Purple Theatre in Derby




We celebrate non binary values in race and gender through performance and art.

Purple Theatre look to joyously spread the message of inclusivity and positivity through art, culture and engagingly entertaining theatre.


Our aim is to always achieve excellence in all we do and create a recognised platform for people of colour, gender queer and LGBTQ+ artists and audiences. We started as Purple Theatre in Derby but now reach out across the nation. We go into the community with workshops and shows across the country.


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We are proud to announce that BOXES will be appearing at 

Tara Arts Centre London July 23

Century Theatre Coalville July 24

Nottingham Playhouse July 25

Seven Leeds July 26



'Boxes' (video by Courtney Nettleford)


The promotional video for 'Boxes' a new play by Purple Theatre written and directed by Sam Beckett Jr and Jim Kitson. 

VANESSA is our solo show performed by the Artistic Director of Purple Theatre Sam Beckett Jr.

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Purple Theatre are currently applying for charitable status in order to deliver workshops and performances to people without easy access to traditional arts spaces.

We have appointed our first Board of Trustees and are excited about the skill they will bring to the company.

If you feel you can contribute and are passionate about any of the issues we address, please contact samantha@purpletheatre.co.uk


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