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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.

The Worst Person in the World

Fri. 25 March 2022 — Thu. 19 May 2022

Showroom

A funny coming-of-age drama, chronicling four years in the life of Julie (Renate Reinsve) in her quest for love and meaning. The final part of Norwegian director Joachim Trier's Oslo Trilogy, following Reprise (2006) and Oslo, August 31st (2011).

The Northman

Fri. 15 April 2022 — Thu. 19 May 2022

A loose pre-telling of Shakespeare's Hamlet from director Robert Eggers (The Lighthouse, The VVitch). The epic follows a young Viking prince on a quest to avenge his father's murder, combining folktales, the occult and meticulous attention-to-detail.

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

Fri. 13 May 2022 — Thu. 19 May 2022

Showroom

A thrilling revenge western exploring racism and misogyny under colonial rule in Australia. In 1893 Molly Johnson forms an unlikely bond with a wounded Aboriginal man named Yadaka, who is on the run from the law. Plus a director's Q&A on 13 May.

Vampyr

Sun. 22 May 2022

Showroom

One of the greatest horror films ever made, from legendary director Carl Theodor Dreyer. The dreamlike tale follows a young man drawn into an unsettling mystery in a remote French village. A one-off screening to mark the film's 90th anniversary.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Fri. 13 May 2022 — Thu. 26 May 2022

A hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi adventure. When an inter-dimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero (played by Michelle Yeoh) must save the world by exploring parallel universes and connecting with the lives she could have led.

The Innocents

Fri. 20 May 2022 — Thu. 26 May 2022

Showroom

One Norwegian summer, four children in a housing estate become close friends and discover that they possess mysterious powers. From the screenwriter of The Worst Person in the World, The Innocents is a chilling and uncanny psychological thriller.

DINA's Queer Film Club

Multiple dates

DINA

A showcase of LGBTQ-made short films, on the first Wednesday of each month. Part of DINA's programme of queer socials each Wednesday.

The Way of the Dragon (1972) anniversary film screening

Sun. 12 June 2022

Showroom

Reel Steel present a rare screening of Bruce Lee's The Way of the Dragon (1972), marking the film's 50th anniversary.

Future Now Festival

Wed. 11 May 2022 — Thu. 23 June 2022

A festival of creativity, showcasing the work of Hallam students. With exhibitions, events, performances and film screenings.

Sheffield DocFest

Thu. 23 June 2022 — Tue. 28 June 2022

Showroom

The world of documentary film descends on Sheffield each June. With a programme of fascinating factual films, innovative storytelling exhibitions, and inspiring talks.

The Deathless Woman

Sat. 2 July 2022

Firvale Community Hub, 127 Page Hall Road, S4 BGU

A film aiming to draw our attention to the persecution of the Roma people from the 1940s to the present day. Screening alongside a discussion and a language workshop with Romani expert Juice Vamosi.

Festival of the Mind

Feed your mind with a series of fascinating and inspiring talks, exhibitions and events. Returning in September 2022 – dates and details coming soon.

Sensoria

Fri. 30 September 2022 — Sat. 8 October 2022

Sheffield's festival of film and music. Expect a truly unique mix of performance, live film scores, screenings, exhibitions, and music industry activity.

Celluloid Screams

Thu. 20 October 2022 — Sun. 23 October 2022

Showroom

Sheffield’s horror film festival. Getting you spooked just in time for Halloween.