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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.

Charlie Ward

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

An intimate sound installation that immerses audiences in a wartime hospital, where an unlikely therapy comes in the form of Charlie Chaplin films.

Beware the Cat

Sat. 22 September 2018

The Spiegeltent, Barker's Pool, S1 2HF

An entertaining and visual reading of William Baldwin’s 16th-century satire about a theologian who discovers how cats talk amongst themselves.

Mirrors and Ribbons

Tue. 25 September 2018

Sheffield Cathedral

A performance of aerial theatre, spoken word and projections, reflecting on female form in the circus.

Bismillah

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

A story of disenfranchisement, social alienation, prejudice, radicalisation and the rock band Queen.

Communicate

Wed. 3 October 2018

Theatre Deli

One couple’s journey through bereavement, love, superheroes and enforced pen maintenance.

The Enormous Turnip

Multiple dates

The Montgomery

A re-potted version of the world-famous children’s story, featuring live music, eccentric puppetry and lots of energy.

No Show

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

Ellie Dubois's all-female circus troupe reveal the grit and graft behind the big top’s glitz and death-defying stunts.

Beam

Mon. 8 October 2018

Theatre Deli

This is Granny's story – 10 pairs of knickers, a leap of faith, a waft of lavender, a blue suit, and true love.

Tensile Strength

Tue. 9 October 2018

Theatre Deli

This is a show about the world we live in now: essential viewing in a society that just can't seem to relax anymore.

Work in Progress

Wed. 10 October 2018

Theatre Deli

A warm-hearted solo show sharing stories of hope.

Katie & Pip

Sat. 13 October 2018

Theatre Deli

A playful investigation of compassion, companionship and overcoming life's obstacles.

Not Your Kind of Trauma

Mon. 15 October 2018

Theatre Deli

A gentle yet powerful piece of theatre about living with PTSD.

And Still I Rise

Tue. 16 October 2018

Theatre Deli

A night of feminist poetry inspired by Maya Angelou, in celebration of Black History Month.

Audacious Mr Astley

Wed. 17 October 2018

Drama Studio, Shearwood Road, S10 2TD

Chris Barltrop presents a one-man play based on the life of Philip Astley, the father of modern circus.

On Demand

Thu. 18 October 2018

The Montgomery

A dance/physical theatre production exploring the depths and effects of human trafficking and modern day slavery.

Backstage at the Crucible

Multiple dates

Crucible Theatre

Peek behind the scenes at the inner workings of the iconic 1970s theatre.

Lands

Tue. 30 October 2018

Theatre Deli

A playful, intimate dissection of a relationship teetering on the edge of collapse.

Verse Matters

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

A showcase of poetry, spoken word, storytelling, puppetry, music and comedy, hosted by Sheffield's feminist arts collective Verse Matters.

Me and My Bee

Fri. 2 November 2018

The Montgomery

An intimate family show tackling big issues with live music and comedy.

Monty's Busy Bee Workshop

Fri. 2 November 2018

The Montgomery

Crafts for kids, inspired by bees.

The Nutcracker

Multiple dates

The Montgomery

A classic Christmas story for all the family.