Quad (arts centre)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Derby QUAD - geograph-3370194-by-John-Sutton.jpg
General information
TypeArts centre
LocationMarket Place
AddressMarket Place, Derby, DE1 3AS
Town or cityDerby
CountryEngland, United Kingdom
Inaugurated26 September 2008
Design and construction
Architecture firmFeilden Clegg Bradley

Quad (branded as QUAD and also known as Derby QUAD), is an arts centre in Derby, United Kingdom, first opened on 26 September 2008.[1] Quad provides an art gallery, three cinemas (two large cinemas and a smaller relaxed room known as "The Box" showing small lesser known films), artists’ studios, and a cafe bar.[2] The centre also has available spaces in which people can create their own artwork.[3]

The building has a steel-and-glass design by Bath architects Feilden Clegg Bradley, which was considered controversial when it was chosen by Derby council cabinet in 2004.[4]


Derby QUAD

Quad is a cinema, gallery, cafe, and workshop space that anyone can use. Quad connects people and businesses to art and film for entertainment, education, and participation. There are artists' studios which the public can hire. The cinema shows a range of motion pictures, from old silent movies to the latest productions.

Quad offers creative courses for adults and children.

Quad is home to Surtal South Asian Arts, graphic design company Firecatcher and 1623, a Shakespeare theatre company.


  1. ^ a b BBC. "Start of a Transformation". Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  2. ^ Arts Council England investment changes the face of the arts in the East Midlands, ArtsCouncil, 2007, Accessed September 2009
  3. ^ The theatre that's inside-out, Steve Rose, The Guardian, accessed September 2009
  4. ^ Quad - the chosen design, BBC Derby, accessed September 2009

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°55′24″N 1°28′32″W / 52.9232°N 1.4755°W / 52.9232; -1.4755