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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.

Seann Walsh

Wed. 29 May 2019

The Leadmill

One of the best observational comedians going, coming to town with his latest tour After This One, I’m Going Home.

Foxdog Studios

Thu. 30 May 2019

Kollider, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LU

A one-of-a-kind high-tech comedy duo. By day, they're IT consultants. In the evenings, they tour comedy clubs with mechanical monstrosities – including the Robot Chef, which lets audiences collectively cook a hot breakfast using their smartphones.

Big No No Comedy

Multiple dates

Cellar Theatre

A open mic/scratch night in the city centre's newest mini theatre.

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.

Square Hole Comedy Club

Sun. 9 June 2019

The Red Deer

One of Sheffield’s hidden comedy treasures, tucked into the Red Deer's intimate function room. This month they’ll be headlined by Cheekykita, who is herself a hidden treasure: a larger-than-life clown known for oddball physical performances.

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."

Tales Of Whatever

Multiple dates


Sheffield’s resident true storytelling night, in which well-known comedians are invited to the stage alongside other artists and performers to tell true stories of their lives which are funny and heartwarming in much the same way.

Dib Dab Dob Cabaret

Fri. 28 June 2019

St Catherine's Scout Hut, Holtwood Road, Pitsmoor, S4 7BA

A Scout-themed cabaret held in an actual Scout hut, hosted by Sheffield's finest poet-comedian Stan Skinny.

Glenn Moore

Sun. 14 July 2019

New Barrack Tavern, 601 Penistone Road, S6 2GA

An Edinburgh Fringe preview from a Sheffield alumni. Expect notes, deviation, uncertainty and a lower price than you’ll get after August – at preview shows, there’s magic in watching the primordial potential take shape in front of your eyes.