What's on inDerby

Welcome to Derby

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Derby - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Derby to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Derby

05
MAY
Funhouse Comedy Club
The Lyric Rooms

Funhouse Comedy is back at the splendid Lyric Rooms Ashby‐de‐la‐Zouch for another great night of laughter.Headlining is the inimitable comedy character of The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue. The charismatically‐challenged unclemute nephew co‐operative show you their disturbing world of brushed velvet arousal.…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07968 871568
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05
MAY
Seriously Funny Business With Lucy Porter
Lakeside Arts

Come and join the debate with:Tom Dening Professor of Dementia Research in the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology. World leading expert in Old Age Psychiatry.Dr Gary Winship Associate Professor in the School of Education. Senior fellow Institute of Mental Health. UKCP…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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06
MAY
Rolls Royce Derby
Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce Soul Night Derby on the 1st Friday of the month. Price includes a booking fee to cover card PayPal chargesA legendary venue in the East Midlands in 2 Rooms.This delightful setting is the centre for a fabulous monthly night out.Open…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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07
MAY
Motown Magic Night
Emporium

10 DJs PLAYING FROM 8PM TILL2AM. ENTRY FEE IS £5 ON THEDOOR BEFORE 9 : 3 0PM & £ 7AFTER. THE MAIN ROOM WILL BEDEDICATED TO PLAYING TAMALAMOTOWN AND 60s 70s & 80sCLUB CLASSICS. THERE WILLALSO BE A SEPERATE ROOMDEDICATED NORTHERN SOUL.WE…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07831 458780
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07
MAY
Vocals - Reach for the Stars!
Bluecoat Academy

REACH FOR THE STARS SPACE ODDITY HALF THE WORLD AWAY the space musical BLAST OFF and more And then at the concert let special lighting and sound effects add to the excitement of the performance PLUS a guest appearance by the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01159 589312
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04
JUN
Pre-loved Baby and Childrens Sale
West Park Leisure Centre

As seen recently on Dragons Den Award winning nearly new sales of babies and childrens goods and equipment is coming to Nottingham on the 4th June 2016. Get everything you need for your little ones at our friendly Nearly New Sale. Buy…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07974 152420
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05
JUN
Derby Ramathon Half Marathon
ipro stadium

Building on the huge success of the previous two years Ramathon is returning even bigger and better for 2016Having firmly made its mark as Derbys premier annual running event Ramathon 2016 will see up to 5000 runners gather in the city to…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Sports

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05
JUN
Friday Night Comedy
Loughborough Town Hall

Consistently boasting the most interesting line ups in the country.Category: Arts Performing Arts Comedy.Artists Speakers: Junior Simpson Dave Longley Barry Dodds Pete Otway.URLs:Booking: http:atnd.it53862‐1Twitter: http:atnd.it53862‐2…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: N/A
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11
JUN
Joe Hill
QUAD

JOE HILLSaturday 11th June 7pm onwardsQUAD Market Place DerbyTickets £10 from http:www.derbybookfestival.co.ukwhats‐onjoe‐hill or call QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606Undoubtedly the most exciting talent to emerge on to the thriller scene in the last decade Joe Hill began his career with the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

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16
JUL
Edge-Lit 5
QUAD

EDGE‐LIT 5Saturday 16th July 10am‐lateQUAD Market Place Derby DE1 3ASTickets £30 including goodie bag and access to all events on the dayThe UKs fastest‐growing genre literature event returns for its fifth yearFollowing on from a huge event in 2015 Edge‐Lit is back…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01332 290606
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23
JUL
Jess Glynne Splendour in 2016
Wollaton Park

Jess Glynne Splendour in 2016 at Wollaton park in Nottingham on Saturday 23 July 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
AUG
Cromford Steam Rally
High Acres Farm

The Cromford Steam Rally Society has been established since 1970 and is now one of the most highly rated shows in this part of the country. The rally is of interest and amusement for the whole familywhilst at the same time retaining…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01629 582272
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16
AUG
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ashby De La Zouch Castle

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful new musical score and…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01530 413343
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Tourist Attractions


Denby Pottery Visitor Centre

See how Denby is made, 'have a go' at painting a plate, watch a free cookery demonstration in the Emporium or browse around the shops and museum. All Tours at Denby are led by experienced Tour Guides who will take you round and explain how the pottery…

Donington Park

The Donington Grand Prix Collection is, quite simply, the largest collection of Grand Prix racing cars in the world. Five halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motor sport from the turn of the 20th Century. Cars include examples driven by such famous names…

Kedleston Hall

Kedleston was built between 1759 and 1765 for the Curzon family, who have lived in the area since the 12th century. The house boasts the most complete and least‐altered sequence of Robert Adam interiors in England, with the magnificent state rooms retaining their great collections of paintings…

The Bass Museum

The 'Brewing Experience Museum' incorporates large elements of the original Bass Museum. Learn about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing. The museum also celebrates the social history of the development of brewing ‐ the real life experiences and stories of the people…

Allestree Park Golf Course

Allestree Park Golf Course ‐ golf course in Derby, Derbyshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01332 550616 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Allestree Park Golf Course golf courseclub.…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Bowling in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Contact venue on 0115‐932 2092 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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