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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.

Rewriting The Future

Fri. 27 September 2019 — Sun. 26 January 2020

Site Gallery

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

Sketchbook Weekend with Colette Cameron

Multiple dates

The Art House

Two whole days learning the art of keeping a sketchbook, including outdoor sketching in Weston Park.

Harriet Dyer

Sun. 26 January 2020

The Red Deer, 18 Pitt Street, S1 4DD

One of northern comedy's most idiosyncratic voices. Equal parts frenetic and delightful, Dyer's Dinosaur Show is the story of a paleontologist who travels back in time to become a dinosaur? I’ve seen it twice and couldn’t quite tell you. It’s great!

Next Left: Hope

Mon. 27 January 2020

DINA

Sheffield actors and poets team up to bring hope to the city in light of political upheaval.

Mightnight Traveller

Tue. 28 January 2020

Showroom

In 2015 the Taliban put a price on filmmaker Hassan Fazili's head. Over the course of their multi-year search for safety, he, his wife and daughters grasped onto their camera-phones, creating this intimate portrait of a loving family on the run.

Lauren Kinsella / Tom Challenger / Dave Smith

Wed. 29 January 2020

The Lescar

Unique, beautiful music that premiered at the 2018 London Jazz Festival, exploring themes of conservation and nature.

Jordan Brookes

Thu. 30 January 2020

Regather

One of the defining voices of contemporary comedy, whether you like it or not. His show, I've Got Nothing, is a deconstructivist disasterpiece and 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner. If you like your comedy weird and postmodern, go and see this show.

Waves

Fri. 24 January 2020 — Thu. 30 January 2020

Showroom

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, Waves traces the emotional journey of a suburban African-American family, led by a well-intentioned but domineering father – as they navigate love, forgiveness and loss.

Fergus McCreadie Trio

Fri. 31 January 2020

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Although you may not yet have heard of him, Fergus McCreadie is a phenomenal young pianist and his trio is one of the hottest, most exciting young groups in European jazz at the moment. Don't miss him when Sheffield Jazz bring him to town.

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.

Abstract Acrylics with Flora Menager

Fri. 1 February 2019 — Sat. 1 February 2020

The Art House

This workshop will show you where to begin with abstract painting – covering the basics of abstraction, tapping into the sub-conscious, composition, and colour theory.

The Pottery Experience

Multiple dates

The Art House

A full-day workshop providing a great introduction to traditional hand-building techniques and giving you a guided session on the electric potter’s wheel. 

Noisia

Fri. 31 January 2020 — Sat. 1 February 2020

Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

The Tuesday Club hosts Noisia's last ever Sheffield show, as part of their farewell tour. With support from Black Sun Empire, Levela, Kyrist and lots more.

Under the Bed Sale

Sat. 11 January 2020 — Sat. 1 February 2020

Cupola Gallery

The annual Cupola New Year sale returns – with around 3000 pieces on offer from 100 artists, with prices starting as low as £1.

Parasite

Multiple dates

From South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (Okja, The Host, Memories of Murder) comes one of the most talked about films of recent years – a phenomenal, suspense-filled social satire exploring the class divide while delivering pitch-black humour.

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.

Lilli Unwin

Wed. 5 February 2020

The Lescar

An enchanting and soulful singer, playing with a brilliant trio featuring much sought after guitarist Rob Luft, and Rupert Cox on keys.

Holy Goof

Tue. 4 February 2020 — Wed. 5 February 2020

Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

The Tuesday Club is back with a bang with one of the biggest names in dance music right now or its first outing of 2020.

Ensemble 360 and James Gilchrist

Thu. 6 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

Featuring works by Howard Skempton, Beethoven, and Vaughan Williams. With poems are sung by tenor James Gilchrist, praised by The Times as an interpreter of English song who is “in a class by himself”.

Queen & Slim

Fri. 31 January 2020 — Thu. 6 February 2020

Showroom

When a young black couple are pulled over on their first date, a police officer is killed in self-defence and the pair go on the run – in a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the human toll of racism and the price of violence.

