Promo: Derby Theatre presents Holiday – the perfect piece of young children’s theatre


Wednesday 25 July – Sunday 5 August

Derby Theatre Studio

Written & Directed by Sarah Argent
Inspired by children of Derby

This summer, we invite you to join us for Holiday, a fun-filled show for younger theatregoers looking to embark on a wonderful journey of imagination, adventure,
excitement and play…the perfect summer treat!

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Holiday has been inspired by funny and moving stories told by young children from Derby including wonderful memories of the beach, forest…and not forgetting Spaghetti Land!

Gabi and Jaz want to go on holiday, but Gabi and Jaz aren’t going on holiday. They have to stay at home instead. It’s not fair. What to do? We’ll play at going on holiday!

Join Gabi and Jaz as they gather up their things, and with the magical power of their imaginations, head off on adventures to beach, forest and spaghetti land – all without leaving the comfort of their attic.

Holiday is a brand new, charming family show which has been created and directed by award-winning director of theatre for Early Years, Sarah Argent, with original music by Ivan Stott (composer of Peter Pan and The Gingerbread Man).

“Sarah Argent has specialised in the theatre for the very young and she certainly knows what she is doing” (British Theatre Guide)

As part of your Holiday experience…
Before and after performances of Holiday, we also invite you and your children to ‘stay and play’ in our specially designed and designated play area, an area with a marquee, soft faux grass, play equipment, a dress-up and imagination corner, themed craft activities…and where you can claim your FREE ice cream!


It’s time to go on Holiday! Holiday will run from Wednesday 25 July until Sunday 5 August, with performances at 11am and 1.30am on most days (except Mondays and Tuesdays). Each performance will run for just under an hour. You can book your theatre tickets by calling the Box Office on 01332 593939 or booking online at

Lunch boxes for children will be available to buy from our Café for only £3 each, which includes a sugar-free drink, either a cheese, ham or vegan sandwich and a healthy snack (gluten free sandwiches also available). We also have a tempting menu of food for ‘older theatregoers’ available.

Affordable car parking in intu. You can purchase an all-day intu car park ticket for only £4 (available on the same day as you are seeing the performance) – which means you can see the show and stay and play for longer! Simply present your show ticket and hand over intu car park entry ticket at the Theatre Café on arrival and request to exchange it for a special £4 ticket.

Buggies and prams. We will be offering a supervised area to store prams and buggies shortly before, after and during the run of each performance.

Accessibility. We have lift access to all floors and an accessible toilet at each level. The performance on Thursday 2 Aug at 1.30pm will be BSL interpreted and also Captioned using The Difference Engine. There will be a Relaxed performance on Friday 3 August at 1.30pm and a Dementia Friendly performance on Saturday 4 August at 1.30pm.

So why not create more magical memories with family and friends and join us on a wonderful adventure at Derby Theatre this summer.

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