Calke Abbey

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Calke Abbey There is food at this venue

With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. 

Discover the tales of an eccentric family who amassed a vast collection of hidden treasures. Visit the beautiful, yet faded walled gardens and explore the orangery.

Screenings: Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th & Saturday 5th August 

Doors open: 6:30pm
Estimated start time: 9:20pm 



Tickets cost £13 for adults or £9 for under 12s for each screening, but can be purchased for the Early Bird price of £11 adults or £7 for under 12s up to 1st June 2017. Under 5s go free.

Groups of 8 or more can purchase tickets at Early Bird equivalent prices up until the Thursday before each screening.

Tickets for 2017 are now on sale, please click here to check out the film line-up or call 01332 290606 to book.

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Food & drink

This year we have teamed up with some fantastic food and drink partners, including Hackwood Farm, Bobby's Bar and Flow Catering who will be available on site, serving cocktails, soft drinks and desserts. Read more on our Food & Drink page.

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All Screenings
Mamma Mia (PG)

3rd August


A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. This musical comedy romance is set on a colourful Greek island and serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A great chance to sing-along to a feel good film.

USA 2008 / 108 mins

Dir: Phyllida Lloyd

Doors open: 6.30pm
Estimated start time: 9.20pm

this film is family friendly

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12A) Subtitled

4th August


Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma gives her the mission to steal the plans of the new Empire weapon, the planet killer The Death Star. Director Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) picks up the reins to direct a cast packed with amazing actors like Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Diego Luna and Forest Whitaker. Also returning is James Earl Jones providing the voice of the iconic Darth Vader. 

USA/UK 2016 / 133 mins

Dir: Gareth Edwards

Doors open: 6.30pm
Estimated start time: 9.20pm

This film will screen with subtitles.

this film is family friendly

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Footloose (12A)

5th August


Kevin Bacon stars as Ren, the toe tapping city teenager, who moves to a small town with his mother. Though he tries so hard to fit in, he just can’t stop the beat and in a town where music and dancing have been made illegal, this could cause a problem! There is only one thing that Ren can do….cut loose… FOOTLOOSE!

USA 1984 / 107 mins

Dir: Herbert Ross

Doors open: 6.30pm
Estimated start time: 9.20pm

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Travel information

By Train: 

Derby 9½ miles; Burton-on-Trent 10 miles.

By Road: 

On A514 at Ticknall between Swadlincote and Melbourne. Access from M42/A42 exit 13 and A50 Derby South. Entry via Ticknall main entrance only.

By Bus:

Swadlincote, alight Ticknall, 1½ mile walk through park.

Calke Abbey:  01332 863822
Address:  Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE


Per person park admission for all. 3.6-metre height restriction on archway. Ticket price includes park admission

Screening area

This is an outdoor performance, please bring a chair or rug with you as there is no formal seating and please dress for the weather.


Designated mobility parking. Follow the directions from stewards and you'll be directed to the accessible car park.

Mobility toilet available.

Wheelchairs available to borrow (limited). Pre-booking required.

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