Musicals - Avenue Q & Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Monday 18 - Saturday 23 March 2019

Winner of the Tony Awards ‘Triple Crown’ for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book

Avenue Q is the laugh-out-loud show that’s had sell out runs on Broadway, in the West End and all across the UK and now you can see what all the fuzz is about at Derby Theatre.

This cheekily charming musical tells the story of the loveable (and unforgettable) characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues – like what do you do with a BA in English? How do you find your purpose? And is the internet really just for…nevermind.

Tickets from £15

Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 June 2019

Bill Kenwright’s "amazing", "superb", "wonderful" and "brilliant" production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical  comes to Derby.

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph,  Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door To Me and many more.

Tickets from £20

 

Careers Day

See backstage and meet the professionals who work across all the departments.  Learn about the broad range of career paths in theatre, experience what our staff do and find out how they became invovled in professional theatre work.

Suitable for: KS3, 4 & 5

Cost: £6 a head

Duration: Whole day

Min pupils: 30   Max pupils:  60

Backstage Tour

A great introduction to theatre. From the dressing rooms to the fly floor, come and take a look into the backstage world of theatre.

Both these sessions are perfect for Arts Awards.

Suitable for KS 3, 4 & 5

Cost: £2 per head

Duration: 1 hour

Maximum capacity: 30 pupils

Shakespeare in Practice

These workshops will provide students with practical approaches to explore ways to unlock Shakespeare's language and bring the text to life. As either a first introduction or a deeper study of a chosen plays language, characters and theme we can tailor them to meet your learning objectives.

You can choose from the following workshops:

First Encounter Workshop: An introduction to a Shakespeare play

Exploration Workshop: A deeper study into a Shakespeare play, unpicking key speeches ans scenes.

Suitable for: KS3, 4 & 5 (Can also be used as a GSCE revision aid) 

Duration: 2 hours

Price: £5 per head

Max capacity: 30

Arts Award Day

Build Derby Theatre into your plans for Arts Award for all levels. Discover the theatre and find out about professional artists. We'll inspire yoru pupils here, giving them the knowledge they need to complete their award.

Suitable for KS 3, 4 & 5

Cost and duration is flexible depending on your needs. Please enquire.

Work Experience

Derby Theatre has some great work placement opportunities for people of all ages.  

Work Experience Placements - Years 10

Our work experience placements are designed to offer an overview of the organisation, giving you an insight into the broad range of careers in theatre which are available. You will get the chance to move around the theatre, spending time in the different departments and lead on your own small theatre project, which will vary depending on the activities at the theatre in the time you visit us.

Applications for 2018/2019 placements are now open. Please download and complete this form and return to c.mitchell@derby.ac.uk by Friday 23 November.

Please Note: our work experience placements are very popular and students will go through a competitive process to secure their placement. Please complete and return the application form by the deadline and if successful, you will be invited to attend an informal interview. As we cannot guarantee a place, please ensure you have another option as a backup.  

College, University and Drama School Placements

Derby Theatre offer a number of ongoing placements for those looking specifically for a placement as part of a course at college, university or drama school. This placement will be bespoke to your needs and designed with the Learning Team and appropriate members of staff.

Our college, university and professional placements are now closed. 

Costume & Wardrobe Assistant Work Experience A-level or College Placements.

Derby Theatre offers a number of ongoing placements for those looking specifically for a placement exploring Costume & Wardrobe at A-Level, BTEC or 6th Form and College Level.    This placement will be bespoke to your needs and organised to take place during our Costume Department’s most demanding time(s) of the year in preparation for our productions. We have provided dates below, applicants are required to choose one which is most suitable for them. 

Our placements are now open until December 2018. Placement weeks available; 11th- 15th Feb, 18th– 22nd March, 27th – 31st May, 24th – 28th June 2019. Please download the Application Form.