Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AS
QUAD is a Cinema, Gallery, Café Bar, Digital resource and Workshop that anyone can use.
We are a creative hub that connects people and businesses to art and film and create opportunities for entertainment, education and participation. QUAD transforms lives through active participation in art and film.
QUAD is a registered independent charity that receives funding to support our charitable aims from a variety of sources including Derby City Council and Arts Council England. This money is used to create and support our exhibition, outreach, education and community work which provides creative opportunities for thousands of people every year. All profits from commercial activities including ticket sales and Café Bar sales are re-invested in the programme and infrastructure of QUAD allowing us to continue to innovate and inspire on a local, national and international level.
QUAD's activities generate millions in terms of additional and direct spend with local suppliers as well as positive national and international media coverage for Derby. QUAD does not have shareholders, profit share schemes or regular annual wage increases like many public and private sector organisations, QUAD exists to make art and film accessible to all, to improve the cultural life of the city and to celebrate Derby to the world.
The QUAD building on the Market Place in Derby first opened on Friday 26th September 2008.