Plus One

A gift to inspire

Plus One is an award winning scheme for looked after children and care leavers to take part in cultural opportunities across Derby City.

Derby Theatre, Déda, QUAD and Baby People together with care services across Derbyshire have joined forces to provide young people and their families, with the chance to experience live performances, films, and take part in a host of exciting opportunities.

Plus One supports young people to participate in a range of arts activities working with a team of professional artists to help raise their future aspirations by nurturing talents and developing skills in a safe and creative environment.

Funded primarily through public donations, your continued generosity over the past years has helped over 2,000 young people and their foster families to enjoy cultural experiences which, for some of these young people will be the first time they will have visited the theatre or cinema.

Your donation to Plus One makes a massive difference. Experiencing the arts can spark a life-changing journey for a young person and their families.

You can donate anytime by visiting our Plus One page or when booking tickets at either Derby Theatre, Déda or QUAD to contribute to the Plus One scheme.  

If you or a young person you know would like to book tickets through Plus One, take part in with a workshops or project, or to find out more about the scheme, email Alix Manning-Jones on  or call our Box Office on: 01332 593939.

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

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