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Pomegranate Theatre

Type:Theatre

Corporation Street
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TX
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Tel01246 345222

Pomegranate Theatre

About

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

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2019

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Parking with charge

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 www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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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