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Concert Hall, next open Mon 12 Nov 2012 - Wed 31 Dec 2014, free entry

Winding Wheel

Winding Wheel

Winding Wheel Ballroom

Winding Wheel Ballroom

The Winding Wheel

The Winding Wheel

 
 

Address

13 Holywell Street,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire,
S41 7SA

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 25 Apr Lovin' the 70s Disco

Details

The Winding Wheel opened in 1923 as the Picture House and, in the late 30s it was bought by the Odeon Cinema chain. As well as a cinema, the building housed a ballroom and a restaurant. It closed in 1981 but was bought by Chesterfield Borough Council, restored and refurbished, opening again in the late 80s as a conference and entertainment venue. Recently given Grade II listed building status, the Winding Wheel is one of 155 listed in cinemas in the country.

Today, the Winding Wheel is the venue for concerts, lectures, dances and conferences, and has 3 rooms available for hire for private functions. One of these, the Ballroom, has a beautiful stained glass dome over the dance floor.

The Winding Wheel has hosted West End touring shows, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and major tribute acts including Livewire (the AC/DC Show).

For further details see www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Mon 12 Nov 2012 - Wed 31 Dec 2014 Mon - Fri 10:00 to 16:00
Office opening times. Evening show start times vary and shows often take place on Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices

Free entry

Show prices vary

Location

Directions

See location of Winding Wheel on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 385712  Lat: 53.23715 Long: -1.42446

The Winding Wheel is in Chesterfield town centre and there are many nearby car parks. The directions below are to the nearest car parks.

From North/South
Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right hand lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep to right hand lane and go straight on through traffic lights and round back of 'Crooked Spire' Church. Select right hand lane and go straight on at 1st and 2nd set of traffic lights, approaching large roundabout with car park in middle. Keep to right hand lane and turn right into car park (Holywell Cross).

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep to left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (Lordsmill Street). Select right hand lane, then follow route from North/South.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chesterfield station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Notes

  • Although the Winding Wheel doesn't have a cafe, there is a bar available in the Auditorium during performances.

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
 
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