Winding Wheel Auditorium
Winding Wheel Ballroom
Winding Wheel Exterior 1
Winding Wheel Stage Show
Winding Wheel Stage
Winding Wheel Exterior 2


    Winding Wheel Theatre

    Hosting a diverse programme of events including West End musicals, stand-up comedy, music concerts and lectures.


    The Winding Wheel opened in 1923 as the Picture House and, in the late 30s it was bought by the Odeon Cinema chain. As well as a cinema, the building housed a ballroom and a restaurant. It closed in 1981 but was bought by Chesterfield Borough Council, restored and refurbished, opening again in the late 80s as a conference and entertainment venue and later gained Grade II listed building status.

    Today, the Winding Wheel Theatre is home to Stage Bar and has three rooms which are regularly used for events these are - the Auditorium, Function and Ballroom which has a beautiful stained glass dome over the dance floor. Hosting a diverse programme of events including West End musicals, stand-up comedy, music concerts and lectures.


    • Accessible by public transport

    Our Facilities

    • On-site light refreshments
    • Children welcome
    • Facilities for groups
    • Facilities for conferencing
    • Parking with charge
    • Public toilets
    • Accepts groups
    • Coach parties accepted

    How To Find Us

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