Treasure Island will set sail again this Christmas

For Christmas 2021, Derby Theatre is delighted to announce that they will be reviving and presenting their production of Treasure Island, a pirate-filled show perfect for the whole family, on from Friday 26 November until Friday 31 December.

Treasure Island was due to open as the Theatre’s big family production for Easter in March last year, but as the pandemic started to emerge, we had to batten down the hatches and sadly cancel the show.

However, as we look to the future, we are thrilled to be reviving the show to share with our audiences over Christmas 2021.

As this much-welcomed revival was pretty much ready to go, Treasure Island will replace Aladdin as our main house Christmas show for this year, but we are hoping Aladdin will fly back into our Theatre in the near future.

The spectacular swashbuckling adventure, follows the hugely successful production of The Jungle Book in spring 2019 and once again, all performances will have fully integrated BSL and Captioning, making the production accessible for Deaf and hearing audiences. The production will also include live audio described performances.

Casting details will be announced soon. The creative team is: Sarah Brigham (Director); Emily Howlett (Associate Director); Neil Irish (Designer); Ivan Stott (Composer); Tim Skelly (Lighting Designer) and Daryl Jackson (BSL Consultant).

Theresa Heskins’ award-wining adaptation of Treasure Island is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of buried treasure and buccaneers. Brimming with a bountiful supply of original live music, sumptuous sets and costumes, drama and ahoy me hearties, this will be a thrilling theatrical voyage for all ages to embark on.

Accessible Performances

All performances of Treasure Island will contain fully integrated British Sign Language and Captions.

Live Audio Described Performances, including a touch tour before the show, will be on Wed 8 Dec at 2.30pm and Sat 18 Dec at 2.30pm.

We will present a Relaxed Performance (for audience members who might benefit from a more relaxed environment) on Sat 11 Dec at 2.30pm plus a Dementia-Friendly Performance on Wed 29 Dec at 2.30pm.

Access BSL and Audio Introductions for Treasure Island


Prices remain at the same great value as last year and start from £12.50.

Friends Membership Deal: 50% off tickets from Friday 26 November - Tuesday 30 November or £5 off tickets for all other performances (price bands A-C only).

Schools Earlybird Offer - available now! Only £9 per ticket, plus one free with every 10 purchased if reserved by Saturday 10 April and £10.50 per ticket after this time. Schools can reserve now and pay later.

Groups Offer£3 off for groups of 10 or more, plus one free ticket with every 10 purchased, available on performances from Wednesday 8 December. 

Book Tickets

Box Office lines will be available for bookings and enquiries on 01332 593939 on Fridays between 11am and 2pm from Friday 29 January.

Enquiries can also be made via or via our text number on 07717 364964.

Sneak Previews

For a sneaky peek at the production take a look at the teaser trailer, listen to the song "A Sailorin' We'll Go" and have a go at the signs to the song with the videos below...


A Sailorin' We'll Go - Full Song 

Step by Step - Signing 'A Sailorin' We'll Go'