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
BIF is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals.
Peak Cavern is a spectacular natural cavern containing historic rope works which hosts regular cinema screening and events
The Pomegranate Theatre is currently closed for renovation.
All Theatre, Cinema & Music Events
Christmas on the Thornbridge Estate is a magical time ...
17th November 2023 - 30th December 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A Magic Carpet Ride of Adventure! The Winding Wheel Theatre, Chesterfield
1st December 2023 - 2nd January 2024
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Christmas begins with the best Christmas band in the world : St. Agnes Fountain
5th December 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Buxton Opera House You shall go to the ball, Cinderella!
8th December 2023 - 1st January 2024
1:00 am - 12:00 am
Watch Derbyshire’s history unfold in magical night-time shows projected on to the beautiful Elvaston Castle.
8th December 2023 - 10th December 2023
5:10 pm - 8:00 pm
Interactive Christmas Theatre for Young Families
16th December 2023 - 17th December 2023
Christmas Carols with Bakewell Choral Society and Froggatt Young Singers
16th December 2023
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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