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For just £150 you can sponsor a seat in the Déda Theatre.

Our intimate theatre has only 124 seats, so get in touch now to guarantee the best seat in the house has your name on it!



ballet_kids19.jpgHelp us make more smiles like these. £10 from you is £22.50 to us!

DONATE NOW and the Arts Council England will MATCH IT pound for pound!

You may not realise it but Déda is actually a registered Charity (1053633) with all funds being invested into our arts activity. One of our core strands of work is around giving young people their first experience of the arts which will hopefully always stay with them. If you enjoy visiting Déda please donate so we can help others experience the joy of dance and bring the arts into their lives too. If you can please tick the gift aid box.It means that for every pound you give, we can claim an additional 25p from the Inland Revenue, at no cost to you.

How you can help

If you would like to help us achieve our goals and continue our work within the community, firstly thank you, here's how you can help:

3 things you can do now:

Support Déda's £10-Up! campaign

  1. Make a donation - whether it's £10, £30, £100 or more - all contributions enable us to continue our work, enhance lives, and positively impact arts and culture in Derby. Click the mydonate button or you can add a donation anytime you buy a ticket online.
  2. Spread the message on social media about why #culturematters - be part of a wider conversation; share your stories and support the case of the arts - don't forget to include us by following and tagging us on Twitter and Facebook
  3. Volunteer your time - we are always in need of an extra pair of hands, whether you're promoting our events in your local area or assisting with workshops and performances, all volunteers are valuable members of our team.  

If you are considering supporting Déda, now or in the future, you will be most welcome to visit us to find out more about the work being carried out, what happens behind the scenes, and to attend or participate in events.

Déda gratefully accepts donations, contributions and bequests in order to secure our success for the future.

Please get in touch on 01332 370911 or email Stephen Munn, Director.


Thanks to all those who have added a donation when booking tickets and those who contributed to bucket collections over Christmas – we have raised over £450 since December and every penny raised goes to support our work.

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Why Déda Matters 

As the only dedicated dance house in the East Midlands, we help people to enhance their lives through dance and related artforms, offering a programme which engages a diverse audience through performance, producing and participation.

Our Dance Development and Learning Team work with local schools and groups within the community to address key issues including education, health and wellbeing, and social issues with some of the hardest-to-reach groups in the city.

Whether it's offering you a one-to-one workshop, supporting curriculum in schools, or helping young people find their creativity and flourish as they achieve their Arts Award, our mission is to enable all to have their lives enriched through dance and the arts.  

Our continued success relies on your support 

Quote from children at Redwood Primary School
Quote from children at Redwood Primary School
Quote from Redwood Primary School

Above: Quotes from children at Redwood Primary School following a day of workshops led by our dance development and outreach team

Plus One - A gift to inspire

Major arts and cultural organisations in Derby have joined forces with Barnardo's to give children in care the chance to experience live performance, film and workshops in the city.

Plus One aims to inspire young people and spark an on-going interest in the arts and culture in Derby. For some young people, it will be the first time they experience opportunities of this kind with their foster family or carers.

Donate a ticket for a child in care.

When booking tickets for either Derby Theatre, Déda, Derby LIVE, QUAD or Baby People you will be given the opportunity to contribute to the Plus One scheme.

We will ensure that donated tickets are given to children in care and their carers, whether they are fostered or in children's homes, in Derbyshire and Derby city. Every ticket donated through the scheme will go directly to these beneficiaries.


Déda is a company limited by guarantee (03100413) and a registered charity (1053633), receiving funding from Arts Council England and Derby City Council.

Full copies of Déda’s governing documents are available upon request. Those interested in supporting Déda are most welcome to visit us to find out more about the work being carried out, what happens behind the scenes, and to attend or participate in events.

For further information contact us on 01332 370911 or email Stephen Munn, Director.