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Arts and culture in the Peak District

From Buxton Festival to Joseph Wright, stunning photography to artisan design makers.  All sorts of famous literary works have been created in the Peak District over the centuries.

What's on at...

The Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House  is home to Buxton Festival, Buxton Festival Fringe and the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.

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Joseph Wright of Derby Gallery

Joseph Wright Gallery

The Joseph Wright of Derby Gallery - a welcoming space in which to enjoy this incredible collection

Victorian Theatre

Chesterfield Theatres

Pomegranate Theatre

The delightful Victorian Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield has a full programme of events


arts courses in derbyshire

There are loads of courses and workshops in Derbyshire, and we've trawled around for the best courses to for you to improve your skills or gain new ones.


stunning photography

Peak District Photography

Meet our Destination Photography Partners, Interested in becoming a photography partner yourself? Contact info@visitpeakdistrict.com 


the pavilion arts centre

Let the show begin! A superb new studio theatre in Buxton. Click on the picture above for details about the venue, performances and events.  


Enjoy this video about Wirksworth Festival, a superb community and arts event that happens every year in this colourful Derbyshire town.


QUAD - Creative hub in Derby 

Quad Derby

Quad is a Cinema, Gallery, Cafe Bar, Digital Resource & Workshop for everyone to use.


Discover the Peak District Artisans

Peak District Artisans  is an association of professional artists, designer-makers and contemporary artisans based in and around the Peak District.


Chesterfield theatres 

Winding Wheel

Built in 1923 as a cinema, The Winding Wheel is now part of the Chesterfield Theatres with a full and varied programme


Derby Feste is one of Derby's main events of the year, typically taking place towards the end of September. Details of the next event have still to be finalised, but in the meantime, this video gives an excellent overview of what the event is all about. Keep an eye on our events page for Derby Feste dates.


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