Derby LIVE Press Listings

May-August 2018
Summer’s coming, and not a minute too soon. Derby LIVE are excited to take a massive programme of festivals, events and theatre out into the open spaces of Derby. Markeaton Park will host the Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season again this year with even more events than ever before, including Oddsocks’ humorous twists on traditional Shakespeare plays The Tempest and Romeo & Juliet; Babbling Vagabonds return with their highly successful A Wild Walk, great for younger kids; and this year Squashbox Theatre join the season, making natural history fun with puppets and songs. The inflatable screen will return to Markeaton Park Craft Village for screenings of Dirty Dancing and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
This season also sees Derby Arena host a fantastic collection of comedy and music events. Not to be missed are Fastlove, a tribute to George Michael, and The Magic of Motown, plus stand up from Russell Brand and Sarah Millican.
The Market Place will come alive this summer with the return of the St George’s Day Celebrations and the Derby Beach complete with sand, deck chairs and refreshment stands.
Derby LIVE are pleased to be teaming up with Derby Book Festival to host four great talks from inspiring authors, and a celebration of the Harry Potter books at the Guildhall Theatre. Last but not least, Love Parks weekend will see the return of Superhero Picnic in the Park, giving the chance for kids to get out their favourite hero or villain costume and join in with the family fun.
For more information on any of the below shows, please contact Shows can be booked online at or at the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800.
Take advantage of the LIVEsaver offer by booking multiple events at the same time to get a discount. The more you buy, the more you save! Book 4 shows save 20%, 3 shows save 15%, 2 shows save 10%! Visit for more details.
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