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

What's On

Our Sheffield culture calendar. Filled with picks of the city’s arts, culture and heritage events, both in-person and virtual. Plus reviews and festival guides.

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Tramlines fringe picks

It’s that time of year again – when Sheffield goes absolutely bananas and puts on one giant party. Read our Tom's top picks of this year's Tramlines fringe lineups.

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Film picks

Our picks of the cinematic delights on Sheffield's screens and online this month.

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Music picks

Make some dates with excellent bands and artists in Sheffield, with a hand from our Tom's choice of upcoming gigs.

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Theatre picks

Our picks of the shows that are taking to the Sheffield stage over the coming weeks and months.

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Art picks

Take a Sheffield art tour with our picks of the exhibitions and artists' events on now and coming soon – both online and in person.

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Young Critics 2022

In May–June 2022, 12 students from Brinsworth Academy joined us for our first Young Critics programme. They went on trips to cultural places, met staff behind the scenes and took part in workshops to write about their experiences. Read their reviews.

Park Hill Tour – Walk the Streets in the Sky

Multiple dates

Park Hill

Join Park Hill residents for a tour of this iconic Grade II* listed building. Along the way you'll take in grand views of Sheffield, courtyard gardens in bloom, and the inside of a flat.

Luke Kidgell: Happy Hour

Sat. 20 July 2024

The Octagon Centre, Clarkson Street, S10 2TQ

Luke Kidgell's viral stand-up videos often showcase outrageous and quick-witted crowd interactions. You’ve seen him on the internet, now it’s time to see him in real life.

AS Music School's 35th Birthday Celebration

Sat. 20 July 2024

AS Music School, 2–4 Cobnar Road, S8 8QB

On 20th July we are opening our car park up as an outdoor venue for the first time to celebrate AS Music School's 35th Birthday!

Pollen

Multiple dates

Grey to Green, S3 8LB

An inner-city flower market, celebrating all things botanical. Taking over a patch of Sheffield city centre one Sunday a month, with plants, flowers, fresh produce and music.

Bassfest Summer Festival

Sat. 20 July 2024 — Sun. 21 July 2024

Don Valley Bowl

Dedicated to drum and bass, house, bassline, and beyond.

Hunday Service at The Three Huns

Multiple dates

The Three Tuns, 39 Silver Street Head, S1 2DD

Every first and third Sunday of the month, The Three Tuns becomes The Three Huns with an afternoon and evening of drag queen-hosted karaoke, fun and games.

Sheffield Transformed Festival

Fri. 19 July 2024 — Sun. 21 July 2024

SADACCA, 48 Wicker, S3 8JB

A celebration of left-wing politics and arts. With chance to hear new ideas, take part in discussion, enjoy art, be creative, and get together at a party.

Kelham Island Film Club: Parallel Mothers

Sun. 21 July 2024

Alder

A new monthly Spanish-speaking film club in collaboration with Spanish English Intercambio. Pedro Almodóvar's Madres Paralelas (Parallel Mothers) with Penélope Cruz and Milena Smit. Two mothers bond in unexpected ways after giving birth the same day.

Feeling Fabulous Taster Workshops

Multiple dates

Utopia Theatre, 11 Rockingham Gate, S1 4JD

Join Andro and Eve and Ghetto Fabulous as they bring Sheffield some fabulous queer dance workshops for all levels.

Queen by Candlelight

Thu. 25 July 2024

The Octagon Centre

A night of Queen anthems performed by a cast of West End Singers and an epic band, all by candlelight.

Olympic Crafts and Trail

Mon. 22 July 2024 — Thu. 25 July 2024

Manor Lodge

Over the first week of the summer holidays, join Manor Lodge to celebrate the start of the Paris Olympic Games with Olympic-themed crafts.

Kelham Island Film Club: Paprika

Thu. 25 July 2024

Alder

Join Kelham Island Film Club for this 2006 Japanese surrealist science fantasy anime. A fearless detective and brilliant therapist join forces to recover a stolen dream recording machine – before it falls into the hands of a "dream terrorist.”

Drop in and Draw

Multiple dates

Anomaly Arts Collective, 54–56 Abbey Lane, S8 0BP

Join Anomaly Arts Collective for their Friday morning Drop In and Draw sessions. Unwind, learn and create in a welcoming and relaxed environment.

Clamlines

Thu. 25 July 2024 — Sat. 27 July 2024

Delicious Clam

Clamlines may well hold the unofficial record of ‘sweatiest event at the fringe’, mainly because the quality of the acts they book far outsizes their modest capacity. With Faint Paint, The Tubs, Sister Wives, Delivery, karaoke, lageritas, and more.

Shakelines

Fri. 26 July 2024 — Sat. 27 July 2024

Shakespeare's

Earwig Presents curate Shamlines on Friday with Macclesfield rockers Queen Cult and Sheffield’s experimental alt-rockers Dearthworms. Jarred Up take over on Saturday with a 10-act lineup featuring the Richard Carlson Band, Shelley Byron and Surf Jaz.

The Ultimate Classic Rock Show

Sat. 27 July 2024

Octagon Centre, The University of Sheffield, S10 2TQ

Dust off your air guitars for an evening of classic rock anthems from legends past and present.

Chariots Of Fire

Sat. 6 July 2024 — Sat. 27 July 2024

Crucible Theatre

1924 Paris Olympic Games, as Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell vie to become the fastest men on earth, they each battle for their faiths and nation. A moving true tale of courage, honour and conviction, set to a soaring musical score.

Future Now Festival of Creativity

Mon. 22 April 2024 — Sat. 27 July 2024

A showcase of work by Sheffield Hallam University’s graduating artists, designers, filmmakers, animators, writers, architects and performers.

Damnlines

Sat. 27 July 2024

Yellow Arch Studios

A brilliantly curated lineup leaning heavily on the garage, psych and rock’n’roll side of things. Most importantly it sounds like a lot of fun. With Gold Cup, Scene Killers and Bodach. Plus Craft n Flea market of artists, mystics and vintage clothes.

Hope Works x WUB Club (OffTramlines) Summer Sizzler

Sat. 27 July 2024

Hope Works

Party specialists Hope Works are throwing a 12-hour day/night party. They’ll be leaving ‘no stone unturned’ as Sheffield’s finest underground DJs play from 4am to 4pm, covering: speed garage, bassline, house, jungle, DNB, amapiano, reggae and disco.

Jabslines

Sat. 27 July 2024

Jabbarwocky, 308–310 London Road, S2 4NA

A small but high-impact affair featuring some of the best acts from Sheffield's underground. With krautrock inspired two-piece Åyusp, americana inspired folk rock from Loic J Tuckey, and headliners Yo Dynamo, known for their frenetic live shows.

Chill Foo Front Street Party

Sat. 27 July 2024

Sheffield Cathedral

A family fun street party on the Cathedral forecourt. With DJs bringing the vibe, plus an open mic, dance crews, face painting, a Jamaican BBQ, and more. Hosted by Steel City music, dance and radio veteran John Chillout Simpson.

Touching on Caste

Thu. 18 July 2024 — Sat. 27 July 2024

Bloc Projects

An anti-caste sound and textile exhibition by intergenerational feminist collective Godhadi.

Tramlines

Fri. 26 July 2024 — Sun. 28 July 2024

Hillsborough Park

A three-day summertime celebration of music. Lineup for 2024 coming soon.

The Fringe Stage

Sat. 27 July 2024 — Sun. 28 July 2024

Devonshire Green, S1 4GT

Home to the official Tramlines Fringe, the Devonshire Green stage will be showcasing an array of world music and local talent over the weekend. With 10-piece Mango Rescue Team, the uplifting Shine Choir, DJ, poet and dancer Ripton Lindsey, and more.

The Fringe at The Washington

Fri. 26 July 2024 — Sun. 28 July 2024

The Washington

The Sheffield institution is hosting its own huge fringe party. Psych jazz rockers BONK! feature on Friday. Full-throttle soul duo The Hot Soles come out of hibernation on Saturday. And Sheffield's We Hate The Sharkman close the party on Sunday.

The Other Festival

Fri. 26 July 2024 — Sun. 28 July 2024

Sidney & Matilda

With a mighty 35 acts over the weekend, Sidney & Matilda offer a “weekend of the best alternative music on offer in Sheffield and beyond.” Acts include Wet Man, Captain Avery & the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace, Riddimtion, and more.

Indie Kids

Multiple dates

Calling all indie-loving families with babies and toddlers: bop on down to the next Indie Kids disco. Playing indie and alternative music for little feet to shuffle to and parents to get nostalgic about.

Capture Sheffield Weekend Photography Course

Multiple dates

Yorkshire Artspace: Exchange Place Studios

Immerse yourself in the magical world of photography with professional photographer and tutor Laura Page.

The Fringe at Alder

Fri. 26 July 2024 — Sun. 28 July 2024

Alder

Friday night's lineup includes Sheffield soul and jazz stalwart Jackie Moonbather and high-concept electronica from Dimitri. Saturday sees sets from indie-poppers Wurlitzer and 'alt-dad' band Airport Dad. On Sunday, the Dig Deep record shop returns.

Canal-Lines

Thu. 25 July 2024 — Sun. 28 July 2024

Dorothy Pax

The Dorothy Pax host four days of fun. Thursday is curated by WaterBear College of Music. Grunge-pop oddballs Been Weavil headline Friday. Jazz, funk and soul band Mappin Street Collective are a Saturday highlight. Chorlton Country Club close Sunday.

Roll Play

Sun. 28 July 2024

Sheffield General Cemetery

A double feature of interactive games in the cemetery, for lovers of gaming and RPGs. Starting with Blood on the Clocktower, a murder mystery where death is not the end. Followed by fantasy-themed comedy show Side Quest. Plus board games and a bar.

Sharrow Festival

Mount Pleasant Park, Abbeydale Road, S7 1BY

Sharrow Festival has been a special part of its local community since 1996. Join in the family-friendly celebration of the area's culture and diversity – 2024 details to come.

Seaside Crafts and Trail

Mon. 29 July 2024 — Thu. 1 August 2024

Manor Lodge

Come along to Manor Lodge during the second week of the summer holidays for some seaside-inspired fun.

A MAZE. / Sheffield

Fri. 2 August 2024

FØRGE Warehouse, 148 Effingham Road, S4 7YS

Experience video games and play on another level, as Berlin games, playful media and club culture comes to a warehouse venue in Sheffield.

Threads (40th Anniversary) + Q&A

Fri. 2 August 2024

Showroom

For the opening night of Sheffield Film Festival, join the Showroom for a special screening of Sheffield-set post-apocalyptic masterpiece Threads. Followed by a Q&A.

Peddler

Multiple dates

Peddler Warehouse, 92 Burton Road, S3 8DA

Food, music and art in a former warehouse, one weekend a month. Plus kids craft activities on the Saturday afternoons. With bonus Christmas crafts for their festive edition.

Sheffield General Cemetery History Tour

Multiple dates

Sheffield General Cemetery

Learn about the stories buried in this sprawling, picturesque 19th-century cemetery. Taking place on the first Sunday of each month.

Sleep

Fri. 12 July 2024 — Mon. 5 August 2024

A pregnant wife worries as her husband starts saying "someone's inside" in his sleep. Sleep-talking soon escalates to nightmarish behaviour. The debut feature from director Jason Yu stars the late Lee Sun-kyun (who achieved global fame in Parasite).

Johnny Osbourne

Fri. 9 August 2024

Network

Emerging in 1969 as lead vocalist of the Wildcats, the 'Dancehall Godfather' is a legend of reggae and dancehall. Associated with Jamaican label Studio One and a favourite son of the island, he's most famous for his standards like Ice Cream Love.

Seeing Beauty: Mindful Photography in Natural Landscapes with Jess Petrie

Sat. 10 August 2024

Connect with nature through the lens of your camera in this enchanting day of mindful exploration and creative vision. Led by photographer Jess Petrie in the landscape of Sheffield Manor Lodge.

Metro Tour

Thu. 27 June 2024 — Fri. 16 August 2024

South Street Kitchen

An exhibition on the urban environment from six Sheffield artists. Taking you on tour around a city – its sites of construction and excavation; places that have remained the same for years, and others that seem constantly in flux.

Artist Book Making

Sat. 17 August 2024

Anomaly Arts Collective, 54-56 Abbey Lane, S8 0BP

Join Anomaly Arts Collective for artist book making with Lara Gonzalez. You'll make a single section case bound notebook using professional tools and techniques.

Undercurrents

Sat. 13 July 2024 — Sat. 17 August 2024

Cupola Gallery

A group exhibition with work inspired by the forces that flow underneath our lives, shaping how we live and changing nature itself. Featuring painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography and textiles.

Dig Where You Stand Biennial

Sat. 20 July 2024 — Sun. 18 August 2024

An exhibition revealing South Yorkshire's hidden racial history. Featuring work by 14 artists across five venues, uncovering stories from the archives about people of colour who have lived, worked and set down roots here.

Locusts of the Sickly Sun

Sat. 27 July 2024 — Sun. 18 August 2024

GLOAM Gallery

An exhibition about precarity and permeance, all tied to the economic and ecological. With work by Speculative Proxy, Alexandra Searle, and Joel Wycherley. Curated by GLOAM co-director Victoria Sharples.

The Music Of James Bond By Candlelight

Sat. 24 August 2024

The Octagon Centre

A night of music that will leave you shaken, not stirred. With a cast of West End singers accompanied by a live band, performing iconic Bond songs by candlelight.

Opera on Location: A Masked Ball

Thu. 22 August 2024 — Sat. 24 August 2024

The G-Mill, SADACCA, 48 Wicker, S3 8JB

An epic tale of politics, intrigue, corruption, betrayal and love. Brought to SADACCA (Sheffield and District African Caribbean Community Association) by the city's homegrown opera company.

