Tickets selling fast for 2015 panto and Jimmy Carr

PrintDerby’s all-star traditional family pantomime, Aladdin, for 2015, has sold more than £6,000 worth of tickets, after going on sale just a few days ago. Aladdin will be flying into the city’s new Derby Arena next Christmas.

Jimmy Carr, the headline act for the Derby Comedy Festival 2015, which went on sale to Derby LIVE customers just yesterday, has already sold almost ten per cent of tickets. Tickets go on general sale today at 10am.

Councillor Alison Martin, cabinet member for leisure and culture said: “We’re really pleased that both the pantomime and Jimmy Carr are selling well this early on. It’s great to see that Derby audiences are as excited about the arena as we are.”

After taking a year off due to the closure of the Assembly Rooms following a fire in March 2014, Derby LIVE and pantomime producers Paul Holman Associates will be staging the most magical and mystical story of all – Aladdin, at Derby’s most iconic and thrilling of venues – the new Derby Arena.

Aladdin will be on stage from Monday December 7 until Sunday January 3, with tickets priced from £11.25 and concessions, group, school and family tickets available.

Jimmy Carr’s hit show Funny Business will take place on Friday July 10, during the second Derby Comedy Festival.

Tickets for both shows can be purchased via the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800, you can pick your seats online at, or book in person at the Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby.