Festival tickets now on sale for events at Derby Theatre

23rd February 2018

We now have three more Festival events on sale from today (23 February) at Derby Theatre.  These are:

  • our Opening Event with Ken Clarke in conversation with Alan Johnson
  • our Closing Event, The Mozart Question, narrated by Sir Michael Morpurgo
  • a special event with The Bookshop Band performing with authors (and talented musicians!) Louis de Bernières,  Joanne Harris and Emma Hooper

Full details are below.

You can book through our website, by telephone or in person at the Derby Theatre box office.

Friday 1 June
Ken Clarke in conversation with Alan Johnson
7.45 – 9pm

Derby Theatre
Sponsored by Peveril Homes

Thursday 7 June
The Bookshop Band with Louis de Bernières, Joanne Harris and Emma Hooper
7.30 – 10pm
Derby Theatre
Sponsored by Geldards Law Firm

Saturday 9 June
The Mozart Question, narrated by Sir Michael Morpurgo
7.30 -8.45pm

Derby Theatre
(For ages 8+)

Festival flier published
You can pick up a copy of our Festival flier at local libraries, arts venues across the city and tourist offices.  The flier reveals a few more of the authors at this year’s Festival (with lots more to come), but tickets won’t be on sale for the following until 12 April:

  • Author Lionel Shriver (We Need to Talk about Kevin)
  • Author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera
  • Best-selling novelist Margaret Drabble
  • Historian Alison Weir on Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour
  • Great British Bake Off finalist, author and food writer, Ruby Tandoh
  • Spy thriller writer Charles Cumming
  • Author and Call the Midwife actor Stephen McGann


Derby Book Festival

31 May – 8 June 2019

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