Accessible Events

Chesterfield Theatres has a range of accessible events, from audio described and captioned films to signed theatre performances. Accessible performances are listed below, as well as a decription of what to expect from each type of access.

Audio Described
The Pomegranate Theatre has an audio description box in Auditorium. The Audio Describer will use natural pauses in dialog to verbally communicate what is happening on stage & Audience members who wish to hear the narration will be provided with a headset.

Captioned
Captions for shows at the theatre are displayed in a digital unit box near the stage. A qualified captioner prepares the captions in advance, then cues them ‘live’ as the action unfolds on stage.

Relaxed Performances
Open to everyone and is specifically adapted for those with learning disabilities and other sensory and communication disorders – providing a more relaxed and supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety and allow people to experience live theatre.

Signed and Performances without Spoken Dialogue
Some performances at the theatre have a British sign language interpreter at the side of the stage. and other may be a wordless performance.

Familiarisation Tours
There are no familirisation tours available to book at the moment but please do check back as we have new shows added to our website on a regular basis.

Touch Tours
A touch tour may be offered. This usually happens an hour before the show and attendees will have the chance to explore the set, costumes and sometimes to meet some of the actors.

Chesterfield Theatres Access Group
Chesterfield Theatres runs a regular accessibility form. The forum is open to all who would like to get involved in improving acess at Chesterfield Theatres. When the next date is available, it will be announced below.

Film: Cars 3 (U)

Pomegranate Theatre

Sunday 3 September 2017 - Monday 4 September 2017, Sun 3 Sep 1.30pm, Mon 4 Sep 11am (All Audio Described)

Film: Dunkirk (12A)

Pomegranate Theatre

Sunday 3 September 2017 - Wednesday 6 September 2017, Sun 3 Sep 4.30pm & 7.30pm, Mon 4 Sep 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Tue 5 Sep 11am & 7.30pm, Wed 6 Sep 11am & 2.30pm (Captioned) (All Audio Described)

Film: The Beguiled (15)

Pomegranate Theatre

Monday 11 September 2017 - Wednesday 13 September 2017, Mon 11 Sep 11am (Captioned) & 7.30pm, Tue 12 Sep @ 2.30pm, Wed 13 Sep 7.30pm )All Audio Described)

Dementia Friendly Film: Calamity Jane (U)

Pomegranate Theatre

Wednesday 13 September 2017, Start 1.30pm, Doors 1pm

Film: Maudie (12A)

Pomegranate Theatre

Monday 18 September 2017 - Thursday 21 September 2017, Mon 18 Sep 2.30pm, Tue 19 Sep 11am (Captioned), Thu 21 Sep 10.30am (All Audio Described)

Film: The Emoji Movie (U)

Pomegranate Theatre

Sunday 24 September 2017, Sun 24 Sep 1.30pm (All Audio Described)

Shirley Valentine

Pomegranate Theatre

Monday 25 September 2017 - Saturday 30 September 2017, Evenings 7.30pm, Wed matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm. Accessible performances on Sat 30 Sep 3pm Signed & Audio Described, 7.30pm Audio Described, 5pm Touch Tour)

Dementia Friendly Film: It's a Wonderful Life (U)

Pomegranate Theatre

Thursday 9 November 2017, Start 1.30pm, Doors 1pm

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan

Pomegranate Theatre

Saturday 2 December 2017 - Tuesday 2 January 2018, Various times. Relaxed, Audio Described, Signed and Touch Tour available

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan - Schools

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 5 December 2017 - Friday 15 December 2017, Various times. Relaxed performance available



Accessible Events

Chesterfield Theatres has a range of accessible events, from audio described and captioned films to signed theatre performances. Accessible performances are listed below, as well as a decription of what to expect from each type of access.

Audio Described
The Pomegranate Theatre has an audio description box in Auditorium. The Audio Describer will use natural pauses in dialog to verbally communicate what is happening on stage & Audience members who wish to hear the narration will be provided with a headset.

Captioned
Captions for shows at the theatre are displayed in a digital unit box near the stage. A qualified captioner prepares the captions in advance, then cues them ‘live’ as the action unfolds on stage.

Relaxed Performances
Open to everyone and is specifically adapted for those with learning disabilities and other sensory and communication disorders – providing a more relaxed and supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety and allow people to experience live theatre.

Signed and Performances without Spoken Dialogue
Some performances at the theatre have a British sign language interpreter at the side of the stage. and other may be a wordless performance.

Familiarisation Tours
There are no familirisation tours available to book at the moment but please do check back as we have new shows added to our website on a regular basis.

Touch Tours
A touch tour may be offered. This usually happens an hour before the show and attendees will have the chance to explore the set, costumes and sometimes to meet some of the actors.

Chesterfield Theatres Access Group
Chesterfield Theatres runs a regular accessibility form. The forum is open to all who would like to get involved in improving acess at Chesterfield Theatres. When the next date is available, it will be announced below.

Film: Cars 3 (U)

Pomegranate Theatre

Sunday 3 September 2017 - Monday 4 September 2017, Sun 3 Sep 1.30pm, Mon 4 Sep 11am (All Audio Described)

Film: Dunkirk (12A)

Pomegranate Theatre

Sunday 3 September 2017 - Wednesday 6 September 2017, Sun 3 Sep 4.30pm & 7.30pm, Mon 4 Sep 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Tue 5 Sep 11am & 7.30pm, Wed 6 Sep 11am & 2.30pm (Captioned) (All Audio Described)

Film: The Beguiled (15)

Pomegranate Theatre

Monday 11 September 2017 - Wednesday 13 September 2017, Mon 11 Sep 11am (Captioned) & 7.30pm, Tue 12 Sep @ 2.30pm, Wed 13 Sep 7.30pm )All Audio Described)

Dementia Friendly Film: Calamity Jane (U)

Pomegranate Theatre

Wednesday 13 September 2017, Start 1.30pm, Doors 1pm

Film: Maudie (12A)

Pomegranate Theatre

Monday 18 September 2017 - Thursday 21 September 2017, Mon 18 Sep 2.30pm, Tue 19 Sep 11am (Captioned), Thu 21 Sep 10.30am (All Audio Described)

Film: The Emoji Movie (U)

Pomegranate Theatre

Sunday 24 September 2017, Sun 24 Sep 1.30pm (All Audio Described)

Shirley Valentine

Pomegranate Theatre

Monday 25 September 2017 - Saturday 30 September 2017, Evenings 7.30pm, Wed matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm. Accessible performances on Sat 30 Sep 3pm Signed & Audio Described, 7.30pm Audio Described, 5pm Touch Tour)

Dementia Friendly Film: It's a Wonderful Life (U)

Pomegranate Theatre

Thursday 9 November 2017, Start 1.30pm, Doors 1pm

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan

Pomegranate Theatre

Saturday 2 December 2017 - Tuesday 2 January 2018, Various times. Relaxed, Audio Described, Signed and Touch Tour available

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan - Schools

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 5 December 2017 - Friday 15 December 2017, Various times. Relaxed performance available