The Lighthouse

Fri. 31 January 2020 — Thu. 6 February 2020

Showroom

From the filmmaker behind standout modern horror The Witch comes this tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote, mysterious island in the 1890s. A hypnotic, truly original film with extraordinary performances from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

She Grrrowls x Verse Matters: Sophie Shepherd & Rebecca Tamás

Thu. 6 February 2020

Theatre Deli

A night of feminist poetry and performance, with two of the country's most exciting and talented up-and-coming poets.

Stewart Lee

Thu. 6 February 2020 — Fri. 7 February 2020

Sheffield City Hall

Snowflake/Tornado looks at the aftermath of Lee’s show description being replaced by that of Sharknado by Netflix and the impending demolition of basic liberal values in British society. Strongly recommended for fans of deconstruction and repetition.

Emilia Mårtensson Band

Fri. 7 February 2020

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Over the last decade, Emilia Mårtensson has built a reputation as one of the most exciting young vocalists on the UK jazz scene.

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 Introduction to Spinning with Dee Sayce

Sat. 8 February 2020

The Art House

Learn to spin sheep fleece and other fibres to create unique, colourful and textured yarns.

Burst Pipe Dreams

Sat. 8 February 2020

The Montgomery

Juggling, slapstick and acrobatics come together in a fun-filled, action-packed show.

Josie Long

Sun. 9 February 2020

The Leadmill

Optimism made flesh, Tender looks at Josie's experience of childbirth and motherhood and how it has compounded her relationship with politics, climate change and the future. And if you aren’t susceptible to optimism, it also has silly voices in it.

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.

Drawing for the Terrified Part 2 with Anna Massey

Mon. 6 January 2020 — Mon. 10 February 2020

The Art House

A 6-week course is for anyone unconfident in their drawing skills – covering perspective, mark making, tone and techniques.

Travels with a Sketchbook with Colette Cameron

Multiple dates

The Art House

From taking new creative journeys to taking your sketchbook on holiday – this course will show you how to make a success of it.

Learning to Draw with Colette Cameron

Multiple dates

The Art House

Learn the fundamental techniques needed to create realistic drawings which capture the illusion of 3D objects on the page.

Watercolours for Beginners with Flora Menager

Multiple dates

The Art House

This fun, five-week introductory course is suitable for anyone looking to take their first steps in painting.

Beethoven 250: String Quartets and more

Tue. 11 February 2020

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

An evening of music that takes us to the extremes of Beethoven’s character.

Absolute Beginners Acrylics with Mark Beachell

Multiple dates

The Art House

Focusing on using acrylics, you'll be shown how the masters worked and how to interpret these techniques into a style all of your own.

Beginners Lino Printing with Colette Cameron

Tue. 7 January 2020 — Tue. 11 February 2020

The Art House

Learn the techniques to design and carve your own lino prints at this 6-week course.

Animal Sculpture with Krishna Alageswaran

Tue. 7 January 2020 — Tue. 11 February 2020

The Art House

A 6-week pottery course helping you to make a standing figure of an animal of your choice.

Young Marco, Stevie Cox & Román Rocha

Tue. 11 February 2020

Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

Dekmantel resident and all round party starter Young Marco makes his Tuesday Club debut. Plus support from Stevie Cox, and La Rumba head honcho Román Rocha.

E.D.E.N Shorts

Tue. 11 February 2020

Union St

A free filmmaking course for Sheffield's LGBTQ+ community.

Artistic Development with John Kerr and Mark Beachell

Multiple dates

The Art House

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

Life Drawing with John Kerr and Mark Beachell

Multiple dates

The Art House

A class suitable for both beginners and experienced students alike.

Illustrating Children's Books with Carl Flint

Wed. 8 January 2020 — Wed. 12 February 2020

The Art House

A fun and accessible course focussing on ideas and development through roughs and sketches.

