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Play, from 5 Oct 2016, £11.50-£14.50




Chesterfield Theatres

01246 345222


Corporation Street,
S41 7TX


Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society present one of the most popular of the Savoy Operas, Iolanthe, in which Gilbert pokes fun at the political and legal establishment of the day.

The fairies are missing their friend, Iolanthe, who was banished 25 years earlier for disobeying fairy laws and is now living at the bottom of a stream. They persuade the Fairy Queen to recall Iolanthe from exile and learn that she has a son, Strephon, who is in love with Phyllis, the ward of the Lord Chancellor. Unfortunately for Strephon, the Lord Chancellor and the entire House of Peers also have designs on Phyllis and resolve to thwart his marriage plans.

However, the fairies have other ideas and, in a stance against the aristocracy, propose Strephon as an MP, which results in unexpected outcomes.

Nic Wilson, well known in the local area as a G and S performer, will direct Iolanthe, with Musical Director, Andrew Marples, in his 17th full production with the Society, taking charge of the orchestra which includes Society Accompanist, Chris Flint, on piano.

Iolanthe is packed with wonderful melodies and enriched by a story in which the humour remains topical today. Don’t miss it!

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 5 - Fri 7 Oct 2016 19:30
Sat 8 Oct 2016 14:30 19:30


Wednesday all tickets £11.50
Thursday to Saturday (including Saturday matinee) all tickets £14.50



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Map reference: SK 385712  Lat: 53.23660 Long: -1.42342

The Pomegranate Theatre has no car park of its own. The directions below are to the nearest car parks.

From North/South
Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in right hand lane and at traffic lights turn right (Spa Lane). Follow road round to left and car parks on either side.

Alternatively, on Lordsmill Street go straight on through traffic lights and round back of 'Crooked Spire' Church. Select right hand lane and go straight on at 1st and 2nd set of traffic lights, approaching large roundabout with car park in middle. Keep to right hand lane and turn right into car park (Holywell Cross).

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep to left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (Lordsmill Street), take right hand lane then follow route from North/South.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chesterfield station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • Designated wheelchair seats are available on row A and on row O (row O is more convenient for the toilet suitable for wheelchair users). Although there is no cafe at the Theatre, there is a bar which is accessible by wheelchair lift.


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system