DT @ Home

For over 10 years, Derby Theatre has proudly served the people of Derby and surrounding counties and communities.

With our much-loved venue temporarily closed, as we play our part in preventing the spread of the virus, Derby Theatre commits to keeping creatively connected with audiences during these extraordinary and uncertain times.

Stay connected with arts, culture and Derby Theatre from home and explore a range of content to engage with online...


All The Places We Could Travel - Short Play 

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One of two brand new short online plays commissioned by Derby Theatre and created under lockdown restrictions. Written by Rommi Smith and co-directed with Sarah Brigham.

Two lovers separated by the pandemic: one is carrying a secret and this moment is the key to it; the other laments that plans for travelling the world are now dashed, but has no idea just where their relationship is going to travel tonight. Secrets rise like moths, but will love win?

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Not That Kind Of Film - Short Play

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One of two brand new short online plays commissioned by Derby Theatre and created under lockdown restrictions. Created, written and directed by Leo Skilbeck.

Filmed at a deserted mine site, Leo contemplates what it means to have grown up under Section 28, with no mention of queer folk at all.

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Free Family Activities To Try At Home

Looking for something to keep your children entertained or support their learning at home? View our round up of  family activities to try at home, all themed to our family friendly productions.

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Memory Box - Looking Back at Derby Theatre Productions

DT@Home Memory Box

Delve into Derby Theatre's archive and revisit some of our most popular productions with our Memory Box features. PLUS watch the actors recreate memorable moments from their homes. 

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Come To Where I Am - Audio Play Series 

Derby Theatre is thrilled to partner with Paines Plough to deliver Come To Where I Am, an exciting new series of audio plays by local writers.


Reimagine 2020

Derby Theatre and cultural organisations Baby PeopleDédaArtcore, and Wrongsemble are calling out to young people to reimagine a future post-Covid-19 and get involved in a new digital creative project.

Ages 13 -25 can submit creative responses to how they would reimagine the world differently after lockdown.

And now, in a new free project for families you can learn how to build your own puppet theatre with weekly videos and masterclasses.

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Futures Unlocked

Would you like to work in the arts but aren’t sure what skills you might need or how to get there? Introducing Futures Unlocked - a digital programme that will help ages 15-25 explore their career potential during lockdown. BSL interpretation will be available.


Treasure Island - The Ship Will Sail Again

View content for our cancelled BSL Integrated production of Treasure Island and support us to help the ship sail again.


Community and Outreach

Derby Theatre is the UK's leading professional producing and learning theatre. We'll be showcasing community projects, past and present, that Derby Theatre run or are involved with as part of its unique learning theatre model, with new films posted regularly.


Streams and Webcasts

DT @ Home - Streams and Webcasts

View our recommendations of the latest streams and webcasts from our theatre partners and friends and watch full performances of the very best of theatre at home.


Derby Theatre's Christmas Appeal

Make a Donation

Enjoying our online theatre content? Please consider making a donation!

Our audiences have always been generous during the festive period and supported our work through kind donations, and this year we need you more than ever.

After you have supported everyone near and dear to you this Christmas, we would greatly appreciate you supporting our Christmas Appeal.

This appeal will allow us to continue working with schools, our communities, young people and artists as we prepare to welcome you all back into the Theatre as soon as we are able.