Derby Theatre announces big festive production for next year…and booking is now open

Friday 1 December 2017 until Saturday 6 January 2018.

Derby Theatre is thrilled to announce its big festive production for 2017/18, the classic, magical and mystical family favourite, Peter Pan.

The Theatre opens its Christmas production for this year tonight (Fri 2 December), the charming, curious and colourful Alice in Wonderland, a show which is sure to give theatregoers of all ages a real festive treat - and with Christmas productions always proving incredibly popular and, for many, an annual family tradition, it’s never too early to book for next year.

Next Christmas, join Peter Pan, the free spirited child who never grows up, and the Darling children, as they soar through the night sky to embark on a spellbinding adventure to the magical and mystical island of Neverland, Once there, Peter introduces the children to a never-ending childhood and anew world of wonder with the Lost Boys, fairies, mermaids, the mischievous Tinker Bell and the fearful Captain Hook…and wait a minute, what’s that ticking noise?

As with previous Derby Theatre productions, a talented team of actor-musicians will create a charming and captivating tale for all, with original music, stunning set designs and vibrant costumes. An exhilarating and enchanting production for all ages, sure to bring out the child in all of us.

Rachael Thomas (Executive Director, Derby Theatre) said “Building on the incredible success of previous and current Christmas shows, and the fantastic response they have received from audiences and the press alike; we are confident that next year’s Peter Pan will be yet another belter of a family show, a real festive treat and familiar story for the young and young at heart…with plenty of magic and theatrical surprises too, I’m sure.

We are delighted with the thousands of people who have booked for our Christmas shows so far this year, Alice in Wonderland and Jack, and we are thrilled that audiences have made the shows their choice of festive entertainment for 2016/17.  Audience members of all ages, including families, groups and school parties, will once again be warmly welcomed into the Theatre and we hope everyone will have a thoroughly enjoyable time with us.

Looking ahead to next year, we look forward to welcoming new and existing audiences to our magical, heart- warming production of Peter Pan.”
The crocodile is ticking. Don’t be late!
For tickets booked before Monday 27 February 2017 you will receive £5 off each standard ticket booked* (Terms and conditions apply). Schools Early Bird Offer – reserve your tickets before Monday 27 February 2017 (payment required by Friday 22 September 2017) and get them for just £8.50 each (normally £10). Plus one free teacher’s ticket for every 10 booked (applies to schools performances).

Peter Pan will run at Derby Theatre from Friday 1 December 2017 until Saturday 6 January 2018.

Booking is now open!
Standard ticket prices are £12 - £28, with concession, group, school and family ticket rates available. For more information and to make a reservation, please call the Derby Theatre Box Office on 01332 593939 or online at

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