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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.

Tales Of Whatever

Multiple dates


Sheffield’s resident true storytelling night, in which well-known comedians are invited to the stage alongside other artists and performers to tell true stories of their lives which are funny and heartwarming in much the same way.

The Working Party: Querying Queerness

Multiple dates

Bloc Projects

An artist-led monthly meeting for queer creative people in Sheffield – part reading group, part film club, part peer critique.

Vicky Hayward Performance: Moodboard

Fri. 18 January 2019

S1 Artspace

A new sound and video work which considers Bauhaus teacher Gertrud Grunow’s theoretical relationships between colour, sound and movement.

Liane Carroll & Ian Shaw Duo

Fri. 18 January 2019

Crucible Theatre

Sheffield Jazz present an unmissable opportunity to see two of the UK’s most treasured jazz vocalists.

Desperate Journalist

Fri. 18 January 2019

Record Junkee, 7 Earl Street, S1 3FP

Moody post-punk.

Great Shame/Joy Boys/Dearthworms

Fri. 18 January 2019

Jabeerwocky, 308-310 London Road, S2 4NA

An evening of hardcore punk, garage rock and experimental rackets at London Road's newest venue.

Ghost The Musical

Tue. 15 January 2019 — Sat. 19 January 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Oh My Love, My Darling… I’ve hungered for your touch.

Leonore Piano Trio

Sat. 19 January 2019

Crucible Theatre

A cycle of the complete Beethoven violin sonatas, cello sonatas and piano trios.

Mr Fruit Salad

Sat. 19 January 2019


Just who is Mr Fruit Salad? Find out when Regather Comedy Club hosts new showcase of new and mysterious comic talent in the new year.

Sinai Sound meets Firmly Rooted

Fri. 18 January 2019 — Sat. 19 January 2019

Yellow Arch Studios

Two of UK's finest sound systems meet for Dub Shack's second birthday soundclash.

Willie Watson

Sat. 19 January 2019

HUBS, 6 Paternoster Row, S1 2QQ

Singer, storyteller and traveller.

All Our Bands

Sun. 20 January 2019

The Leadmill

A showcase of bands from Under the Stars, a community of adults with a range of learning disabilities.

Ensemble 360

Fri. 25 January 2019

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

French and English music for oboe and piano by Adrian Wilson and Tim Horton.

John Law's Re-Creations

Fri. 25 January 2019

Crookes Social Club, Mulhouse Road, S10 1TD

Sheffield Jazz presents John Law’s latest project, featuring well-known tunes from the worlds of jazz and pop.

Benidorm Live

Mon. 21 January 2019 — Sat. 26 January 2019

Lyceum Theatre

See the stars from the Solana live on stage for the first time.

Stan and Mabel and the Race for Space

Sat. 26 January 2019

Crucible Theatre

The music-loving dog and cat are back, joined by a whole carnival of animals as they escape from the School for Wild and Dangerous Animals in search of a safe place to call their home.

Liquid Crystal Display

Sat. 29 September 2018 — Sun. 27 January 2019

Site Gallery

Site Gallery reopens with a group exhibition exploring the idea that we live in the 'crystal era'. Read our review.

DTD’s Biggest & Final Birthday Blowout

Sat. 26 January 2019 — Sun. 27 January 2019

Yellow Arch Studios

After six years on the Sheffield dance music scene, Dusk 'Til Dawn are hosting one last, three-room blowout at Yellow Arch Studios.

Blood Red Shoes

Mon. 28 January 2019

Bear Tree Records

The noise-pop duo re-imagined.

standing; remember

Wed. 30 January 2019

Theatre Deli

A experimental and understated performance directed by Soraya Nabipour, exploring what it means to make the private public.


Thu. 31 January 2019

Record Junkee, 7 Earl Street, S1 3FP

Nottingham noise rock.

Kunst 2019

Thu. 31 January 2019


Raising money for art.

Byron Wallen's Four Corners

Fri. 1 February 2019

Crookes Social Club, Mulhouse Road, S10 1TD

The trumpet player, composer and producer brings his dazzling Four Corners band to town, hosted by Sheffield Jazz.


