Your visit

QUAD is located in the heart of Derby's Cathedral Quarter in the Market Place. This central location gives easy access for all users with the bus station, car parks and City Centre within easy reach


Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby DE1 3AS UK
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How to find us

By Foot


Derby is a compact city and QUAD is situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter on the Market Place that is an easy walking distance from the main shopping areas, hotels, restaurants, bars and other amenities.

By Car


Exit M1 at J25, take the A52 towards Derby and follow signs to the City Centre / Cathedral Quarter.

The Assembly Rooms multi storey car park is the nearest (payment by coins only), Chapel Street multi storey car park or Parksafe multi storey on Bold Lane are both a short walk away.

We now have a ticket validator at Box Office offering a flat rate of £2.50 for all day parking in either Assembly Rooms, Parksafe Bold Lane car park or Chapel Street car park. Just bring your park card to Box Office for validation and we will apply the discount. Please note, the lift at the Assembly Rooms car park is out of order. Lifts and toilets are available at Parksafe Bold Lane car park.  

By Bus


Derby is served by Trent Barton and Arriva buses Derby's bus station is only a short walk away.

By Bicycle


There are bike racks outside QUAD's main entrance. Please visit for more information on cycling around Derby.

Derby's new electric bikes sharing scheme has 200 ebikes at 30 hubs across the city with hubs across the city. Please visit for more information.

By Train


Derby is a famous rail centre with 31 fast daily services to London St Pancras, a journey that takes less than two hours. Direct rail services connect Derby with Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Plymouth and many other destinations.

Derby Train Station is just over one mile away from QUAD, so it is a quick taxi journey or a 15-minute walk.

For more information on train travel to Derby visit this site.

By Air


East Midlands Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from QUAD and Birmingham International Airport is about a 45-minute drive, providing extensive air links to most European and worldwide destinations.

Opening Times

Customer Notice

The Café Bar will be closed on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th of June for refurbishment. On these dates the QUAD Cinema foyer bar on the 2nd floor will be open for refreshments and confectionary.

There will be a military parade taking place around Derby city centre on Tuesday 28 June, a number of roads near QUAD will be closed ahead of the event. The Assembly Rooms car park will be closed from 7.00pm on Monday 27 June, re-opening at 3.00pm on Tuesday 28 June. Visitors can still use Chapel Street or Bold Lane car park.

Box Office

Monday - Sunday:  11:30am - 8:00pm.


Tuesday - Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Closed on Mondays

*The Gallery is closed during exhibition turn-around, please check the Gallery page for more information.

Café Bar

Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 9:00pm

Ticket prices

Ticket type



QUAD Member

Member Concessions











(Concessions include: Over 60’s (Gold cardholders), Unwaged (Proof of benefit entitlement required), CEA Card scheme members, Students (NUS cardholders)

Cinema: 25 year olds and under


25 year olds and under can buy a cinema ticket for just £4.00. Proof of age is required. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Special Events: National Theatre Live





Prices for special events may vary.

Meerkat Movies

Under the scheme, you can take a friend to the cinema with 2 for 1 cinema tickets on Tuesdays & Wednesdays*, when you buy through Click here for more information.

Cine Supper (per person)



There are a number of places to stay when visiting Derby that are close to QUAD. Click the 'show' button for more information.


Jurys Inn

King Street, Derby

Distance from QUAD:

Less than 5 minutes walk

Situated in the heart of the vibrant and trendy Cathedral Quarter on King Street, Jurys Inns Derby hotel is the perfect city centre location for business or leisure.

The hotel in Derby is within walking distance of QUAD and the main shopping districts, restaurants and bars, theatres and tourist attractions.

Click here for more information and bookings

Premier Inn - Derby City Centre Cathedral Quarter

Full Street, Derby, Derbyshire DE1 3AF

Distance from QUAD:

1 minute walk

Situated just across the road from QUAD, the Premier Inn offers affordable accommodation right in the centre of Derby, with other attractions including Derby Cathedral, The Museum Of Making and Derby Museum all a short walk away.

Click here for more information and bookings

Cathedral Quarter Hotel

St Mary's Gate, Derby

Distance from QUAD:

Less than 5 minutes walk

Cathedral Quarter Hotel is a boutique four-star hotel that blends the old character of this circa 1900's building with the elegant edge of a contemporary luxury hotel as expected by today's discerning traveller.

