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

What's On

Our Sheffield culture calendar. Make some plans with our picks of events, our art and theatre reviews, and programme highlights from the city's main festivals and venues.

Alex Hitchcock Quartet

Fri. 15 November 2019

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Sheffield Jazz host a saxophonist that Jazzwise describe as part of "the shape of jazz to come".

Joanna Whittle: Lost Islands

Sat. 19 October 2019 — Sat. 16 November 2019

Cupola Gallery

A world of fleetingly familiar otherworlds created through paintings, drawings and curious objects by Joanna Whittle. Read our review.

Pauline Rignall

Sat. 19 October 2019 — Sat. 16 November 2019

Cupola Gallery

A solo exhibition of paintings.

Winter Makers Market

Sat. 16 November 2019

Kommune, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8L

A creative showcase of over fantastic independent makers – jewellers, printers, illustrators, ceramicists, and more.

Shrek The Musical

Tue. 12 November 2019 — Sat. 16 November 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Turning the world of fairy tales upside down.

Beethoven 250: String Quartets and more

Sat. 16 November 2019

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

The first of Music in the Round's series of concerts dedicated to Beethoven's string quartets, with Ensemble 360. Part of worldwide celebrations of the composer's 250th birthday.

Sam Amidon + Rachel Sermanni

Sat. 16 November 2019

Merlin Theatre, Meadow Bank Road, Nether Edge, S11 9AH

Opus presents two excellent folk/alt/country artists on a rare billing together in a beautiful theatre in Nether Edge.

The Joy of Sketching with Tim Bye

Sat. 16 November 2019

The Art House

Spend the day doodling and scribbling your own fun designs. Explore how you like to make marks and develop your “visual voice” in a creative group atmosphere.

Propellor – Loom

Multiple dates

The Octagon Centre, Clarkson Street, S10 2TQ

Jon Boden (Bellowhead) joins cross-genre ensemble Propellor. Expect virtuosic compositions, live electronics and video projection blending folk, contemporary classical, electronic and jazz with field recordings and spoken word.

Lates Gallery Social Sculpture: Interworld - ISOLATE / INCUBATE

Sat. 16 November 2019

Foodhall

Experimental electronic art and music about the Internet, technology, and life in the post-digital realm.

Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios

Sat. 16 November 2019 — Sun. 17 November 2019

Yorkshire Artspace

A weekend of nosying around some of the most fascinating artists' studios in town.

Sheffield Plant Swap

Multiple dates

Hagglers Corner

Exchange house plants and plant knowledge over a cuppa and cake.

Burton Street Christmas Market

Sun. 17 November 2019

Burton Street Foundation, 57 Burton Street, Hillsborough, S6 2HH

Kick off the festive season with Burton Street as it hosts its annual Christmas Market, featuring craft stalls, musical performances, Christmassy activities and festive food.

Fish Pie

Multiple dates

Cellar Theatre

A surrealist character comedy show set on the seas, with a heady mix of poetry, puppetry, theatre and music. Expect to meet all kinds of weird and wonderful characters – dancing fish, clairevoyant clams, surfer postmen, jazz lobsters, and more.

Bolsover, the Cavendishes and Ben Jonson

Tue. 19 November 2019

Humanities Research Institute (HRI), 34 Gell Street, S3 7QY

A lunchtime talk by Dr Tom Rutter, discussing Bolsover Castle’s murals in relation to the poetry and drama of Ben Jonson, who counted the Castle’s owner William Cavendish among his patrons.

The Marriage of Kim K

Wed. 20 November 2019

Drama Studio

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

Magic Lantern

Wed. 20 November 2019

The Lescar

Unique expressive music from a singer and songwriter known for his songs of warmth, simplicity and heart-felt lyricism.

The Irishman

Fri. 15 November 2019 — Thu. 21 November 2019

Showroom

Martin Scorsese's latest film – and his ninth collaboration with Robert De Niro. The master filmmaker returns to the genre that he helped define, with a mystery that has never been solved: who killed labour leader Jimmy Hoffa?

Sentinel

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.

