About QUAD

About QUAD | Derby QUAD

QUAD is a CINEMA, GALLERY,  CAFÉ BAR and WORKSHOP that anyone can use, based in Derby UK.

QUAD provides facilities and services that connect people and businesses to art and film, creating opportunities for entertainment, education and participation.

Showing the best in World, Hollywood and Independent films.

The exhibition programme includes work from local, national and international artists, it is exciting, diverse and open to new ideas and experimentation.

Come and relax in our fully licenced Café Bar with a drink or choose from a range of delicious home made dishes.

QUAD brings individuals, communities and artists together to create exciting new art and film. We are committed to providing access to the arts for everyone.


QUAD is a registered independent charity that receives funding to support our charitable aims from a variety of sources including Derby City Council and Arts Council England. This money is used to create and support our exhibition, outreach, education and community work which provides creative opportunities for thousands of people every year.

All profits from commercial activities including ticket sales and Café Bar sales are re-invested in the programme and infrastructure of QUAD allowing us to continue to innovate and inspire on a local, national and international level.

QUAD does not have shareholders, profit share schemes or regular annual wage increases like many public and private sector organisations, QUAD exists to make art and film accessible to all.

Download our 2016/17 Annual Report here.

QUAD's original Patron was the late, great Sir John Hurt CBE.

QUAD's current Patrons are actor/director Paddy Considine, Derby-born actor Jack O'Connell, actor/musician John Tams, artist Hetain Patel and Dr. Jo Twist OBE CEO of The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment.