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
Available on selected performances, touch tours are guided tours around the set and costumes of a production, putting the performance in context to enhance the experience for blind and partially sighted customers.

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: Beautiful Boy (15)

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 22 February 2019 - Thursday 28 February 2019, Various times. Captioned Thu 28 11am. All Audio Described

Film: Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 22 February 2019 - Thursday 28 February 2019, Various times. Captioned Wed 27 Feb 11am. All Audio Described

70th Anniversary Season: An Evening with Gary LIneker

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 26 February 2019 - Saturday 2 March 2019, Evenings 7.30pm, Wed matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm (Sat 3pm signed)

70th Anniversary Play Season: Anybody for Murder

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 5 March 2019 - Saturday 9 March 2019, Evenings 7.30pm, Wed matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm (Sat 3pm signed)

70th Anniversary Play Season: Don't Dress for Dinner

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 12 March 2019 - Saturday 16 March 2019, Evenings 7.30pm, Wed matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm (Sat 3pm signed & audio described, Sat 7.30pm audio described. A free touch tour is available at 6.30pm on Sat which can be booked by calling the box office.

Film: On the Basis of Sex (12A)

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 15 March 2019 - Thursday 21 March 2019, Various times. Captioned Fri 15 Mar 11am. All Audio Described

An Afternoon at the Movies: The Third Man

the Winding Wheel

Tuesday 19 March 2019, 1pm

Film: Old Boys (12A)

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 19 March 2019 - Wednesday 20 March 2019, Various times. Captioned Wed 20 Mar 10.30am. All Audio Described

Film: Benjamin (15)

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 22 March 2019 - Tuesday 26 March 2019, Various times.

Film: Fighting with My Family (12A)

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 22 March 2019 - Wednesday 27 March 2019, Various times. Captioned Tue 26 Mar 11am. All Audio Described

Film: The Aftermath (TBC)

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 22 March 2019 - Wednesday 27 March 2019, Various times. Captioned Wed 27 Mar 11am. All Audio Captioned

Film: Tortoise and the Hare (Ballet)

Pomegranate Theatre

Saturday 23 March 2019 - Sunday 24 March 2019, Saturday 10.30am & Sunday 11am

Dementia Friendly Film: The Band Wagon (U)

Pomegranate Theatre

Wednesday 8 May 2019, Starts 1pm-4pm (Film starts 1.30pm).

Jack & the Beanstalk Pantomime

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 6 December 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020, Various times.

Jack & the Beanstalk Pantomime - Schools

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 10 December 2019 - Wednesday 19 December 2018, Various times

 

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
Available on selected performances, touch tours are guided tours around the set and costumes of a production, putting the performance in context to enhance the experience for blind and partially sighted customers.

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: Beautiful Boy (15)

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 22 February 2019 - Thursday 28 February 2019, Various times. Captioned Thu 28 11am. All Audio Described

Film: Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 22 February 2019 - Thursday 28 February 2019, Various times. Captioned Wed 27 Feb 11am. All Audio Described

70th Anniversary Season: An Evening with Gary LIneker

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 26 February 2019 - Saturday 2 March 2019, Evenings 7.30pm, Wed matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm (Sat 3pm signed)

70th Anniversary Play Season: Anybody for Murder

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 5 March 2019 - Saturday 9 March 2019, Evenings 7.30pm, Wed matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm (Sat 3pm signed)

70th Anniversary Play Season: Don't Dress for Dinner

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 12 March 2019 - Saturday 16 March 2019, Evenings 7.30pm, Wed matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm (Sat 3pm signed & audio described, Sat 7.30pm audio described. A free touch tour is available at 6.30pm on Sat which can be booked by calling the box office.

Film: On the Basis of Sex (12A)

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 15 March 2019 - Thursday 21 March 2019, Various times. Captioned Fri 15 Mar 11am. All Audio Described

An Afternoon at the Movies: The Third Man

the Winding Wheel

Tuesday 19 March 2019, 1pm

Film: Old Boys (12A)

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 19 March 2019 - Wednesday 20 March 2019, Various times. Captioned Wed 20 Mar 10.30am. All Audio Described

Film: Benjamin (15)

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 22 March 2019 - Tuesday 26 March 2019, Various times.

Film: Fighting with My Family (12A)

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 22 March 2019 - Wednesday 27 March 2019, Various times. Captioned Tue 26 Mar 11am. All Audio Described

Film: The Aftermath (TBC)

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 22 March 2019 - Wednesday 27 March 2019, Various times. Captioned Wed 27 Mar 11am. All Audio Captioned

Film: Tortoise and the Hare (Ballet)

Pomegranate Theatre

Saturday 23 March 2019 - Sunday 24 March 2019, Saturday 10.30am & Sunday 11am

Dementia Friendly Film: The Band Wagon (U)

Pomegranate Theatre

Wednesday 8 May 2019, Starts 1pm-4pm (Film starts 1.30pm).

Jack & the Beanstalk Pantomime

Pomegranate Theatre

Friday 6 December 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020, Various times.

Jack & the Beanstalk Pantomime - Schools

Pomegranate Theatre

Tuesday 10 December 2019 - Wednesday 19 December 2018, Various times