Multiple dates

92 Burton Road

Food, music, art. In a former warehouse. At night.

The Department of Distractions

Fri. 25 January 2019 — Sat. 2 February 2019

Crucible Theatre

A conspiracy-theory documentary-exposé detective story for the 21st century that asks: what aren’t you looking at? From the ever innovative Third Angel.

The Worst Witch

Tue. 29 January 2019 — Sat. 2 February 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Long before Harry Potter there was Mildred Hubble. An ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches.

Resistance Training with Phoebe Davies and Alex Bowmer

Sat. 2 February 2019

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheaf Street, S1 2BP

Join an artist and an athletic performance coach in a session exploring resistance and competitiveness through collaborative movement, team/pack mentalities and collective strength.

Graham Fellows

Mon. 4 February 2019

The Greystones, Greystones Road, S11 7BS

Graham Fellows, better known as the poet singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth, is now stepping out from behind the characters to perform a new music and storytelling show as himself.

Artist's Talk: Matthew Raw

Tue. 5 February 2019

The Holt

For its first Salon '19 event, Bloc invites Matthew Raw, an artist who pushes the possibilities and communicative power of clay, using tiles and letterforms to tell stories of people and places.

Lars Vogt

Wed. 6 February 2019

Crucible Theatre

The internationally-renowned German pianist plays music by Brahms, Janacek and Beethoven.

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

Thu. 7 February 2019

The Leadmill

Leadmill Comedy Club hosts one of the UK’s most peculiar comedians. In his latest show Paul will cover such topics as the unique predicaments of the soft-shell crab and the many problems incurred when attempting to organise a suburban orgy.

good dog

Thu. 7 February 2019 — Fri. 8 February 2019

Crucible Theatre

An early-2000s story of growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control.

Blood Brothers

Tue. 5 February 2019 — Sat. 9 February 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Willy Russell's captivating tale of twins, separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Gypsy Queen

Sat. 9 February 2019

Crucible Theatre

A love story about two men who find each other in the most unlikely of worlds.

Performance: Confident Public Speaking by Lucy Vann

Sat. 9 February 2019

S1 Artspace

Artist Lucy Vann will guide you through a visualisation aimed to develop confident speaking.

Construction House: Leisure Time

Thu. 6 December 2018 — Sat. 9 February 2019

S1 Artspace

A programme of exhibitions and events reflecting on the lasting influence of the Bauhaus movement 100 years on from its inception. Read our review of the second exhibition.

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

Fri. 8 February 2019 — Sat. 9 February 2019

Theatre Deli

Reach into her cabinet and join Fanny on a musical, riotous voyage of hilarity and curiosity.

Elf Lyons

Sat. 9 February 2019


Regather Comedy Club hosts one of the most unique and fascinating comic voices in the country.

Bi-Curious George and Other Sidekicks

Wed. 13 February 2019

Theatre Deli

A father-daughter show, in which an artist and her Punch and Judy-performing dad explore their relationship through recollections of all the times they've performed together.

10 Things I Hate About You

Thu. 14 February 2019

Abbeydale Picture House

A cosy retro cinema experience for Valentine's Day, hosted by The Village Screen.

The Mousetrap

Mon. 11 February 2019 — Sat. 16 February 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show in the history of theatre.

A Reyt Queer Do: Electric Dreams Edition

Sat. 16 February 2019 — Sun. 17 February 2019

Theatre Deli

Join Andro and Eve as they glide on a dry ice cloud back to the 80s, with queer cabaret performances hosted by drag king Louis Cyfer and a DJ set from Chardine Taylor-Stone.

Pink Lemonade

Fri. 22 February 2019

Theatre Deli

An exploration of masculinity and lesbianism in Black womxn, performed to a backdrop of verbatim, poetry and sound.

Rutherford and Son

Fri. 8 February 2019 — Sat. 23 February 2019

Crucible Theatre

Githa Sowerby’s celebrated classic about the struggle for supremacy, legacy and deciding one’s own destiny.

The Rocky Horror Show

Mon. 18 February 2019 — Sat. 23 February 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to Sheffield on its worldwide tour.

Sheffield Plant Swap

Sun. 24 February 2019

Hagglers Corner

Exchange house plants and plant knowledge over a cuppa and cake.

Stripey Honey... is very yummy!

Wed. 27 February 2019

Theatre Deli

A touching and funny play for young audiences, using music, puppetry, song and dance to tell a story of tigers, bees and honey collectors learning to live and play together.

Roderick Williams and Andrew West

Thu. 28 February 2019

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

Music in the Round's singer-in-residence Roderick Williams performs Schumann's popular cycle Frauenliebe und Leben, along with songs by Brahms, Clara Schumann, Howells, Beamish, and a new work by local composer Ryan Wigglesworth.

Baby Face

Thu. 28 February 2019

Theatre Deli

Following her hit success at the Edinburgh Fringe, performance artist Katy Dye brings to town her show about the infantilisation of women.

Concerteenies with Music in the Round

Multiple dates

Yellow Arch Studios

Last Night of the Proms star and Music in the Round's Singer-in-Residence Roderick Williams leads two relaxed concerts for young children and their grown-ups.

Lost Voice Guy

Sat. 2 March 2019

The Leadmill

The Britain’s Got Talent winner embarks on a national tour with his new show, I’m Only In It For The Parking.

Saturday Night Fever

Tue. 26 February 2019 — Sat. 2 March 2019

Lyceum Theatre

40 years since its UK cinema release, Saturday Night Fever is spectacularly re-imagined in a music and dance extravaganza.

Rouse, Ye Women

Tue. 26 February 2019 — Sat. 2 March 2019

Lantern Theatre

A powerful folk opera telling the story of trade unionist Mary Reid Macarthur, who in 1910 led the women chain makers of Cradley Heath to victory in their fight for a minimum wage.


Thu. 21 February 2019 — Sat. 9 March 2019

Crucible Theatre

debbie tucker green’s provocative and haunting play about a victim turning the tables on a perpetrator.

Club Tropicana

Mon. 4 March 2019 — Sat. 9 March 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Take a trip back to the electric 80s and embark on a summer of love and smash-hit classics.

Classical Weekend

Fri. 8 March 2019 — Sun. 10 March 2019

Bringing classical music out of the concert halls and into museums, gardens, and more.

Yevgeny Sudbin

Sat. 16 March 2019

Crucible Theatre

The virtuoso pianist performs a dynamic programme, including his own show-stopping arrangements of popular classics by Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens.

Sheffield Beer Week

Mon. 11 March 2019 — Sun. 17 March 2019

7 days of beery fun.

Piatti Quartet

Thu. 21 March 2019

Crucible Theatre

A concert of music by Bridge, Mendelssohn and Beethoven by the award-winning Piatti Quartet.

Veg Out

Multiple dates

92 Burton Road, S3 8DA

Peddler street food market goes veggie/vegan.

One Hundred Views of the Arts Tower

Mon. 11 February 2019 — Sun. 31 March 2019

Western Bank Library

OPEN CALL. Submit your artwork to an exhibition celebrating a Sheffield modernist beacon.

Tommy Smith Quartet

Fri. 5 April 2019

Crucible Theatre

The internationally-acclaimed saxophonist and his outstanding new group pay tribute to jazz icon John Coltrane.

Standing at the Sky's Edge

Fri. 15 March 2019 — Sat. 6 April 2019

Crucible Theatre

A story of 50 years of Park Hill, with music by Richard Hawley.

Tim Horton

Sat. 6 April 2019

Crucible Theatre

A cycle of Schubert's major piano sonatas, alongside music by Ravel.

Who We Are: Photographs by Martin Jenkinson

Sat. 24 November 2018 — Sun. 14 April 2019

Weston Park Museum

An exercise in understanding both history and humanity. Read our exhibition review.


Thu. 6 June 2019 — Tue. 11 June 2019


Each June, the world of documentary descends on Sheffield to showcase some of the most fascinating factual films going.