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Space Hire Creative Business Training TechsQUAD Support QUAD Advertising Opportunities

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Space Hire QUAD is an award winning purpose built £11million centre for art and film right in the heart of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter. With state-of-the-art facilities, on-site catering and a convenient location, QUAD is the ideal venue for any event that requires the ‘wow’ factor.

With two large auditorium spaces QUAD is well equipped to cater for large conferences and seminars. With a further selection of smaller rooms ranging from the unique hi-tech ‘Box’ and Digital Studio to the glass fronted Meeting Room we can accommodate all of your event needs in a welcoming, contemporary and creative environment.

Dedicated Events Team Events are managed with skill and care by our dedicated events team, who are on hand to create a bespoke package for your event, whether it be a conference, meeting or an exciting creative team-building workshop.

Technical Facilities & Services QUAD offers a range of in-house state of the art technical and media services and free Wi-Fi throughout the building to ensure that your whole event is managed and delivered under one-roof by a friendly and dedicated team. “I just wanted to thank you and your team for the fantastic support you gave on Monday night. The catering and the facilities were fantastic. The feedback has been excellent. Many of our guests were using the facility for the first time and were very impressed by the place.” Belinda Smith, Senior Manager Commercial, LloydsTSB

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Corporate & Event Catering We know that high-quality food is an integral part of any successful event. QUAD’s on-site Café Bar can cater for all events. Whatever your requirements, we will be happy to chat through and explore menu options, whether we’re dealing with a small party or a large corporate event. We can offer an extensive range of drinks to accompany your occasion from Champagne to mineral water. Through working closely with local suppliers we minimise environmental impact, enabling more sustainable and environmental initiatives.

The Box A versatile and original space perfect for conferences, launches, parties, meetings, workshops, networking events, break out space, private film screenings and special occasions. Your guests can either enjoy the view across the Market Place from the room height windows or be stunned by the atmospheric screening space when the windows are blacked out.

Cinemas The perfect conference / presentation space boasting in-built stage areas, comfortable tiered seating, theatre lighting and high-quality cinema and sound systems to ensure that your key messages are presented using the latest technology in a creative and inspiring space.

Meeting Room Far from a ‘bored’ room, this unique space has glass fronted views across the Market Place, an AV projection and an interactive whiteboard creating a stimulating space perfect for meetings, training and presentations.

Digital Studio An interactive space equipped with the latest Apple and Windows computer software and technology. Ideal for onor off-line training housed in a state-of-the-art facility and supported by our skilled and knowledgeable TechsQUAD.

Delegate rates We offer attractive whole and half-day conference or meeting delegate rates for an easy all in one package that includes technical, catering and space needs.

Capacity by configuration Room Box Cinema 1 Cinema 2 Meeting Participation Digital Studio Café Bar


Boardroom Cabaret



60 234 118 30 60

25 16 20 -

80 20 40 90

50 234 118 12 20 24 -

50 30 70

For further information, availability & prices: T: 01332 285 443 / E: / W:

Creative Business Training Creative and practical courses incorporating film, photography, new technology and media to inspire your team. Using film, photography, new technology and media QUAD has a range of creative & practical courses to develop your staff and empower them to work more creatively as a team and achieve new skills that build confidence in themselves and their fellow colleagues. 

Animation Team Challenge

Digital Stories Team Challenge

Film in a Day Team Challenge

Online Client Networking

Guest Courses

Private 1:1 training

All of our courses can be tailored to your specific training objectives and delivered either onsite at QUAD or offsite at a venue of your choosing anywhere within the UK.

Animation Team Challenge Animate your staff with this engaging and fun team challenge. A creative half-day workshop where participants work in small teams to devise, create and film an animation using the latest computer animation software and some good old classic animation techniques and tricks. The themes of the animations are created in liaison with the client and can be based on a business or creative theme depending on the objectives for the workshop. For example teams can be challenged to create an animation based on one of the company’s core values or an abridged version of a classic film. “I was surprised by how much fun it was, and how creative I can be.” Linda Bramley, Animation Team Challenge attendee

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Digital Stories Team Challenge Pictures speak a thousand words, so why not challenge your staff to create your Company’s unique story using photography. A fun and engaging half-day workshop where participants learn about creating visually interesting photographs to create your company’s unique story, message or bespoke theme in pictures. The brief for this team-event is created in liaison with the client and can be based on a business or creative theme depending on the objectives for the workshop. For example teams can be challenged to create a pictorial story on the company’s core values or a fun theme. “This was a really great experience that I will definitely recommend.” Sara Jenkins, Creative Training attendee