Fleetwood Mac by Candlelight

Sun. 25 August 2024

The Octagon Centre

Enjoy songs like The Chain, Rhiannon, Don’t Stop and many more, performed live in an atmospheric candlelit setting.

Sheffield Fayre

Mon. 26 August 2024

Norfolk Heritage Park, Guildford Avenue, S2 2PL

Celebrating its 21st year, Sheffield Fayre is bringing family fun to the beautiful Norfolk Heritage Park once again this August bank holiday. Expect kite flying demos, brilliant food, rides, a 50s-inspired vintage village, woodland crafts and more.

Kelham Island Film Club: Waking Life

Thu. 29 August 2024

Alder

Richard Linklater's 2001 film explores the nature of reality, dreams, consciousness and the meaning of life. A young man wanders through various dreamlike realities, having philosophical discussions along the way. In the film club's animation season.

Shamilton

Thu. 29 August 2024

The Leadmill

Ever heard of Hamilton? Expect the same incredible level of hip-hop, choreography and singing – but made up on the spot! The improv hip-hop parody musical comes to Sheffield fresh from sell-out runs in LA, New York, Chicago and the Edinburgh Fringe.

Rock N Roll Circus

Thu. 29 August 2024 — Sat. 31 August 2024

Don Valley Bowl, S9 2DF

Roll up, roll up! Part music festival, part circus, the Rock N Roll Circus is coming back to town. With headliners Richard Hawley, Becky Hill and Milburn. Plus aerialists, stilt walkers, fortune tellers and more.

Adam Glasser Quartet

Fri. 6 September 2024

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

South African-born Adam Glasser is a leading exponent of South African township jazz and a leading jazz chromatic harmonica player. With a band featuring top British jazz musicians. Hosted by Sheffield Jazz.

Made in Sheffield - National Videogame Museum

Multiple dates

National Videogame Museum

Explore the city's rich gaming heritage at the National Videogame Museum, with their freshly revamped ‘Made In Sheffield’ exhibit.

Sheffield Jazz - Adam Glasser Quartet

Fri. 6 September 2024

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield, S10 1TD

South African-born Adam Glasser returns to Sheffield with his latest quartet, featuring top British jazz musicians.

ArtWorks: Open Studio at Wharncliffe Works

Fri. 6 September 2024 — Sat. 7 September 2024

Wharncliffe Works, 86 Green Lane, Sheffield, S6 3AF

ArtWorks invites you to their Open Studio event at Wharncliffe Works; supporting artists with learning disabilities, autism or both to flourish creatively and access professional opportunities from the art world.

GLOAM presents Twenty Truant Shapes

Sat. 7 September 2024

GLOAM Gallery

GLOAM presents Nathan Walker’s Twenty Truant Shapes, where an installation of low structures and apertures frame a body in parts, as language, speech, and memory are dissected.

Off the Shelf Festival of Words - A Bunch of Poems with Stan Skinny

Sat. 7 September 2024

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Visit Off the Shelf at Art in the Gardens, and meet their Poetry Gardener AKA comedian Stan Skinny for poetry fun amongst the flowers.

Walk the Streets in the Sky at Park Hill

Multiple dates

Park Hill

Park Hill Residents’ Association invite you on a resident-led tour to walk along the Streets in the Sky, where you will learn about the history of Park Hill.

Kelham Island Museum BSL Tour

Multiple dates

Kelham Island Museum

Discover British Sign Language (BSL) while exploring Kelham Island Museum and the latest collection highlights.

Strange Britain Presents... The Sheffield Showcase Ghost Tour

Fri. 6 September 2024 — Sat. 7 September 2024

Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 2LA

Strange Britain pull out all the stops with a very special ghost tour.

Write from the Art; in the Graves Gallery

Sat. 7 September 2024

Graves Gallery

Join Write from the Art at the Graves Gallery for this fun and thought-provoking art-inspired creative writing workshop.

Sheffield Showcase

Fri. 6 September 2024 — Sun. 8 September 2024

A collaborative weekend-long event, showcasing the variety of cultural activity that takes place in Sheffield. With film screenings, music performances, art exhibits, family-friendly activities, and more.

Art in the Gardens

Sat. 7 September 2024 — Sun. 8 September 2024

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

One of the largest outdoor art exhibitions in the north. Discover paintings in the pavilions and marquees, sculptures on the lawns, and say hello to artists and craft makers – all in beautiful surroundings.