Portraiture Drawing Techniques with Flora Menager

Wed. 15 January 2020 — Wed. 12 February 2020

The Art House

Learn experimental portraiture techniques, proportions and tips to better draw people through the practice of looking at a model and self-portraiture.

Experimental Life Drawing with Flora Menager

Multiple dates

The Art House

A fun 5-week life drawing course, to help participants build confidence in representing the figure on paper.

Mindful Photography with Don Murray

Wed. 8 January 2020 — Wed. 12 February 2020

The Art House

Over six weeks you'll explore how you can use photography as a mindful practice.

Pots for the Kitchen with Charlotte Berry

Wed. 8 January 2020 — Wed. 12 February 2020

The Art House

Hand build functional pots for your kitchen using a variety of hand building techniques such as coiling, slabbing and pinching.

RESOLUTE + Arthur O’Hara Trio

Wed. 12 February 2020

The Lescar

Two original and totally distinctive bands representing different aspects of the stunningly varied UK jazz and improvised music scenes. 

The Art of Watercolour with John Kerr

Multiple dates

The Art House

A course for all abilities – the beginner or those with some experience who are looking to develop their skills and technique further. 

Interior Design with Mark Beachell

Multiple dates

The Art House

A course designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to approach any interior design project with confidence.

Sculptured Head and Shoulders

Sat. 15 February 2020

The Art House

Make your own stylised ceramic human head/bust using pottery handbuilding techniques.

Saturday Wheel

Multiple dates

The Art House

A pottery course for beginners and improvers, teaching the core skills of throwing on a potter's wheel.

GAZE: A Retrospective of Portraits by Lorna May Wadsworth

Sat. 9 November 2019 — Sat. 15 February 2020

Graves Gallery

Portraiture from the 25-year career of Sheffield-based artist Lorna May Wadsworth, challenging the constraints of what we think a portrait is. Read our review.

Art Club

Sat. 18 January 2020 — Sat. 15 February 2020

The Art House

A fun weekly art club for 8-to-12-year-olds. With activities including watercolour and acrylic painting, marbling, drawing, sculpture, and more.

Best Foot Forward

Sun. 16 February 2020

Croft House, Garden Street, S1 4BJ

Bringing together adult dance groups from Sheffield and South Yorkshire, to raise money for the 20th anniversary edition of Chance to Dance festival.

Shappi Khorsandi

Mon. 17 February 2020

The Leadmill

Skittish Warrior (Confessions Of A Club Comic) is a thoughtful and reflective show from Shappi Khorsandi, looking back both on her early career as a club comedian and more recently as someone who was voted off I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

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.

MoonMot

Wed. 19 February 2020

The Lescar

A vibrant collaboration between UK band Word of Moth and Swiss musicians OIi Kuster and Simon Petermann; exploratory improvisation, acoustic and electronic sounds: powerful, fiery and driving music.

Hazard, KAZ, Clouwds & Andy H

Tue. 18 February 2020 — Wed. 19 February 2020

Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

Hazard returns to Sheffield's Tuesday Club off the back of his brand new EP.

Martin Speake Quartet ft. Ethan Iverson

Fri. 21 February 2020

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

A great quartet fronted by two of the most original improvisers on either side of the Atlantic.

Collage Club

Multiple dates

Cutlery Works

A monthly craft social for adults, bringing people together for a fun and cosy morning of cake, chat and collage.

Tulpa: Allan Gardner & Sean Patrick Campbell

Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 22 February 2020

Bloc Projects

Tulpa is a collaborative exhibition of works from two artists whose work explores cultural myths, fear, control, and the relationships between the personal, social, philosophical and psychological.

The Poetry Business Writing Days

Multiple dates

The Print House, 21-23 North Church Street, S1 2DH

Join independent poetry publisher The Poetry Business for one of their upcoming monthly Writing Days. Each Writing Day is led by Ann and Peter Sansom – who Poet Laureate Simon Armitage called "the UK's most astute and effective tutors".

