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. 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 having scratched our flagship show BOXES at Derby Theatre, we will be premiering it at Brighton Fringe this year with a fantastic cast.

VANESSA is our solo show performed by the Artistic Director of Purple Theatre Sam Beckett Jr and will be appearing at Wandsworth Arts Fringe before going on to Brighton Fringe Festival.

Both shows are also appearing at Camden Fringe in August.

Please check our social media platforms to stay in touch.


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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