The address of Derby Theatre is 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter’s Quarter, Derby, DE1 2NF
The theatre is located opposite the Eagle Market and accessible from intu Derby shopping centre. If you need to ask for directions, some people may still refer to it as the Playhouse.
Derby Theatre is a 10-minute walk from the train station
Trentbarton runs buses in Derby and to and from nearby towns and villages. Most buses stop at the bus station – which is a 5 minute walk from the theatre.
If you are arriving by car, the most convenient car park is intu Derby Basement Car Park accessed from Traffic Street. It has lots of disabled parking spaces. The post code for the car park is DE1 2PL.There is a fully accessible drop off point at the top of the theatre with a permanently ramped double door entrance. Or alternatively you can park in Intu basement car park blue badge area and our lift will bring you directly to all floors of the theatre. We have large accessible toilets on all levels. The restaurant on floor 2 is fully accessible with plenty of room to manoeuvre. We have low counters at the bar, box office and café. We have designated wheelchair spaces inside the auditorium so please mention your requirements when booking.
If you arrive by taxi, theatre staff will be more than happy to order a taxi to be waiting for you after the performance, please ask at the Box Office on arrival.
Derby Theatre welcomes all customers and has an extensive range of services to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable visit. We are happy to show anyone around who would like to come and see the theatre during a quieter time to resolve any potential issues or concerns you may have in advance of your visit. Please contact the Box Office on 01332 593 939.
The main entrance to the theatre is set back from the building line with shops on either side. Glass doors are surrounded by a black arch so the approach resembles a miniature stage and there is a very small step up from the tiled surface of the shopping centre floor. This step extends the full width of the theatre’s entrance and sometimes there is a metal table and chairs on it to the left. This area is decorated with posters of the latest productions. The glass doors slide open automatically, leading into the carpeted foyer. The box office resembles a bar, flanked by chrome panels above and below the counter, which is stepped down at the right-hand end. Please collect your tickets and headset from here. Large print theatre brochures are also available. If you would like one, please ask.
Derby Theatre’s newly refurbished café is open from 9.30am. Breakfast is available until 11.30am. We also offer a range of freshly baked cakes, traybakes and muffins, along with speciality teas and fresh ground coffee.
For lunch, you can enjoy homemade soup, salad, crisps, gourmet sandwiches and toasties.
The Bar opens an hour before each performance and closes between 11pm and 11.30pm.
You can pre-order your interval and after show drinks
Derby Theatre has been recently refurbished and houses two theatres under one roof. The main auditorium seats 530 people in 16 curved rows tiered like an amphitheatre. There are steps and a handrail running down each side. The treads of the steps are lit with purple neon strips. The rows narrow in length towards the curved stage that projects into the auditorium. The seats are red and tip up when not in use. Wheelchair spaces are available in Row P. The flexible studio theatre can be presented in a variety of different ways from cabaret-style to raked seating depending on the show.
Please note that although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.
Useful Information and Contact Numbers
The Box Office number is 01332 593 939.
Derby Theatre operates a scheme for those who require somebody to assist them to readily access theatre shows. Members can buy a seat for themselves at the standard rate and one for an essential companion at no cost.
An Access Card with the +1 symbol automatically entitles the cardholder to a free essential companion ticket. If you do not have or do not want an Access Card you can register to join Derby Theatre’s Assisted Access Scheme. Both schemes require you to send in information to support your request and you are free to choose which one you feel best meets your needs.
Derby Theatre’s Assisted Access Scheme is free to join and a short application form is available from the box office or to download from the theatre’s website. derbytheatre.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility. All tickets are subject to availability at the time of booking.
Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the building.
Please talk to the box office about any special requirements.