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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Kedleston Hall

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: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08442 491895
Westgate Suites

The Westgate Suites West Gate Long Eaton Notts NG10 1EHAbsolutely Packed Casual but smart pleaseALWAYS THE LAST FRIDAY of the MONTH EXCEPT Decemberthe Friday before Christmas4 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
Funhouse Comedy Club
The Lyric Rooms

Funhouse Comedy brings another night of fun and laughter to the splendid Lyric Rooms Ashby‐de‐la‐Zouch. Headlining will be the charismatic and highly talented Tom Wrigglesworth comedian Radio and TV presenter and voice‐over artist. An articulate and natural raconteur he possesses an innate…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07968 871568
Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce Soul Night Derby on the 1st Friday of the month. Price includes a booking fee to cover cardPayPal charges A legendary venue in the East Midlands in 2 ROOMS.This delightful setting is the centre for a fabulous monthly…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
St Giles Hospice Riverside Run
Burton Library

A picturesque parkland route our annual Riverside Run is always very popular. Take on the challenge and cross the finish line with a smile on your face and a shiny medal round your neckLast years Riverside Run was a great success: over…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01543 432538
Bretby Art Pottery – Past, Present and Future
The Bretby Art Pottery Showroom

The Heritage Trust is opening the Bretby Art Pottery Showroom for a tour of the showroom by former employees come see and hear what is was like working there as well as what the Heritage Trust has planned for the future of…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01283 222848
Derby Writers Day

DERBY WRITERS DAYSaturday 15th October 10am‐4pmQUAD Market Place Derby DE1 3ASTickets £35 including event goodie bagBook at QUAD Box Officer or at http:www.derbyquad.co.ukspecial‐eventderby‐writer‐s‐day‐2016.aspxFollowing on from the success of last years inaugural event Derby Writers Day returns for another superb day for anyone…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01332 290606
Spooky Sprint Wollaton Hall
Wollaton Park

We dare you to run in the Spooky Sprint a spine‐tingling different race A run in the dark with only a head torch to light your way which will test your nerve as well as your fitness. Its so good its…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02079 321314

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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