Nights out

Nights out in Derby

"Everything is really close to each other, making nights out a breeze"

Derby city centre has an excellent range of bars for all tastes, whether you want a quiet drink in a real ale pub or a big night out

Clubs, pubs and bars

You can watch live sport in Walkabout, dance the night away at Revolution, or enjoy cocktails in The Slug & Lettuce, all favourites with nights for students. To suit more alternative tastes, try The Friary or The Vaults, and for the best in chart music head over to Nono8.

Live music

Derby has great live gig venues such as the Victoria Inn and The Venue, which showcase both new acts and old favourites.

"There is no shortage of handsome buildings and the nightlife is lively and welcoming."
The Times

Ghost walks

Here’s a really spooky snippet – Derby is officially the most haunted city in the UK, so try the Derby Ghost Walks one night if you dare! A great inspiration for the story behind a budding whodunnit, perhaps? Perfect for authors looking at our BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing course, or film buffs aiming to be the next Spielberg and enrolling on our BA (Hons) Film Production or our Film and Television Studies Joint Honours courses.

If your course is based at our Buxton or Chesterfield Campus, visit the pages below for more information about what is on offer in your student town:

Buxton Campus 

Chesterfield Campus 

Nightlife and dining in Derby