Coronavirus Statement

First of all, we hope you are all keeping safe and well under the current situation surrounding Coronavirus.

During these challenging and unprecedented times for us all, the Theatre continues to take advice and instruction from all relevant sources and authorities, and as such, we have had to take the unfortunate decision to extend the closure of our building for now and cancel ALL performances and events up to, and including, Saturday 13 June.


Please do not contact us, we will contact you to arrange a refund, credit or donation. Credit will be available to use on any show at Derby Theatre – as, if and when shows are available to book in the future.

No existing booking will automatically be transferred over to a future/rescheduled show. As you can imagine, we are processing lots of existing bookings at present, so please bear with us.

We are currently taking online bookings only for any event/production AFTER Saturday 13 June, BUT in this fast-moving, ever-changing situation, we will contact all existing bookers for any future productions beyond this time asap, should the situation change.  

Derby Theatre is a charity and with this decision we are expecting and preparing for a significant drop in our income. We appreciate you have a lot to think about at this time but we would be extremely grateful if you would consider donating the value of your ticket or a portion of the value of it if you are affected by this closure. We will be in touch with all ticket holders as soon as possible with these alternatives as well as refund information. 

PLEASE NOTE: Learning events, including all youth theatre groups, will not be running during this period. We are currently looking at a range of online learning activities to offer, so watch this space.

The safety and well-being of audiences, participants and staff continues to be of paramount importance to us.

Thank you for your patience, we will contact all current bookers with further advice as soon as we possibly can.

Please consider donating…

If you have not booked any performances but would like to donate, please click here.

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