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Lovely, helpful friendly staff. Couldn't do enough to make a great success of our party

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The Déda café|bar is the ideal venue to throw a private party or host a special occasion. With a fully licensed bar and a homemade catering offer that can be tailor made to your wishes and taste.

We regularly host; milestone birthday parties as well as offering a unique children's party packages. It is the perfect venue for intimate wedding receptions, retirement parties, naming ceremonies, office parties, gigs, networking events and social meet-ups.

We have a large array of unique entertainment options available and a friendly team that will take all the stress out of organizing an event.

Each party is handled by a designated party organiser who will advise and assist in the planning and organising of the event to ensure the smooth running of the party when the day comes. We aim to make it hassle free!

Prices start from £75 + VAT per evening from 6pm* with the option of a late bar

Find out more about our party and celebration packages available 

*Terms and conditions on bar spend apply.

To make a booking or discuss your hire requirements please contact Connor on 01332 370911 or email [email protected]

The Ultimate Events Venue in the heart of Derby

Why choose us?

  • Available to hire for bespoke events
  • Fully Licensed with a selection of fine wines and real ales
  • Monthly performance menus available
  • Locally sourced food and drink and environmentally friendly
  • Tailored catering packages
  • Free on-site wi-fi

  • 1. Can I hire your space?

    Yes, our café bar is available to hire for parties, conferences and events. Prices start from £50 + VAT per evening from 6pm* (terms and Conditions apply). We can tailor-make a menu to suit you and your guests or you can choose from one of our delicious catering packages.

    For more information about hiring the Déda café|bar, contact us on 01332 374662 or via email

  • 2. What times is your Déda café|bar open?

    Due to covid restrictions still affecting us please call our main number to check if we are open 01332 370 911 on the day of your visit

    Our Déda café|bar is open as follows:

    - Monday: closed
    - Tuesday: 10am - 7pm
    - Wednesday: 10am - 7.30pm
    - Thursday: 10am - 7pm (open late on event nights)
    - Friday: 9am - 5pm (open late on event nights)
    - Saturday: 9am - 5pm (open late on event nights)

  • 3. Can I pre-order breakfast, lunch or dinner?

    Yes just call our café|bar on 01332 374664 to check availability and book your table. Our bespoke range of menus includes shows boards and monthly performance menus which are perfect to accompany any of our What's On events. We also have a range of snack boxes, perfect for busy families and little ones. If you're looking for something to takeaway, we stock up our Grab and Go fridge daily so you can enjoy food on the go.

  • 4. Do you run any regular events?

    We run a regular programme of events in our café|bar including:

    - Games Night: enjoy an evening of free board games every Thursday from 5pm
    - Performance Poets: live poetry every first Thursday of the month from 7.30pm until 9.30pm
    - Book Club: discuss the latest on our reading list on the last Thursday of the month from 7.30pm until 9pm
    - Dinky Disco: a mini rave for little ones and grown ups alike! Advance booking essential. Keep an eye on our What's On page to find the latest dates.
    - Exhibition launches - look out for our visual arts programme updated seasonally. Launch nights are free to attend, welcome to all, and include a complimentary drink on arrival.
    - Jazz night presented by Derby Jazz - a regular programme of live jazz in our café with the option to enjoy formal dining alongside. Not to be missed!

    All these events are featured on the What's On page of our website. If you require further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01332 370911.

  • 5. Do you offer party packages?

    Yes, we can take the hassle out of your party planning with our bespoke range of packages, available for adults and children alike.

    Take a look at our Party Packages for further information.

    If you're looking to put on an event or larger party, why not hire our space?

  • 6. Do you serve alcohol?

    Yes, we are fully licensed with a selection of fine wines and real ales available. You must be 18 years or over to be served with a valid form of ID. 

  • 7. Do you offer free wifi?
    Yes, we have free wi-fi onsite - just use the password displayed on our counter chalkboard to access (no need to log in either!)

  • 8. How accessible is your venue and Déda café|bar?

    Our building is fully accessible with adapted toilet facilities, automatic doors, lifts, ramps and baby changing facilities. 

    For hard of hearing customers, the Theatre and Front of House area is fitted with an induction loop.

    Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs are welcome.Please download the full Access Statement for Déda (PDF) for complete information about our building. This information is correct as of November 2017.

    Déda is committed to equality of access for all. We believe the attitude of our staff is as important as the physical accessibility of the building. If you wish to discuss your needs, please contact Efi Zouroulidi on 01332 370 911 or via email [email protected].

  • 9. Where do you source your ingredients

    We proudly support local business and source our produce as close to home as possible. Our suppliers ensure all of our ingredients are responsibly sourced, fresh and delicious:

    - Greedy Pig Butchers of Allestree

    - Zest Produce of Little Eaton

    - The Hot Bread Shop of Allenton

    - Cameo Cupcakes of Derby

    - Fryers Coffeehouse of Barton-under-Needwood

    - M&J Seafood of Smethwick

    - Derby Brewing Company of Derby

  • 10. Do you offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options?

    We are proud to cater to a range of dietary requirements - our menus change seasonally and include vegan, vegetarian and dairy free options. Please inform a member of our team when ordering so that we can adjust your order accordingly. If you or have any food allergies please let us know when ordering.

  • 11. Is there car parking at Déda?

    Chapel Street Car park is located directly opposite Déda. This 500-space multi-storey is reasonably priced, with evening parking for just £1.40 (parking charges apply to disabled badge holders)

    Please note that there are parking restrictions on the street outside Déda and cars parked on the street may be towed.

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Déda café|bar

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

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Finding Us

Déda is located in Derby city centre’s Cultural Quarter, find out how to get here by car or public transport.

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Event Packages

Packages available for bespoke events, parties or functions, or upscale your performance tickets with a pre-show menu.

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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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Wondering which class is right for you? Our handy class finder can help. Simply click on either the ‘Adult’ or ‘Children’ button below to see what classes we have to offer.

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Is there a particular day of the week which is more suitable for you? Click on the days listed below to view our current timetable.

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