Quad (arts centre)

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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

Quad (branded as QUAD and also known as Derby 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, which was considered controversial when it was chosen by Derby council cabinet in 2004.[1] Quad provides an art gallery, two cinemas, artists’ studios, and a cafe bar.[2] The centre also has available spaces in which people can create their own artwork.[3]

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, and a BFI Médiathèque, in which visitors can watch various videos. Quad offers creative courses for adults and children. The cinema shows a range of motion pictures, from old silent movies to the latest productions.

Quad is home to Surtal South Asian Arts, graphic design company Firecatcher and 1623, an award-winning Shakespeare theatre company.


  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, Guaurdian.co.uk, 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