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Friday 24th September 2021
Extended opening until 9.30pm

On the evening of Friday 24th September, the Cathedral will open its doors, offering visitors the opportunity to explore and discover its many treasures. Lose yourself in the beauty of the Cathedral as it moves from daylight to dusk during this evening of choral music, heritage and culture. 

See our stunning architecture and our iconic stained-glass windows as the light in the space fades to evening. Learn about Bess of Hardwick and the Cavendish family and marvel at the connections to many famous names from history such as Florence Nightingale and Joseph Wright.

Visitors to the Cathedral will be able to listen to a live rehearsal by our Voluntary Choir between 7.30 pm and 9 pm. 

A number of Tower Tours will be available on the evening, priced at £7 per person (£5 child*/concession) and booking for these is advisable. This special evening coincides with the amazing Derby Festé and what better way to watch Cathedral Green then from the top of our tower!

Tickets for Tower Tours can now be booked here.  

*You must be over 8 years old and accompanied by an adult to climb the tower. The tower is an 189 step climb so suitable footwear and a level of medical fitness is required. 

Entry to the Cathedral is free, donations are very welcome.

Saturday 2nd October 2021

We are thrilled to welcome back the Folk Festival for 2021!

Now in its 15th year this will be the chance to get together again and it's going to be extra special this time.

A number of artists who were due to perform in 2020, but were unable to be part of the ‘At Home’ event, will be returning for 2021, along with past favourites and familiar faces who will once again be able to play with a full band.

We will be welcoming to the Cathedral: 

Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews and Bob Fox

Ellie Gowers and Jim Moray

The full festival line up can be found on 

Weekend Festival Tickets are available now from Derby Live


Saturday 2nd October 2021

Calling all daredevils and those with a head for heights, come and join us at Derby Cathedral as our charity abseil returns in October. 

For one day only, you'll have the chance to climb the 189 steps to the top of the cathedral's tower. Here you'll be harnessed up, before climbing over the edge and abseiling the 212ft back down - you're bound to feel an adrenaline rush afterwards!

Our abseil is available from 9am until 5.30pm and you'll be asked your preferred time slot when booking. This event always proves popular with children and adults alike, so be quick - you won't want to miss out!

There's a cost of £20 to sign up and all participants are required to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. 

Full details on registering for this event can be found on the Rainbows website

Saturday 23rd October 2021, 11.00am

A service for all who have suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth, or in infancy.

The Saying Goodbye Services are the first international set of remembrance services for people who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, whether the loss be recent or 80 years ago. In addition, anyone who has been through fertility treatment or who has never been able to have children for whatever reason, is most welcome.

All are welcome, and if you require further information please email

Saturday 30th October 2021, 7.30pm

London Concertante return to us this autumn for the first time since the pandemic and we cannot wait to welcome them back!





Bach – Violin Concerto in A minor
Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons

Tickets are available now for their website, priced at £35/£29/£24

Friday 12th November 2021, 7.30pm.

Spectacular British concert pianist, Warren Mailley Smith performs a selection of sensational works for solo piano. Treat yourself and your loved ones to an evening of stunning classical music by candlelight for an evening to remember.

Tickets are available now from, click here to purchase. 


Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight Sonata"
Chopin's Nocturne in C# minor, No. 20 posth.
Chopin's Fantasy-Impromptu in C# minor, Op. 66 posth.
Chopin's Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C# minor
Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 27 in F minor, Op 57 "Appassionata Sonata"
Liszt's Un Sospiro
Debussy's Clair de lune
Rachmaninov's Prelude in C# minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

Friday 3 December 2021, 7.30 pm

The stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic "The Four seasons", in a hugely appealing programme to lift your festive spirits!

Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Eva Þórarinsdóttir (violin/guest leader)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Pachelbel - Canon in D
Bach - Jesu Joy
Corelli – Christmas Concerto
Mozart Piano concerto in C maj, K467
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Tickets are available now from City Music Promotions

Saturday 4th December 2021, 7.00pm

We welcome back Derby Concert Orchestra for their first performance post Covid and we cannot wait to have their music back in the Cathedral building!

The evening features Christmas, Tv & Film tunes to include:

Prokofiev           Troika
Anderson           Christmas Festival Overture
Saint-Saens         Organ Symphony, last movement
Prokofiev            Romeo & Juliet, Dance of the Knights
Mascagni            Cavalleria Rusticana, intermezzo

Tickets are £15 with students/concessions at £13 each. Purchase your ticket from the Derby Concert Orchestra website

Friday 17th December 2021, 7.30pm

Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting... returning to the Cathedral for their sixth year and selling out each year, G4 will be back on the road in 2021 with their biggest and best Christmas tour to date.

With a series of 27 shows in beautiful venues nationwide, join Jonathan, Lewis, Mike and Duncan as they recall the musical experiences of their childhoods.

Expect to hear timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit, all delivered exquisitely in some of the UK's most iconic historical venues.

VIP 'Meet & Greet' tickets are available, including a pre-show Meet & Greet with G4 at 6pm for all  "G4 Christmas" tour dates.

Tickets are available now via 

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The Flag for the 17th September 2021 is available here

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