Beauty & the Beast

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Derby LIVE & Little Wolf

Beauty & the Beast

Derby Arena

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Tue 5 - Sun 31 Dec

Tickets: £11.50 - £29.50 More price information

Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

Most tickets cost more when booked via telephone or in person at box office. See our Ts & Cs for details.

About the event

Be our guest... as tale as old as time gets a brand new twist this Christmas.

Starring BEN FAULKS (CBeebies' Mr Bloom) as Idle Jacques.

In the little french village of Spondon-on-the-Seine Belle is pursued by the handsome but not too bright local heartthrob Gaston (Aston Dobson). She yearns for adventure, but soon gets more than she bargained for when, along with her neighbours Idle Jacques (CBeebies’ Mr Bloom) and his mother Betty Brioche (Morgan Brind), she finds herself trapped inside an enchanted castle by a mysterious beast. Will true love conquer all? Will the curse ever be broken? Will Betty Brioche burn her baguettes?

Featuring shimmering sets, outrageous costumes, magic, mayhem and monstrous fun, this brand new production promises to be Derby LIVE’s most spectacular panto yet!

VIP tickets

We have a limited number of VIP tickets for our Fri 15 Dec, 7pm performance. VIP tickets include a top price seat (choice of two price bands - depending on where you sit), complimentary programme and your chance to meet the cast in an after-show drinks reception. Tickets are £45.50 (£35.50 for concessions and under 16s) or £43.50 (£33.50 concessions and under 16s). 

DCFC football matches

Derby County Football Club match fixtures overlap with some performance of Beauty and the Beast. This will currently affect traffic and parking arrangements for four performances.

Sun 16 Dec at 1:30pm

DCFC match at 3pm. 

On the day of the performance traffic is likely to be very heavy at times with some temporary road closures in place. Some public transport is affected by the match, with diversions and different stops in use. Visit http://www.wearederby.com/travel/ipro/matchday-bus-services/  or http://www.derbyconnected.com/  for up to date information.

There will only be extremely limited car parking available at Derby Arena (at the usual cost of £3), with priority for disabled people. Therefore we strongly advise using alternative parking - come back soon for more information on alternative parking.

Sun 16 Dec at 6:30pm

DCFC match at 3pm. 

On the day of the performance traffic is likely to be very heavy at times with some temporary road closures in place. Some public transport is affected by the match, with diversions and different stops in use. Visit http://www.wearederby.com/travel/ipro/matchday-bus-services/  or http://www.derbyconnected.com/  for up to date information.

Car parking should be available at Derby Arena as normal (at the usual cost of £3) for this performance, but strictly only from 5:45pm.

Sat 23 Dec at 1:30pm

DCFC match at 3pm. 

On the day of the performance traffic is likely to be very heavy at times with some temporary road closures in place. Some public transport is affected by the match, with diversions and different stops in use. Visit http://www.wearederby.com/travel/ipro/matchday-bus-services/  or http://www.derbyconnected.com/  for up to date information.

There will only be extremely limited car parking available at Derby Arena (at the usual cost of £3), with priority for disabled people. Therefore we strongly advise using alternative parking - come back soon for more information on alternative parking.

Sat 23 Dec at 6:30pm

DCFC match at 3pm. 

On the day of the performance traffic is likely to be very heavy at times with some temporary road closures in place. Some public transport is affected by the match, with diversions and different stops in use. Visit http://www.wearederby.com/travel/ipro/matchday-bus-services/  or http://www.derbyconnected.com/  for up to date information.

Car parking should be available at Derby Arena as normal (at the usual cost of £3) for this performance, but strictly only from 5:45pm.

Relaxed performance

Please note that Sat 30 Dec at 1.30pm is a relaxed performance show and as which is specifically designed and adapted for customers with a wide range of disabilities and those on the autistic spectrum. They have a less formal, more supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety levels. The relaxed performance is still the same show but there are small changes to the sound levels, lighting and no pyrotechnics or strobe lighting are used.

BSL Interpreted performances

The following performances are BSL Sign-Interpreted performances: Thu 7 Dec at 10am, Sat 9 Dec at 1.30pm, Fri 22 Dec at 5pm and Thu 28 Dec at 5pm

The traditional setup of sign-interpreted performances keeps interpreters off to one side of the stage and means that audience members who are hard of hearing, have to choose whether to watch the action on stage or the professional interpreter on the side.