This Grade II listed hotel is home to 38 luxury bedrooms all with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi, award-winning Opulence Restaurant, Bar 16 cocktail bar, and Chef’s Table experience for VIP private dining – the first of its kind in the area. Not forgetting Clink mini spa which offers a wide selection of beauty treatments and a hot house with steam room, sauna, experience shower and chill out lounge. 

Click here for more info and bookings.

Holiday Inn - Riverlights, Morledge, Derby

Riverlights, Morledge, Derby DE1 2AY

Distance from QUAD:

Less than 2 minutes walk

Choose the new contemporary Holiday Inn Derby-Riverlights hotel for its convenient city-centre location.

Click here for more information and bookings.

Hampton by Hilton

Riverlights, Morledge, Derby DE1 2AY

Distance from QUAD:

Less than 2 minutes walk

The Hampton by Hilton Derby City Centre hotel puts the cosmopolitan life right at your doorstep.

Click here for more information and bookings.

Hallmark Derby

Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SQ

Distance from QUAD:

1 mile

The Hallmark Derby is a 4-star contemporary hotel, located opposite Derby Train Station and on the edge of the Peak District.

Click here for more information and bookings.

Hallmark Inn

Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SL

Distance from QUAD:

1 mile

A contemporary 3-star hotel, offering quality accommodation and a stylish lounge bar.

Click here for more information and bookings.

Hallmark Hotel Derby Mickleover Court

Etwall Road, Derby DE3 0XX

Distance from QUAD:

10 minute drive

Boasting a convenient location near Derby with easy access to the A38, A50 and M1 motorway.

The facilities include waves health & leisure club complete with pool, solarium and gym.

Click here for more info and bookings

Marriott Breadsall Priory, Morley (near Derby)

Moor Rd, Morley, Ilkeston DE7 6DL

Distance from QUAD:

10-15 minute drive

This stately residence dates back to 1260, with 400 acres of landscape and 2 golf courses. Other facilities include an indoor pool, 3 fitness areas and a health spa. All of the 112 bedrooms are Wi-Fi enabled.

Click here for more info and bookings

Ramada Encore Hotel, Pride Park, Derby

Locomotive Way, Derby DE24 8PU

Distance from QUAD:

25 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive

This hotel is located in Pride Park, near the centre of Derby. The hotel is an exciting new hotel experience. The concept is simple - fresh, stylish, vibrant and upbeat. All public areas and bedrooms within the hotel are fully air-conditioned.

This hotel is ideally located within a few minutes from Derby town centre with 112 stylish ensuite bedrooms, and 3 modern purpose built meeting rooms, our hotel is the perfect choice for leisure or business travellers offering a place to relax and unwind, ready for the following day.

Click here for more info and bookings

Thornhill Lodge, Derby

Thornhill Lodge Guest House, 6-8 Thornhill Rd, Derby DE22 3LX

Distance from QUAD:

30 minutes walk or 10 minutes drive

Thornhill Lodge is a quality 10 bedroom guest house 5 minutes drive or 15 minutes walk from the city centre.  There is a private car park, free wi-fi and a kitchen exclusively for the use of guests included in the facilities.

Thornhill Lodge boasts a certificate of excellence, all favourable reviews on Trip Advisor and many happy customers!

Click here for more info and bookings

SACO Derby - The Millhouse

Brook St, Derby DE1 3PB

Distance from QUAD:

10 minute walk

Serviced short stay apartments set in a stunning refurbished mill near the centre of Derby.

The apartments are in a quiet, waterside neighbourhood with free onsite parking.

Click here for more info and bookings.

Travelodge Derby Cricket Ground

The County Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby DE21 6DA

Distance from QUAD:

15 minute walk or 8 minute drive

Across the road from Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Travelodge Derby Cricket Ground is situated close by to Derby QUAD. If sport isn’t your thing, then head over to see our fantastic cinema, gallery and café bar. 

All rooms feature a king size bed, and this hotel has limited free parking on a first come first-served basis. This Travelodge has an on-site restaurant and bar serving breakfast and tasty evening meals. 

Click here for more info and bookings.

For information on other Derbyshire Travelodge's please visit this page.