Barry Green Trio

Thu. 27 February 2020

Firth Hall, Firth Court, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN

A welcome return of one of the best pianists to play in Sheffield in recent years.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 29 February 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The homecoming of Sheffield Theatres' smash hit musical.

Wetlands

Tue. 19 November 2019 — Sat. 29 February 2020

DINA

An earthy and sensual collection of figures, fauna and horses by London-based artist Jessica Jane Charleston in DINA Diner – comprised of the largest linocuts she's printed yet, alongside small jewel-like oils on board.

Mark Thomas

Sun. 1 March 2020

Sheffield City Hall

Storytelling, comedy and standup from a stalwart comedian-activist. Thomas's latest show, 50 Things About Us, is like a Who Do You Think You Are? for the British consciousness and an emollient for people worried about the future of a divided nation.

Ensemble 360

Tue. 3 March 2020

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

A lunchtime concert featuring two of the most glorious works for violin and piano of the later Romantic period: Polish composer Karol Szymanowski’s Myths and César Franck’s majestic Sonata.

Mella Dee

Tue. 3 March 2020 — Wed. 4 March 2020

Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

The Tuesday Club and The Night Kitchen present a special all night long set with Warehouse Music head honcho Mella Dee.

Anthropology Band

Fri. 6 March 2020

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Sheffield-based saxophonist, composer and record producer Martin Archer brings a highly talented octet of musicians to revisit the electric period of Miles Davis.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Mon. 2 March 2020 — Sat. 7 March 2020

Lyceum Theatre

An adventure of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

Hospitality Sheffield 2020

Fri. 6 March 2020 — Sat. 7 March 2020

Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

Join The Tuesday Club for "a night of guaranteed vibes and unbeatable music with the best drum and bass family in the world."

OneFest and Shabaka Hutchings

Sat. 7 March 2020

The Leadmill

A festival bringing music business education to young people alongside world-class jazz musicians.

Ensemble 360

Tue. 10 March 2020

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

This lunchtime concert features two of the most glorious works for violin and piano of the later Romantic period.

Raku Tea Bowls with Mike Scown

Wed. 29 January 2020 — Wed. 11 March 2020

The Art House

Make and fire tea bowls using techniques inspired by the 16th-century Japanese tradition of Raku.

TTC x Peachy x SheFest: ANZ, Jossy Mitsu, Tino, & More

Tue. 10 March 2020 — Wed. 11 March 2020

Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

The Tuesday Club and Peachy team up to present a very special event in association with SheFest – a group dedicated to championing self-defining women's rights and gender equality through events, activities, workshops, film screenings and more.

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.

Drawing Techniques: People, Places and Things with Flora Menager

Sat. 29 February 2020 — Sat. 14 March 2020

The Art House

A crash course in a variety of techniques to help you see and depict all types of subject matter.

Bloc Projects Members Show 2020

Fri. 28 February 2020 — Sat. 14 March 2020

Bloc Projects

The Bloc Projects Members Show is an annual group exhibition that forms a key part of their yearly curated programme and made up of work selected from an open call to Bloc Projects Members.

Advanced Wheel

Mon. 6 January 2020 — Mon. 16 March 2020

The Art House

A 10-week pottery course for students who are already competent in the fundamentals of throwing.

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.

Ant Law Quartet

Fri. 20 March 2020

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

A welcome return to Sheffield by Ant Law and this very talented guitar-led band.

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.

Perched Birds

Sat. 21 March 2020

The Art House

Learn how to make and decorate a ceramic perched bird sculpture at this pottery workshop. 

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).

Painting with Acrylics: People, Places and Things with Flora Menager

Mon. 24 February 2020 — Mon. 23 March 2020

The Art House

A 5-week course giving you chance to learn a variety of acrylic painting techniques to represent things, people and places.

Watercolour for Beginners Part 2

Mon. 24 February 2020 — Mon. 23 March 2020

The Art House

Develop your style and delve deeper into the art of watercolour painting.

Creative Writing with Rob Smith

Multiple dates

The Art House

Do you have just too many words? Not enough words? Do your words not do just what you want them to? Join in this ten-week course and explore creative writing in all its forms.

