Public consultation on performance venue options for Derby

Dec 21, 2017

Enventure Research is pleased to be working with Derby City Council to analyse and report on the findings from a public consultation regarding the development of a new performance venue for the city.


The premier performance venue in Derby – the Assembly Rooms – has been closed since a fire in March 2014. The City Centre Masterplan 2030 identifies a new performance venue as being critical to the future success of Derby as a place to live, work and invest, and that it will lead the economic regeneration of the city and be the catalyst for further investment.


Over recent months the Council has been exploring all the options available, looking at the advantages, disadvantages and financial viability of each. Four options have emerged from the feasibility study, and the aim of the public consultation, which is open to members of the business community, cultural sector and the general public, is to explore attitudes and preferences regarding these options.


The consultation was open from 16th November 2017 until 15 December 2017.


The findings from the consultation will inform the Council’s approach to the design of the new performance venue and selecting the right operator to run it.