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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Enable US

Twice a year the Enable US festival brings to town unmissable and intriguing pieces of new theatre and performance.

Held in the beautiful Drama Studio at the University of Sheffield, each show is an opportunity to get to know some of the most exciting independent theatre companies currently touring in the UK.


Mon. 25 March 2019

Drama Studio

Cross Europe with three shows from three countries in one brilliant evening.


Tue. 26 March 2019

Drama Studio

A globe-spanning journey of an attempted escape from nationality, with songs along the way.

Best of BE FESTIVAL Workshops

Tue. 26 March 2019

Drama Studio

Join performers Marc Oosterhoff and Tom Cassani after their show for two extra-special workshops. Suitable for all – students, performers and members of the public.


Wed. 27 March 2019

Drama Studio

A poignant a play without words, with original music, dance, and puppetry about grief, freedom and the joy of play.

The Turk

Thu. 28 March 2019

Drama Studio

A chilling tale of sentience, showmanship and sacrifice inspired by the original ‘thinking machine’.

Seaside Terror

Sat. 30 March 2019

Drama Studio

A celebration of British horror and holidays of the 1970s.

Beyond Belief

Mon. 1 April 2019

Drama Studio

A captivating and moving story of loss and infinite love, set in a terrifying near-future where tech giants can restore your digital soul.

As a Tiger in the Jungle

Thu. 4 April 2019

Drama Studio

Using spoken word, movement, circus and ceremony, three performers from Nepal and Vietnam tell the story of how they survived being child circus slaves in India and created their own destiny.


Fri. 5 April 2019

Drama Studio

A unique musical experience inspired by Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, Concerto is a deconstructed and re-orchestrated exploration of the legacy of war and the healing power of music to overcome tragedy.


Sat. 6 April 2019

Drama Studio

The untold and under-acknowledged stories of four inspirational female figures from British history, asking why they, and hundreds like them, have been relegated to the footnotes.