Regular users

The hall is also used by a variety of local groups. These are listed below and should you require any further details please contact them on the below details.


Darley Abbey Panto (PantoSchokk productions)

PantoSchokk Productions was born in summer 2010 as a good excuse for a get together with friends.  As a team of friends and residents of Darley Abbey, we have resurrected the tradition of an annual family pantomime in the community. In doing so, we also help to support creative and performing arts opportunities and create something for our families and community to be proud of.

Some of us like to act, some dance, some write, some sing, some build and create sound and light and some just make sure it all happens at the right time in the right place; it does just seems to work.


Marlowe Players

The Marlowe Players amateur drama group was founded on 15th January 1948, when a small group of people met round a fireside in Chaddesden to discuss the formation of an independent drama society. They wanted the freedom of ideas and choice of plays which independence allows and which is not always possible for an ‘attached’ society. The first play, presented at the Railway Institute, in September 1948, was “Robert’s Wife” by St. John Ervine. Rehearsals took place at St. Michael’s Church House. Since then there have been over 140 major productions.


Oakwood Yoga

Monday 9.30am to 11am – Mixed ability class for beginners and improvers | cost: £8 drop in

Monday 5.30pm to 7pm – Mixed ability class for beginners and improvers | cost: £8 drop in

Yoga is a practice suitable for everyone…no matter what your experience or knowledge or physical health. So many people worry that they ‘cannot do yoga as I am so inflexible’. My response is always ‘if you are breathing you can do yoga – in fact you already are doing yoga’!

By practising the asanas (postures) you become more flexible, but yoga is so much more than just the asanas; it helps you breathe properly; meditation helps us find that inner peace; learning to relax properly helps the whole nervous system and reduces stress.

Please give yoga a try. It really can make a difference to how you feel and how you cope with the stresses and strains of our modern way of living. 

I teach in a way that encourages you to really feel and unite with your body.  It is not a fitness class, but you will know you have worked on all your levels. 


CaDeLac Dog training

CaDeLac offers Dog and Puppy training, obedience and socialisation classes, at all levels.



kidz theatre workshop is about interactive fun with theatre and drama. There are no auditions! No exams! But lots of fun! kidz theatre workshop allows children and young people to try things out in a free and supportive environment. Children do not need any experience; good co-ordination or be a fantastic reader. We invite all abilities to our workshops and through creative play, story telling and the use of script, we teach performance skills as well as improving confidence and literacy.

For further details please email: Richard Davy at 


Darley Abbey Historical Group

The Darley Abbey Historical Group was formed in 2004 and brings together people from all walks of life who enjoy a common interest in the topic and especially the long and unique history of our village and its surroundings. New members are always welcome and we offer a varied programme of events throughout the year – with talks on a wide range of subjects and a number of visits to sites of historical interest. Additionally, the Group has been instrumental in promoting the village and the part it plays in what is now designated as the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site.

For further information on joining us and/or attending any of our up-coming events, please telephone the Chairman, Roy Hartle on 01332 557597 or come along to any of our meetings. The meetings take place on the 3rd Friday of the month and we charge a small fee of £1 for members and £2 for visitors.

Membership of the Group is £5 per annum and is payable at the AGM which will be on 20th January 2012.