Cyber Cafe

Fri. 2 August 2024 — Sun. 8 September 2024

Site Gallery

An interactive exhibition inspired by the excitement of early internet cafes. With Geocities-style websites. Screensaver visuals. Photo diaries made with the GameBoy Camera. And music for you to remix, created with field recordings and coding.

Pattern Club: synthesiser + live coding workshop

Sun. 8 September 2024

Soft Ground

Sheffield's Pattern Club host a synthesiser & live coding workshop, demonstrating how synths can be controlled and manipulated using live coding.

Apricot Ballroom at Sadacca

Sat. 7 September 2024 — Sun. 8 September 2024

Sadacca, 48 Wicker, Sheffield, S3 8JB

Apricot Ballroom will be throwing another one of their friendly late-night hi-fi parties down at Sadacca.

Textile Postcards Workshop with Anne Menary

Multiple dates

Cupola Gallery

Textile Postcards Workshop with artist Anne Menary at Cupola Gallery.

Greentop Circus - Aerial and Circus taster sessions

Multiple dates

Greentop Centre, St Thomas Building, 74 Holywell Road, Sheffield, S4 8AS

Join Greentop Circus for Aerial and Circus taster sessions.

KINCA Art Competition and Kelham Nature Day

Sun. 8 September 2024

Kelham Island Museum

Take part in an art competition with the Kelham Island and Neepsend Community Alliance (KINCA) and Sheffield Museums.

Community Gardening Session with Regather

Sun. 8 September 2024

Regather

Join Regather as they transform Sharrow’s community garden into an attractive and productive space for local residents to enjoy.

Strange Britain Presents... Further Sins of Sheffield: A True Crime Special

Multiple dates

Dorothy Pax

Prepare for a captivating evening of intrigue, laughter, and spine-tingling tales as storyteller Adrian Finney once again descends into the shadowy depths of Sheffield's long and storied past.

The Magic of Terry Pratchett

Sun. 8 September 2024

The Leadmill

Join author and comedian Marc Burrows on a journey through the life and work of Sir Terry Pratchett.

Elton John by Candlelight

Thu. 12 September 2024

The Octagon Centre

Iconic hits like I’m Still Standing, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and Bennie and the Jets, performed by in a candlelit Octagon Centre.

The Music of Adele by Candlelight

Fri. 13 September 2024

The Octagon Centre

The UK’s leading Adele tribute J’Adele and her live band bring to the Octagon Centre an evening packed full of hits like Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, Hello and more.

The Music of Abba by Candlelight

Sat. 14 September 2024

The Octagon Centre

A night of Abba anthems, performed by candlelight by tribute act Abba Reunion.

Piano Favourites

Sat. 14 September 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Acclaimed pianist Kathryn Stott returns to Sheffield for her final recital. Promising a whirlwind tour through a unique career – including Bach, a brand new farewell commission, the spirit of Broadway, Chopin, and more.

Sheffield Heritage Open Days

Fri. 6 September 2024 — Sun. 15 September 2024

Ten days to explore heritage treasures across the city.

Mladi & More

Wed. 18 September 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Janacek’s beloved Mládí (Youth) was written towards the end of his life as a nostalgic celebration of memories of his youth, drawing on his early writing. Music in the Round celebrate the 100th anniversary of this iconic piece for wind.

Mock Tudors

Wed. 18 September 2024

Sidney & Matilda

Sheffield's professed “garage punks powered by steam and ale.” The latest project of Ben Hall and Tom Diffenthal (Mr Ben and the Bens) and Richard Birkin (Hot Souls) their infectiously silly, catchy songs cover bin days, PTA meetings and tax returns.

The Music of The Beatles by Candlelight

Sat. 21 September 2024

The Octagon Centre

A sing-along spectacular with the sounds of the Beatles performed in a candlelit setting.

The Last Dinner Party

Wed. 25 September 2024

The Octagon Centre

In support of their forthcoming debut album, Prelude To Ecstasy, the London-based band bring their dark guitar-pop and beguiling live presence to Sheffield.

Lloyd Cole

Thu. 26 September 2024

Sheffield City Hall

The frontman of indie band Lloyd Cole and The Commotions has retained a devoted fan base since his emergence in the 80s. Back with a one-man show, expect dry wit, ornate guitar compositions and heartfelt delivery from one of our finest songwriters.

Float Along Festival

Sat. 28 September 2024

Float Along music festival returns to Sheffield city centre to do it all again for the third year running. This year's lineup includes: Shame, Antony Szmierek, Fat Dog, Scaler, Snapped Ankles, and more.

Festival of the Mind

Thu. 19 September 2024 — Sun. 29 September 2024

Feed your mind with a series of fascinating and inspiring talks, exhibitions and performances. Organised by folks from the University of Sheffield in collaboration with local artists and creatives.

