Milk Presents & Derby Theatre presents

Marty and the Party

An adorable and cheeky show for young audiences and their grown-ups.

There’s a party. It’s sure to be arty. There’ll be giggles and nibbles and the dress code is “smartly”.

Marty is heading to the best party there has ever been in the history of ever. Everyone has their dance moves at the ready – Fox is doing the foxtrot, Flamingo is doing the flamenco! But what about Marty?

Join Marty as they discover what makes their heart dance, making new friends on the way.

Multi-award winning Milk Presents and Derby Theatre deliver an utterly charming story, in a brand-new show about finding your own groove.

Join Marty and boogie at the best party of the year!

‘All three generations thoroughly enjoyed it’ – Audience Comment  

‘A perfect introduction to theatre for little ones’  –Audience Comment  

‘We could party like Marty everyday’  – Audience Comment  

“Marty and the Party Access
This is a party where everyone’s invited to come as they are. All shows will be relaxed performances* with aspects of integrated audio description and our 2pm performance on Thursday 23rd February will be BSL interpreted. For more information, particularly on the level of audio description we’re providing, please get in touch with

*By relaxed performances, we mean that there’s no need to sit still and in silence. Everyone’s free to make noise, move around, leave and re-enter the space as needed. The house lights will stay up and there will be no loud noises, scents or bright/flashing lights. On our 10.30am and 2:00pm show on Friday 24th and on our 10:30am show on Saturday 25th February, there will also be a dedicated quiet space that you can ask the venue’s staff to point you towards on the day.”

Supported by Arts Council England

Image Credit: Holly Revell  

Marty and the Par-Tea Party!

Thu 23 Feb, 15:00 – 16:30

Free drop in

Marty is having a tea party – and you’re invited!

A gentle play and craft space for 2-6 year olds and their grown ups.

Come make a party hat, get your face painted and have a boogie!

All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Younger / older siblings and friends are welcome.


50 minutes

Approx. run time (inc. interval): 50 mins 

Recommended for Ages 2-6

Tickets: £12.50 (Concessions £10.50)

Schools price: Tickets for school groups are £9.45 each. A teacher gets a free place with every 10 student tickets. This offer is available on weekdays only and must be booked in advance. If you’d like to discuss a school or groups booking, please email or call Box Office on 0161 200 1500 (12:00-20:00 daily).

Early Bird Offer: Get 15% off full-price tickets before Sun 31 Jul.

On Sale to Friends: Fri 24 Jun, 12.00
On Sale to Members: Mon 27 Jun, 12.00
On Sale to General Public: Tue 28 Jun, 12.00

Accessible Performances:

Relaxed Performances: Fri 24 Feb 10:30, Sat 25 Feb 10:30

BSL Interpreted Performance –  Thu 23 Feb 14:00

Find out more about Access at HOME here and if you have any questions contact