Derby City / Derby City Council Events Update

Published on: Tuesday, 12th May 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of the public and staff has been the priority of Derby City Council.  It is with regret that all outdoor events, and events at Derby Arena and other venues, will not be running until at least the end of August.

In the meantime, officials will work to put measures in place to ensure that events are run safely for the public and staff members, ready for when able to start hosting them again.

Where changes are made to ticketed events, customers will be contacted customers direct.  There is no need for anyone who has booked tickets to contact them.  The Sales and Information Centre in Full Street, Derby remains closed which means people cannot be seen face-to-face or spoken to by phone. Email boxoffice @ derby.gov.uk with any queries. 

Work is ongoing with event organisers to postpone as many events as possible, and to reschedule new dates.  The latest information will be updated at www.inderby.org.uk.  The list of affected events is not exhaustive but includes:

City Centre Events

  • Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon, 7 June  – postponed to 29 November 2020
  • Derby Roundhouse Tour, 27 June – cancelled
  • Head High’s Fundamental Event, Market Place, 11 July – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date for 2021
  • Sunrise City 5K, 17 July – postponed to 16 July 2021
  • Caribbean Carnival, 19 July, parade from city centre to Osmaston Park – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date

The Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season at Markeaton Park Craft Village – all events cancelled. This applies to: 

  • 1 to 4 July: Oddsocks Productions in The Comedy of Errors
  • 15 to 18 July: Lost Boys present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Unabridged)
  • 25 to 29 July: Babbling Vagabonds in Here Be Dragons!
  • 30 July: Cinema - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 31 July: Cinema - The Full Monty
  • 1 August: Cinema - Rocketman
  • 2 Aug: Cinema - A Star Is Born

Other Park Events – all regular activities, plus:

  • All Parkruns at Markeaton and Alvaston Parks, and Junior Parkrun at Markeaton Park - cancelled
  • Derwent Valley Orienteering event, 30 May - cancelled
  • Wacky Wig Walk, Markeaton Park, 17 May - cancelled
  • Derby Summer Series 5K, Darley Park, 19 May, 16 June, 21 July, 18 August – cancelled and liaising with event organiser to confirm new dates
  • BMX Regional Race 2020, Alvaston Park, 31 May - cancelled
  • Big Lunch, Stockbrook Street Recreation Ground, 7 June – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date
  • The Big One, Chaddesden Park, 7 June – cancelled
  • Fake Festivals, Markeaton Park, 20 June – postponed to 19 June 2021
  • Oakfest, Oakwood Park, 28 June – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date
  • Race For Life and Pretty Muddy, Markeaton Park, 27 and 28 June - postponed to 10 and 11 October 2020
  • Colin Potter Memorial 10K Race, Darley Abbey Park and Fields, 3 July – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date
  • Community Fun Day, Osmaston Park, 4 July – postponed to 3 July 2021
  • The Derby Retro, New and Classic Car Show, Markeaton Park, 5 July – cancelled
  • Pond dipping at Markeaton Park, 5 July – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date
  • Community Fun Day, Sinfin Moor Park, 11 July – postponed to 10 July 2021
  • Festival of Music and Flowers, Markeaton Park, 18 and 19 July – cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date
  • Alvaston Park Family Fun Day, 19 July – cancelled, 2021 date to be confirmed

Superhero Picnic in the Park events

  • 28 July: Markeaton Park - cancelled
  • 29 July: Chaddesden Park - cancelled
  • 30 July: Darley Park – cancelled
  • 9 August: Hydrangea Derby Open Day, Darley Park Walled Garden - cancelled and liaising with the event organiser to confirm a new date

Derby Arena

  • Indoor Market, 2 May – cancelled
  • Mum 2 Mum Market, 13 June – cancelled
  • British Cheerleading, 19 to 20 June – cancelled
  • The Big Bang Fair Midlands, 27 June – cancelled
  • National Youth Omnium, 25 to 26 July - cancelled

Derby LIVE ticketed events
Rescheduled events – tickets on sale:

  • The Ladyboys of Bangkok – rescheduled to 25 September to 4 October 2020 at Bass’ Recreation Ground
  • Whitney, Queen of the Night – rescheduled to 8 October 2020 at Derby Arena
  • Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour – rescheduled to Sat 21 November 2020 at Derby Arena
  • The Dreamboys - rescheduled to 14 January 2021 at Derby Arena
  • Magic of Motown – rescheduled to Sat 26 June 2021 at Derby Arena
  • Queen Machine Symphonic - rescheduled to Wed 13 Oct 2021 at Derby Arena

Derby LIVE also acts as the ticket agent for a number of other shows throughout the county. updates can be found at www.derbylive.co.uk when organisers inform officials about changes to their shows.

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