Britishness

Thu. 21 November 2019

Showroom

A creative documentary by Eelyn Lee, who joins a group of young writers from Sheffield on a quest to find out the meaning of Britishness – through poetry and interviews with the likes of former Lord Mayor Magid Magid, amongst others. Read our review.

Jim Ghedi + R.Loomes

Thu. 21 November 2019

Merlin Theatre, Meadow Bank Road, Nether Edge, S11 9AH

Catch Sheffield’s finger-picking folk troubadour and his band in the beautiful surroundings of the Merlin Theatre in Nether Edge. Support comes from the mesmeric and haunting R.Loomes.

Music and the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

Thu. 21 November 2019

Humanities Research Institute (HRI), 34 Gell Street, S3 7QY

A lunchtime talk by Dr Tim Shephard exploring the music of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and its historic and cultural contexts – revealing the strange and wonderful soundscape of a Renaissance masterwork of magical realism.

Dreaming in Renaissance Italy

Thu. 21 November 2019

Kelham Island Museum

Dr Erin Maglaque explores the meanings of dreams in the Renaissance: from dream literature, to daydreamers, to the import of dreams in everyday life. Otis Mensah, Poet Laureate of Sheffield, performs a poem taking themes from Dr Maglaque’s research.

Ingrid & Christine Jensen with the Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra

Fri. 22 November 2019

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Over the past twenty years, the Canadian Jensen sisters have each shaped prolific careers in contemporary jazz –  as trumpeter and saxophonist respectively.

Women-Wise

Fri. 22 November 2019

Drama Studio

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

Giant Dolls' House Project: At Home in Sheffield

Multiple dates

Join in a collaborative art project led by architect Catja de Haas, creating a community of dolls' houses made out of shoeboxes. Contribute to the installation at one of two workshops, followed by a storytelling session with Nana-Essi Casely-Hayford.

Sounds of the Estates

Fri. 22 November 2019

Site Gallery

At this panel discussion, speakers from Sheffield's music community will look at the role of social housing estates in the local music scene, particularly in the 1990s. Speakers include Winston Hazel and Amy Carter, with moderator Auriel Majumdar.

Modern Living

Multiple dates

Department of Art and Design, Sheffield Hallam University, Head Post Office Building, Fitzalan Square, S1 2AY

Graphic designers and illustrators from Sheffield Hallam Uni explore the past, present and future of social housing – delving into archives, remembering their experiences growing up in council properties, and responding to the current housing crisis.

The Secrets of the Selkies

Fri. 22 November 2019

Kelham Island Museum

Join folk singer and ethnomusicologist Dr Fay Hield and guests for a spoken word, visual and song-based show to explore responses to the tale of the selkie – creatures of human/seal form who get trapped on land and navigate human relationships.

Fantastical Cities

Sat. 23 November 2019

Yorkshire Artspace

Construct a fantasy cityscape from cardboard and Lego at this drop-in workshop, designed to inspire the architects of the future.

Independent Christmas Art Market

Sat. 23 November 2019

DINA

Pick up treats from local artists and traders – everything from ceramics to zines, custom tees to tote bags, screen prints to jewellery, and much more. And indulge in some veggie/vegan festive fare from the fab DINA Diner while you're there.

My Mother Said I Never Should

Fri. 8 November 2019 — Sat. 23 November 2019

Crucible Theatre

A moving exploration of the lives of four generations of women in one family, shifting back and forth in time through the huge social changes of the past century.

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.

Painting Botanicals with Flora Menager

Sat. 23 November 2019

The Art House

Participants will learn painting techniques specifically suited to painting flowers in watercolour.

The True Historie of Mr William Shakespeare

Thu. 21 November 2019 — Sat. 23 November 2019

Theatre Deli

A brand new farce, billed as "a very silly show about some very serious theatre" – taking aim at culture’s greatest prize and those who yearn after it.

Sheffield Drift: Social Housing History

Sat. 23 November 2019

Meet at Sheffield Station/Sheffield Hallam University tram stop, Sheffield Station, S1 2BP

Join history enthusiast Mick Nott for an urban walk passing a number of examples of council and social housing from the 1920s to the present day. You're welcome to listen, and to contribute, to the telling of a history about Sheffield social housing.

