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“charming”

Pomegranate Theatre
Ranked #10 of 63 things to do in Chesterfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

I hadn't been to the threatre for a few years and was very impressed with how it had been improved. We are so lucky to have a real theatre in our town giving us all types of performances from am dram and dance schools as well as professional rep and pantomine. I have really enjoyed visiting

Thank ianbewley
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

A dream to walk in here, takes you back in history. Staff welcome you in and are very courteous. This place is chesterfield.

Thank JoshyAtkin
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is a small and friendly theatre. You are welcomed as you enter. Remeber to order and pay for the interval drinks before you take your seat.
The stalls give an excellent view and the stage feels intimate and makes for a relaxing evening. Look awayfrom the stage and enjoy the ornate velvet and gilded surroundings.
Parking is a two minute walk away.

Thank besssie
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The Pomegranate is a delightful example of a Victorian theatre housed in the Grade II listed building and is the country’s oldest civic theatre with a great tradition of providing a varied programme of events the whole year round.

With links to George Stephenson ‘the father of the railways’ who moved to Chesterfield in 1838 (and is buried in the town at the Holy Trinity Church) the theatre has been host to notable actors and actresses, including John Arnatt, Nigel Davenport and David McCallum. On 31 March 1958, Diana Rigg made her stage debut there in 'The Passing of the Third Floor Back'.

The theatre takes its name from the pomegranate tree that appears on Chesterfield's coat of arms and the main stage hosts drama, comedy etc. from both professional companies and amateur societies and every year the great tradition of pantomime is performed (one for the whole family).

In all a grand Victorian building keeping the great tradition of British theatre alive for future generations, with something for everyone.

To complement the night I would recommend a visit to one of the many pubs or restaurants that are close to the theatre, a personal favourite is the Rutland (serving a wide selection of real ales and good food) and just around the corner from the theatre.

Thank Shane K
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Great old-fashioned theatre in the heart of Chesterfield. A variety of events on from School productions to top comedians. Last visit was for the Chinese State Circus who were simply brilliant!

Thank SteveBloke
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