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

21
MAY
Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Derby
Blessington Carriage

COMEDY COMPETITION COMES TO DERBY.Funhouse Comedy brings comedys answer to Britains Got Talent and X‐Factor; the Should I Stay Go Gong Show Competition to The Blessington Carriage Derby.Join the friendly atmosphere where 12 new acts take to the stage to try out…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01159 525050
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25
MAY
East Midlands Soul & Motown night
Westgate Suites

The Westgate Suites West Gate Long Eaton Notts NG10 1EH.Absolutely Packed Casual but smart please.ALWAYS THE LAST FRIDAY of the MONTH EXCEPT Decemberthe Friday before Christmas.4 Rooms of Music at the EAST MIDLANDS SOUL Night; Admission £5 before 9.30 £7.50 after Open…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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27
MAY
Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night
Ski Centre

LOTS OF LAUGHTER IN SWADLINCOTE.Funhouse Comedy Club which already runs successful nights at various venues all over the country is excited to announce the launch of their brand new comedy night at Swadlincote Ski Centre.Funhouse Comedy Clubs are renowned for having exceptionally…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01159 525050
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27
MAY
Funhouse Comedy Club - Ashby Festival Comedy Night
The Lyric Rooms

TV STAR COMES TO ASHBY FESTIVAL SPECIAL COMEDY NIGHT.Funhouse Comedy returns to the charming Lyric Rooms Ashby‐de‐la‐Zouch for another great night of laughter as part of The Ashby Festival.Headlining is comedian actor writer BBC Radio presenter and juggler Steve Royle. He spent…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01159 525050
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31
MAY
ABBA Tribute Night with Sensation
Guildhall Theatre

Dig out your platforms and flares as Sensation take you back to the golden days of ABBA. The unique ABBA sound is recreated live on stage matched with stunning replica costumes dynamic choreography captivating harmonies and a sprinkling of light‐hearted humour.With plenty…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01332 255800
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01
JUN
Rolls Royce Derby
Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce Soul and Motown Night Derby.On the 1st Friday of the month. 2 rooms 7 DJs. Car parking superior venue peace of mind security. Over 30s.Packed every month. Rolls Royce Soul Night Derby.On the 1st Friday of the month. Price includes…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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01
JUN
Manford's Comedy Club
The Loft

The Loft in Matlock plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the UK touring circuit and…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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06
JUN
Writing Fiction for Women's Magazines
QUAD

Writing Fiction for Womens Magazines With Joanna BarndenWednesdays from 6th June to 27th June 4 weeks 7pm‐9pmQUAD Market Place Derby DE1 3AS£50£40 members and concessionsTickets from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or from https:www.derbyquad.co.ukcoursewriting‐fiction‐for‐women‐s‐magazines.aspxLooking to write short stories Looking to…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01332 290606
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09
JUN
Writing Horror Stories (workshop)
QUAD

WRITING HORROR FICTIONWith Charlotte BakerSaturday 9th June 1pm‐5pmQUAD Market Place Derby DE1 3ASTickets £20 from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or from https:www.derbyquad.co.ukcoursewriting‐horror‐fiction.aspxIn this session author and tutor Charlotte Baker will guide you through how to create a great horror story…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01332 290606
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12
JUN
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Ashby De La Zouch Castle

Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the worlds greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears a desperate quest to find her begins. Sherlock Holmes comes face to face…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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13
JUN
Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Ashby-de-la
The Lyric Rooms

Funhouse Comedy is pleased to be presenting a semi‐final of the prestigious national English Comedian of the Year competition at the Lyric Rooms Ashby‐de‐la‐Zouch. The Competition is open to all comedians either born in England or permanently resident here who have been…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01159 525050
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14
JUN
Editing Your Writing
QUAD

Editing Your Writing With Sophie SnellThursday 14th June 7pm‐9pmQUAD Market Place Derby DE1 3ASTickets £8 from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or from https:www.derbyquad.co.ukcourseediting‐your‐writing.aspxJoin psychological thriller author Sophie Snell for an in‐depth look into the editing process for writers. A…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01332 290606
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22
JUN
Robin Hood and his Merry Men
Kedleston Hall

Robin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land as they travel through Sherwood Forest stealing from the rich to give to the poor. When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham schemes to stop the outlaws…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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24
JUN
Subway Helping Hearts Family 5k
Wollaton Park

Subway stores and Heart Research UK are hosting a series of Subway Helping Hearts Family 5K events throughout the UK in the summer of 2018.Not only is there the exciting 5K run itself with our iconic Field of Fresh inflatable obstacle course…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01132 347474
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30
JUN
Classics to Swing
Nottingham Trent University

This one‐day singing workshop will be led by Angela Kay whose informal exhilarating and entertaining approach to choral singing is sure to lift the spirits and make the day an enjoyable one for all.Come and sing a sumptuous Mendelssohn motet a sparkling…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01159 589312
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06
JUL
Timber
Feanedock

Celebrating woodland culture in all its forms join us for Timber an intoxicating experience where music art philosophy and sustainability weave together into an unforgettable exhilarating weekend.Well be inviting artists musicians scientists and thinkers from across the world to dive into the…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01283 551211
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08
JUL
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Wollaton Hall

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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04
AUG
Cromford Steam Rally
Highacres Farm

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 016295 882272
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10
AUG
Sense and Sensibility
Kedleston Hall

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award‐winning writer Laura Turner this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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13
AUG
Summer School 2018
Trent College

Music for Everyones 2018 Summer School will be a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in quality music‐making in a stimulating friendly environment.This year we are delighted that Trent College is hosting our Summer School. The excellent facilities rolling parkland excellent transport links…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01159 589312
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18
AUG
Wild Walk: The Golden Thief
The Crich Glebe Field Centre

Explorers wanderers and daring adventurers we want youJoin us in Crich as professional theatre company Babbling Vagabonds take us on a Wild Walk outdoor adventure to discover the rascal who has been stealing the Kings golden apples.Pit your wits against riddlers…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01773 853260
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26
OCT
The Skeleton Run, 5 Mile Night Trail Run
The Beacon Hill Country Park

. Fancy a sprint through the spooky woods in the dead of night Then dust off your wigs and break out the fake blood and join us at the original Skeleton Run. With 5 miles of terrifying trails the horror of Beacon…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07968 836549
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Tourist Attractions


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…

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…

MFN

MFN Nightclub in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01773 530313 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Eden

Eden Nightclub in Derby, Derbyshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01332 202379 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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