Film in a Day Team Challenge Transform your team into a blockbusting success with this creative & fun challenge. A whole-day workshop where teams work collaboratively to create a film based on a given brief. Whether they’re challenged with creating a new advert for their company or working together to film the latest Hollywood blockbuster, the ultimate success will depend on everyone working together, playing their part and ultimately delivering the final edited film on time. “It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere” Rosy Banwait, Creative Training attendee

Online Client Networking Find out what the World Wide Web can do for your Company. This one day course is a hands on experience aimed to build your confidence within websites and social networking, ultimately to create your presence on the internet. Social media and networking has become an important tool for companies allowing immediate interaction with customers. We offer training sessions on developing your online presence including using blogs, Linked-In, Twitter, Facebook and other available tools.

1:1 Training QUAD has a range of expert tutors who can create bespoke 1:1 digital, film & computer training. For further details please see our website.

Guest Workshops As well as a range of in house courses and workshops QUAD also host courses from guest organisations. For further information about these courses please visit our website. 

Shakespeare for Leaders

Presenting & Personal Impact

Team Building Workshops

For further information about the above workshops or an informal conversation about your training objectives please contact Louise Adam on 01332 285 492 or email for further information and prices.

TechsQUAD TechsQUAD is a highly experienced team of audio, lighting, projection and set building technicians that offer a range of technical services and creative solutions to ensure your corporate or public event is supported by a professional and knowledgeable team of experts. Whether you’re planning a conference or require state of the art technical support and equipment TechsQUAD has the resources and knowledge to ensure your event is delivered on time, to budget and ultimately stands out as a unique and inspiring experience.

Technical Equipment Hire QUAD has an extensive range of audio and visual equipment for hire including small and high end projectors, microphones, PA systems, laptops and cameras.

Technical Support Whether you need support managing or delivering the technical aspects of your event TechsQUAD has a team of experienced event technicians, skilled projectionists and highly knowledgeable sound engineers that will ensure your event runs smoothly and on time.

Creative Technical Consultancy Do you have a great idea, but do not know how to realise it? TechsQUAD offers a professional technical design and consultancy service to realise your creative ideas, from exhibition and set building to creative technical solutions.

Events that TechsQUAD have delivered: 



Product launches

Festivals & outdoor events

Indoor and outdoor film screenings

Spectacular outdoor and indoor light projection

Corporate films & production

Testimonials “QUAD’s excellent technical team provided a combination of diverse and highly specialised expertise, plus a ‘can-solve’ attitude, all of which made a complex exhibition installation a pleasure to undertake.” Jonathan Allen, Curator, Magic Show, Hayward Touring Exhibition “The technical team at QUAD were brilliant both times we worked with them to put together Addictive TV’s audiovisual shows in Derby, which were quite complex technically. They were quick and helpful in the rig, unobtrusively professional in the show, and invited us for a drink afterwards.  What more do you want in a crew?” Nick Clarke – producer/ technical director, Addictive TV  “We were really pleased with the tech support from QUAD. The guys did a great job and were very helpful, friendly and flexible. I would recommend them.” Paul Randall Communications and Marketing Manager Social Enterprise East Midlands

For further information and prices contact; E: T: 01332 285 443 W:

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Support QUAD As a registered charity, your company’s support of QUAD enables us to continue offering a world class exhibition and cinema programme and a broad range of outreach, participation and education programmes for people of all ages and abilities across Derby and the East Midlands. 

Position your organisation as benefactor to the region’s most creative media arts centre

 each your target audiences and engage your R staff by sponsoring and getting involved in one of our wide ranging and creative programs, screenings, festivals, exhibitions or spaces

Meet and network regularly with fellow sponsors of QUAD through our monthly networking Movie Nights

See your staff explore their own creativity and talents by participating in our engaging team-building workshops

Entertain your VIP clients with free cinema tickets to film screenings

Your company logo and branding displayed on our website and at events

Inclusion in our PR and marketing campaigns

There are a range of partnership opportunities available and we are always happy to work with you on an individual basis to aid your corporate objectives and help you achieve your business goals. If you would like to become part of QUAD’s growth and support our community work, please take a look at the schemes and opportunities below.

Cast Member £500+ per annum

Supporting Artist £2,000+ per annum

Leading Role £5,000+ per annum

Invites to monthly networking Movie Nights

Invites to monthly networking Movie Nights

Invites to other special events

Invites to other special events

One free ¼-page advert in the QUAD brochure

One free ½-page advert in the QUAD brochure

Logo on QUAD website

Logo on QUAD website

Supporting Artist benefits plus a bespoke package developed to suit the needs of the business partner. Includes opportunities to sponsor QUAD spaces, activities, exhibitions and corporate and fundraising events.

