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.

Access Group - All Welcome (Jan)

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 9 January 2018, 4pm

A Brave Face

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 13 March 2018, 7.30pm

Access Group - All Welcome (Apr)

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 4pm



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.

Access Group - All Welcome (Jan)

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 9 January 2018, 4pm

A Brave Face

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 13 March 2018, 7.30pm

Access Group - All Welcome (Apr)

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 4pm