Annual Review 2017-2018

Welcome to Derby Theatre’s annual review for our financial year August 2017 – July 2018. What a year it has been – undoubtedly our busiest yet.

In April 2018, we moved into our second round of Arts Council England support, having been awarded a 59% increase in our National Portfolio Organisation funding. The fact that Arts Council England chose to increase our funding so significantly in difficult financial times, is testament to the successful model of theatre making that Derby Theatre has put into practice over the last five years, placing community and learning at the heart of everything that we do. It is also an affirmation of our successful relationship with the University of Derby. I have led the organisation since 2013 and I’m enormously proud of the work that our team has achieved in putting Derby Theatre back on the map as a leading producing theatre.