QUAD Announces A Date For Reopening In 2021


09 February 2022

QUAD Announces A Date For Reopening In 2021

One year on from the first national lockdown, QUAD in Derby has announced a date for reopening. The venue will be fully open to the public from 17th May 2021. This date is subject to any further changes in government guidelines.
The multi-artform venue, based on Derby’s Market Place, will be fully open including its Café-bar, Cinema and Exhibition spaces. 

Adam Buss QUAD CEO said “We are excited that we will be able to welcome customers back to QUAD at the earliest opportunity. There is an exciting programme planned for our reopening, with new films, exhibitions and events, full programme details will follow, and we will be sharing these very soon. In the meantime, we would like to thank our Funders, Sponsors, Supporters and Stakeholders for their support, so we can continue the valuable work we do serving the community as a cultural organisation.

Adam added “It is testament to our dedicated and adaptable staff team that we have been able to offer regular, innovative, fun and exciting content online during this past year. We hope this has helped to provide a creative outlet in these isolating and disengaging times.”

QUAD will be opening to the public with full COVID-compliant measures in place. The venue requires all visitors to observe current government regulations regard-ing social distancing and mask-wearing. There will be full information available on QUAD’s website, and signage and directions from staff around the building itself.

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Notes to Editors

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QUAD is Derby’s centre for art and film, a mixed arts venue based on the Market Place. QUAD is the city’s cultural hub with a three-screen cinema, an art gallery showing the best in contemporary visual arts, digital workshop spaces plus an award-winning Café bar. QUAD Opened to the public on 26th September 2008. QUAD has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene since it opened and is now internationally recognised for providing quality and excellence in the Arts. 

QUAD delivers an exciting, innovative and diverse programme which is popular with visitors of all ages, with a reputation in Photography, digital innovation & family friendly events. The venue organises Derby Film Festival, FORMAT International Photography Festival and Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival. QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council and Arts Council England.  QUAD is open daily from 10am for more information visit:  For further information on this event contact QUAD’s Marketing and Audience Development Manager Kathy Wilson on 01332 285422 / 07791441941

QUAD is a registered charity.