Photographing Gleadless Valley

Sat. 23 November 2019

Holy Cross Church, Gleadless Valley, Spotswood Mount, S14 1LG

Earlier this month photographer Stephen Marland and local history enthusiast Mick Nott led a free Photo Walk in Gleadless Valley. See the results from the Photo Walk in this exhibition at the estate's awe-inspiring 1960s hill-top church.

Bauhaus Ball

Sat. 23 November 2019

Sidney + Matilda

It may have been one of the world's most famous art and design schools, but the Bauhaus wasn't all about learning. It also knew how to party! Join GRL. DJs for a night of dancing inspired by the Bauhaus art school's legendary fancy-dress parties.

Forgotten Bauhaus Women

Sat. 23 November 2019

Sidney + Matilda

When people think of the Bauhaus they often think of names like Gropius, Klee and Kandinsky. What about the women students, why did they become overshadowed? Design enthusiast Lauren Rickards gives an informal talk on four forgotten Bauhaus women.

Talking Buildings

Sat. 23 November 2019

Site Gallery

Join artists Peter Martin and Jon Cannon to bring Sheffield landmarks to life at this drop-in workshop for kids and young people. You'll turn buildings into animated characters through collage, green screen visual effects, and voiceover recording.

Concrete Crafts with Bright Box

Sat. 23 November 2019

Yorkshire Artspace

Bright Box Makerspace create playful spaces to explore tech, engineering and arts. Join Kisha Bradley at this drop-in workshop to get hands-on with concrete – an essential material in Bauhaus architecture. Suitable for ages 8+.

Bauhaus Bags with Craft Lab

Sat. 23 November 2019

Yorkshire Artspace

Based on Bauhaus principles of colour theory, you will be playing with colours, shapes and composition to block print tote bags at this drop-in workshop.

Standing at the Sky's Edge: Stories Behind the Park Hill Musical

Sat. 23 November 2019

Crucible Theatre

The Park Hill-set musical Standing at the Sky's Edge made its sell-out debut at the Crucible Theatre in March. Seven months on, join Chris Bush as she shares her experience of researching and writing a musical spanning three generations of Park Hill.

Being Human

Thu. 14 November 2019 — Sat. 23 November 2019

Kelham Island Museum

A national festival of the humanities. The University of Sheffield presents an exploration of this year's theme of myths, dreams and love through a free programme of immersive events, projections, theatre, food, music and talks.

Moving Heaven and Earth

Multiple dates

Kelham Island Museum

Gather around a banqueting table for an immersive experience re-creating the sights, sounds and tastes of a 1964 royal banquet and Jacobean theatrical extravaganza! With free family craft activities.

Sheffield Modern

Fri. 22 November 2019 — Sun. 24 November 2019

An arts festival inspired by the city's architecture. With exhibitions, talks, walks, family-focussed workshops, installations, film screenings, and more.

Joe Scarborough: Life in the Big Village

Sat. 17 August 2019 — Sun. 24 November 2019

Weston Park Museum

Over 60 paintings and drawings from the 50-year career of one of Sheffield's best-loved artists.

Gleadless Valley Estate Walk

Sun. 24 November 2019

Meet at Herdings Park tram stop, S14 1BF

A guided 2-mile walk explaining why Gleadless Valley deserves more appreciation as first-rate council housing in an exceptional setting amongst ancient woodland, and why municipal housing should be seen as an essential part of national housing stock.

Gleadless Valley Nature Walk

Sun. 24 November 2019

Meet at Herdings Park tram stop, S14 1BF

The setting of the Gleadless Valley estate within and around ancient woodlands and farmlands is probably unique in the UK. Join the local Wildlife Trust for a 2-mile walk, finding evidence of past industries and learning about its plant and wildlife.

Sonic Intrigues

Sat. 23 November 2019 — Sun. 24 November 2019

David Mellor Design Museum

A sound installation in David Mellor’s cutlery workshop in Hathersage, created by sound art collective SONA. Inspired by and experimenting with sounds from the factory floor and stages of the assembly cycle – stamping, filing, grinding, polishing.

