Theatre, music, markets and festivals at Derby Market Place

Members of the band The Open Road in a line

Mon 7 Jun 2021

The Open Road is one of the bands who will be playing at Derby Market Place

Derby Market Place is changing. Later this month a large marquee will be erected on the city centre alfresco dining space ready to host live entertainment, markets, festivals and more throughout the Summer and into the Autumn.

Outdoor dining will still be on the menu, so audiences can book a table and enjoy a meal from our local partner restaurants, or a takeaway of their choice, before the show. While ticket prices apply for shows, tables are free, but booking is essential if you want to be guaranteed a table or chalet. Tables seat up to six people. You can also watch the show without enjoying alfresco dining.

Two extra performances of The Wind in the Willows from Derby Theatre, a gig by former Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden, Derby Folk Festival, concerts from Derby Jazz, classical music from Sinfonia Viva, a beer festival, Mainframe Market and even a creative family art maze by Artcore are among the highlights from June until the end of October. Full listings information is below.

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Jon Boden

Derby LIVE, Derby City Council’s arts and events arm, is working closely with its cultural and local partners to use the Derby Market Place space creatively and flexibly, in line with whatever Government restrictions are in place at the time.

As ever, the safety of the public is our priority in our COVID-secure space, and some shows are currently on sale with social distancing in place, awaiting further Government guidance.

Councillor Ross McCristal, Derby City Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said:

“Since its launch last year, Derby Market Place has given small, independent businesses in the hospitality industry a much-needed boost, providing them with some extra outdoor seating space, and now it’s time to do the same for our cultural industries.

“With the Derby Ram Trail, and the opening of the Museum of Making, we are thrilled to be a part of the city centre’s recovery as it opens up again, and we are using all our experience of running events safely at Derby Market Place last year to bring something special and vibrant back to the heart of the city, with something for everyone.”

Derby Market Place is supported by our media partner, Smooth Radio. You can book tickets for all events below or by calling the Sales and Information Centre on 01332 255800. More events are being added - keep an eye on Derby Market Place for the latest updates.

The Alfresco Dining Experience is also available at Derby Market Place from 12 noon to 3pm every day, and from 6pm to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays, even when shows are running.

 

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Derby Market Place Alfresco Dining and Sessions
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This Summer we bring you the Derby Market Place Alfresco Dining and Shows experience. The Derby Market Place has been transformed into… More

Drumming and Dancing for Derby Peace Week
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Come and join us for a fabulous celebration of the diverse communities in Derby through music and dance for Derby Peace Week. More

Phil Robson Organ Trio
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Phil Robson is back in town. He managed to get out of New York just before COVID struck, as he was in Ireland at the time and he stayed… More

The Open Road
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The Open Road

Thu 30 Sep

The long overdue and eagerly anticipated reunion of Derby folk favourites The Open Road. More

Derby Folk Festival 2021
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Derby Folk Festival 2021

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Oct 2021

Derby Folk Festival is delighted to return to the live stage in 2021 in the heart of the city centre. More

Mozart Clarinet Quintet
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Join members of the Grammy-nominated and RPS winning orchestra Sinfonia Viva, for a night of passion and vibrant virtuosity. More

Side by Side by Sondheim
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Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures thesoaring emotions of life… More

Andy Quinn
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Andy Quinn

Sat 9 Oct

Join Andy in getting 'Back in the swing' of things with a fun evening packed full of 'Swing', 'rat pack' & upbeat songs from popular… More

The Vallis
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The Vallis

Thu 14 - Fri 15 Oct

Sit back, grab a drink and toe tap away as Kristian Thomas Company present... The Vallis. More

Last Night of The Proms with Derby Concert Band
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Join Derby Concert Band live as they present a great selection of music. More

Tchaikovsky Serenade For Strings
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Join Grammy-nominated and RPS winning orchestra Sinfonia Viva and experience the undeniable power of a live orchestra. More

Flutter & Fly
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Flutter & Fly

Sun 24 Oct

From award winning orchestra Sinfonia Viva comes a magical musical adventure chock-full of spectacular story telling. More

Halloween Quiz Night-mare
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Halloween Quiz Night-mare

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Oct

Join the Lost Boys for a Halloween Quiz Night-Mare to remember, or rather to forget. More

Framed: The Alice Wheeldon Story
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Written and performed by multi-instrumentalist and vocal trio, Moirai, Framed tells the story of a Derby woman and here family, accused… More

Andy Kirkpatric in snow

Hull’s second-best climber, comedian ANDY KIRKPATRICK is back in Derby. More

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Information relating to Coronavirus

Please note that due to the pandemic and in line with the latest government advice, facilities may be closed and some events cancelled or postponed. Visit our news pages.