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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.

The Walk: Sheffield Welcomes Little Amal

Fri. 29 October 2021

Sheffield welcomes Little Amal, a giant puppet of a 10-year-old refugee girl, on an international journey from the Syria-Turkey border to Manchester.

A Kept Man

Tue. 2 November 2021

Drama Studio

A powerful new musical about a love affair between a gamekeeper and the Lord of the Manor, against the backdrop of the Oscar Wilde trials. This is an exclusive concert preview of the show – with minimal set and costume design, and scripts in hand.

Northern Ballet's Merlin

Tue. 2 November 2021 — Sat. 6 November 2021

Lyceum Theatre

Inspired by the story of the mythical wizard, Northern Ballet’s Merlin is a sweeping epic adventure of heartbreak, hope and more than a little magic.