Estate, A Reverie

Sun. 24 November 2019

The Void, Floor 1, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street, S1 1WB

A film by Andrea Luka Zimmerman, celebrating her community’s resilience in the face of the impending demolition of their east London estate. Interweaving portraits, re-enactments, and architectural studies. With introductory talk from Owen Hatherley.

Her

Sun. 24 November 2019

Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, S10 2FD

Broomhall Community Cinema relaunches with a film questioning the nature of relationships in the modern world. Heartbroken, Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) becomes fascinated with "Samantha" (Scarlett Johansson), the voice of an operating system.

Ensemble 360 lunchtime concert

Mon. 25 November 2019

Upper Chapel, S1 2JD

An entertaining lunchtime concert for flute, oboe and piano, featuring glorious Baroque music, a charming trio by British composer, actor and cartoonist Madeleine Dring, and champagne cork-popping Italian opera.

Imperial Wax

Mon. 25 November 2019

The Leadmill

Imperial Wax are the longest serving and final lineup of peerless Manchester pioneers The Fall. Veterans Keiron Melling, Dave Spurr and Pete Greenway have teamed up with frontman Sam Curran and released their debut album Gastwerk Saboteurs this May.

Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me

Wed. 27 November 2019

Crucible Theatre

One of the world’s great cabaret singers, performing original arrangements of songs by Bob Dylan and Jacques Brel, as well as some of her own.

Universal Time

Wed. 27 November 2019

The Lescar

Simply beautiful lyrical music, bringing together European jazz-rock influences, free playing, textured harmonies and arching melodies.

Bikehall Winter Maintenance Workshops

Multiple dates

Foodhall

Back by popular demand, Bikehall Winter Maintenance Workshops will give you the opportunity to work on your own bike, fix any issues that have been bothering you and develop DIY bike maintenance skills.

Marriage Story

Fri. 22 November 2019 — Thu. 28 November 2019

Showroom

A film about breaking up, while trying to keep it together. It's a reflection of something we already know and recognise, perhaps have even felt and experienced personally, but seldom have the capacity to express or represent in a genuine way.

Judy & Punch

Fri. 22 November 2019 — Thu. 28 November 2019

Showroom

In the town of Seaside, located nowhere near the coast, famous puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. Until Punch’s ambition and penchant for a drink lead to an ill-fated turn of events that Judy must avenge.

Tim Horton

Fri. 29 November 2019

Crucible Theatre

A spellbinding exploration of Schubert’s works for solo piano concludes with an unmissable trilogy of Sonatas.

Daniel Erdmann's Velvet Revolution

Fri. 29 November 2019

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Sheffield Jazz host a true European jazz super-group.

Sip and Shimmer: Painting with Real Gold with Colette Cameron

Fri. 29 November 2019

The Art House

Learn how to use sheets of real gold leaf within your painting to create shimmering magical effects.

A Reyt Queer Do #5

Sat. 30 November 2019

Theatre Deli

A night of queer performance, dancing and cake, hosted by Andro and Eve.

Motown

Tue. 19 November 2019 — Sat. 30 November 2019

Lyceum Theatre

The hit West End musical brings the story of the record label's founder and legendary artists to the Sheffield stage.

Regeneration

Mon. 4 November 2019 — Sat. 30 November 2019

Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, S2 5TR

Seventeen artists based at Yorkshire Artspace's Exchange Place Studios respond to the theme of regeneration.

Now Then 11 – feat. Amy True, Papa Soul, & DJs

Sat. 30 November 2019 — Sun. 1 December 2019

Yellow Arch Studios

Celebrate the magazine's eleven years in print with a multi-room party with some unmissable talent, DJs, and an extensive network of writers, musicians, artists and activists that make Now Then what it is.

David Fennell-Roberts

Thu. 7 November 2019 — Sun. 1 December 2019

The Dorothy Pax, Arch 17, Wharf Street, Victoria Quays, S2 5SY

A canalside exhibition of landscapes, natural and man-made, by painter and printmaker David Fennell-Roberts.

