Plan Your Visit
Derby has a range of accommodation choices for visitors to the city, allowing you to choose the luxury of one of the city’s boutique or 4 star hotels or opt for comfort and value. Below are some recommendations:
4-star boutique hotel located in the centre of Derby. We are pleased to provide FORMAT visitors with a discount. Simply download the document below for further information.
With cuisine from all around the world, whether you're eating out on a budget or dining out in style, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here are a few favourites of the FORMAT team:
Park Bikeworks Deli Café combines local seasonal produce with a fusion of food styles to create fresh dishes, bursting with flavour served up in a contemporary and relaxed atmosphere. Park Bikeworks is located a stone’s throw from QUAD and also offers services to cyclists.
There are a range of activities for children at FORMAT and our partner organisation, QUAD.
Find out more here.
Children’s Activity Guides (ages 5+)
Fun, paper-based exhibition guides designed for children are available for you to use in QUAD Gallery.
Pick one up for FREE in QUAD's Resource Area.
To help us fully support your festival experience, booking is essential for all visits, tours, workshops and CPD.
For more information or to book a visit or workshop please contact our Education Curator email@example.com
Festival visits for schools (KS1&2)
Receive an introduction to the exhibition in QUAD Gallery and continue with a self led visit, supported by our Detective Packs.
Need to brush up on your photographic knowledge and skills? During FORMAT15 and the Easter holidays, we will be offering two half day sessions to help you learn more about photographic history and technical photographic application.
10.30 – 13:00
Be inspired by some of the definitive works of 20th and 21st century photographers, and understand more about how they approached their craft. Speaker to be confirmed.
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.