Terms 2019/20

Tuesdays - Komodo Dragons

10th September  - 22nd October

5th November  - 17th December

7th January - 11th February

25th February - 7th  April

21st April - 19th May

2nd June  - 14th July

Payment is due on the FIRST day of every term by

Cash/Cheque/BACS on request

Saturdays - Jungle Runners/Iguanas

14th September - 26th October

9th  November - 14th December

11th  January - 8th February

4th January (extra session for Iguanas (10.30am)

22nd February - 4th April

25th April - 23rd May

6th June - 18th July

Payment is due on the FIRST day of every term by

Cash/Cheque/BACS on request


Tuesday 31st March

Gekkota Arts - Expectations

Pomegranate Theatre (invited audience)

13th and 14th June (DATE ES TO BE CONFIRMED)

Hidden Strangers by Louise Page

Explores the way those of German, Hungarian and Austrian extraction living in and around Chesterfield were judged, condemned and vilified during the First World War. In Hasland there were riots against local pork butchers. At Buxton the subscription band who had played for the bank holiday makers on August 3rd, became enemies on the declaration of war the next day. This piece explores this area of hidden history and how those who had built their lives in Britain suddenly became the enemy.

Saturday -  7.30pm and Sunday - 3.00pm

4th July

Iguana and Jungle Runners Showcase

Rose Theatre 10.00am

18th July

Open Morning 

Come and join us at our fund raising event. If you are interested to join the Pomegranate Youth Theatre, come and find out what it is all about.

Refreshments, Raffle and Cake Stall

9.30am - 11.00am. - FREE

 22nd August

Youth Theatre 'Taster'

The Pomegranate Youth Theatre offers weekly drama workshops that are available to all at a low cost. The fun workshops teach all aspects of stagecraft which promote teamwork, creativity and confidence.

Come and give it a try and register for new classes in September.

ages 7 - 18 (Gekkota Arts - 18+)

10.00am - 12.00pm - FREE

24th/25th Aug

'Two Plays, Two days'   Summer School  

2 days of workshops in which participants will develop a range of performance skills including physicality, script, devising, improvisation and movement. The group will work towards a short devised performance

ages 8 +

9.00am -3.00pm

Price - £20 per day  or 2 days for £35


meet every Tuesday at the West Studio

7.00pm - 8.30pm


 Gekkota Arts evolved from the Pomegranate Youth Theatre. It was formed with a group of long standing Youth Theatre members who wished to continue their journey and further their skills in every aspect of stagecraft. They produce high quality performances of new and existing works, in the local area and further afield.

All sessions are held on Tuesday Evenings at West Studios.


Sessions are run by highly experienced facilitators, along with visiting playwrights and specialists. Please see website for biographies.



If you are interested in joining Gekkota Arts please contact Carole/Katy on

Pomytheatre@gmail.com; 07932603525



NOT WORDS - How Sometimes words fail but art and image speak

The Pomegranate Youth Theatre and Gekkota Arts has received £26,300

from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project,

made possible by money raised by National Lottery players.

It explores the visual legacy of the suffragettes and how that contributed

to the strong images used by women war artists in WW1

such as local artist Marjorie Hamilton.

It  will explore the link between Derbyshire

and surrounding areas and the national suffrage campaign

and how poorly educated women workers developed strong visual symbolism

to promote their cause.

Research will be shared through development of a play with a visual artist providing images.

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