Beginner Wheel

Multiple dates

The Art House

Learn the core skills of throwing on a potter's wheel at this eleven-week course.

Beginners Drawing Techniques with Flora Menager

Multiple dates

The Art House

A 5-week course for absolute beginners or intermediate students, offering an introduction to the fundamentals of art.

Beyond First Impressions: History of Art with Janice Speddings

Tue. 25 February 2020 — Tue. 24 March 2020

The Art House

Do you want to get know a Caravaggio from a Cassatt or a Rossetti from a Rubens? Then this is the course for you!

Surface Decoration with Krishna Alageswaran

Tue. 25 February 2020 — Tue. 24 March 2020

The Art House

Learn how to use coloured slips, oxides and under-glaze colours with confidence at this 5-week pottery course.

Feet, Hands and Faces with Flora Menager

Wed. 26 February 2020 — Wed. 25 March 2020

The Art House

A drawing course where you'll learn to draw –or improve your drawings of – what are considered to be the most difficult parts of the body to portray competently.

Absolute Beginners Oil Painting with Marcin Szuba

Wed. 26 February 2020 — Wed. 25 March 2020

The Art House

In this course you'll learn the fundamentals of handling paint and composition, and observe tonal values and colour relationships.

Glaze Technology with Krishna Alageswaran

Thu. 27 February 2020 — Thu. 26 March 2020

The Art House

A short pottery course exploring both the chemistry and the breadth of application techniques using stoneware glazes.

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.

Nikki Iles Orchestra

Fri. 27 March 2020

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

A big band treat! Award-winning pianist and composer Nikki Iles’s Jazz Orchestra marks a new chapter in a long and distinguished career in British jazz.

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.

Future Makers '20

Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 28 March 2020

Theatre Deli

A series of fun, free workshops for the next generation of theatre and film makers. Open to 14-to-19-year-olds in Sheffield. Apply now!

Watercolours for the Terrified with Anna Massey

Mon. 24 February 2020 — Mon. 30 March 2020

The Art House

This six-week introduction to watercolours is suitable for complete beginners or those who would like to learn from scratch.

My Nu Leng & M8s

Tue. 31 March 2020 — Wed. 1 April 2020

Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

The Tuesday Club is hosting My Nu Leng as they return to the city for the Sheffield leg of their My Nu Leng & M8s UK tour.

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.

Loved&Lost

Sat. 14 December 2019 — Mon. 13 April 2020

Weston Park Museum

A beautiful, intensely moving exploration of loss and grief by documentary photographer Simon Bray. Read our review.

Trish Clowes – My Iris

Fri. 17 April 2020

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Saxophonist Trish Clowes draws inspiration from the concept of an iris opening and the kaleidoscopic range of sounds which the band are exploring. Hosted by Sheffield Jazz.

Harry Styles

Fri. 17 April 2020

Sheffield Arena, Broughton Ln, Sheffield S9 2DF

One Directioner turned solo.

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.

Alan Barnes + 11

Fri. 24 April 2020

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Alan Barnes celebrates his 60th birthday with a collection of tunes from his birth year in large-group format with new arrangements by trombonist Mark Nightingale.

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.

Jason Rebello Trio

Thu. 30 April 2020

Firth Hall, Firth Court, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN

Jason Rebello is one of the most inventive pianists to emerge from the UK since he burst onto the scene in the early 90s.

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.

Yazz Ahmed's Hafla Band

Fri. 8 May 2020

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

A welcome return to the Sheffield Jazz stage following her hugely popular 2018 Crookes gig.

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.

Doc/Fest

Thu. 4 June 2020 — Tue. 9 June 2020

Showroom

Each June, the world of documentary descends on Sheffield to showcase some of the most fascinating factual films going.

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.

Stormzy

Wed. 16 September 2020

Sheffielld Arena, Broughton Ln, Sheffield S9 2DF

Grime pioneer turned global superstar.

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.