Established in 2008, Derby QUAD is an arts and film hub providing various services for the citizens of the East Midlands. The establishment was made when Derby’s two cultural organisations joined forces to bring together a venue where art and cinema is combined to promote artistic creativity. These organisations are Q Arts and Metro Cinema, where the partnership was overseen by Derby City Council. It is also known as QUAD Derby or just the QUAD, and is a registered charity meaning that all profits made from the various services it provides gets reinvested into the people it serves. Some of the activities you will find at Derby QUAD involves art exhibitions, film screenings, community outreach programmes, and educational programmes.
It is quite a modern building with such a cultural heritage, somewhat explaining the movements by Derby local government to establish the city as a cultural centre recently. The building includes an art gallery, 2 cinemas, an artists’ studio which is available for rent to the members of the public, a cafe and bar. Other services which are run here are creative classes for people of all ages.
Derby QUAD is fairly simply to get to by car. From the M1 heading north, exit at junction 25 onto the A52 towards Derby and follow the signs towards the city centre. Parking is available a short walk away at the multi-story car park on Chapel Street. If you are arriving at the train station, the QUAD is a good 15 minute walk heading west from the station.
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Did you know the building is very much a steel and glass design, which is the work of architect Feilden Clegg Bradley from Bath?