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

What's On

Our Sheffield culture calendar. Filled with picks of the city’s arts, culture and heritage events, both in-person and virtual. Plus reviews and festival guides.

Community Kino: Made In Dagenham

Wed. 6 December 2023

Theatre Deli

Join Community Kino to learn about the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Do some collaging, pick up a zine, and stick around for a panel discussion after the film.


Multiple dates

After realising he doesn't fit in with the other elves, Buddy sets out to find a place where he belongs – in search of his dad in New York City.

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Fri. 20 October 2023 — Thu. 7 December 2023

The true story of the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation in 1920s Oklahoma, one of the most gruesome events in American history. Legendary director Martin Scorsese presents an epic western crime saga, with unspeakable betrayal.


Fri. 1 December 2023 — Thu. 7 December 2023

The Light, The Moor, S1 4PF

Jules's life and career as a drag queen is destroyed one night by a homophobic attack. Months later, Jules has a chance encounter with his attacker at a gay sauna, and crosses the line between seduction and power to exact revenge.

Home Alone

Sun. 10 December 2023 — Mon. 11 December 2023

The Light, The Moor, S1 4PF

A festive film favourite. Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for the holidays in this action-packed adventure. Screening at The Leadmill and The Light for Christmas 2021.

Tokyo Godfathers

Wed. 20 December 2023

The Light, The Moor, S1 4PF

Three homeless people – a former bicycle racer, a trans woman who used to work as a drag queen, and a runaway young girl – live together in Tokyo. On Christmas Eve, they find a baby in a rubbish dump and care for her as they track down her family.

Earth Mama

Fri. 15 December 2023 — Thu. 21 December 2023


Young, pregnant and single mother Gia battles addiction and the oppressive foster-care system to regain custody of her children. Caught in a system that expects black single mothers to fail, Earth Mama is the story of her fight to reclaim her family.

Godzilla Minus One

Fri. 15 December 2023 — Thu. 21 December 2023

A new crisis emerges in Japan after World War II in the form of a giant monster, baptised in the atomic bomb. Set in the period of the original film, it returns the king of monsters to its roots as a metaphor for Japan's postwar anxiety and grief.

It's a Wonderful Life

Fri. 15 December 2023 — Sun. 24 December 2023


Released in 1946, this black and white iconic film is the heartwarming treat you need on a chilly December night.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Sun. 17 December 2023 — Sun. 24 December 2023

Charles Dickens’s Christmas Carol can sometimes be a bit of a grizzly tale (especially when the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come appears on the scene), but the Muppets brighten the Christmas tale right up.

Die Hard

Fri. 15 December 2023 — Sun. 24 December 2023

It's that time of year again... where friends, families and strangers on the internet argue over whether Die Hard is a Christmas film. Seeing John McClane take on Hans Gruber at this time of year is almost as much of a tradition as Christmas itself.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Fri. 15 December 2023 — Sun. 24 December 2023

A brilliantly imaginative, dark fantasy stop-motion animated musical. Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town and attempts to bring Christmas under his control. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Grease Singalong Cinema

Thu. 28 December 2023

OEC Sheffield, Penistone Road, S6 2DE

Sing and dance along with Sandy, Danny and the gang at this fun screening, with drag host.

Beauty and the Beast Singalong Cinema

Thu. 28 December 2023

OEC Sheffield, Penistone Road, S6 2DE

A magical family-friendly singalong to the classic fairytale film.

The Boy and the Heron

Tue. 26 December 2023 — Thu. 4 January 2024

A hand-drawn fantasy based on director Hayao Miyazaki's childhood and his career at Studio Ghibli. In World War II, young Mahito flees Tokyo for the countryside and enters a fantastic realm through a tower with mysterious history tied to his family.