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Thank you to all of the partners that will make Derby Festé 2018 possible.


Derby Festé 2018 will take place on 27th to 29th September and is produced and presented by Déda, Derby LIVE, Derby Theatre and QUAD in association with the Without Walls Associate Touring Network.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to all of our partners, sponsors and friends who help to make Derby Festé bigger, bolder and better each year!

Produced and presented by:



Derby Live

Derby Theatre

Without Walls is a group of festivals working together to extend the reach and benefits of the existing Without Walls programme in areas where there is low engagement with the arts, bringing high-quality outdoor performances to diverse audiences across England. For more information on the work of Without Walls ATN, please click here.

Funded & Supported by:

Derby City Council

Arts Council England

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Recently voted the ‘Best City Location’ at the Great British High Street Awards, Derby’s Cathedral Quarter is the perfect place to enjoy Festé. Take time out from the Festé fun to enjoy the area’s many award winning shops, cafe’s, restaurants and bars. With charm and character the Cathedral Quarter has a host of historic landmarks as well as leisure attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Visit for more information about special offers.

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Thank you to:

Derby Days Out

Derby Days Out