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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. Expect exciting new talent at the University of Sheffield Drama Studio and the Makerspace within historic Portland Works, plus comedy and am-dram at the likes of The Montgomery, the Library Theatre and the Lantern.

Browse our What's On calendar for more events.

Julius Caesar

Wed. 28 February 2024 — Sat. 2 March 2024

Drama Studio

Join The Company, a collective of local theatre creatives, as they present a Shakespeare play that's as relevant today as it always has been. A story of violent regime change, idealistic leaders, populist manipulators and fractured relationships.

The Blanket Fort Club: The Quest for Starry Night Flurry

Multiple dates

A sensory immersive theatre adventure for all children, in a living, breathing blanket fort. Designed for ages 5–8, children with complex needs and disabilities, and with profound and multiple learning disabilities. At RivelinCo and The Source.

The Star-Spangled Cabaret III

Sat. 13 April 2024

Sidney & Matilda

An underground evening of entertainment, including burlesque, comedy, drag, music, and a few surprises.

The Kingdom Come #8 – Salty Seas Edition

Sat. 13 April 2024

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Come sail away with Andro and Eve for a night of nautical nonsense at their drag king cabaret. Hosted by Beau Jangles and featuring some of the UK’s most exciting drag acts – CYRO, Oedipussi Rex, Homer Sexual, Pip Dream and more.

Unhomely

Fri. 19 April 2024

Drama Studio

Three gripping, gruesome tales, each with a different house at its heart – though they're anything but homely. Combining storytelling, an original score and fully integrated BSL.

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.

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.

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 around Refugee Week each June – details for the 2024 festival coming soon.