Current IGC Diary


Throughout the three-year programme, £146,000 will be given directly to artists through the commissions, performance fees, seed funding and paid scratch nights.


VoiceGym - Presented by Speakeasy Voice & Accent Coaching 

Every second friday of the month, 2-4pm & 4:30 - 6:30pm

Derby Theatre 

Tickets: £8 - £10

The voice Gym is for all abilities and is open to anyone who is interested in using their voice to its full potentiual. It will be particulary useful for actors and speakers who need to keep their voice and body in tip top shape for work. Think of it as your monthly voice workout.

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Departure Lounge 

Derby Theatre
Thursday 18 July - Sunday 21 July

Depature Lounge, Derby Theatre’s hugely successful summer festival of, cool, contemporary and cutting edge theatre will once again provide the perfect theatrical vacation for theatre makers and audiences alike.

Departure Lounge is a platform for the most exciting theatre companies from across the UK, Edinburgh previews, workshops and the return of the ever-popular panel discussion, hosted by theatre critic and writer, Lyn Gardner.

Brand new work will include: Ad Infinitum with their show Extraordinary Wall of Silence. For 2019, we are also thrilled to platform Represent Showcase, a collection of performances to celebrate queer artists, performance and themes, and to commission the S.H.E.D, a versatile portable space for all kind of cultural happenings at Departure Lounge and beyond…

Look out for more Festival announcements on the Derby Theatre website and on our social media platforms. As ever, we’ll have passes for the whole weekend, day passes and individual tickets available so you can make the most of your festival experience and at great prices and nothing will cost more than a tenner.

Departure Lounge is produced by In Good Company, and supported using funding from Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund through the D2N2 Big House Project.


Commedia dell'arte with Chiara D'Anna

Derby Theatre
Saturday 27 July, 11am-5pm
Tickets: £10

In this masterclass you will learn how to create successful ensemble work, interact effectively with an audience and improvise with confidence, developing skills that are fundamental in any performance setting – not only physical comedy.

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