Quad (arts centre)

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Quad
Derby QUAD - geograph-3370194-by-John-Sutton.jpg
General information
Type Arts centre
Location Market Place
Address Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS
Town or city Derby
Country England, United Kingdom
Completed 2008
Inaugurated 26 September 2008
Design and construction
Architecture firm Feilden Clegg Bradley
Website
www.derbyquad.co.uk

Quad (branded as QUAD and also known as Derby QUAD), is an arts centre in Derby, United Kingdom, first opened on 26 September 2008. 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,[1] the centre also has available spaces in which people can create their own artwork.[2]

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.[3]

Details[edit]

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.

References[edit]

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

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