Hubbub is 10!

Celebrate a decade of kindness with us!
Join us for a celebration event on
Friday 4th November at Déda, Derby.

Hello there! We are Hubbub Theatre Company

We are an integrated ensemble of learning disabled and non disabled performers who create engaging, accessible physical theatre using movement and original music to tell Human stories.

The Hubbub Way

Our way of working creatively with access and kindness at the heart.

Workshops & training available


Sharing ‘The Hubbub Way’

Thursday 3rd November, 9.30-4.30pm

At Déda, 19 Chapel Street, Derby

If you are a theatremaker, educational leader, facilitator, or artist interested in how theatre can be made more accessible for all, get involved with our ‘The Hubbub Way’ sharing day. Hear from and work alongside Artistic Director and CEO Jen Sumner, founding company members and Hubbub practitioners for an exclusive insight into our methodology, ‘The Hubbub Way’.

The day will include:   

  • A practical workshop with the Company  
  • A Q&A with the company and allies of the work including Derby Theatre and Déda  
  • A sharing of Hubbub’s work and an insight into our rehearsal process  
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Join us for Our Celebration Event

Friday 4th November, 4pm – 5.30, with Dinner and Party 5.30 – 9pm At Déda, 19 Chapel Street, Derby

Your ticket grants you access anytime from 4pm:

  • See an exclusive trailer for ‘The Drum’ – our recent sold-out outdoor theatre-event, to be screened at Déda’s Theatre. 
  • A new co-created film by ‘The Hub’ our weekly community drama group.
  • A performance by our Agents of Kindness. 
  • A Q+A with the creative team and our Learning Disabled and Autistic company. 
  • Experience our 10th birthday exhibition!
From 5.30pm, a free party buffet will be available from Déda café | bar, alongside live music and a raffle.
A limited hot menu will also be available to order from the cafe.
From 7pm-9pm, join us for a classic Hubbub party in the Déda Theatre, hosted and co-DJed by our Learning Disabled and Autistic company.

Tickets cost £10, or 4 for £35

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If you want to help further?

Hubbub are always interested in communicating with and reaching new potential trustees, supporters, partners, donors and patrons.

To find out more information about the company, hear our history and watch films sharing more of what we do, please join us between 2pm and 4pm.

Should you wish to find out more, please contact [email protected] to indicate your interest in attending an earlier section of the day.

The Drum

News on our sell-out show!

On the 24th September, Hubbub’s company returned to live public performance for the first time since 2019 with the premiere of our outdoor theatre-event ‘The Drum’ at Derby Feste.

Presented in our wonderful new outdoor structure ‘Hetty Hex’, we enjoyed sell-out performances, beautiful weather and even a standing ovation in Markeaton Park. The piece was co-created by our Learning Disabled and Autistic company, with support from The Edward Gostling Foundation, Derby Feste, Déda, Reimagine, Derby City Council and our wonderful Hubbub community. 

The Drum will be returning early in 2023 so watch this space! If you are interested in bringing The Drum to an outdoor space or festival in Summer 2023 please get in touch via [email protected]  Our outdoor structure ‘Hetty Hex’ is also available for hire, reach out for a quote to host with Hetty yourself!


‘I’d 100% recommend this to families, children, students… it is really for everybody.’ Audience member of ‘The Drum’

Watch a clip of our audience’s response to our performance below.


Further Funding Support!


We’re hugely glad and grateful to share that we have also had success with a grant of £15,000 this Autumn from the Foyle Foundation, and £10,000 a year for 2 years from The Garfield Weston Foundation. We’re immensely grateful to the trustees for their generosity, and to be able to support our Learning Disabled and Autistic company members in their professional development and to continue to share Hubbub’s values of kindness with our community.


If you would like to support Hubbub yourself, please reach out or make a donation anytime below.


Contact Us

For information on any aspect of our work, please contact us. We are always happy to chat to people who want to find out more about what we do.

If you would like to support our work, please click on the ‘donate’ button below.

Call | 01332 374 665 (Hubbub at Home number during COVID-19 Pandemic 07713 643598)

Email | [email protected]

Hubbub Theatre Company Déda 19 Chapel Street Cathedral Quarter Derby DE1 3GU Registered Charity Number 1164103