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 our flagship show BOXES will be going to the mighty Camden Fringe Festival and The Cockpit , Camden this year with a fantastic cast.


'Boxes' (video by Courtney Nettleford)


The promotional video for 'Boxes' a new play by Purple Theatre written by Sam Beckett Jr and Jim Kitson, with Cairo Nevitt and Lucienne Brown (performers) an... 

VANESSA is our solo show performed by the Artistic Director of Purple Theatre Sam Beckett Jr and will be appearing at The Lion and Unicorn during Camden Fringe also.

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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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