Ensemble 360 lunchtime concert

Tue. 3 December 2019

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

Spend your lunchtime in the company of Music in the Round, and the sounds of a Brahms’s cello sonata and a piece for violin by Joseph Joachim.

Xhosa Cole Quartet

Wed. 4 December 2019

The Lescar

Winner of the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the
Year, tenor sax player Xhosa Cole is joined by a quartet of some of finest UK-based talent.

Knives Out

Fri. 29 November 2019 — Thu. 5 December 2019

Showroom

A witty whodunit with an all-star cast including Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette and LaKeith Stanfield. When a renowned crime novelist is found dead after his birthday, detective Benoit Blanc is enlisted to investigate.

The Nightingale

Fri. 29 November 2019 — Thu. 5 December 2019

Showroom

Clare Carroll (Aisling Franciosi) is a young Irish convict, seeking vengeance for the brutal murder of her family with the help of an Aboriginal tracker who agrees to guide her through the bush. A haunting, powerful film from director Jennifer Kent.

Laura van der Heijden and Tom Poster

Fri. 6 December 2019

Upper Chapel, S1 2JD

Cellist Laura van der Heijden and pianist Tom Poster present a fascinating programme of the full range of tones and colours from cello repertoire spanning 200 years. Followed by an informal Q&A session.

Fabled

Fri. 6 December 2019

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Sheffield Jazz bring to town Fabled – the brainchild of saxophonist/clarinettist Sam Rapley, who has assembled a group of the UK's most exciting young musicians.

Peddler

Multiple dates

92 Burton Road

Food, music, art. In a former warehouse. At night.

Concerteenies with Music in the Round

Sat. 7 December 2019

Crucible Theatre

Cellist Laura van der Heijden and outstanding pianist Tom Poster lead two relaxed concerts for young children and their grown-ups, with bubbles, percussion and props.

Festive Gifts and Decorations

Wed. 6 November 2019 — Wed. 11 December 2019

The Art House

Join pottery tutor Charlotte Berry to make a series of festive gifts from clay over this six-week pottery course held each Wednesday.

Cities of Seven Hills

Multiple dates

Film Unit

A mini-season of films from around the world set in cities built on seven hills, hosted by Rare Giants.

Ilona Sagar: Deep Structure

Fri. 11 October 2019 — Sat. 14 December 2019

S1 Artspace

A beguiling film and exhibition inspired by Park Hill’s iconic architecture and its 1960s social experiment, and exploring wellbeing through looking at buildings as organisms. Does social planning have social effect? Read our review.

Darren O'Brien – Sharrow Vale and the Antiques Quarter

Sat. 14 December 2019 — Sun. 15 December 2019

Abbeydale Picture House

A weekend-long exhibition and an afternoon of talks in the Picture House's Fly Tower, launching local photographer Darren O'Brien's new photo book documenting life in Sharrow Vale and the Antiques Quarter.

Artistic Development with John Kerr and Mark Beachell

Wed. 6 November 2019 — Wed. 18 December 2019

The Art House

A seven-week course offering a practical approach to developing all aspects of artistic development in a wide range media.

Introduction to Oil Painting with Marcin Szuba

Wed. 20 November 2019 — Wed. 18 December 2019

The Art House

A fun five-week course introducing oil painting – suitable for all abilities.

Peter Barber: 100 Mile City and Other Stories

Fri. 22 November 2019 — Fri. 20 December 2019

Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery

An exhibition by acclaimed British architect Peter Barber, who has dedicated much of his working life to designing social housing. Exploring issues presented by the housing crisis, and the role architecture might play in creating a more humane city.

Mapping Sheffield

Tue. 1 October 2019 — Tue. 24 December 2019

Sheffield Central Library

Explore Sheffield’s rich history through the magic of maps, dating from 1610 to the present day.

The Elves and the Shoemakers

Thu. 5 December 2019 — Sat. 4 January 2020

Crucible Theatre

A festive treat for all the family, with live music and puppetry.

The Nutcracker

Tue. 7 January 2020 — Sat. 11 January 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score comes to life in a suitably festive show from Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet.

Guys and Dolls

Sat. 7 December 2019 — Sat. 18 January 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Roll the dice and fall in love under the bright lights of New York city.

