The locations for concerts, workshops and more…

Derby Cathedral

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Derby Cathedral has a large capacity, with unreserved seating on the pews – and a fabulous atmosphere. They have made us incredibly welcome in recent years, and once again, have thrown their doors wide open, to allow us to fit in more concerts.

The Cathedral is located at the top of Iron Gate – you really can’t miss it!

The Cathedral Book Shop and Cafe is just over the road, and will be open for refreshments…

The Old Bell Hotel

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The Old Bell Hotel is Derby’s largest and last surviving coaching inn and has played a huge role in the history of Derby. The grade II listed building was constructed in 1650 and was considered one of the most prestigious coaching inns outside of London.

These days, it is run by a wonderful team who’ve been incredibly supportive of all that we’ve done over many years.

We’re delighted to once again be filling the Ballroom with fabulous concerts, hearing sensational sessions in the Tudor Bar, and relaxing with the fringe events and a drink in the Tavern Bar!

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Twitter – @bellhotelderby

Facebook – bellhotelderby


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Sharing a patron – Dr John Tams – with QUAD, makes it very fitting to be using their lovely Sir John Hurt Cinema for a couple of concerts this year.

QUAD is an international centre for engagement in contemporary art and film, based in Derby.

The year-round programme focuses on major exhibitions, professional practice for artists, mass participation, commissions, independent film and the creative use of emergent digital technologies.

Cathedral Quarter Derby

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Derby LIVE and Derby Folk Festival are based in the Cathedral Quarter, and we’re delighted that at the end of 2016, the area was named as the City Location Winner of the prestigious Great British High Street Awards 2016.
“Great shops…lovely places to eat and drink…vibrant live performances…historical landmarks…stunning exhibits…Derby’s Cathedral Quarter has it all.” !
There’s plenty to do in the area – along with the festival, there’s lots to add to your visit. Have a look below, or visit the Cathedral Quarter Website –

You can keep up with Cathedral Quarter news, (and updates on festival activity!) on their social media channels…

@Derby Cathedral Quarter – Facebook
@DerbyCQ – Twitter
@CQRangers – Instagram

If you want a unique quality shopping experience then come to the Cathedral Quarter. It is a treasure trove, which offers a lifestyle experience. This pleasurable environment of historical streets, with arcades and hidden entrances dotted throughout the area, has a myriad of specialist stores and independent retailers, which makes it a truly unique and exciting place to shop.
There is a veritable mix of designer and vintage clothes, shoes, gifts and crafts from across the globe. Contemporary art galleries and interior design stores intermingle with specialist retailers, including music, electrical and gadget shops. The Quarter is also home to The Sanctuary, which is Derby Cathedral’s shop, cafe and more – which works closely with local authors, artists and artisans.

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter boasts a vibrant café culture with both indoor and outdoor seating so that you can soak in the relaxed atmosphere of this unique area.
The area is also a hive of activity at night with a host of bars, pubs, nightclubs and restaurants within a short walk to suit every palate and pocket.
Bus stops and licensed taxi ranks are never far away so you can get home quickly and safely after an enjoyable night out.

Everybody deserves a spot of pampering and where better to treat yourself than in the beautiful and relaxed surroundings of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter with every kind of personal care service within easy reach of bus stops and carparks.
So, whether you are looking for the latest hairstyle, specialist electrolysis, relaxing massages, a healthy tan or superb beauty treatments – you are never far away from the experts in the Cathedral Quarter.

Day or night – the Cathedral Quarter is the hub of city culture.
By day, you can visit Derby Museum with, amongst other attractions, a collection of work by one of our famous fathers, Joseph Wright; and the Industrial Museum at the start of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site celebrates the city’s important role in the birth of the Industrial Revolution.
At night, choose from a diverse programme of orchestral concerts, contemporary dance performances, band gigs, plays or films.

The Market Place

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Home to the Craft Fair, which is always really popular, alongside food and drink from cafe’s, pubs, and restaurants. The Fringe Music stage will also be in place over the weekend, alongside dance displays happening on the Market Place, and surrounding streets.