’S DAY CELEBRATIONS Join us as we celebrate Merrie Olde England, with Morris dancing, a craft fair, a parade and lots of English eccentricity.

Sat 18 Apr Derby City Centre Free see website for full programme

CYCLE DERBY SPORTIVE The Cycle Derby Spring Classic Sportive offers three routes around the Staffordshire and South Derbyshire countryside. Individual and team entries available, all children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event.

Sun 26 Apr, 8am Markeaton Park Craft Village

£25 (40km) £35 (80km/160km) entry fee Find out more at duffo.co.uk Run for All & Asda Foundation

DERBY HALF MARATHON Organised by Run For All for the first time in 2018, the Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon – formerly known as the Ramathon – proved to be a welcome addition to our events calendar, attracting thousands of runners and raising tens of thousands of pounds for good causes.

Sun 7 Jun, 9:15am Derby City Centre See runforall.com for entry prices


Derby Arboretum’s Village Fayre


Traditional activities and games; music and dancing; refreshments; garden plants, nature and wildlife activities.

Sun 10 May, 1pm Derby Arboretum Free entry Cancer Research UK


Fundraising events for the whole family, involving a 5k or 10k walk, jog or run.

Sat 27 Jun, Pretty Muddy 5k 10am, Kids 12:45pm Sun 28 Jun, Race for Life 10k 9:30am, 5k 12pm Markeaton Park


Cars, vans, motorcycles, trikes, scooters, bicycles, whether original or modified, will be on show. Sure to make for a fantastic and fun event not only for the car enthusiasts but for the entire family.

Sun 5 Jul, 10am – 4pm Markeaton Park Free (Car parking charges apply)

Exhibitors can apply at derbylive.co.uk (£5 per car)

Sun 30 Aug Gates 2pm, concert 6pm Darley Park

£8.50 on the day (From £4 in advance) U16s £3.50 on the day (From £1 in advance)

01332 255800 (see page 5 for other ways to get in touch)


Visit the In Derby website for loads of great leisure and culture activities

Don’t miss our Family Fun in Derby Guide


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What's On Guide Jan - Apr 2020  

With the festive season getting underway, we hope you’ve hooked your tickets for our pantomime!Peter Pan is a high-flying action-packed adve...

What's On Guide Jan - Apr 2020  

With the festive season getting underway, we hope you’ve hooked your tickets for our pantomime!Peter Pan is a high-flying action-packed adve...


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