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Market Place

Cathedral Quarter



How to find us

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.

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, 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 £2.70 for all day parking in either Assembly Rooms, ParkSafe Bold Lane, or Chapel Street car park. Just bring your park card to Box Office for validation and we will apply the discount. For issues regarding the validator please contact Derby City Council.

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.


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

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

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.

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.


& Drink

Members receive a 10% discount in our Café Bar

Mouthwatering food in a great atmosphere

Brunches, light lunches, hefty burgers, British classics – QUAD Café bar serves a variety of food and drink to suit all tastes.


More about accessibility at quad

Access spaces are available in all three cinemas that can be used independently or can be situated next to seats for carers or companions. If you require access spaces in the cinema, please ring the Box Office on 01332 290606 or email to check the availability for the screening of your choice.

There is a Sound Plus TM Infrared Listening system in the cinemas, and an integrated Loop system in the Meeting Room and Digital Studio.

Opening Hours

Box Office

Open Daily

Monday to Friday: 12.30pm – 8:00pm

Saturday: 11.30am – 8:00pm

Sunday: 11.30am – 7.30pm

On days when screenings start earlier than this the box office will open half an hour before the first screening of the day.


Tuesday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Closed on Mondays.

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

Café Bar

Monday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am until just after final film entry.

Last Food Orders:

Mondays – Saturday: 8.00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm

Last Orders for drinks taken 30 minutes before closing.


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

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, Leonardo’s 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

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.

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

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.

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

QUAD is a registered charity.