For everyone

Whether you’re part of a group or you’re an individual who just loves theatre, come and get involved.  We have lots of opportunities on offer, along with our Theatre Unwrapped programme around Derby Theatre productions, FREE for anyone to attend.

Ensemble Company

In association with In Good Company

The Ensemble Company provides an exciting opportunity to work with professional directors to explore the ingredients that create exceptional theatre and to flex your creative muscles. The company provides training and the chance to explore practice for those who may have experienced barriers to professional progression. To express an interest, please email

Hire a Costume or Prop

At Derby Theatre we hire costumes and props to professional, amateur, community theatre groups, schools and colleges. We have over 2500 costume pieces built up over many years and an eclectic selection of props, and we are always adding to our stock.

To hire a costume please email Tim Heywood (Head of Wardrobe) for more information:

To hire a prop please email Beth Williams (Company and Stage Manager) for more information:

Technical advice and training

Led by professional theatre technicians, who can support your group, school or company, with lighting and sound design. They can help you make the most of your existing technical equipment or can advise on buying new equipment.

£30 an hour plus travel. Please contact us to book a date

Tea and tour

Come and look around backstage and meet members of the team to find out how the theatre works.

Approx 1 hour
£5 per head (including tea and biscuits)
Call Box Office on 01332 59 39 39 for more information