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

Theatre picks

Fill your diaries with theatre trips, with our picks of the shows that are taking to the Sheffield stage over the coming months – from a sound play about impending doom to a queer coming-of-age show via a festival of new performances.

Browse our What's On calendar for even more theatre events.

Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche

Fri. 22 March 2019 — Sat. 23 March 2019

The Holt

A charming one-act satirical comedy about sisterhood, manners, and most importantly of all, quiche.

Cult of K*nzo

Sat. 23 March 2019

Theatre Deli

How do high end fashion brands seduce? Why do people crave their products?

Why Isn’t Everybody Talking About Fifi?

Multiple dates

Yellow Arch Studios

A new show from Jamie Campbell, the inspiration behind the hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. It tells the story from the point of view of his drag-queen alter-ego Fifi la True.

Here’s Looking At UKIP

Wed. 27 March 2019 — Thu. 28 March 2019

Theatre Deli

A one-woman show about patriotism, nationalism and British exceptionalism, coming to Theatre Deli on the brink of our scheduled departure from the EU.

The Shipping Forecast

Tue. 2 April 2019

Cellar Theatre

Sheffield's very best nautical-themed comedy cabaret night.


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.

Enable US Festival of Theatre

Mon. 25 March 2019 — Sat. 6 April 2019

Drama Studio

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

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. Our review coming soon...

Opening Party

Sat. 6 April 2019

The Local Theatre, 24-26 Snig Hill, S3 8NB

Head down Snig Hill for the opening of the newest theatre in Sheffield, with three special acts on the night as well as chance to chat to directors Miranda and Tim.

Ruskin Live: A Joy Forever

Wed. 10 April 2019

Sheffield Central Library

Actor and art historian Paul O'Keeffe recreates a classic John Ruskin lecture about the political economy of art and exploitation within the workforce.

Boris The Musical 2: Brexit Harder

Wed. 10 April 2019 — Sat. 13 April 2019

Theatre Deli

A satirical look at the politician's story from the playing fields of Eton to Brexit Britain, with some synth-pop and death metal numbers along the way.