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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.
Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 29 February 2020
The homecoming of Sheffield Theatres' smash hit teenage drag queen musical. Read our review.
Sat. 29 February 2020
A satirical comedy bringing the fabled Horsemen of the Apocalypse into the modern world.
Mon. 2 March 2020 — Sat. 7 March 2020
An adventure of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.
Sat. 7 March 2020
Sometimes we all feel different, but not everyone has that confirmed by a professional. A funny and moving new play by Rhi Lloyd-Williams, The Duck is an exploration of one woman’s life after she gets her autism diagnosis.
Sat. 7 March 2020
Tudor Square, S1 2LA
SheFest takes over the city centre with this free family friendly day full of activities and live performances showcasing talented Sheffield women. There’ll also be workshops and street food, and stalls from local women's groups and charities.
Wed. 11 March 2020
A raucous, radical, rallying adaptation of 18th-century rom-com Polly, John Gay's banned sequel to The Beggar's Opera. A satirical, unashamedly sexy, and very funny not-quite-musical with songs inspired by Peaches, Britney and Nina Simone.
Thu. 12 March 2020
The Roaring Girls present this thought-provoking show about the bumpy road to body positivity. Summer is fast approaching, and these women are sticking two fingers up to media ideals of what women should look like. Feel-good theatre at its finest.
Tue. 10 March 2020 — Sat. 14 March 2020
Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls is brought to life by visionary director Sally Cookson. A dazzling insight into love, life and healing.
Tue. 17 March 2020 — Sat. 21 March 2020
The award-winning landmark musical comes to town – show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes, iconic songs, and all.
Thu. 27 February 2020 — Sat. 21 March 2020
Spanning four decades up to the present day, nurture competes with nature as a pair of sisters navigate their unbreakable bond.
Sat. 21 March 2020
Dive into a world of queer joy, at a special Under the Sea edition of Andro and Eve's drag king cabaret.
Tue. 24 March 2020 — Sat. 28 March 2020
Two young women, bound by vows of friendship, find themselves in the midst of a collision between East and West in this ballet based on a true story.
Fri. 6 March 2020 — Sat. 28 March 2020
‘What is the city but the people?’ This contemporary take on Shakespeare’s play about the disconnect between the rulers and the ruled follows Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Robert Hastie’s critically acclaimed Julius Caesar.
Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 28 March 2020
A series of fun, free workshops for the next generation of theatre and film makers. Open to 14-to-19-year-olds in Sheffield. Apply now!
Tue. 31 March 2020 — Sat. 4 April 2020
A celebration of the underdog made good, this iconic musical is based on the life and career of real-life Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice.
Tue. 7 April 2020
Do you ever want to run away from it all? Dan and Boff did exactly that. These Hills Are Ours uses story and song to tell what they found out on their journeys.
Wed. 8 April 2020 — Thu. 9 April 2020
A daring and unapologetic examination of religion, pop culture and Black representation.
Tue. 7 April 2020 — Sat. 11 April 2020
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart.
Tue. 14 April 2020 — Sat. 18 April 2020
The National Theatre's multi award-winning production returns after a sell-out London season and American tour.
Tue. 21 April 2020 — Sat. 25 April 2020
See the international stage phenomenon, direct from the West End, in its first ever UK Tour.
Tue. 28 April 2020 — Sat. 2 May 2020
Nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out international smash hit Six comes to Sheffield.
Sat. 2 May 2020
Artist and choreographer duo Bhebhe&Davies lead an intergenerational workshop exploring physicality and performance for camera, drawing on dance, resistance training, sports drills, and other systems of movement.
Tue. 5 May 2020 — Sat. 9 May 2020
A spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams centred on two lost souls: a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician.
Tue. 12 May 2020 — Sat. 16 May 2020
Can you ever get away with the perfect crime?
Fri. 22 May 2020 — Sat. 23 May 2020
Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever!
Wed. 13 May 2020 — Sat. 23 May 2020
Born into poverty and misfortune, Oliver Twist escapes the workhouse for a life of adventure where he joins the Artful Dodger, Fagin and their mischievous gang of pick pockets.
Tue. 26 May 2020 — Sat. 30 May 2020
Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns after winning two Olivier Awards and dazzling audiences across the UK and the USA.
Wed. 3 June 2020 — Sat. 6 June 2020
Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn't have is a friend.
Tue. 23 June 2020 — Sat. 27 June 2020
Greetings and salutations! Welcome to Westerberg High, where popularity is so very a matter of life and death, and Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day.
Thu. 18 June 2020 — Sat. 4 July 2020
Meet three generations of women on two continents and follow their need to connect with each other across time and space.
Tue. 30 June 2020 — Sat. 4 July 2020
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
Tue. 14 July 2020 — Sat. 18 July 2020
The master of mind control and psychological illusion returns to the stage with a brand new live show.
Fri. 26 June 2020 — Sat. 18 July 2020
Oscar is ten. He lives in a children’s hospital. It’s a frantic, magnificent and scary place, and he feels very much alone.
Tue. 15 September 2020 — Sat. 19 September 2020
9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss.