What a Pantomime

From Crisp Boxes to Cyberspace

Welcome to our archive!

Chesterfield Theatre Friends are sad to announce the sudden death of founder member Colin McCall, whose knowledge, enthusiasm, patience, and technical knowhow guided the creation of our digital history. The Archive Group cannot be the same without him, but, by carrying on in the same spirit of interest and enquiry, we hope to make this website a fitting tribute to our friend.

Our material comes from many sources but the bulk of the programmes, flyers and posters from the Pomegranate era were originally stored in empty crisp boxes from the theatre bar. Despite numerous moves, and the ravages of dust and water-damage, we have now sorted this ramshackle accumulation of information about the theatre into some semblance of order. 

Many hours of painstaking work have brought us this far, but there's a lot left to do; we hope you will find our site interesting and informative - and if you can fill in any gaps or omissions all contributions will be gratefully received...

Contact us by emailing ctfarchive@gmail.com