Derby Arts and Theatre Association DATA
Derby Market Place: Temporary Performance Venue

A new performance venue has become available in Derby Market Place that has the potential to be used for events staged by DATA members. This opportunity has been created by Derby City Council's Derby Market Place project.

The marquee venue, which opens with performances on 26th June, will have a maximum seating capacity of 300 (though, of course, this will be reduced whilst social distancing measures remain). The venue will have a wide range of events, including classical concerts, comedy, musical theatre performances, a beer festival, jazz gigs, corporate events, markets, virtual reality experiences and more! These will run through to the end of the year, when the venue and city centre move into  Festive Derby  mode.

You can find more details on the Derby Market Place website.

Several local companies will be staging concert performances in the venue (which will have stage, sound and lighting facilities) during October, and there are opportunities for DATA member organisations to be involved if they have suitable shows. A "standard" package deal (with further options, depending on requirements) has been worked out, to enable local performance companies to use the space on a "low-risk" basis. Should any companies wish to discuss this further, please contact Bob Rushton (who some will know from Derby LIVE / Guildhall Theatre) on