Theatre, cinema and music

Why not catch a show or enjoy some live local music during your visit?

There are some great theatres, cinemas and live music venues in Derbyshire and the Peak District, where you can enjoy everything from local musicians to world-class productions.

One of the most famous, architecturally delightful and enchanting theatres in the Peak District is the Buxton Opera House, in the beautiful historic spa town of Buxton. One of the busiest and most exciting times to visit is during the annual Buxton International Festival of opera, music and books each July. The festival is complimented by one of the UK’s largest festival fringe with events happening all over town.

Chesterfield is also blessed with not one, but two theatres and venue spaces - the Winding Wheel and Pomegranate Theatre. Both venues run busy programmes throughout the year.

For a movie night with a difference, there are a number of historic independent cinemas in the Peak District and Derbyshire, such as the Ritz Cinema in Belper and the Northern Light Cinema in Wirksworth. Live music can be found in abundance too, from the pubs of Glossop in the far north of the area to top perfomers in the city of Derby.

Operas, musicals, plays, music, stand-up comedy, children’s shows and pantomimes. You can find all kinds of performances and shows here in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

Theatres, Cinemas and Music venues


The Partington Theatre

Partington Theatre is an historic live theatre, run as a not for profit Charity, situated in the heart of Glossop and surrounded by hills


Buxton International Festival

BIF is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals.


Peak Cavern: 'The Devil's Arse'

Peak Cavern is a spectacular natural cavern containing historic rope works offering guided tours and hosting regular concerts and events


Pomegranate Theatre

The Pomegranate Theatre is currently closed for renovation.

All Theatre, Cinema & Music Events


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Bearded Theory Festival

A multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall, in the heart of the National Forest.

23rd May 2024 - 26th May 2024

12:00 am


Trance In The Woods Festival at Elvaston Castle…

Featuring a lineup of over 35 renowned artists, Trance In The Woods guarantees to transport festival-goers on an unforgettable musical journey

31st May 2024 - 1st June 2024

3:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Rosa Festival

Located in the most idyllic locations the Peak District has to offer, Rosa Festival is a gathering of like-minded creatives aiming to bring people of…

7th June 2024 - 10th June 2024

12:00 am - 11:45 pm


Back To The 40's at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Our brand new event for 2024 lets you step back to the bygone era of the 1940s.

14th June 2024 - 16th June 2024

12:00 am


Knights Tournament at Bolsover Castle

Step back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at the Bolsover Castle Knights’…

15th June 2024 - 16th June 2024

10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Outdoor theatre The Lord Chamberlain’s Men…

Spend a glorious summer’s evening in Chatsworth's garden on the Salisbury Lawns watching Shakespeare's thrilling story, Hamlet.

19th June 2024

6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Outdoor Theatre at Kedleston Hall – The Comedy of…

Three Inch Fools theatre company perform Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors against the backdrop of Kedleston Hall and Parkland.

20th June 2024

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Glossop Music Festival

We bring the highest-quality classical music to the widest possible audience.

21st June 2024 - 22nd June 2023

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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