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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.

Richard Carpenter is Close To You

Sun. 25 November 2018

Drama Studio

A razor-sharp parody play about a life spent playing the piano. Part of Enable US Festival.


Tue. 27 November 2018

Drama Studio

A madcap story about advancing technology, taking its cue from classic sci-fi movies and fuelled by absurd visual comedy and puppetry. Part of Enable US Festival.

Powerful Women Are About

Wed. 28 November 2018

Drama Studio

Ultra-conscious comedy by award-winning, terribly present clown. Part of Enable US Festival.

Long Shot

Thu. 29 November 2018

Drama Studio

An evening of clowning, contraptions, comedy and courage as one man’s belief in the near impossible is put to the test. Part of Enable US Festival.

Lucy Hopkins Workshop

Thu. 29 November 2018

Drama Studio

A workshop conducted entirely in silence about making magnificent and ridiculous physical work. Part of Enable US Festival.

Painters Of Light And Shadow

Sat. 1 December 2018 — Sun. 2 December 2018

Drama Studio

A powerful new play about the healing power of art, based on a true Sheffield story. Part of Enable US Festival.