Tales from the Gaol Events
Join Richard Felix and Derby Uncovered for the evening in a location that served as Derby’s County Gaol from 1756 to 1828.
With one event per month - all with a different theme - it’s an evening out like no other!!
Simply read the Event Info that can be found lower down on this page, pick your event from the Event Theme menu and then buy your tickets!
Event Info Part 1
Tales from the Gaol: My Bloody Valentine – Join Richard Felix and Derby Uncovered for quite probably the most unique Valentine’s Night ever. Spend the evening with your loved one while you hear tales of Derby and Derbyshire relationships that ended up with someone facing the hangman! Just don’t get any ideas when you go home that evening!! The evening also includes a romantic chip shop supper, a licensed bar, and a guest speaker.
(14th February 2024)
Tales from the Gaol: Stand and Deliver – Join us for a night of dandy highwaymen who didn’t spend their cash on looking flash and grabbing your attention, but instead terrorised the local area before being captured and meeting their destiny at the hands of the executioner. The evening also includes a chip shop supper, a licensed bar, and a guest speaker.
(13th March 2024)
Event Info Part 2
Tales from the Gaol: A Grisly Spectacle – On the anniversary of Richard Thorley’s execution – the last public execution in Derby – come along and hear the grisly story of not just his crime which happened just 150m away from where you’ll be sitting, but also other crimes that drew large crowds in Derby at the subsequent execution. The evening also includes a chip shop supper, a licensed bar, and a guest speaker.
(11th April 2024)
Tales from the Gaol: Dracula – Join Richard Felix and Derby Uncovered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the debut of the stage adaption of Dracula – which took place at the Grand Theatre on Babington Lane – and hear about not just that night at the theatre, but also the fire that once destroyed it, and the ghosts that are said to haunt it.
(15th May 2024)
Event Info Part 3
Tales from the Gaol: The Bloody Code – Join Richard Felix and Derby Uncovered and travel back in time with us to the era of The Bloody Code – a time when over 200 offences carried the penalty of the death sentence – and hear about some of Derby’s executions that resulted from it. The evening also includes a chip shop supper, a licensed bar, and a guest speaker.
(12th June 2024)