Spirit of Independence Film Festival

Fri. 27 September 2024 — Sun. 29 September 2024

A celebration of fiercely independent filmmaking, showcasing raw, bold and passionate films from around the world.

Ed Byrne: Tragedy Plus Time

Sun. 29 September 2024

The Leadmill

One of the UK’s favourite masters of observational comedy returns to Sheffield following a sell-out show last year.

Show Your Metal

Thu. 13 June 2024 — Sun. 29 September 2024

Millennium Gallery

Coinciding with the 400th anniversary of the Cutlers’ Company in Hallamshire, this major exhibition celebrates the marvel of the material in all its forms.

Scouting For Girls

Wed. 2 October 2024

The Octagon Centre, Clarkson Street, S10 2TQ

Scouting For Girls make their Octagon Centre debut, bringing to Sheffield their rich catalogue of hits including She’s So Lovely, This Ain’t A Love Song, Heartbeat, and Elvis Ain’t Dead.

Bach for Solo Violin

Fri. 4 October 2024

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

Benjamin Nabarro performs the first in a new series of concerts celebrating JS Bach’s much-loved music for solo violin. With performances at 1pm or 7pm.

Tori Freestone/Alcyona Mick Quartet

Fri. 4 October 2024

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick's collaborations reflect a shared influence from jazz, folk, Brazilian music, classical, free improvisation and more. Hosted by Sheffield Jazz.

Seven Hills Whisky Festival

Sat. 5 October 2024

The Steamworks, 109–111 Randall Street, S2 4SJ

A journey into the craftsmanship and diversity of this timeless spirit, with renowned distilleries, tastings and masterclasses.

Sensoria

Thu. 3 October 2024 — Sun. 6 October 2024

Sheffield's festival of film and music. Expect a truly unique mix of performance, live film scores, screenings, exhibitions, and music industry activity.

Romantic Piano Trios

Tue. 8 October 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

The Leonore Piano Trio's series of concerts traces the intimate form of the piano trio. This time, Robert Schumann’s Trio No.1 takes centre stage.

The Music of Jersey Boys by Candlelight

Fri. 11 October 2024

The Octagon Centre

A night of iconic harmonies and unrivalled showmanship made famous by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, taking you back to ‘late December back in ’63.’

Tom Ollendorff Trio with Will Vinson

Fri. 11 October 2024

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Rising star British guitarist Tom Ollendorff teams up with US-based British alto saxophonist Will Vinson for an evening hosted by Sheffield Jazz.

A Doll's House

Sat. 21 September 2024 — Sat. 12 October 2024

Crucible Theatre

Nora Helmer is the envy of many. But her happy home is built on false foundations, and long hidden secrets are starting to surface. A powerful drama written by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Elin Schofield and adapted by Chris Bush.

Dizzy

Mon. 23 September 2024 — Sat. 12 October 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

When 15-year-old Qamar’s brother dies in an accident, nothing makes sense. Until her brother’s friend introduces her to the world of street art and an underground realm, and she finds herself on an odyssey of grief, love and unexpected heroes.

No Bounds

Fri. 11 October 2024 — Sun. 13 October 2024

A weekend of bleeps, beats and sweaty grins. Returning in October to bring together music, visual art and technology.

Tess Jaray: Paintings and Drawings Across 60 Years

Sat. 20 July 2024 — Sun. 13 October 2024

Millennium Gallery

An exhibition by one of the most influential British painters of the last century. With abstract painting exploring form and space, led by her interest in architecture, pattern, repetition and colour.

Shed Seven

Thu. 14 November 2024 — Mon. 14 October 2024

The Octagon Centre

A career-spanning 30th-anniversary set from Shed Seven. With special guests The Sherlocks.

Jess Gillam and Friends

Thu. 17 October 2024

Crucible Theatre

The first saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician and the youngest ever soloist to perform at the Last Night of the Proms. Jess's infectious enthusiasm and passion for music light up every stage.

Barry Green Quartet

Fri. 18 October 2024

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

The inventive pianist returns to Sheffield Jazz with a new band.

Fergus McCreadie Solo

Thu. 24 October 2024

Firth Hall

Award-winning pianist Fergus McCreadie returns to Sheffield Jazz for a solo performance.

Tindersticks

Sat. 26 October 2024

The Octagon Centre, Clarkson Street, S10 2TQ

Tindersticks return this autumn with a new album recorded in Girona, Spain and extensive tour of Europe.

Mendelssohn String Quartets, Consone Quartet

Sat. 26 October 2024

St. Matthew's Church, 45 Carver Street, S1 4FT

Music in the Round’s new visiting string quartet celebrate the quartets of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn.