Audio Described performances

Sun 17 Dec at 5pmMon 18 Dec at 1.30pm and Sat 23 Dec at 1.30pm are Audio Decribed performances. These shows are ideal for blind and partially-sighted people, audio description is a form of audio-visual translation, using the natural pauses in dialogue or between critical sound elements to insert narrative that translates the visual image into a sense form.

Free touch tours take place 75 minutes before the performance, with the chance to look closely at the set and costumes and often with a chance to meet some of the actors! Please let Box Office know if you want to attend the touch tour, tickets are free, but should be booked in advance.

Captioned performances

The following performances are captioned performances: Fri 29 Dec at 2pm and 7pm.

In a captioned performance, words appear on screens either side of the stage at the same time as they are spoken - ideal for those who are deaf, hard of hearing or if you'd just like to read along.  

Dates & Tickets

Beauty & the Beast

Tue 5 Dec 2017, 1:30pm

£11.50 - £18.50

Wed 6 Dec 2017, 10am

£11.50 - £18.50

Wed 6 Dec 2017, 1:30pm

£11.50 - £18.50

Thu 7 Dec 2017, 10am

£11.50 - £18.50

BSL signed performance

Thu 7 Dec 2017, 7pm

£14.50 - £23.50

Sat 9 Dec 2017, 1:30pm

£17.50 - £28.50

BSL signed performance

Sat 9 Dec 2017, 6:30pm

£14.50 - £23.50

Sun 10 Dec 2017, 1pm

£17.50 - £28.50

Sun 10 Dec 2017, 5pm

£14.50 - £23.50

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Prices & Offers

£11.50 - £29.50

Concessions: £15.50 - £27.50

Concessions are typically available to over 60s, under 16s, students, unemployed and disabled people. Click through to Buy Tickets for individual prices and availability. Please note that proof may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the auditorium.

Early bird offer

Discount of £2 per ticket for tickets bought before Wed 1 Nov has already been deducted from the prices displayed on the website. Any other offers (e.g. family ticket or group discount) will be deducted at the checkout.

Advance Programme Offer

Save £1 by buying your panto programme in advance.

You will be able to purchase your voucher when you click through to your basket screen. Exchange your voucher for a programme from the merchandise counter at Derby Arena on the day of the performance.

Offers

Take advantage of one of the following great offers for this event.

LIVEsaver 2+

Buy standard tickets for 2 selected events in one transaction to save 10%

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LIVEsaver 3+

Buy standard tickets for 3 selected events in one transaction to save 15%

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Buy standard tickets for 4 or more selected events in one transaction to save 20%

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Family Ticket

Save money by buying a Family Ticket (2 standard and 2 under 16 tickets).

Groups 20+

Save 20% by buying 20 or more tickets in one transaction.
(Please note that this offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer including Family Tickets & Concession prices)

Groups 10+

Save 15% by buying 10 or more standard tickets in one transaction.
(Please note that this offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer including Family Tickets & Concession prices)

Groups 50+

Save 25% by buying 50 or more standard tickets in one transaction.
(Please note that this offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer including Family Tickets & Concession prices)

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Reviews

Reviews for last year's pantomime, Cinderella.

“….a well written and funny script that suited young and old. We did all have a ball.” Theatre Online

“…..it moves at a cracking pace and the hardworking cast members give it their all.” The Stage

“Big, bold and booming. With a stage that size you have no choice but to do things in a grand style and Derby Live and Paul Holman Associates pulled out all the stops to give the city a worthy show. This is a lavish family show with bucketfuls of slapstick and special effects, beautiful dancers and stunning costumes. What’s not to like? Book your tickets now and go see for yourself.” Artsbeat

"The spirit of Christmas was alive and well by the end..." "The children looked mesmerised, and the parents were definitely surprised, leaving the audience in the festive spirit, and ready to enjoy the weeks ahead." Derby Telegraph 

"Well we had a great time at Derby’s biggest ball! Cinderella at Derby Arena did not disappoint the DerbyDaysOut family! It had all of the panto fun that you’d expect - jam packed full of musical numbers, dancing, scene changes and of course lots and lots of laughs! Stunning costumes, fantastic scenery and special effects all combine with great performances to create the perfect panto experience. We definitely recommend going to see it this Christmas." DerbyDaysOut

“Watched it last night and love every minute, for anyone who is unsure about going, just go, you will not be disappointed.” Samantha Lamb

“Top performance!! A MUST SEE!" Kay Whittaker

"Fabulous panto enjoyed by pupils and staff! Thank you @derby_arena." Rosehill_Infants @ Rosehill_Inf

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