One of the most inspiring Events venues available anywhere in Britain.

The great Devonshire Dome is truly one of the most dramatic spaces in Europe. Built in 1779 by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, the Dome dominates the skyline of Buxton in the centre of the spectacular Peak District. It is the largest unsupported Dome in Europe at over 145ft in diameter. The University of Derby acquired the building in 2001 and after a multi-million pound refurbishment opened its doors in 2005.

With its 44 pillars it is the largest unsupported Dome in Britain and one of the most dramatic spaces available anywhere with a grandeur you would expect from such a historic building.

A Grade II* listed building the Devonshire Dome is situated the centre of the elegant Spa town of Buxton, accessible in under an hour from Manchester, Derby, Sheffield and Stoke.

The Devonshire Dome is also home to the Award winning Devonshire Spa.

Heritage Fund English logoThe University received £5.9m Heritage Lottery Fund backing for the project and redevelopment work has started on site.

“The Devonshire Dome is a truly remarkable building. Projects which aim to bring buildings back to life present a challenge – but by God, it is worthwhile in the end”
King Charles III