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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.

Sheffield Waterfront Festival

Sat. 21 September 2019

Victoria Quays and Exchange Street

Celebrate the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal's 200th birthday with one big day of fun on and around the water. With boat trips, canoeing, live street art and music by day, followed by more live music and DJs in Exchange Street into the early hours.

Pop-Up University

Fri. 20 September 2019 — Sun. 22 September 2019

Millennium Gallery

Learn something new this weekend when Pop-Up University opens its doors. With displays, VR exhibits and talks showcasing new research from the University of Sheffield on everything from healthcare and sustainability, to history, music and art.

Sensoria

Fri. 27 September 2019 — Sat. 5 October 2019

Sensoria Music and Film Festival returns for 2019, presenting a unique mix of live performance, film screenings, installations, exhibitions and music industry activity.

No Bounds

Fri. 11 October 2019 — Sun. 13 October 2019

A weekend of bleeps, beats and sweaty grins. Bringing together music, visual art, poetry, and workshops.

Off the Shelf

Sat. 5 October 2019 — Sat. 26 October 2019

Sheffield's annual festival of words.