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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.


Sun. 26 May 2019

Theatre Deli

An afternoon/evening of films, jiu-jitsu, zine making and more, looking at stories of the Suffragettes through a 21st century lens.

Acts of Rebellion

Multiple dates

Ever felt like dancing in the street? Or lying down with your legs in the air on Fargate? Laura Page invites you enact small acts of quiet rebellion and record them through photography/video. These workshops will culminate in a screening and talk.

Shaping Sheffield

Thu. 30 May 2019 — Fri. 31 May 2019

Winter Garden, Surrey Street, S1 2LH

Join ceramicists Kate Langrish Smith and Sarah Villeneau for a clay workshop considering Sheffield’s landscape and what it means to you.

The Interlace Project: LOOM_2.0

Tue. 28 May 2019 — Sat. 1 June 2019

Winter Garden, Surrey Street, S1 2LH

Join artist Toni Buckby to create interactive textile pieces using large free-standing frame looms, yarns, threads, wire, LEDs, speakers and touch-sensitive components.

Makers Market

Sat. 1 June 2019

Union St

A creative showcase of over 30 fantastic makers – jewellers, printers, illustrators, ceramicists, and more. Plus chance to get creative at a papercutting workshop.

Wisdom's Special Workshop

Sat. 1 June 2019

Hallam View, Owen Building, Howard Street, S1 1WB

Artist/lecturer Hester Reeves invites anyone interested in wisdom to join in a dialogue and look for meaning that might transform either themselves or the wider Sheffield society.

Electric Drama

Multiple dates

The Moor Market, 77 The Moor, S1 4PF

Help artists Peter Martin and Jon Cannon invent new definitions for scenarios you experience online, and create new zine dictionaries of these to take away.

City Within and Without

Sun. 9 June 2019

Millennium Gallery

Use objects and drawings to create cyanotype images revealing your relationship with Sheffield. Artist Joanna Whittle will then create a series of ceramic pieces with the images.

The Wall

Sun. 16 June 2019

Theatre Deli

A sociodrama exploration of the role that physical walls – such as the Berlin Wall, the West Bank Barrier, the Hungarian Border Wall and Trump’s Wall with Mexico – have in keeping communities apart.

What Do You See?

Sun. 16 June 2019

Millennium Gallery

Join artist Christopher Jarratt on the terrace to re-imagine sections of Sheffield’s city centre. Share your vision by slotting it into the giant viewfinder and seeing what you've created.

Together Workshop Sheffield

Mon. 17 June 2019

Theatre Deli

"How can you help? What do refugees really need? A friend. And fun, lots of fun!" This workshop is a place for people from all backgrounds to meet and have fun together, with no previous theatre experience necessary.