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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.

Liane Carroll & Ian Shaw Duo

Fri. 18 January 2019

Crucible Theatre

Sheffield Jazz present an unmissable opportunity to see two of the UK’s most treasured jazz vocalists.

Desperate Journalist

Fri. 18 January 2019

Record Junkee, 7 Earl Street, S1 3FP

Moody post-punk.

Great Shame/Joy Boys/Dearthworms

Fri. 18 January 2019

Jabeerwocky, 308-310 London Road, S2 4NA

An evening of hardcore punk, garage rock and experimental rackets at London Road's newest venue.

Leonore Piano Trio

Sat. 19 January 2019

Crucible Theatre

A cycle of the complete Beethoven violin sonatas, cello sonatas and piano trios.

Sinai Sound meets Firmly Rooted

Fri. 18 January 2019 — Sat. 19 January 2019

Yellow Arch Studios

Two of UK's finest sound systems meet for Dub Shack's second birthday soundclash.

Willie Watson

Sat. 19 January 2019

HUBS, 6 Paternoster Row, S1 2QQ

Singer, storyteller and traveller.

All Our Bands

Sun. 20 January 2019

The Leadmill

A showcase of bands from Under the Stars, a community of adults with a range of learning disabilities.

Ensemble 360

Fri. 25 January 2019

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

French and English music for oboe and piano by Adrian Wilson and Tim Horton.

John Law's Re-Creations

Fri. 25 January 2019

Crookes Social Club, Mulhouse Road, S10 1TD

Sheffield Jazz presents John Law’s latest project, featuring well-known tunes from the worlds of jazz and pop.

Stan and Mabel and the Race for Space

Sat. 26 January 2019

Crucible Theatre

The music-loving dog and cat are back, joined by a whole carnival of animals as they escape from the School for Wild and Dangerous Animals in search of a safe place to call their home.

DTD’s Biggest & Final Birthday Blowout

Sat. 26 January 2019 — Sun. 27 January 2019

Yellow Arch Studios

After six years on the Sheffield dance music scene, Dusk 'Til Dawn are hosting one last, three-room blowout at Yellow Arch Studios.

Blood Red Shoes

Mon. 28 January 2019

Bear Tree Records

The noise-pop duo re-imagined.

Kagoule

Thu. 31 January 2019

Record Junkee, 7 Earl Street, S1 3FP

Nottingham noise rock.

Kunst 2019

Thu. 31 January 2019

DINA

Raising money for art.

Byron Wallen's Four Corners

Fri. 1 February 2019

Crookes Social Club, Mulhouse Road, S10 1TD

The trumpet player, composer and producer brings his dazzling Four Corners band to town, hosted by Sheffield Jazz.

Lars Vogt

Wed. 6 February 2019

Crucible Theatre

The internationally-renowned German pianist plays music by Brahms, Janacek and Beethoven.

A Reyt Queer Do: Electric Dreams Edition

Sat. 16 February 2019 — Sun. 17 February 2019

Theatre Deli

Join Andro and Eve as they glide on a dry ice cloud back to the 80s, with queer cabaret performances hosted by drag king Louis Cyfer and a DJ set from Chardine Taylor-Stone.

Roderick Williams and Andrew West

Thu. 28 February 2019

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

Music in the Round's singer-in-residence Roderick Williams performs Schumann's popular cycle Frauenliebe und Leben, along with songs by Brahms, Clara Schumann, Howells, Beamish, and a new work by local composer Ryan Wigglesworth.

Concerteenies with Music in the Round

Multiple dates

Yellow Arch Studios

Last Night of the Proms star and Music in the Round's Singer-in-Residence Roderick Williams leads two relaxed concerts for young children and their grown-ups.

Classical Weekend

Fri. 8 March 2019 — Sun. 10 March 2019

Bringing classical music out of the concert halls and into museums, gardens, and more.

Yevgeny Sudbin

Sat. 16 March 2019

Crucible Theatre

The virtuoso pianist performs a dynamic programme, including his own show-stopping arrangements of popular classics by Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens.

Piatti Quartet

Thu. 21 March 2019

Crucible Theatre

A concert of music by Bridge, Mendelssohn and Beethoven by the award-winning Piatti Quartet.

Tommy Smith Quartet

Fri. 5 April 2019

Crucible Theatre

The internationally-acclaimed saxophonist and his outstanding new group pay tribute to jazz icon John Coltrane.

Standing at the Sky's Edge

Fri. 15 March 2019 — Sat. 6 April 2019

Crucible Theatre

A story of 50 years of Park Hill, with music by Richard Hawley.

Tim Horton

Sat. 6 April 2019

Crucible Theatre

A cycle of Schubert's major piano sonatas, alongside music by Ravel.