Groups and School Bookings 2020

Derby Theatre warmly welcomes groups and schools and we offer a flexible booking process but have had to make some changes in line with government guidance. We will be re-opening for performances with social distancing and health and safety measures in place from Wednesday 2 December.


In line with government advice, we are only able to offer seats in socially distanced pods (of varying sizes, but not exceeding 6 people), with 2 metre distance between each pod. Pods of seats can only be booked and occupied by people from within 1 household or bubble.

Group sizes within a single seating pod cannot exceed 6 people. Groups exceeding 6 people can be allocated a number of pods in close proximity to each other. For example, a group of 12 could be placed in 3 pods of 4, as long as each of those 4 people are from the same household or bubble. Outside of the auditorium, in the front of house areas, we ask you to adhere to the government policy of not gathering in groups of more than 6 people.


On selected productions, such as The Little Mermaid, we will be offering a number of schools-only performances where larger sized pods of seats will be available to accommodate class-sized bookings. If you wish to make a school booking or have any questions about school visits please contact us on

Check back soon as we announce more events. We hope to be able to bring back special offers for groups and schools soon.