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Winding Wheel

Type:Concert Hall

13 Holywell Street
S41 7SA
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Tel01246 345222

Winding Wheel


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.

Guide Prices

Show prices vary



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing

Property Facilities

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

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

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 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/SouthLeave 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 EastFollow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.From WestFollow 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.Accessible by Public Transport: Chesterfield station is 0 miles away.

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