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The People’s Theatre

18 November, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is an online event.

Derby Theatre has been through many reinventions and rebirths. Founded as the ‘Little Theatre’ in 1948, paid for by donations by Derby residents, it rose like a phoenix from the ashes after a major fire in the 1950s to become Derby Playhouse in the Eagle Market in the 1970s. In 2010 it was bought by the University of Derby and became Derby Theatre.

But just how representative of the people of Derby has the theatre really been? Can we learn from its history to reimagine the relationship between the theatre and its community, particularly in the context of current major events? This workshop uses the theatre’s archive as a starting point for vital conversations about its future.

Please note: in order to keep this online workshop interactive and to encourage open dialogue, places are limited.

This event is part of the hub series organised by the University of Derby.

Booking is required for this event an will open very soon, in the meantime if you would like more information please contact c.seldon@derby.ac.uk.

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18 November, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Online: Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Derby, DE1 2NF United Kingdom
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Being Human Derby: New Worlds
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Image courtesy of Derby Theatre from the Derby Playhouse archive - I know this image isn't great and I will replace with a better quality one when I finally get back in to the archive next week