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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.

Roots: (Overseas) & Is Any Body Home?

Sat. 27 April 2024

Theatre Deli

A theatre dance double bill addressing the identity crisis caused by colonisation and migration, where old identities have dissolved and no new identities are formed.

Suzy Homemaker

Wed. 1 May 2024

Firth Hall

Suzy Homemaker was a line of toy household appliances launched in the 60s, teaching girls how to be the perfect housewife. In this performance, see women throughout history trapped in a role they did not ask for, and had no choice in.

Unmythable

Fri. 3 May 2024

Drama Studio

All the greatest Greek myths in one hour. Told through a blend of sketch comedy, clowning, story and song.

Future Now – Change Makers 2024

Mon. 22 April 2024 — Fri. 3 May 2024

Sheffield Hallam Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, S1 2LQ

A showcase of new writing, physical theatre, storytelling, multi-media performance, short-films and plays. Presented by final-year students in Acting and Performance for Sheffield Hallam University's Future Now festival of creativity.

The Olive Boy

Tue. 7 May 2024

Theatre Deli

A crude, compelling, coming of age of comedy from Ollie Maddigan based on his own life.

The Allotment Project

Sat. 11 May 2024

Drama Studio

Heartwarming and humorous, this charming duet performance connects audiences of all ages with the joy of growing plants, food, and relationships across all four seasons.

Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom

Sat. 18 May 2024

Crucible Theatre

Follow Sir Scallywag on an adventure to defeat the filthy trolls and find the famous Golden Sausage. With narration, visuals from the book and lots of music, this is a brilliant first concert for 3-to-7-year-olds.

Last Séance

Wed. 15 May 2024 — Sat. 18 May 2024

St Johns Church Hall, Abbeydale Road South, S17 3LE

Totley Operatic and Dramatic Society (TOADS) bring to the stage a comedy written by Herb Hasler. A family's scam séance business attracts those who are sceptical, those who believe and those who come for a laugh – but this séance must be their last.

Migration Matters Festival

Fri. 14 June 2024 — Sat. 22 June 2024

A celebration of culture, compassion, and the positive impact migration and refugees have in Sheffield. Held on and around Refugee Week each June, this year's festival features headliners Amadou & Mariam, Sirens of Lesbos and Roger Robinson.

Chariots Of Fire

Sat. 6 July 2024 — Sat. 27 July 2024

Crucible Theatre

1924 Paris Olympic Games, as Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell vie to become the fastest men on earth, they each battle for their faiths and nation. A moving true tale of courage, honour and conviction, set to a soaring musical score.

A Doll's House

Sat. 21 September 2024 — Sat. 12 October 2024

Crucible Theatre

Nora Helmer is the envy of many. But her happy home is built on false foundations, and long hidden secrets are starting to surface. A powerful drama written by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Elin Schofield and adapted by Chris Bush.

Dizzy

Mon. 23 September 2024 — Sat. 12 October 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

When 15-year-old Qamar’s brother dies in an accident, nothing makes sense. Until her brother’s friend introduces her to the world of street art and an underground realm, and she finds herself on an odyssey of grief, love and unexpected heroes.

KENREX

Sat. 26 October 2024 — Sat. 16 November 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

July 10th 1981. Skidmore, Missouri. A man is shot dead in broad daylight. There are 60 witnesses – but no one saw a thing. Part western, part true crime, with an Americana soundtrack, KENREX is a gritty one-man thrill ride.

Little Shop Of Horrors

Sat. 7 December 2024 — Sat. 18 January 2025

Crucible Theatre

The killer rock musical comes to the Crucible in time for Christmas. When flower shop assistant Seymour acquires a mysterious new plant, he names it ‘Audrey II’ after his crush. But this plant’s out for blood.

Death and the King's Horseman

Mon. 3 February 2025 — Sat. 8 February 2025

Crucible Theatre

Set in Nigeria in the late 1940s and based on a true story, Elesin, the king's horseman, is tasked with carrying out a sacred ritual upon the death of the king. However Elesin is overtaken by the allure of earthly desires.

Pig Heart Boy

Thu. 27 February 2025 — Sat. 15 March 2025

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

All Cameron wants is to be normal, but he needs a heart transplant. When he's finally offered a new heart, he must choose how far he’ll go to get his life back. Based on the novel by award-winning writer Malorie Blackman OBE (Noughts and Crosses).