By Car

Exit M1 at J25, take the A52 towards Derby and follow signs to the City Centre / Cathedral Quarter

The Assembly Rooms car park is the nearest, Chapel Street car park or Parksafe on Bold Lane are both a short walk away. You can view a leaflet with a map and more details about parking in Derby here.

By Train

Derby is a famous rail centre with 31 fast daily services to London St Pancras, a journey that takes less than two hours. Direct rail services connect Derby with Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Plymouth and many other destinations.

Derby Train Station is just over one mile away from QUAD, so it is a quick taxi journey or a 15-minute walk. Click here for walking directions.


Valid for all services departing from London St Pancras until 16:26 and at or after 18:25 on weekdays. No restrictions over the weekend. Please download E-flyer below.

All bookings can be made via the Sales Team [email protected] or by phone on 03457 125678 option 4.

By Air

East Midlands Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from QUAD and Birmingham International Airport is about a 45-minute drive, providing extensive air links to most European and worldwide destinations.

By Bus

Derby is served by Trent and Arriva Derby’s new bus station is only a short walk away.

By Foot

Derby is a compact city and QUAD is situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter on the Market Place that is easy walking distance from the main shopping areas, hotels, restaurants, bars and other amenities.

By Bicycle

There are bike racks outside QUAD’s main entrance. Please, for more information on cycling around Derby.


There are numerous hotels to suit all budgets within a short distance from QUAD, FORMAT’s headquarters. Contact Derby’s Tourist Information Centre for more details on 01332 255802 or email [email protected] you can also visit their website

Here at FORMAT we pride ourselves in converting non-tradition and used spaces across the city of Derby, from cathedral bell towers, abandoned Georgian schools, recording studios, we will even be hosting events at the oldest surviving railway Roundhouse in the world. Click here for more information and directions to each venue.