Derby's Cultural Education Partnership

Derby Theatre is the lead partner for Derby's Cultural Education Partnership, also known as DCEP.  We aim to provide every child and young person with opportunities to thrive in our city and experience of a variety of culture to develop their skills, life chances and fulfil their highest ambitions. 

We work closely together with our cultural partners, including Quad, Deda, Derby Museums, Sinfonia ViVA, Baby People and East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Arts Network (EMCCAN), to form our Cultural Campus, which provides high-quality cultural experiences across our city and helping schools evidence development against the Ofsted framework.

Cultural Campus Days

Join us for an action-packed day at Derby Theatre and our partner venues, to experience a variety of practical workshops of your choice to engage and inspire.

Choose from three different options: 

Cross-curricular Day- we can design practical and engaging sessions that use the arts to deliver your curriculum.

Careers Day- a practical insight into a whole range of careers in the creative industries. 

Arts Day- Practical sessions into specific art forms across the Cultural Campus. This can also support the delivery of Arts Award. 

Cost: from £8.50 per student

Max pupils: 150



After-School Clubs

We are offering After-school and Lunchtime clubs in all different areas, including: Urban Choir, Drama, Dance, Carnival Arts, Visual Arts and Digital Arts. 

Cost: £55 an hour + VAT

£45 an hour + VAT with Pupil

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Max pupils: 25 per session

Please contact us to find out more information and how to apply

There are free taster sessions available. Limited places (conditions apply). 

Bespoke Projects for Schools

Talk to us about our Bespoke Schools Projects where you can work with us or any of the DCEP venues on a longer-term partnership programme.

For more information about Derby's Cultural Education Partnership and the related opportunities please visit our website or alternatively you can contact: Alix Manning-Jones, Cultural Education Producer directly at