Purple Theatre in Derby

About Us


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

We are human beings, not categories.
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 in Derby and across the country.


Purple Theatre are proud to announce that having recently scratched our new show BOXES at Derby Theatre, we will be premiering the show at Brighton Fringe in 2018. 

BOXES is a proud recipient and will be supported by 

encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe Bursaries.

Thank you also to Arts Council England Grants for the Arts for their support.

Our associate artists have also been very busy and successful. Please check our social media platforms to stay in touch.


Purple Theatre are applying for charity status and are appointing our first Board of Trustees.

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