Mendelssohn Roundtable, Consone Quartet & Laura Tunbridge

Sat. 26 October 2024

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

Join Music in the Round’s new visiting string quartet in conversation with the University of Oxford's Prof. Laura Tunbridge.

Mendelssohn Octet, Ensemble 360 & Consone Quartet

Sat. 26 October 2024

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

The Consone Quartet join forces with the string players of Ensemble 360 to perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet, full of joyful invention.

Celluloid Screams

Thu. 24 October 2024 — Sun. 27 October 2024

Showroom

Sheffield’s horror film festival returns for its 16th year in 2024. Getting you spooked just in time for Halloween.

Off the Shelf

Sheffield's festival of words, taking place each October. Look out for our guide to the writer talks, workshops and events in the 2024 programme in coming months.

Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

Kelham Island Museum

Sheffield CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) know a thing or two about good beer, cider and perry. Join them for their 48th festival in October 2024 – details TBC.

The Monster In The Maze

Fri. 1 November 2024 — Sat. 2 November 2024

Crucible Theatre

Opera for the people of Sheffield and with the people of Sheffield. Bringing together people of all ages alongside professional musicians for an epic take on ancient Greek myth.

City of Rivers

Fri. 24 November 2023 — Sun. 3 November 2024

Weston Park Museum

An exhibition of stories, objects, artwork, film and photography chronicling Sheffield's relationship with its waterways.

Sheffield Plastic Free Market

Sun. 3 November 2024

The Steamworks, 109-111 Randall Street, S2 4SJ

Join Sheffield Action on Plastic for their market. Browse wares from local businesses, tuck into delicious food and drink, and enjoy a showcase of local music talent. All without single use plastics.

The Libertines

Mon. 4 November 2024

The Octagon Centre, Clarkson Street, S10 2TQ

The iconic band that dominated the 00s indie music scene are back with a bang.

Vienesse Masterworks. Brahms and more for solo piano

Thu. 7 November 2024

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

In his new recital series, Tim Horton celebrates the music of Vienna, a city famous for its classical music, through works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and more.

Lightning Seeds

Fri. 8 November 2024

The Octagon Centre, Clarkson Street, S10 2TQ

Celebrate 35 years of pure joy with one of the country’s best loved bands on their greatest hits tour.

John Stowell/Jamie Taylor Quartet

Fri. 8 November 2024

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

A treat for guitar lovers as Sheffield’s Jamie Taylor teams up with three of his favourite musicians from either side of the Atlantic.

Tina Turner by Candlelight

Fri. 15 November 2024

The Octagon Centre

Dixie Daye and her band perform Tina Turner's biggest hits in an atmospheric candlelit concert.

Efpi All Star Orchestra

Fri. 15 November 2024

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

A unique 15-piece ensemble celebrate the 15th anniversary of Efpi Records, featuring musicians from Beats & Pieces Big Band, Let Spin, and Johnny Hunter Quartet. Presented by Sheffield Jazz.

KENREX

Sat. 26 October 2024 — Sat. 16 November 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

July 10th 1981. Skidmore, Missouri. A man is shot dead in broad daylight. There are 60 witnesses – but no one saw a thing. Part western, part true crime, with an Americana soundtrack, KENREX is a gritty one-man thrill ride.

Meat Loaf by Candlelight

Sat. 16 November 2024

The Octagon Centre

Stars of the West End's Bat Out of Hell present the ultimate tribute to Meat Loaf.

Mark Thomas: Gaffa Tapes

Sun. 10 November 2024 — Wed. 20 November 2024

Sheffield City Hall

The comedian is back to his finest stand-up form and anti-Tory sentiment in Gaffa Tapes, as brings his latest tour to Sheffield.

Soft Machine

Fri. 22 November 2024

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

A UK avant/jazz-rock and improvising band make their Sheffield Jazz debut at Crookes Social Club.

Queen of the Qanun

Fri. 29 November 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Hailed as ‘the queen of the qanun’, the Middle Eastern 78-stringed plucked zither. Based on Arabic classical traditions, Maya's sound has echoes of everything from jazz to flamenco, infused with warmth and humour.

Schuman & Chopin for solo piano. Stephen Hough

Fri. 29 November 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Voted one of Classic FM’s top 25 greatest pianists ever, Stephen Hough returns to the Crucible Playhouse to perform works including Schumann’s Fantasie in C and Chopin’s final piano sonata.

Fanfare! Trumpet Classics. Aaron Azunda Akugbo & Zeynep Özsuca

Sat. 30 November 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Rising star trumpeter Aaron Akugbo makes his Sheffield debut. Citing Louis Armstrong as his greatest musical influence, this charismatic performer presents an eclectic mix of works by Vivaldi, Florence Price, Eugene Bozza and more.

