Plus One

Major arts organisations and care services across Derbyshire have joined forces to provide looked after children, care leavers, and their families the chance to experience live performances, films, and take part in a host of exciting opportunities.

Through Plus One you can enjoy:

FREE Tickets – Families can receive free tickets to see shows and films at Derby Theatre, Déda and QUAD – whenever you want! You’ll also be invited to a Plus One get together to enjoy a night with other young people.

FREE Workshops & Projects – We offer workshops in dance, digital media, music and theatre across our venues in Derby City and you can even get involved in longer term projects and events too. Whatever you’re interested in; we’ll try and make it happen.

How To Join Us

If you want to find out more about how to book your free tickets, join workshops or to just have a chat to find out more about what’s on offer, please email Tom Craig at

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Plus One Riverside performance. Photo by Chris Webb

Image: Participants of Plus One perform alongside professional actors in Riverside at the Culture Cares Conference. Photography by Chris Webb.


“Plus One has allowed my voice to be heard.”  

Read more about Lucy's experience of her time at Plus One here.

“Plus One means a lot to me as it's let me discover my hobbies in more depth like performing arts and provided me with ways that I can engage with the arts through projects - just by being part of Derby Theatre.”

"It nurtures our talents... it doesn't care about our past, only our futures" 

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Previous Projects & Opportunities

Riverside - Performance at Culture Cares Conference

The Jungle Book - Curtain Raiser Performance and Creative Response

The creative partners are three registered charities: Derby Theatre (Reg. Charity No. 1129005); QUAD (reg. Charity No. 115546) and Déda (Reg. Charity No. 1053633). Baby People are a not-for-profit company.

Plus One has been supported and given initial investment by The Mighty Creatives.