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Pomegranate Theatre


Corporation Street
S41 7TX
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Tel01246 345222

Pomegranate Theatre


Chesterfield's theatre opened in 1949 in the Stephenson Memorial Hall which was built in 1879 as a tribute to the 'Father of the Railways' George Stephenson who had moved to Chesterfield in 1838. More than 100 years later, the Hall was home to a Cinema Company. Following its closure, a public appeal raised £5,000 and the Hall became the Civic Theatre.

Notable actors and actresses have appeared at the Theatre, including John Arnatt, Nigel Davenport and David McCallum. On 31 March 1958, Diana Rigg made her stage debut here in 'The Passing of the Third Floor Back'.

In 1982, the Civic became the Pomegranate Theatre, named after the pomegranate tree that appears on Chesterfield's coat of arms. Today, in addition to the stage performances, there are shows in the Bar including jazz nights and craft demonstrations. The Theatre also goes out into Queen's Park in Chesterfield town centre once a year for 'Pomegranate in the Park'. Productions have included 'Taming of the Shrew' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' performed by open air specialists Oddsocks.

The main stage hosts drama, comedy, ballet and musicals from both professional companies and amateur societies but, without doubt the favourite every year is the Pantomime.

Guide Prices

Prices vary according to performances


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Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed


  • Children welcome


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Parking with charge


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Opening Times

* Open for events and performances only.

The Box Office is open an hour before each performance for ticket collection and door sales. Alternatively you can purchase tickets from the Box Office at the Visitor Information Centre in Rykneld Square (Open Monday - Saturday, 9.30am-6pm) or call 01246 345222 or visit

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Pomegranate Theatre 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 (Matalan) 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.

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Chesterfield station is 0 miles away.

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Thursday, 6th December 2018 - Thursday, 6th December 2018

Friday, 7th December 2018 - Friday, 7th December 2018

Saturday, 8th December 2018 - Saturday, 8th December 2018

Sunday, 9th December 2018 - Sunday, 9th December 2018

Tuesday, 11th December 2018 - Tuesday, 11th December 2018

Friday, 14th December 2018 - Friday, 14th December 2018

Saturday, 15th December 2018 - Saturday, 15th December 2018

Sunday, 16th December 2018 - Sunday, 16th December 2018

Tuesday, 18th December 2018 - Tuesday, 18th December 2018

Wednesday, 19th December 2018 - Saturday, 22nd December 2018

Sunday, 23rd December 2018 - Sunday, 23rd December 2018

Monday, 24th December 2018 - Monday, 24th December 2018

Wednesday, 26th December 2018 - Wednesday, 26th December 2018

Thursday, 27th December 2018 - Sunday, 30th December 2018

Monday, 31st December 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Wednesday, 2nd January 2019 - Saturday, 5th January 2019

Sunday, 6th January 2019 - Sunday, 6th January 2019

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Friday, 6th July 2018 - Sunday, 8th July 2018

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Thursday, 13th September 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018

The Nightmare RoomA wicked contemporary thriller based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery chiller – two women, one locked room, one bottle of poison. A deliciously dark thriller – from a tale by the master of terror and mystery.
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Monday, 24th September 2018 - Saturday, 29th September 2018

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Saturday, 23rd June 2018 - Sunday, 24th June 2018

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Friday, 29th June 2018 - Saturday, 30th June 2018

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Tuesday, 10th July 2018 - Wednesday, 11th July 2018

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Tuesday, 10th July 2018 - Tuesday, 10th July 2018

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Monday, 23rd July 2018 - Sunday, 29th July 2018

Monday, 30th July 2018 - Thursday, 2nd August 2018

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Sunday, 16th September 2018 - Sunday, 16th September 2018

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Saturday, 4th August 2018 - Sunday, 5th August 2018

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Tuesday, 21st August 2018 - Saturday, 25th August 2018

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018 - Wednesday, 12th September 2018

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Thursday, 20th September 2018 - Thursday, 20th September 2018

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Friday, 21st September 2018 - Friday, 21st September 2018

Satellite: Merry WidowAustralia Ballet by satellite broadcast as part of the Pomegranate Theatre’s cinema programme. Step into the ballrooms of Paris and join us for our production of The Merry Widow - a light-hearted production filled with tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers.
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Sunday, 23rd September 2018 - Sunday, 23rd September 2018

Satellite: NT Live - Julie (15)A live satellite broadcast by the National Theatre as part of the Pomegranate’s cinema programme. This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.
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