5% discount on space hire

5 free cinema tickets per quarter

5% discount on corporate training

10% discount on space hire

5% discount on corporate catering

10% discount on corporate training

10% discount on corporate catering

Supporting Communities in Derby and the East Midlands The invaluable income we receive from sponsors and partners helps support our outreach, participation and education programmes for people of all ages and abilities in Derby and the East Midlands. Below is a selection of case studies that past sponsorship has enabled QUAD to undertake.

FORMAT & Seagull Project, Kolkotta FORMAT is the leading International Photography Festival that takes place in Derby led by QUAD’s Artistic Director, Louise Clements. FORMAT has linked with The Seagull Foundation of the Arts in Kolkata, India to deliver a street photography project for young adults in both Kolkata and Derby. Derby artist Neil Kelly and Bishan Samaddar from Kolkotta worked with groups of young people in each city to create two separate films around the theme of street photography. The project stimulated dialogue between the young people in each country who set up a Facebook group, communicated by email and shared their ideas and photography on-line. The groups are building relationships, developing their skills and planning new ways to work together in the future.

GoldsQUAD GoldsQUAD aims to improve the happiness and well being of the 50+ community in Derby through increased participation in the Arts. It is a supportive community of older people that create art together whilst raising issues around health and wellbeing. The group began in November 2010 and current activity includes a collaboration of creative writing and textiles celebrating the lives of older ladies.  The work was also exhibited as part of the International Women’s Day.

Q-Club An after school club for Derby school children on the Autistic spectrum aged from 5 to 16 years. The children have made films using animation and green screen techniques, comic books and photography exhibitions amongst many other projects. The children get a chance to explore and express themselves in a supportive environment away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and the problems that accompany their behavioural issues.

Funded by a range of partners including Arts Council England, Big Lottery Reac hing Communities Fund and NHS Derby City, GoldsQUAD is a fantastic example of an Arts project bringing diverse partners together to fulfil a common aim.

A truly inspiring and energetic project, the Q-Club is also extremely successful and the art work created has won many plaudits including the best film under 5 minutes in the Oscar Bright Film Festival in Brighton. Completed art works by the group are displayed at various venues including at QUAD.

For information about how your business can partner with QUAD please contact: Rob Colbert, Business & Enterprise Director T: 01332 285 493 E:

Advertising Opportunities QUAD attracts a wide range of audiences, showing over 200 films per year with an annual footfall of 280,000 and growing. Our varied and versatile programme regularly attracts young professionals, office workers, business owners, retired people, students, and young families. We can offer you the opportunity to reach this diverse demographic through a range of bespoke advertising opportunities. Brochure Adverts

Bespoke Packages

Take advantage of QUAD’s popular and far-reaching

We can tailor an advertising package to suit you across a

monthly brochure, which has a print run of 18,000

combination of our advertising media. Get in touch and we’ll make it happen.

copies a month (216,000 per year). We post over 8,000 to a growing database of opted-in subscribers and distribute 4,000 via the Arts Box network in Derby and Derbyshire giving us great reach throughout the region. Our brochure flies out of the racks at QUAD’s Box Office, and is downloaded on average by 300 people per month.

Brochure Mail-Out Inserts Every month over 8,000 unique opted-in subscribers receive the QUAD brochure on their doorstep. By including your insert, your message is guaranteed to reach committed film and art enthusiasts.

Video Screen Adverts Benefit from QUAD’s busy venue, located in the heart of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter with a video screen advert. We have two full-colour display screens; one in the lively and popular ground floor Café Bar and one in the upstairs Orchid Bar. Film trailers and screening information is displayed on a short loop, and the screens have become a valued information channel for audiences and Café Bar customers alike.

Washroom Frames Bathroom advertising has become a popular advertising medium, as customers are essentially a captive audience spending several minutes when they are receptive to reading. QUAD offers advertising space on 9 A4 frames across the male, female and access public washrooms in our busy venue.

QUAD Audience Demographic Loyal Customers: 50% come to the QUAD cinema more than 10 times a year

Wide Adult Age Group:  

















Central and Suburbs of Derby:

Around 80% come from within a 15 minute drive time of QUAD

Guaranteed Exposure:

60% of our cinema audience get their information from the monthly brochure

Diverse Earners:

£71–90k 3.7%






Below £10k




of QUAD visitors (thousands) £10–20k 18.7%

£21–35k 20.1%


For further information and prices contact; Rob Colbert, Business & Enterprise Director T: 01332 285493 E:

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