Assembly Rooms update

Assembly Rooms Fire

Wed 14 May 2014

Following the fire at the Assembly Rooms on Friday 14 March, we’d like to reassure everyone that the first Derby Comedy Festival is still very much happening, with all events at the Guildhall Theatre, Bar One, Deda, Derby Theatre, QUAD and at outdoor locations still going ahead as normal.

We’re exploring opportunities to move some of the events scheduled to take place in the Assembly Rooms Darwin and ’45 Suite to other venues and we’ll update this page as soon as we can confirm any moves.

Confirmed venue changes are as follows;

  • Ben Norris Fri 13 Jun - moved to Festival Tent, Market Place, all existing tickets remain valid
  • Comedy Club 4 Kids Sat 14 Jun - moved to Festival Tent, Market Place, all existing tickets remain valid
  • Funhouse Comedy Club Sat 14 Jun - moved to Festival Tent, Market Place, all existing tickets remain valid
  • Norman Lovett Sun 15 Jun - moved to Festival Tent, Market Place, all existing tickets remain valid
  • Comedy Moves Tue 17 Jun - will now begin in the Guildhall Theatre Large Clubroom before moving to the Council Chamber as planned, all existing tickets remain valid
  • Interrobang Wed 18 Jun - moved to The Book Cafè, all existing tickets remain valid
  • Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Fri 20 Jun & Sun 22 Jun - both shows moved to the Guildhall Theatre Large Clubroom, all existing tickets remain valid
  • Steve Hewlett Sun 22 Jun - moved to the Derby Theatre Studio - all existing tickets remain valid

Affected shows that have been fully cancelled include:

  • Dawn French Fri 13 Jun
  • Morecambe Wed 18 Jun
  • Jimmy Carr Fri 20 Jun
  • Knightmare Live! Sat 21 Jun
  • Derby Pomp & Stomp Sat 21 Jun

Those customers with bookings for fully cancelled shows will receive refunds. Refunds will be processed in date order of event within the overall DerbyLIVE programme, so please be patient. We’ll write to all ticket holders to advise them of the cancellations and of the details of an alternative venue if and when one is confirmed (or to advise of a refund if a suitable alternative venue has not been found).

For more information see DerbyLIVE’s news story on the Assembly Rooms closure update here