Dover Quartet

Sat. 18 January 2020

Crucible Theatre

“One of the world’s finest young string quartets” according to the New Yorker, the Philadelphia-based quartet has paired Hindemith’s concise and passionate Third Quartet with Brahms’s Quartet in B flat for this recital.

Jean Toussaint Quarter

Sat. 18 January 2020

Crucible Theatre

Seriously exciting music from a saxophonist of international stature and his excellent band.

Revelations

Tue. 21 January 2020

Crucible Theatre

An epic story about friendship, faith, life, death, foxes, snow buddies, and trying to do the right thing even when it involves taking all your clothes off.

Where There's Muck There's Bras

Thu. 23 January 2020

Crucible Theatre

Acomic and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse, Northern Women – the sung and the unsung!

My Cousin Rachel

Mon. 20 January 2020 — Sat. 25 January 2020

Lyceum Theatre

A menacing psychological thriller by Daphne du Maurier, adaptated by Joseph O’Connor.

Rewriting The Future

Fri. 27 September 2019 — Sun. 26 January 2020

Site Gallery

Exploring alternative narratives on gender, power, ecology and community.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Tue. 28 January 2020 — Sat. 1 February 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Mischief Theatre return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic.

Trojan Horse

Tue. 4 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

Trojan Horse was a story in the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools. This play looks at a community torn apart by racial division, ‘British values’ and the culture of Prevent.

The Political History of Smack and Crack

Wed. 5 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

Tracing Mandy and Neil's lives from the 1981 riots to their present day survival on the streets of Manchester, this show is an angry, funny love-song to a lost generation inspired by the playwright's own experience in jail and rehab.

To Move In Time

Fri. 7 February 2020 — Sat. 8 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

A brand-new monologue written by Tim Etchells for performer and collaborator Tyrone Huggins, in which an unnamed protagonist speculates playfully about what he’d do if he were able to travel backwards and forwards in time.

An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson

Mon. 10 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

Celebrating the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

Mon. 17 February 2020 — Tue. 18 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in an evening of stand-up and music.

Fascinating Aida

Wed. 19 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading out on tour with a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 29 February 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The homecoming of Sheffield Theatres' smash hit musical.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Mon. 2 March 2020 — Sat. 7 March 2020

Lyceum Theatre

An adventure of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

A Monster Calls

Tue. 10 March 2020 — Sat. 14 March 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls is brought to life by visionary director Sally Cookson. A dazzling insight into love, life and healing.

Beethoven 250: Wind & Piano

Fri. 20 March 2020

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

A joyful showcase of Beethoven and more from the wind players of Ensemble 360.

Concerteenies with Music in the Round (1 and 2 yr olds)

Fri. 20 March 2020

Channing Hall (Upper Chapel), 45 Surrey Street, S1 2LG

Ensemble 360 performs two relaxed concerts for young children and their grown-ups.

Cabaret

Tue. 17 March 2020 — Sat. 21 March 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The award-winning landmark musical comes to town – show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes, iconic songs, and all.

Run Sister Run

Thu. 27 February 2020 — Sat. 21 March 2020

Crucible Theatre

Spanning four decades up to the present day, nurture competes with nature as a pair of sisters navigate their unbreakable bond.

Beethoven 250: Harmoniemusik

Sun. 22 March 2020

Kommune, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LS

Join Music in the Round for a leisurely Sunday of music, all while enjoying refreshments from the many independent outlets in Kommune.

Beethoven 250: Come & Play

Sun. 22 March 2020

Kommune, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LS

Come and play along with friendly musicians from Ensemble 360 and Hallam Sinfonia. You'll play through the first movement of Beethoven’s greatest symphony, No. 5 (da-da-da-DUUUUMMM).

Beethoven 250: The Final Sonatas – Steven Osborne

Fri. 27 March 2020

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

A trio of beautifully balanced and contrasting works, played by a thrilling performer.

Geisha

Tue. 24 March 2020 — Sat. 28 March 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Two young women, bound by vows of friendship, find themselves in the midst of a collision between East and West in this ballet based on a true story.

