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How to find us

Chesterfield Library Theatre, New Beetwell St., Chesterfield S40 1QN

Our venue is the Library Theatre in the town centre behind the Library main entrance on New Beetwell Street.  Entrance is through Cafe Browser.

There is ample car parking around the town centre and local residents can park for free at concert times.

Please note our concerts now begin at 7.30pm with doors open from 7.00pm. This will allow us to finish in time for those using public transport to catch the late buses from New Beetwell Street, just a short walk away.

We are able to provide a selection of light drinks, beers and wines which will be on sale in the foyer as you enter the Theatre. There is limited space for wheelchair users and disabled access through the library. Library staff will be on hand to assist you if needed.  If you have any concerns in this respect please feel free to contact us. We will do all we can to help your visit go smoothly.


From the M1 take J29 follow the A617 to Chesterfield.

1. At the end of the M1 link road take the third exit, A617 to Chesterfield centre.
2. (Do not take the exit into B&Q).
3. At the next roundabout take the second exit, B6543, towards the town centre then turn first left into New Beetwell Street.
The library can be seen on your right and access is through the cafe entrance.
Most buses will drop you off in the town centre or on New Beetwell Street. To park you may prefer to carry on past New Beetwell Street. Car parks are provided on the right as you head into the town centre and in the actual centre itself - in the so called Dough Nut!



It is with sadness that Chesterfield Folk Club announces its closure and that its remaining planned concerts are cancelled. As chair of the committee, I would like to take this opportunity to comment.

Thank you for making this club one of the finest in the country. We have had the pleasure of staging some of the best performers in the land since we took over running the club in January 2010. We have staged 121 concerts, the last 56 of which have been at the superb venue of the Chesterfield Library Theatre. We are grateful for the Library’s support in reserving the nights we booked and for the premises officer’s enthusiastic help without which we could not have managed the evenings.

As an audience, you have been second to none. Your friendly and appreciative support and turning out in significant numbers gave us the confidence and ability to book the best acts. They, in turn, were keen to play at the theatre and were effusive in their praise of the reception you gave them and of the venue itself.

I am sure that, as an audience, you would wish to thank the committee who gave freely of their time to organize these not-for-profit concerts. Each event took approximately 100 hours of work, the reward for which was the exceptional nights of entertainment. Although none of the committee would ever seek the limelight, I would like to thank Geoff and Kath Deighton, Steve and Julie Swallow, Kam and (the late) Paul Britland, Dave Banks and Pauline Bateson. Without them we would have had no artists, no tickets, no advertising, no brilliant sound, no bar, no meet-and-greet and, in the best tradition of folk clubs, no raffle!

We had decided some time ago that we would finish running the club this December and had hoped that other younger people might have stepped forward to take it over or start to run their own. As it happens, in common with much of the world in 2020, the pandemic has altered our plans to finish with a string of sell-out concerts culminating in our most booked and revered artist, Jez Lowe with his band the Bad Pennies.

It remains for me only to say thank you again and only wish I could have said it in person in my role as MC.

Very best wishes form all at Chesterfield Folk Club

David Bateson OBE, Chair