Derbyshire Venues & Accommodation For Every Occasion

Dates For Your Diary


11th-14th February

National Winter Ales Festival

Sample some of the finest brews and enjoy live bands in the historic and atmospheric surroundings of The Roundhouse at Pride Park, Derby.

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13th February

Sally Barker

The finalist of BBC One’s ‘The Voice’ will perform at Chesterfield Library, 7.30pm, in a concert organised by Chesterfield Folk Club. Tickets: 01246 345777


15th February

Pat Thomas and Ntshuks Bonga

The pianist and saxophonist perform contemporary, improv and experimental jazz at The Studio, Derby Theatre, 2pm. Tickets: 01332 593939



Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football

The town’s famous football match, thought to date back hundreds of years. Unlike a conventional football match, the game is played over two eight hour periods with the goals situated three miles apart and very few rules! 


20th February

Christina McMaster

An enthralling piano recital, organised by Derby Chamber Music, at The Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, 7.30pm. Tickets: 01332 830585


20th February


Hailed as ‘the forerunners of new British Jazz’, Derby Jazz, Robert Ludlam Theatre, Derby, 8pm. Tickets: 01332 541662


21st February

Come and Sing Puccini

Perform with the Sitwell Singers at Strutt’s Centre, Belper, 7.30pm. Tickets: 01332 662519


21st February

Spiltmilk Say Dance

A fun evening for all ages celebrating the history and evolition of popular dance, Crich Glebe Field Centre, 7.30pm. Tickets: 01773 857894


23rd February

Trio Apaches

Formed by violinist Matthew Trusler, cellist Thomas Carroll and pianist Ashley Wass, Abbotsholme Arts Society, Abbotsholme School Chapel, 8pm. Tickets: 01543 263304


28th February

Ning Kam (violin) and Katherine Jenkinson (cello)

Music at Duffield, Ecclesbourne School, Duffield, 7.30pm. Tickets: 01332 841503



11th-15th February

Snow White on Ice

Go on a magical journey with the world famous Russian Ice Stars as they bring to life the much-loved fairytale. Wed, Fri and Sat 7pm. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2pm. Tickets &15-&25.


17th-21st February


A moving and stunning performance of Sebastian Faulks’ story of enduring love during WWI. 7.30pm, Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. Tickets &15-&23


26th-28th February

Table Manners

Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious play, following six strangers who spend the weekend together in a country manor. Among them is assistant librarian Norman, whose wife Ruth has little need for him, and Norman desperately needs to be needed. 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm




17th February

Magical Mozart by Candelight

An evening of Mozart masterpieces from the Producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala. This sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers. 7.30pm. Tickets &20.50



21st February

Rock n Roll Paradise

Backed by the superb Paradise Band, this rock ‘n ‘roll show has audiences dancing in the aisles, singing along with the music and yelling for more. 7.30pm. Tickets &19.50



25th February


Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. 7.30pm. Tickets &33.50



27th February

Paul Carrack

The legendary Sheffield-born prolific singer/songwriter. Rain Or Shine is the swift successor to his chart album ‘Good Feeling,’ which produced such radio favourites in the title song and ‘Time To Move On.’ Tickets &31. 7.30pm



20th February


Buttercup, the latest creation from writer/performer Tom Wainwright, is a half cow half woman from Lancashire. She’s really looking forward to telling you how she won Masterchef and what happened when she was made the star of her own TV show - The Only Way is Lancashire. Tickets from &9



18th-21st February

Inside Out of Mind

Darkly comic and offering glimpses of a mysterious world, this insightful play enters into the experience of dementia care. Touching minds and hearts, nurses and patients search for love, rhyme and reason on the ward with no name. Based on participant observation in dementia wards, Inside Out Of Mind builds bridges between art and science, old and young, carers and cared for.

