Derby LIVE What's On Guide Nov 2023 - Apr 2024

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WHAT’S ON Nov 23 – Apr 24

LIVE performances, events & festivals
EARTH Sun 28Apr
GOOSE Fri 8 - Sun 31 Dec
QUARTER ICE RINK Sun 3 - Sun 31 Dec

A make, play, and take puppet making workshop. Create and take home enchanting puppets inspired by the antics of the Naughtiest Girl in the World!

Tue 31 Oct, 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm Markeaton Park Craft Village



Get ready to get LOST IN MUSIC! Join us as we recreate the magical 70s. Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

Fri 3 Nov, 8pm

Derby Arena



Mail on Sunday, Metro, Chortle

“One of the world’s top comedians” (Sunday Times) is back for a brand-new live tour of the UK. As we reel from one global crisis to the next, join Russell, ‘the uplifting Comedy King’, as he puts the world to rights in his own uniquely hilarious way.

Thu 9 & Fri 10 Nov

Derby Arena



Direct from the West End and after two sell out tours, the ultimate feel-good Irish-inspired Christmas show is back with an even bigger production for 2023. The Story of The Dubliners and featuring an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers, Fairytale of New York brings you all of your favourite Christmas songs including Driving home for Christmas, White Christmas, Oh Holy Night, Winter’s Tale, Silent Night and of course The Fairytale of NewYork

Wed 1 Nov, 8pm

Derby Arena


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This FANGtastic new show is set to blow your mind with an amazing set, stellar lights, special effects and of course beautifully bizarre circus acts, a sinister story and the darkest of magic all performed to an original rock score.

Fri 1 Mar, 8pm

Derby Arena


Featuring the very best from the legendary Eagles’ catalogue including Hotel California, Desperado, Take It Easy, New Kid in Town, Life in the Fast Lane and many more...

Sat 23 Mar, 8pm

Derby Arena



The official Queen tribute band produced by Roger Taylor and Brian May. This spectacular 90-minute show features more than 20 Queen classics drawn from the band’s biggest hits.

Sat 2 Mar, 8pm

Derby Arena



Sarah’s brand-new standup show, with lots of stuff about dinners and lady gardens. Come along, laugh at her, with her, beside her.


Sun 24 Mar & Fri 8 Nov 2024, 8pm

Derby Arena


A thrilling interactive family show for dino-crazy families! Featuring a Velociraptor, Spinosaurus, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, Carnotaurus, the world’s largest walking T.Rex and the cutest dinosaur babies! Joined by Ranger Danger, an eccentric Doctor and a team of Rangers our Dinosaurs bring the Jurassic Era to life in this roar-some show.

Sat 20 Apr, 11am-4pm

Derby City Centre

Unashamedly nostalgic, taking everyone on a rollercoaster ride from the beginnings of 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll, through the fab 60s, the glam 70s and into the 80s.

Sat 5 May, 7pm

Derby Arena


Sun 28 Apr, 12:30pm & 4pm

Derby Arena


Three of the world’s very best Elvis tribute artists together in one show with an incredible live band and orchestra.

Sat 11 May, 8pm

Derby Arena


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Yule love this festive

Buy cards, gifts, decorations and much more from the craft village and craft market. Enjoy festive food from The Orangery, see our festive walkabout characters, or post your letter to Father Christmas at the Markeaton North Pole post box.

Sat 2 & Sun 3 Dec

Markeaton Park Craft Village


Mother Goose has a loving family who drive her quackers, a bird sanctuary for peaky poultry in the village of Squalkstone and even a magical goose that lays golden eggs. She has everything anyone could possibly wish for, except the one thing she really wants, to be beautiful.

When she makes a deal with Demon Vanity (Coronation Street baddie TODD BOYCE)

Fri 8 - Sun 31 Dec

Derby Arena


a little fowl play means she gets a lot more than she bargained for.

Join us on this flight of fancy as the Eggselent MORGAN BRIND returns for this egg-stra special show packed full of hilarious yokes! It’s going to be cracking!

With s-peck-tacular sets, breath-taking special effects, egg-squisite costumes and mountains of mayhem, the team behind previous smash-hit Derby Arena Pantomimes are hatching a plan to make this the perfect action-packed adventure guaranteed to have the whole family honking with laughter.

Supported Derby’s own award-winning Dame

Derby season

Join us for some festive fun and take a dash around Derby’s own real ice rink. The covered ice rink has a viewing platform and windows. Spectators can join in the fun by relaxing amongst the twinkling lights and listening to the festive playlist. Adults and children of all abilities can enjoy whizzing around on the ice in our hourly sessions, with prices including skate hire.

Sun 3 - Sun 31 Dec

Market Place


Born in a storm, Meg has always caused havoc. The naughtiest girl in the world has reduced Mum and Dad to gibbering wrecks, neighbours hide their children from her cruel clutches, even the wasps give this tornado of trouble a wide berth. On one fateful day she upsets the Christmas Elves – and war is declared. This wickedly comic tale will be enjoyed by anyone who has ever been the slightest bit naughty.

Thu 14 - Sat 30 Dec

Derby Museum & Art Gallery on the Wardwick £15

Join The Lost Boys as they attempt to produce a live audio-play recording of the Christmas favourite, It’s A Wonderful Life. Starring you as the live studio audience, a small cast, a few microphones, and an array of objects for live sound effects. Expect a tickling of the funny bones and a tugging of the heartstrings in this new Christmas production.

Thu 21 & Fri 22 Dec

Derby Museum & Art Gallery on the Wardwick £14


Fri 20 Sep 2024, 8pm

Derby Arena


Following his 2023 sell-out tour the highly acclaimed and No.1 recording artist, Steve Steinman, brings you his brand-new production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits.


Fri 30 Aug - Sun 1 Sep


Fri 31 May

Derby Arena

Sun 2 Jun

Derby Arena

Fri 14 Jun

Derby Arena

Sat 15 Jun

Derby Arena

Jun - Aug

Markeaton Park


Sun 10 Nov

Derby Arena

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