Alex Wheatle’s Home Girl to be adapted into stage production through collaboration with care-experienced young people
Alex Wheatle MBE is an award-winning author who won the Guardian Children’s Book Award in 2016 (for Crongton Knights) and Home Girl, one of the Crongton series novels, is fast-paced and funny, tender, tragic and full of courage. It tells the story of Naomi, a teenage girl growing up fast in the care system.
Derby Theatre receives vital funding from the DCMS Cultural Recovery Fund
Today, the government announce the outcome of the DCMS funded Cultural Recovery Fund. We are pleased to share the news that Derby Theatre has been successful in receiving a grant of £365,645, and we...
Everything you need to know about Derby Rises and how to watch
Join us on Facebook Live to watch Derby Rises and celebrate the city's emergence from quarantine and easing out of lockdown. Here's everything you need to know...
Derby Theatre pays tribute to former Youth Theatre member Lewis Sewell
On Friday 25 September at 5pm, Derby Theatre will pay tribute to former Youth Theatre member Lewis Sewell, who tragically passed away from a rare Metastatic Rhaboid tumour in August.
Aladdin rescheduled to 2021, replaced by socially distanced Christmas show The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid will officially launch the re-opening of Derby Theatre to the public this Christmas and audiences can rest assured that the venue will be safe for audiences attending.
The Importance of Community & Co-Creation - Interview with Derby Rises' Lead Artist Leo Kay (Part 2)
"The fact that the communities that we are engaging with in this specific process are not often afforded space to be seen and heard within contemporary urban culture, makes their engagement all the...
The Bakery of Slow Ideas - Interview with Derby Rises' Lead Artist Leo Kay (Part 1)
On Sunday 27 September, Derby Theatre will host its first event at the Theatre since March as part of the community project, Derby Rises.
Sarah Brigham gives an overview of Derby Rises
"Rather than just ‘bang out’ the same type of show to re-open the theatre, we knew we wanted to put the voices of our community front and centre..."
Derby Theatre and partners to celebrate easing of lockdown with community co-creation project, Derby Rises
Derby Rises is a radical combination of newly commissioned artistic pieces of work, community-based workshops and an evening of celebration and socially distanced entertainment at Derby Theatre.