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Review of Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre
Ranked #19 of 83 things to do in Derby
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Owner description: Derby Theatre has a long and rich history of delivering high quality drama to audiences. Previously Derby Playhouse, our unique new partnership with University of Derby and an Arts Council England award of strategic funding, which will be built on via our entry into their National Portfolio in April 2015, now means Derby Theatre is transforming from a traditional producing house to an organisation of training, mentorship and artistic excellence. Led by Artistic Director and Chief Executive Sarah Brigham, Derby Theatre is bringing together creative professionals and audiences to tell compelling stories and take artistic risks as we emerge as a vibrant, thriving theatre. We combine this professional programme with an exciting suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and an emerging talent programme aimed at developing the next generation of artists. Meanwhile our community engagement programme reaches out across our region including people of all ages and from all backgrounds in our unique offer. 'A generous hearted enjoyable night out and the spirits rise to see Derby Theatre packed, bursting at the seams with laughter and - under its new Artistic Director, Sarah Brigham - full of real ambition.' Lyn Gardner The Guardian
Reviewed April 27, 2013

What an amazing show!!! Enjoyed as much as Bllod Brothers which we saw in the West End. Excellent script, scenery, music and most of all actors. Lovely, modern littler theatre with brilliant view from every angle. Can't recomment enough.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

last night we went to the theatre in Derby to see Birdsong (it was on TV last year I think ) as a stage play it worked very well ,we sat at the back of the Derby playhouse for practical reasons ,it was nice to see the place almost full ,last week we went to see Cadfael and it was a little dissapointing to see the place not full to capacity .It has a cafe downstairs and a bar upstairs .We really enjoy going to the theatre ,Unfortunately the lift from the basement car park in the westfield centre to the playhouse is out of order so if you have mobility problems it can be a bit of a hassle getting up there but it is definately worth going (hope we win the lotto get them a new lift ).

Thank LYNN229
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

The staff are excellent - courteous and friendly. However, the facilities could possibly benefit from a a little attention.
We went to see the Agatha Christie 'Murder is Announced' and the John Godber play - Losing the Plot..
We managed to sit through the Christie play notwithstanding the excreble acting of two former soap stars - and walked out of the Godber play half way through - and we have seen several plays of his before and enjoyed them...
The cafeteria is basic - ok for a cuppa and little else.
But, Derby needs this theatre so we will continue to support it.

Thank OakwoodUK
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Initially difficult to locate the entrance to the theatre in the middle of the Westfield shopping centre. Very intimate and well set out.

Thank reen w
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Like it here as access in through shopping centre in Westfield centre, easy to park and can make an afternoon of it and shop first, or have lunch or dinner in the centre. Staff helpful experience was a good one

Thank Jayne G
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