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Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre 15 Theatre Walk Eagle Centre | St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF, England
+44 1332 593939
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Lovely Theatre

Our first time at Derby Theatre and one that we’ll definitely return to, despite the 90 minute... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TrevorHall
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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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Count Arthur Strong - superbly silly!

It's a fantastic little theatre, comfortable and welcoming. It has a cosy, intimate, family feel to... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
dick h
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby Theatre has a long and rich history of delivering high quality drama to audiences. Previously Derby Playhouse, our unique new partnership with University of Derby and an Arts Council England award of strategic funding, which will be built on via our entry into their National Portfolio in April 2015, now means Derby Theatre is transforming from a traditional producing house to an organisation of training, mentorship and artistic excellence. Led by Artistic Director and Chief Executive Sarah Brigham, Derby Theatre is bringing together creative professionals and audiences to tell compelling stories and take artistic risks as we emerge as a vibrant, thriving theatre. We combine this professional programme with an exciting suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and an emerging talent programme aimed at developing the next generation of artists. Meanwhile our community engagement programme reaches out across our region including people of all ages and from all backgrounds in our unique offer. 'A generous hearted enjoyable night out and the spirits rise to see Derby Theatre packed, bursting at the seams with laughter and - under its new Artistic Director, Sarah Brigham - full of real ambition.' Lyn Gardner The Guardian
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“peter pan” (7 reviews)
“last night” (11 reviews)
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Derby Theatre 15 Theatre Walk Eagle Centre | St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF, England
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+44 1332 593939
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our first time at Derby Theatre and one that we’ll definitely return to, despite the 90 minute drive. Great location, easy parking, good bar and venue staff and best of all, really well-tiered seating. Seems to me everyone had a great view of the stage....More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

It's a fantastic little theatre, comfortable and welcoming. It has a cosy, intimate, family feel to it. Steve Delaney was again superb with his creation, Count Arthur Strong, malapropping (is that a word?), mistaking things (- himself usually), and all the other ridiculous hilarious things...More

Thank dick h
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Theatre was very clean and welcoming. Seats comfortable and tiered so views are great. The production of Spamalot that we saw there was absolutely brilliant We didn't eat at the theatre, but we did have drinks; red wine and coffee. Both were very good and...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

I saw the play 'Two's last night and it was excellent performance. I was able to meet actor Sean McKenzie after the show and what a beautiful personality and he made time to say hello to me. The acting (two actors played all the characters...More

Thank shaz H
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

I have attended Derby theatre for many different occasions. Staff are always helpful, polite and friendly. Facilities are in good condition and clean. Over all a lovely location for all kind of events. I keep up to date with the latest both for a social...More

Thank Albert P
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Easy to book and printed tickets at home. Parked in the basement car park under Intu - £2 after 5pm. Used the direct theatre access lift, very useful. Big auditorium before you go into the theatre, where you can sit and have a drink. Love...More

Thank KatieinMatlock
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

WHAT A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO MY LIFE, Derby Theatre, (main auditorium & studio), the welcoming helpful staff, straightforward booking, how easy to access it is, and the stimulating eclectic variety of productions. I have attended numerous times since my discovery a few years ago, and...More

1  Thank m p
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Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Words can't describe how well John and I were treated at the derby theatre .. we went to see Peter pan play ... John struggles walking. I asked assistant who name was Christine if I could see how the steps were for john to go...More

1  Thank Helen D
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Went to see Peter Pan at the start of the festive season and the production was excellent. The cast had a great energy, in particular, Neal Craig aka Captain Hook, Mr Darling & Nibs and Esme Sears aka Tinkerbell were outstanding performances. The performance itself...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

I love this theatre however I was very disappointed with the production. Very difficult for children to follow. We left at the interval.

Thank Sue H
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