A Learning Theatre

Derby Theatre is a Learning Theatre - find an opportunity to inspire you

Derby Theatre is alive with exciting ways for you to get involved and find out more about all aspects of theatre. We're here to connect you with professionally produced theatre and we feel sure that you'll get a buzz from learning with us. Our doors are wide open!

We offer exceptional opportunities for our diverse audiences, schools, students, young people and artists to really get to grips with our creative process and product.

The Theatre's innovative learning programme of workshops, projects, open rehearsals, conferences, talks and training enables people of any age to discover new skills, rediscover old ones or develop a passion.

Study and learn alongside professionals at University of Derby

We are delighted to be the home of the University of Derby's creative arts and theatre courses, including Theatre Arts, which means students can train in a professional working environment.

Our theatre courses are delivered in the Studio theatre spaces and offer highly practical courses working alongside the professionals that cover all aspects of theatre work, including performing, directing, playwriting, technical, and production opportunities, both out in the community and on our main stage performance space.

Open access for schools

For an insight into our offer for young people download our last learning programme. Details for 2021 coming soon...

Download our 2019/2020 Learning Programme

Derby Theatre Learning Programme 2019-2020