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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.

Drip Drip Drip

Wed. 26 February 2020

Theatre Deli

Bed 6, Oncology ward, a local NHS hospital. Over time, carers and cared-for become an unlikely, dysfunctional family, in this National Health Story of bigotry and belonging.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 29 February 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The homecoming of Sheffield Theatres' smash hit teenage drag queen musical. Read our review.

The Four Horsemen

Sat. 29 February 2020

Theatre Deli

A satirical comedy bringing the fabled Horsemen of the Apocalypse into the modern world.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Mon. 2 March 2020 — Sat. 7 March 2020

Lyceum Theatre

An adventure of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

The Duck

Sat. 7 March 2020

Theatre Deli

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.

SheFest Saturday

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.

Polly: The Heartbreak Opera

Wed. 11 March 2020

Theatre Deli

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.

Beach Body Ready

Thu. 12 March 2020

Theatre Deli

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.

A Monster Calls

Tue. 10 March 2020 — Sat. 14 March 2020

Lyceum Theatre

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

Lyceum Theatre

The award-winning landmark musical comes to town – show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes, iconic songs, and all.

Run Sister Run

Thu. 27 February 2020 — Sat. 21 March 2020

Crucible Theatre

Spanning four decades up to the present day, nurture competes with nature as a pair of sisters navigate their unbreakable bond.

The Kingdom Come #6

Sat. 21 March 2020

Abbeydale Picture House

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

Lyceum Theatre

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

Crucible Theatre

‘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.

Future Makers '20

Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 28 March 2020

Theatre Deli

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!

Funny Girl

Tue. 31 March 2020 — Sat. 4 April 2020

Lyceum Theatre

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.

These Hills Are Ours

Tue. 7 April 2020

Crucible Theatre

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

Crucible Theatre

A daring and unapologetic examination of religion, pop culture and Black representation.

The Sound of Music

Tue. 7 April 2020 — Sat. 11 April 2020

Lyceum Theatre

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.

An Inspector Calls

Tue. 14 April 2020 — Sat. 18 April 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The National Theatre's multi award-winning production returns after a sell-out London season and American tour.

Ghost Stories

Tue. 21 April 2020 — Sat. 25 April 2020

Lyceum Theatre

See the international stage phenomenon, direct from the West End, in its first ever UK Tour.


Tue. 28 April 2020 — Sat. 2 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out international smash hit Six comes to Sheffield.

Palm to Palm: Movement Workshop

Sat. 2 May 2020

Site Gallery

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

Lyceum Theatre

A spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams centred on two lost souls: a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician.

Dial M For Murder

Tue. 12 May 2020 — Sat. 16 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Can you ever get away with the perfect crime?

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Fri. 22 May 2020 — Sat. 23 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

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!

Oliver Twist

Wed. 13 May 2020 — Sat. 23 May 2020

Crucible Theatre

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.

The Red Shoes

Tue. 26 May 2020 — Sat. 30 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns after winning two Olivier Awards and dazzling audiences across the UK and the USA.

Billionaire Boy

Wed. 3 June 2020 — Sat. 6 June 2020

Lyceum Theatre

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

Lyceum Theatre

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.

Here's What She Said To Me

Thu. 18 June 2020 — Sat. 4 July 2020

Crucible Theatre

Meet three generations of women on two continents and follow their need to connect with each other across time and space.

The Kite Runner

Tue. 30 June 2020 — Sat. 4 July 2020

Lyceum Theatre

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.

Derren Brown: Showman

Tue. 14 July 2020 — Sat. 18 July 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The master of mind control and psychological illusion returns to the stage with a brand new live show.

Oscar and the Pink Lady

Fri. 26 June 2020 — Sat. 18 July 2020

Crucible Theatre

Oscar is ten. He lives in a children’s hospital. It’s a frantic, magnificent and scary place, and he feels very much alone.

9 to 5

Tue. 15 September 2020 — Sat. 19 September 2020

Lyceum Theatre

9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss.

The Commitments

Mon. 5 October 2020 — Sat. 10 October 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.