Tickets &11-&25.50



22nd February-25th April

Costume Unpicked

Join Derby Theatre’s Head of Wardrobe, Tim Heywood, and guest designers for this exciting series of events exploring costume design and making the impact it has on stage. Prices from: &10 - &28 includes a ticket to relevant show



14th February

Only Fools & Boycie

Enjoy an evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show he will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his career. 7.30pm. Tickets &15.25



21st February

Michael Portillo

‘Life: A Game of Two Halves’. It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. This event is a 60 minute talk followed by a Q&A. 7.30pm. Tickets &16



22nd February

Cara Dillon

The Irish folk singer makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers, but confesses to being no purist, making music that reaches beyond the constraints and limitations of tradition. 8.30pm. Tickets &19.75



27th February

Folk Rising

An evening of folk music from rising stars including Ollie King, Threaded and the Mark Block trio. 8pm Tickets &6.75.



3rd-14th February


This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, ‘America’s Greatest Showman’. Follow the legendary showman’s life as he lit up the world and teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus - the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’. Monday-Saturday 7.30pm, Wed & Thurs mats 2pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. Tickets &22.50-&47.50



16th-21st February

The Full Monty

Award-winning adaptation of the famous film, direct from London’s West End and with an all-star cast including Gary Lucy, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Rupert Hill, Martin Miller and Bobby Schofield. Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. Wed mat 2pm. Tickets &14-&31.50



23rd-28th February

To Kill a Mockingbird

Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice envelop a small-town community. This utterly enchanting and enthralling production from London’s award-winning Regent’s Park Theatre captures the warmth and poignancy of this best-loved classic with genuine heart and emotional depth. Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. Wed mat 2pm. &12-&29.50



14th February

Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins, OBE, is the world’s most prolific classical crossover artist. This year sees the release of her tenth studio album, ‘Home Sweet Home’, which she brings to the Royal Concert Hall. 7.30pm. Tickets &39.50-&135* (*meet+greet)



20th February

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko brings his acclaimed orchestra to Nottingham with a pairing of great Russian symphonies - Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2 ‘Little Russian’ and Shostakovich Symphony No.10. 7.30pm. &10-&32.50




13th-28th February


Inspired by the real-life Bullingdon Club, Laura Wade’s critically acclaimed play is a razorsharp portrayal of arrogance, toffishness and twittishness. Times vary. Tickets &10.50-&28.50



25th-28th February

Tony’s Last Tape

Based on the diaries of Tony Benn, one of Britain’s most respected, divisive and celebrated politicians, this new play examines the struggle of a man who realises that maybe it is time to withdraw from the fight, to let others take over, but just doesn’t quite know how. 2.30pm & 8pm. Tickets &9-&11




Allestree Flower Group

17th February: Practice Night led by Jane Lowe and supper, Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, 7.30pm


Ashbourne Embroiderers’ Guild

19th February: Doorways stitching workshop, St John’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, 7.30pm


Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society

24th February: History along the Erewash Valley Trail, The Wilmot Arms, Borrowash, Derby, 8pm


Derbyshire Embroiderers’ Guild

14th February: ‘The History of Quilting’, St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby, 2pm


Derby Poetry Society

13th February: ‘Mountains and Molehills’, Friends Meeting House, St Helen’s St, Derby, 7.30pm


Derby Photographic Society

3rd February: Landscape Competitions; 9th Members’ Talks; 16th ‘An evening of AVs’; 24th Projected Digital Image of the Year Competition, Eborn House, Broadway, Derby, 7.30pm


Heath & District Heritage Society

2nd February: ‘Living and working for the British Antarctic Survey’; 16th ‘The History of Theatre in Chesterfield’; 23rd ‘A volunteer’s journey through Israel and Jordan’, Heath Primary School, 7.30pm


Kyleburn Historical Society

19th February: ‘History of Darley Abbey’, Kilburn Baptist Chapel Schoolroom, 7.30pm


Matlock Antiques & Collectables Society

13th February: ‘Bolsover Castle – a picture tour’, Imperial Rooms, Matlock, 7.30pm


Matlock & District Embroiderers’ Group

23rd February: Mixed media, Imperial Rooms, Matlock, 7.30pm


Normanton-by-Derby Local History Group

25th February: Workshop: ‘What did the papers say?’, St Giles Centre, Village St, Derby, 2.30pm


Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society

27th February: ‘Entomologist or Eccentric? Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe’, Ticknall Village Hall, 7.30pm


Willington Local History Group

12th February: ‘History of Brewing in Burton upon Trent’, Old School, Willington, 7.30pm




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