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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Enable US

Twice a year the Enable US festival brings to town unmissable and intriguing pieces of new theatre and performance.

Held in the beautiful Drama Studio at the University of Sheffield, each show is an opportunity to get to know some of the most exciting independent theatre companies currently touring in the UK.

The autumn 2019 season runs 4-23 November. See what's to come in the programme below.

A Warning to the Curious

Mon. 4 November 2019

Drama Studio

A terrifying M. R. James ghost story, told by candlelight.

The Mysterium

Wed. 6 November 2019

Drama Studio

Radio presenter David Bramwell brings you his one-man show, exploring some of the strangest stories of the modern age.

Director's Cut

Thu. 7 November 2019

Drama Studio

A brand new tale of haunted Hollywood hilarity. Noises Off meets The Exorcist, Carrie meets Singin’ In The Rain.

Secrt Circl

Fri. 8 November 2019

Drama Studio

An interactive, late-night ceremony of life and death, hosted by award-winning shapeshifter Lucy Hopkins.

In Loyal Company

Sat. 9 November 2019

Drama Studio

The incredible true story of missing World War II soldier and prisoner of war Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew David William Bryan.

The Art of Being an Idiot

Sat. 9 November 2019 — Sun. 10 November 2019

Drama Studio

Get in touch with your magnificent inner idiot, take a risk and find the pleasure in following your impulses in this two-day performance workshop.

The Marriage of Kim K

Wed. 20 November 2019

Drama Studio

A Mozart opera and a Kardashian musical – at the same time.


Thu. 21 November 2019

Drama Studio

A layered perspective on the planet's most urgent issue. Using synths, live vocals, laser, video and data on forced migration to look at the present and future effects of global warming.


Fri. 22 November 2019

Drama Studio

Seven women share stories of finding confidence through comedic and thought-provoking dance theatre.

The Band

Sat. 23 November 2019

Drama Studio

A humorous tale of desperate ambition and blind affection, told through dance, physical theatre and circus, and set to a lively soundtrack.

Exploring Circus Dance Workshop

Sat. 23 November 2019

Drama Studio

A fun and energetic workshop focusing on lifts, acrobatic ways of supporting an using weights in duets and groups.