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

Theatre picks

Fill your diaries with Sheffield theatre trips. Our theatre picks feature highlights of the shows that are taking to the stage in Sheffield in the coming weeks and months.

Our theatre picks range from musicals at the Lyceum to contemporary drama at the Crucible and improv at Theatre Deli, as well as exciting new talent at the University of Sheffield Drama Studio and the new Makerspace within historic Portland Works.

Browse our What's On calendar for more events.

Human

Wed. 18 May 2022 — Thu. 19 May 2022

Crucible Theatre

Part circus, part serenade, part cinema. A show by Extraordinary Bodies about the small moments that shape us.

Sheffield Monologue Showcase

Thu. 19 May 2022

The Montgomery

Twenty local actors are tasked to perform a monologue to a judges panel of professionals for a prestigious prize. The show will be followed by a Q&A session, as well as networking opportunities for budding and professional actors alike.

Drag King Workshops

Thu. 19 May 2022 — Thu. 26 May 2022

Join Andro and Eve for their two-part online course with drag king Christian Adore. Dream up your own drag persona, explore what you can do with them, and learn some top tips of the trade.

Enable US Festival of Theatre

Sat. 5 March 2022 — Wed. 1 June 2022

Drama Studio

Twice a year the Enable US festival brings unmissable and intriguing pieces of new theatre and performance to the beautiful Drama Studio at Sheffield Uni.

Migration Matters Festival

A celebration of culture, creativity and companionship, marking Refugee Week in our city of sanctuary. Come back soon for dates and details of Migration Matters 2022.

Rock / Paper / Scissors

Thu. 16 June 2022 — Sat. 2 July 2022

Crucible Theatre

Three theatres. Three plays. One cast. All at the same time! This theatrical first brings individual and interwoven stories to the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio theatres.

New Dawn Fades

Thu. 1 September 2022

The Leadmill

A play about Joy Division and Manchester. New Dawn Fades tells the story of four ordinary lads who, inspired by the 1970s punk revolution, came together to form one of the most influential bands of all time.

Much Ado About Nothing

Fri. 9 September 2022 — Sat. 24 September 2022

Crucible Theatre

An adaptation of Shakespeare’s raucous comedy, with integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning. Besotted young couple Claudio and Hero are quickly engaged. But not everyone finds romance so straightforward.

Standing at the Sky's Edge

Sat. 10 December 2022 — Sat. 21 January 2023

Crucible Theatre

A musical centred around Sheffield’s Park Hill, with music by the city’s own Richard Hawley. Read our review from its sell-out debut run in 2019, and book now for its return to the Crucible stage.