Arsenic and Old Lace opens the Seventieth Anniversary Season of seven plays in seven weeks - presented by Tabs Productions and Rumpus Theatre Company
Tenth anniversary of the formation of CTF marked with an In Conversation event "Crisp Boxes to Cyberspace"
Adapted toilet in foyer, funded by CTF, opened by Cllr. Brunt
First Relaxed performance at the Pomegranate
First Audio-Described performance at the Pomegranate
The RSC production of Love's Labours Lost becomes the first satellite broadcast to the theatre live from Stratford upon Avon
Box Office service for Chesterfield Venues moves out of the Pomegranate and into the Visitor Information Centre, after 66 years of ticket selling in the theatre.
Plaque commemorating ACE project unveiled by actor John Challis - member of the Chesterfield Civic Repertory Company 1964/65
Work begins on the ACE funded renovation of the theatre to include additional seating and digital projection facilities.
The fiftieth anniversary of Derek Coleman’s arrival in Chesterfield is marked with the presentation of a dedicated photograph for display in the bar area
Announcement of the award of £495K from Arts Council England for building developments scheduled for 2014.
Renovation of the top floor of the Caretaker’s House begins, funded by a Townscape Heritage Lottery Grant
Integrated Management of Chesterfield Venues begins
Colin McIntyre’s long association with the theatre is recognised with the presentation of a dedicated photograph for display in the bar by members of the ‘rep’ companies
Start of 4th CiVIc Season of six plays in six weeks.
Implementation of the Review’s findings commences with the appointment of a new Arts and Venues Manager - Mr Anthony Radford.
Proposed new management structure for joint running of the Pomegranate Theatre and Winding Wheel adopted by CBC
Consultancy to determine the future of Arts provision in Chesterfield
Heritage Lottery Funded Pomegranate Youth Theatre production of No-one to Assist explores the history of the Chesterfield Workhouse.
Bar refurbishment carried out with funds raised by CTF.
Gala Day welcomes special guest Colin McIntyre, former Artistic Director of the Rep, for a public reminiscences session as part of the ongoing CTF Oral History project.
Theatre licence amended to allow cinema screenings. “Brief Encounter” becomes the first film to be shown since the closure of the Corporation Theatre in 1947.
Year long celebrations of the theatre’s diamond anniversary commence with the Six for Sixty Repertory Season.
Chesterfield Theatre Friends Group formed to preserve, promote and protect the future of Chesterfield Theatre.
Peter Sallis returns to the theatre for the first time since he was a member of the inaugural repertory company in 1949.
Theatre celebrates 25 years as The Pomegranate
A fully integrated production of Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads” using one hearing and one deaf actress opens live theatre up to a new audience.
A production of “Taming of the Shrew” by Oddsocks Theatre Company marks the start of Pomegranate in the Park, a joint venture with the newly refurbished Queen’s Park.
The Box Office is re-sited in the foyer giving better access to wheelchair users and providing more space for cashiers.
“Chesterfield Tales”, the theatre’s contribution to the Chesterfield Market Festival, a new piece written by members of the New Playwright’s group, celebrates 800 years of the town’s history.
“Angels Never Leave Heaven” becomes the first in-house production at the theatre since 1981.
Bar adapted to provide a performance space for the growing “Arts in the Bar” strand
The first Pomegranate New Playwright’s Festival takes place, performing 14 new works in 5 days.
Ticket selling operations reverted temporarily to their former home, under the stairs, during the re-construction of the Box Office to reflect the change of operation.
The manual Box Office procedures were replaced by Databox, a computerised ticketing system, finally making obsolete the complex use of paper plans and coloured pencils.
Gala presentation of “Thanks for the Memory”, produced by former Artistic Director Colin McIntyre, opened the Season celebrating 50 years of civic theatre in Chesterfield.
Administration of Theatre and Museum joined as part of the new Arts Section headed by the Borough Arts Manager
Bar Area redecorated to provide exhibition space for local artists.
Derek Coleman retired after 31 years as Manager
Theatre re-seated over a three-week period after pantomime.
Ramps constructed at theatre entrance and in foyer to improve access facilities. Adapted toilets to the rear of the auditorium to be shared with Chesterfield's new museum situated in the other half of the Stephenson Memorial Hall. Wheelchair lift installed to allow access to the Box Office and bar area.
Theatre closed for its first-ever major structural repairs.
40 years completed with the theatre's most successful play, Agatha Christie's "Verdict".
To open the 40th year of operation, the theatre repeated the first ever play "See How They Run".
The Civic Theatre became the Pomegranate Theatre.
Chesterfield Theatre Limited came into being with its policy of housing incoming touring companies instead of a Repertory Company mounting its own productions.
Chesterfield Borough Council, as sole producers, opened its one and only production, the Christmas Show "Rock Star".
With the Borough Council's withdrawal of the lease from Chesterfield Civic Theatre Ltd, Repertory Seasons came to an end.
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" played to the theatre's record attendance - three weeks at an average of 98% capacity.
After 16 years of 'Weekly Rep', "Lady Windermere's Fan" began a new policy of each production playing for at least two weeks.
"Tunnel of Love" opened a new Repertory Season with the Company's Stage Manager/ Associate Producer - Colin McIntyre.
As a young Assistant Stage Manager, Diana Rigg made her stage debut in "The Passing of the Third Floor Back".
The 200th presentation, "Hobson's Choice" was directed by Gerald Glaister with the Company including Nigel Davenport and David McCallum.
The 100th presentation by the Resident Repertory Company, "Queen Elizabeth Slept Here". The Company then included Margaret Tyzack and John Arnatt.
First performance of first presentation, "See How They Run" by Philip King.
Opening ceremony performed by Miss. Kathleen Harrison.
The death was announced of J. H. Hodkin who had reigned as Chairman of the Board since 1948.
Public Appeal of Guarantee fund of £5,000 organised by local amateur societies.
Expiry of lease of Hall to Cinema Company.
The Hall purchased by Chesterfield Corporation.
Stephenson Memorial Hall opened as a tribute to George Stephenson.