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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.

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

Multiple dates

A season of rarely-seen silent cinema with live music accompaniment.

Sheffield Food Festival

Sat. 26 May 2018 — Mon. 28 May 2018

Peace Gardens

Three (hopefully) sunny days of food, food and more food.

Peace in the Park

Sat. 9 June 2018

The Ponderosa

Music, community arts and positive vibes in the sunshine.


Thu. 7 June 2018 — Tue. 12 June 2018


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

Migration Matters

Tue. 19 June 2018 — Sat. 23 June 2018

Celebrating culture, creativity and companionship in our city of sanctuary.

Festival of Debate

Wed. 18 April 2018 — Fri. 29 June 2018

Get informed, inspired and filled with ideas for positive change.


Thu. 14 June 2018 — Sun. 15 July 2018

Abbeydale Picture House

An immersive football festival, bringing World Cup matches to the Picture House, along with games, dressing up and street food.


Fri. 20 July 2018 — Sun. 22 July 2018

Hillsborough Park

A three-day summertime celebration of music in Sheffield.

The Folk Forest

Sat. 21 July 2018 — Sun. 22 July 2018

Endcliffe Park

An oasis of calm between the trees.

Pride Sheffield

Sat. 28 July 2018

Endcliffe Park

A celebration of equality, diversity and solidarity.


Thu. 27 September 2018 — Sat. 6 October 2018

Sheffield's distinctly innovative, always interesting festival of sound and vision.

Off the Shelf

Sat. 6 October 2018 — Sat. 27 October 2018

Sheffield's annual festival of words.