Derby's Cultural Education Partnership

Derby Theatre is the lead partner for Derby's Cultural Education Partnership, also known as DCEP. 

We work closely together with our cultural partners, including QUAD, Déda, Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership, Derby Museums, Sinfonia ViVA, Baby People, Artcore and EMCCAN to provide high-quality cultural experiences across the curriculum and beyond.

The Cultural Campus is the collective name for Derby’s major cultural organisations who work together, along with schools and other important sectors, to provide an exciting cultural education offer for young people.

We aim to provide every child and young person with opportunities to thrive in our city and experience of a variety of culture to develop their skills, life chances and fulfil their highest ambitions. 

As we approach the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, Derby’s Cultural Campus is here to support the development of a rich curriculum that supports both learning and personal development. We can also support the understanding of careers and progression routes into the creative industries.


The Cultural Campus organisations are all ArtsMark Supporters. Why not get in touch and we can help shape your ArtsMark journey.

Cultural Campus Days

Cultural Campus Days

For Primary, Secondary and Further Education

Bring your whole year group.

Join us for an action-packed day at Derby Theatre and our partner venues, to experience a variety of practical arts and heritage workshops of your choice to engage and inspire. Choose from four options:

Resilience and Wellbeing Day – A fantastic range of workshops to support a rich and rounded education promoting confidence and self-belief.

Cross-curricular Day – we can design practical and engaging sessions that use the arts to deliver your curriculum, from STEM to History.

Careers Day - a practical insight into a whole range of careers in the creative industries.

Arts Day – Practical sessions into specific art forms across the Cultural Campus. This can also support the delivery of Arts Award.

Cost: please enquire

Max pupils: 120



Bespoke Projects for Schools

Learning Theatre - Careers Day

We can offer bespoke schools projects where you can work with the Theatre, or any of the other Cultural Campus organisations, on a longer-term partnership programme and develop a unique cultural education experience in your school.

Contact us for a free consultation meeting to kickstart your project by e-mailing Alix Manning-Jones, Cultural Education Producer directly at


This is Derby: Reimagine

This is Derby

This is Derby: Reimagine is a unique project led by Derby Theatre, Derby County in the Community Trust and the Cultural Campus (Derby’s Cultural Education Partnership).

Together, we are providing opportunities for young people to take part in high-quality arts, sports and cultural activities in their schools or community in targeted areas across the city.

This project builds on our award-winning work through This is Derby in 2018/19.

For more details on how you could get involved please the This is Derby website or email Tom Craig at

CPD Sessions

We can deliver in-school CPD sessions for your staff on a range of art forms including creative, literacy, music, dance, digital learning, carnival arts or critical thinking. All sessions can be tailored to suit your school’s objectives.

The costings are as follows:

Cost: Staff Meeting £120, Half Day CPD £150, Full Day INSET £220

For more information please e-mail Alix Manning-Jones, Cultural Education Producer directly at

Download our 2019/2020 Learning Programme

Derby Theatre Learning Programme 2019-2020