Performance Venue Consultation Underway

An exciting opportunity for businesses in Derby to have their say on what type of performance venue comes to Derby has been launched.

The public consultation runs until 15 December and provides a chance for everyone to comment on the Assembly Rooms replacement. It will present the main options that emerged from 18 months of feasibility studies conducted by world-leading consultants IPW and HOK, which identifies the cultural gaps in Derby and explores the market demand for a new venue.

Opportunities are available for private sector representatives to meet with the project team.

Marketing Derby is supporting the Derby City Council prefered option - 3,000 capacity venue, which is twice the size of the Assembly Rooms.  

Deputy Leader of Derby City Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the Economy, Cllr Martin Rawson said, “The new performance venue is the catalyst for further investment in the retail, leisure and office sectors and one that is capable of enabling Derby to attract top entertainment, cultural performances and commercial events."

For further information and to offer your views, please go to by 15 December.