Seasons & Festivals

Exciting and thought provoking events

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01st Dec - 31st Mar

Celebrating Derby’s 1960s & 70s dance clubs, dance movements and music scenes.
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QUAD regularly hosts special seasons of events as well as regular festivals

QUAD takes touring seasons & festivals from national and international partners to broaden Cine literacy. We also generate our own seasons to tie in with themes across the venue. Festivals include the nationally significant Paracinema and Summer Nights Outdoor Film festival.

QUAD is also a core venue for the twice-yearly Derby Book Festival.

Cultural festivals
Fascinating film seasons
A wide range of topics and activities

Current & Upcoming seasons

Arts

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Dancing Through Time

Celebrating Derby’s 1960s & 70s dance clubs, dance movements and music scenes.

01st Dec - 31st Mar

Art

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FORMAT24 Presents – FORMAT International Photography Festival

The UK’s leading international contemporary festival of photography and related media.  

16th Mar - 30th Jul

Cinema

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QUAD Save The Queen

A season of films by and about punks, to accompany our exhibition devoted to Derby’s punk s...

26th Apr - 02nd Jul

Cinema

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Satori Screen

QUAD’s regular East Asian cinema night.

26th Apr - 31st May

Cinema

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Paracinema Cult Film Festival

Anything goes at Paracinema, a festival dedicated to films and genres outside the mainstream.

03rd May - 06th May

Cinema

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Cult Film Club

QUAD’s bi-monthly cinematic journey through infamous cult films and hidden gems.

04th May

Cinema

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Fright Club

QUAD’s mix of terrors from home and abroad.

18th May - 15th Jun

Writing

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Derby Book Festival - Summer 2024

Derby Book Festival returns for their Summer between 30 May and 5 June

30th May - 05th Jun

Cinema

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Summer Nights Film Festival

A festival of outdoor film screenings in beautiful locations throughout the summer.

16th Aug - 15th Sep

Cinema

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Derby Film Festival

After resting in 2023 Derby Film Festival will return in November 2024.

08th Nov - 11th Nov

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