From Crisp Boxes to Cyberspace

Welcome to our archive!

In 1997, two years before the Pomegranate was due to celebrate 60 years as a Civic Theatre, a meeting was held in the bar to seek volunteers to form a fundraising group. Those volunteers became Chesterfield Theatre Friends, a name suggested by Colin McCall, who led us in the creation of this website.

In the 12 years since CTF have raised almost £60,000 and provided numerous additional facilities for users of the theatre. In recent years our focus has been on accessibility, funding projects such as the audio-description equipment and, most recently, the installation of an adapted-toilet off the foyer.

Join us as the theatre celebrates its seventieth  anniversary by taking a closer look at this digital archive, painstakingly created from ramshackle accumulation of information about the theatre by members of the Archive Group. It’s still a work in progress, there's a lot left to do but we hope you will find our site interesting and informative - and if you can fill in any gaps or omissions all contributions continue to be gratefully received...

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