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

Theatre picks

Fill your diaries with Sheffield theatre trips. Our theatre picks feature highlights of the shows that are taking to the stage in Sheffield in the coming weeks and months.

Our theatre picks range from musicals at the Lyceum to contemporary drama at the Crucible and improv at Theatre Deli. Expect exciting new talent at the University of Sheffield Drama Studio and the Makerspace within historic Portland Works, plus comedy and am-dram at the likes of The Montgomery, the Library Theatre and the Lantern.

Browse our What's On calendar for more events.

Roots: (Overseas) & Is Any Body Home?

Sat. 27 April 2024

Theatre Deli

A theatre dance double bill addressing the identity crisis caused by colonisation and migration, where old identities have dissolved and no new identities are formed.

Suzy Homemaker

Wed. 1 May 2024

Firth Hall

Suzy Homemaker was a line of toy household appliances launched in the 60s, teaching girls how to be the perfect housewife. In this performance, see women throughout history trapped in a role they did not ask for, and had no choice in.

Unmythable

Fri. 3 May 2024

Drama Studio

All the greatest Greek myths in one hour. Told through a blend of sketch comedy, clowning, story and song.

Future Now – Change Makers 2024

Mon. 22 April 2024 — Fri. 3 May 2024

Sheffield Hallam Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, S1 2LQ

A showcase of new writing, physical theatre, storytelling, multi-media performance, short-films and plays. Presented by final-year students in Acting and Performance for Sheffield Hallam University's Future Now festival of creativity.

Hunday Service at The Three Huns

Multiple dates

The Three Tuns, 39 Silver Street Head, S1 2DD

Every first and third Sunday of the month, The Three Tuns becomes The Three Huns with an afternoon and evening of drag queen-hosted karaoke, fun and games.

The Allotment Project

Sat. 11 May 2024

Drama Studio

Heartwarming and humorous, this charming duet performance connects audiences of all ages with the joy of growing plants, food, and relationships across all four seasons.

Quacks

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

A monthly queer comedy open mic night. Head down to their next event to join in the laughs or even take to the mic yourself.

Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom

Sat. 18 May 2024

Crucible Theatre

Follow Sir Scallywag on an adventure to defeat the filthy trolls and find the famous Golden Sausage. With narration, visuals from the book and lots of music, this is a brilliant first concert for 3-to-7-year-olds.

Last Séance

Wed. 15 May 2024 — Sat. 18 May 2024

St Johns Church Hall, Abbeydale Road South, S17 3LE

Totley Operatic and Dramatic Society (TOADS) bring to the stage a comedy written by Herb Hasler. A family's scam séance business attracts those who are sceptical, those who believe and those who come for a laugh – but this séance must be their last.

Migration Matters Festival

Fri. 14 June 2024 — Sat. 22 June 2024

A celebration of culture, compassion, and the positive impact migration and refugees have in Sheffield. Held on and around Refugee Week each June, this year's festival features headliners Amadou & Mariam, Sirens of Lesbos and Roger Robinson.

A Doll's House

Sat. 21 September 2024 — Sat. 12 October 2024

Crucible Theatre

Nora Helmer is the envy of many. But her happy home is built on false foundations, and long hidden secrets are starting to surface. A powerful drama written by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Elin Schofield and adapted by Chris Bush.

KENREX

Sat. 26 October 2024 — Sat. 16 November 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

July 10th 1981. Skidmore, Missouri. A man is shot dead in broad daylight. There are 60 witnesses – but no one saw a thing. Part western, part true crime, with an Americana soundtrack, KENREX is a gritty one-man thrill ride.

Little Shop Of Horrors

Sat. 7 December 2024 — Sat. 18 January 2025

Crucible Theatre

The killer rock musical comes to the Crucible in time for Christmas. When flower shop assistant Seymour acquires a mysterious new plant, he names it ‘Audrey II’ after his crush. But this plant’s out for blood.

Death and the King's Horseman

Mon. 3 February 2025 — Sat. 8 February 2025

Crucible Theatre

Set in Nigeria in the late 1940s and based on a true story, Elesin, the king's horseman, is tasked with carrying out a sacred ritual upon the death of the king. However Elesin is overtaken by the allure of earthly desires.

Pig Heart Boy

Thu. 27 February 2025 — Sat. 15 March 2025

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

All Cameron wants is to be normal, but he needs a heart transplant. When he's finally offered a new heart, he must choose how far he’ll go to get his life back. Based on the novel by award-winning writer Malorie Blackman OBE (Noughts and Crosses).