Derby QUAD

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Derby Quad corner.jpg
Quad by Jonathon Gill
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

Derby QUAD also referred to as QUAD Derby or simply QUAD is an arts centre in Derby, United Kingdom, first opened on 26 September 2008. It has a steel and glass design by Bath architects Feilden Clegg Bradley. When it was chosen over competing designs by Derby council cabinet in 2004 it was considered controversial.[1] QUAD provides an art gallery, two cinemas, artists’ studios, and a cafe bar.[2] The centre also has available spaces for people to create their own artwork.[3]

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 artist studios you can hire and a BFI Médiathèque which you can use to watch various videos. QUAD runs creative courses for adults and children. The cinema shows a range of different movies from old subtitle movies to the latest movies.


  1. ^ Quad - the chosen design, BBC Derby, accessed September 2009
  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,, 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