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Déda is a creative centre for Dance, Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Performance, located in the heart of Derby and connecting locally, nationally and internationally.

Déda has something for everyone! We host 50 dance and movement classes each week for all ages and abilities and present over 70 performances annually in our 124 seat Theatre. We have a café, free visual arts exhibitions and are part of local festivals including Format Photography Festival and Derby Book Festival. We also host a BA (Hons) Dance degree in partnership with the University of Derby, and deliver projects across Derby in hard to reach communities, low income areas and healthcare settings using dance to enrich people's lives.

We also produce Derby Festé an annual international street arts festival. We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and a registered charity (1053633). Our mission is to deliver an exceptional programme of dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performance to as wide an audience as possible and be recognised for our outstanding contribution in the field of dance development and learning.

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CUBE CAFE

Eat & Drink

Visit our CUBE café for hot drinks and fresh, homemade food that is good for the heart, soul and the mind.
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Classes

We offer over 50 classes each week suitable for all ages and abilities. See our Classes page for more information.

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What's On

We have more than 70 performances and events each year. Find out more about what’s coming up this season.

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Spaces & Hire

You can hire space at Déda. We have meeting room, studio and Theatre space as well as on-site catering available.

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Covid Crisis Fund

More than ever, we are relying on donations from our supporters to help us make a difference through dance, wellbeing and the arts.

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News

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03 Mar 21

FORMAT 2021 Launch Event - FORMAT International Photography Festival

Join Format International Photography Festival to celebrate the launch of FORMAT21 : CONTROL in their online venue at New Art City.

FORMAT 2021 Launch Event - FORMAT International Photography Festival
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22 Feb 21

Altered Streets - Mural Commission

Déda is commissioning an artist to create two high quality murals at their building on Chapel Street, as part of the Altered Streets project.

Altered Streets - Mural Commission
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10 Feb 21

MY Dance 2021: Call out for Derbyshire Dancers!

Get involved in a celebration of youth dance across the whole of the Midlands!

MY Dance 2021: Call out for Derbyshire Dancers!
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07 Feb 21

Ballet Day 2021: How Maggie rediscovered Ballet in lockdown

For Ballet Day 2021, we spoke to Ballet customer Maggie who rediscovered her childhood love of Ballet five decades during last year's lockdown.

Ballet Day 2021: How Maggie rediscovered Ballet in lockdown