Conference Venues

Winding Wheel

Winding Wheel Chesterfield

The Winding Wheel is a non-residential conference and meeting venue in Chesterfield

The Winding Wheel is a Grade II-listed entertainment and conference centre, built in 1923 as a cinema.

The building consists of three rooms: the Auditorium, the Ballroom, and the Function Room. Each of these rooms has its own private bar and catering area. All rooms are fully accessible.

The Winding Wheel was built to the design of Sheffield architect Harold J Shepherd. Originally a cinema called The Picture House, it first opened its doors on 10th September 1923, seating 1,300 and showing a double bill of Heart’s Affair and The Play House starring Buster Keaton. The building was extended in 1930, adding a large ballroom and extra seating. It was in continual use as a cinema until its closure in 1981.

In 1987, Chesterfield Borough Council purchased and refurbished the building, keeping the internal decor intact, but removing the fixed seating and constructing a dance floor above the stalls. The building reopened as the Winding Wheel and was later Grade II-listed in 2000.

Since reopening it has hosted thousands of events, political conferences, wedding receptions, banquets and has been used for many television programmes.

The rooms available include:

Room Theatre Style Board Room Exhibition Space (Square Metres) Natural light WIFI Other details
Function Room 80 36 78 Y N
Auditorium 900 N/A 406 N N
Ballroom 200 N/A 247 Y N

Function Room – An intimate venue with plenty of natural light and an additional private bar area. Capacity: 20-100 guests

Auditorium – Chesterfield’s largest hall, with elegant surroundings and stunning period features. Capacity: 80-900 guest

Ballroom – Particularly suited for parties, weddings and dances, this beautiful ballroom is full of historic character. Capacity: 50-200 guests

For further information contact:

Winding Wheel
Holywell Street
S41 7SA

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