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

Theatre picks

Fill your diaries with theatre trips, with our picks of the shows that are taking to the Sheffield stage in May and June.

Browse our What's On calendar for even more theatre events.

Barber Shop Chronicles

Wed. 22 May 2019 — Sat. 1 June 2019

Crucible Theatre

A heart-warming play made up of stories of African men and the anecdotes and arguments they share at the barber's.

Far Gone

Wed. 29 May 2019 — Sat. 1 June 2019

Theatre Deli

“If I invited you to come with me on a journey, a story, will you come with me?”

Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped

Tue. 4 June 2019

Crucible Theatre

Ru Paul's Drag Race favourite Jinkx Monsoon and her pianist-therapist take a biting look at the dark side of drag fame.


Thu. 13 June 2019

Crucible Theatre

Martyn Hett, AKA the Boy With the Deirdre Tattoo, started trending on Twitter in the hours after the announcement of his death at the Manchester Arena bombing. In this play his closest friends share an insight into what it means to #BeMoreMartyn.

Reasons to be Myself

Wed. 12 June 2019 — Sat. 15 June 2019

The Local Theatre

A heart-warming story following Rheya, who is transitioning, as she and her sisters reflect on poignant memories from their pasts and respond to this shift in their family.

Made in Spain

Wed. 19 June 2019

Cellar Theatre

An evening of foot stomping comedy with Sonia Aste, a Spaniard living in the UK who believes "cultural differences are like Sangria – a mix that leaves a headache, but we always ask for more."

Migration Matters

Fri. 14 June 2019 — Sat. 22 June 2019

Celebrating culture, creativity and companionship in our city of sanctuary.