Derby firms invited to share views on new performance venue


Derby City Council has invited businesses in the city to have their say on what type of performance venue should come to the city.

The public consultation runs until Friday 15th December, and provides a chance for everyone to comment on the Assembly Rooms replacement.

It will present the main options that emerged from 18 months of feasibility studies conducted by world-leading consultants IPW and HOK, which identify and explore the cultural gaps in Derby and explores the market demand for a new venue.

Marketing Derby is supporting the Derby City Council prefered option, as identified by the consultants – 3,000 capacity venue, which is twice the size of the Assembly Rooms.

Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader of Derby City Council, said, “The new performance venue is the catalyst for further investment in the retail, leisure and office sectors and one that is capable of enabling Derby to attract top entertainment, cultural performances and commercial events.”

To contribute to the consultation, click here.