Curtain Raised On Derby Theatre Refurbishment

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 Curtain Raised On Derby Theatre Refurbishment

Date posted: 29 October 2012

Derby Theatre, which is part of the University of Derby, has undergone an £80,000 auditorium refurbishment, rewarding loyal theatre enthusiasts with a premium theatre experience and online booking system to support the future of the theatre.

After eight weeks of work the theatre auditorium has been completely revamped, with 535 brand new soft-to-touch red seats, luxury carpets and curtains. The refurbishment ensures loyal customers will enjoy comfortable seating as they relax and watch the top performances on offer.

A new box office system has also been installed and the theatre website has been upgraded with an online booking service, which will make it easier for new and existing customers to purchase tickets for performances and select their own tickets.

Heidi Mckenzie, Marketing and Press Officer for Derby Theatre, said: "We want the best all-round experience for our audiences and have every confidence that they will love our new auditorium and the sense of luxury it adds to the theatre experience."

The University's BA (Hons) Theatre Arts degree is delivered in studio spaces at Derby Theatre, giving students the opportunity to develop in all aspects of the course. These include in performing, directing, playwriting and it also gives students technical and production opportunities.

For more information or to book tickets for upcoming performances at Derby Theatre, including Angela's Ashes The Musical (November 1 - 3), Driving Miss Daisy (November 19 - 23) and Charlotte's Web (December 7 - January 12) visit

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