Coriolanus

Fri. 6 March 2020 — Sat. 28 March 2020

Crucible Theatre

‘What is the city but the people?’ This contemporary take on Shakespeare’s play about the disconnect between the rulers and the ruled follows Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Robert Hastie’s critically acclaimed Julius Caesar.

Tomorrow's Stars Today

Fri. 3 April 2020

Crucible Theatre

American rising stars, violinist Randall Goosby and pianist Jonathan Ware, make their Crucible Studio debut supported by the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT).

Maya Youssef Trio

Fri. 3 April 2020

Crucible Theatre

Damascus-born Maya Youssef is hailed as ‘the queen of the qanun’, a traditional Syrian 78-stringed plucked zither.

Funny Girl

Tue. 31 March 2020 — Sat. 4 April 2020

Lyceum Theatre

A celebration of the underdog made good, this iconic musical is based on the life and career of real-life Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice.

These Hills Are Ours

Tue. 7 April 2020

Crucible Theatre

Do you ever want to run away from it all? Dan and Boff did exactly that. These Hills Are Ours uses story and song to tell what they found out on their journeys.

Idol

Wed. 8 April 2020 — Thu. 9 April 2020

Crucible Theatre

A daring and unapologetic examination of religion, pop culture and Black representation.

The Sound of Music

Tue. 7 April 2020 — Sat. 11 April 2020

Lyceum Theatre

One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart.

An Inspector Calls

Tue. 14 April 2020 — Sat. 18 April 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The National Theatre's multi award-winning production returns after a sell-out London season and American tour.

Ghost Stories

Tue. 21 April 2020 — Sat. 25 April 2020

Lyceum Theatre

See the international stage phenomenon, direct from the West End, in its first ever UK Tour.

Six

Tue. 28 April 2020 — Sat. 2 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out international smash hit Six comes to Sheffield.

Once

Tue. 5 May 2020 — Sat. 9 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

A spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams centred on two lost souls: a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician.

Dial M For Murder

Tue. 12 May 2020 — Sat. 16 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Can you ever get away with the perfect crime?

English Touring Opera

Mon. 18 May 2020 — Tue. 19 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar), one of Handel’s most celebrated operas: a story of passion and revenge. And Così fan tutte by Mozart, a glorious music and farcical story of young love and fidelity.

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Fri. 22 May 2020 — Sat. 23 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever!

Oliver Twist

Wed. 13 May 2020 — Sat. 23 May 2020

Crucible Theatre

Born into poverty and misfortune, Oliver Twist escapes the workhouse for a life of adventure where he joins the Artful Dodger, Fagin and their mischievous gang of pick pockets.

The Red Shoes

Tue. 26 May 2020 — Sat. 30 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns after winning two Olivier Awards and dazzling audiences across the UK and the USA.

Billionaire Boy

Wed. 3 June 2020 — Sat. 6 June 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn't have is a friend.

Heathers

Tue. 23 June 2020 — Sat. 27 June 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Greetings and salutations! Welcome to Westerberg High, where popularity is so very a matter of life and death, and Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day.

Here's What She Said To Me

Thu. 18 June 2020 — Sat. 4 July 2020

Crucible Theatre

Meet three generations of women on two continents and follow their need to connect with each other across time and space.

The Kite Runner

Tue. 30 June 2020 — Sat. 4 July 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Derren Brown: Showman

Tue. 14 July 2020 — Sat. 18 July 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The master of mind control and psychological illusion returns to the stage with a brand new live show.

Oscar and the Pink Lady

Fri. 26 June 2020 — Sat. 18 July 2020

Crucible Theatre

Oscar is ten. He lives in a children’s hospital. It’s a frantic, magnificent and scary place, and he feels very much alone.

The Folk Forest

Sat. 18 July 2020 — Sun. 19 July 2020

Endcliffe Park

An oasis of calm between the trees. With music, arts and crafts market, heritage craft workshops, and more.

9 to 5

Tue. 15 September 2020 — Sat. 19 September 2020

Lyceum Theatre

9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss.

The Commitments

Mon. 5 October 2020 — Sat. 10 October 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.