Sounds of Now: Meltwater. Manasamitra

Sat. 30 November 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

An immersive meditation on the environmental crisis, exploring the destructive power and awesome beauty of water. With vocals from Carnatic tradition singer Supriya Nagarajan, film, and acoustic and electronic music from Duncan Chapman.

The Ruskin Collection: Hand, Head and Heart

Sat. 9 December 2023 — Sun. 1 December 2024

Millennium Gallery

A display about the positive power of making by hand. Including a new memorial quilt commemorating Terry Higgins, the first named person in the UK to die of an AIDS-related illness, on public display for the first time.

Empirical & Jason Rebello

Fri. 6 December 2024

Crucible Theatre

The jazz outfit bring their signature sound to Sheffield – a combination of complex, thoughtful writing and spontaneous improvisation.

Empirical with Jason Rebello

Fri. 6 December 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

A UK jazz outfit celebrated for their complex, thoughtful writing and spontaneous improvisation. Sheffield Jazz and Music in The Round.

PostNatures

Thu. 16 March 2023 — Sat. 7 December 2024

Graves Gallery

An exhibition curated by artist Victoria Lucas, centred around a painting of an imaginary landscape by JMW Turner. Exploring perceptions of reality and representations of the relationship between women and nature.

Contrasts

Sat. 7 December 2024

Crucible Theatre

Two utterly different string quartets from two giants who typify the staggering range of fin de siècle classical music: Schoenberg and Debussy.

Spirit of the Guitar

Sat. 7 December 2024

Crucible Theatre

An afternoon concert with the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, performing everything from classical favourites to irresistible tango and famous movie hits.

Portraiture and the Human Figure

Thu. 16 March 2023 — Sun. 8 December 2024

Graves Gallery

“A celebration of being, making and looking.” Read our writer Wemmy's review of this inspiring exhibition full of love letters to bodies.

A Boy Was Born

Fri. 13 December 2024

Sheffield Cathedral

The choir of Sheffield Cathedral brings to life Benjamin Britten's beautiful A Boy Was Born, capturing the spirit of Christmas. Plus other seasonal classics performed with Ensemble 360.

Comedy Drag Lunch

Sun. 15 December 2024

OEC Sheffield, Penistone Road, S6 2DE

Celebrate the festive season with OEC's Christmas comedy drag show.

Bublé Christmas by Candlelight

Thu. 19 December 2024

The Octagon Centre

An evening of Christmas hits made famous by Michael Bublé, with big band accompaniment.

Christmas by Candlelight

Fri. 20 December 2024

The Octagon Centre

A magical evening of best-loved festive hits performed by candlelight.

We are the Monument

Sat. 27 January 2024 — Sat. 21 December 2024

Graves Gallery

An exhibition curated by artist Yuen Fong Ling, encouraging us to consider the significance of those represented on, or in opposition to, the plinth.

Treasure Island: An Adult Panto

Sat. 21 December 2024

Drama Studio

Get ready for a cheeky romp with Far Out Theatre on Pleasure Island with their latest, adult pantomime!

Lubna Chowdhary: PLURIVERSE

Thu. 4 July 2024 — Sat. 21 December 2024

Graves Gallery

Bold, hybrid installations, drawings and sculptures exploring the interconnectivity of objects in the material world. Including new work the artist developed during residencies in India and Italy.

Frozen Sing-A-Long

Sat. 28 December 2024

OEC Sheffield, Penistone Road, S6 2DE

Belt out Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? at this special screening of the Disney fave.

Little Shop Of Horrors

Sat. 7 December 2024 — Sat. 18 January 2025

Crucible Theatre

The killer rock musical comes to the Crucible in time for Christmas. When flower shop assistant Seymour acquires a mysterious new plant, he names it ‘Audrey II’ after his crush. But this plant’s out for blood.

Death and the King's Horseman

Mon. 3 February 2025 — Sat. 8 February 2025

Crucible Theatre

Set in Nigeria in the late 1940s and based on a true story, Elesin, the king's horseman, is tasked with carrying out a sacred ritual upon the death of the king. However Elesin is overtaken by the allure of earthly desires.

Pig Heart Boy

Thu. 27 February 2025 — Sat. 15 March 2025

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

All Cameron wants is to be normal, but he needs a heart transplant. When he's finally offered a new heart, he must choose how far he’ll go to get his life back. Based on the novel by award-winning writer Malorie Blackman OBE (Noughts and Crosses).

Classical Weekend

One big celebration of classical music. Bringing classical music to concert halls, gardens and public spaces across the city, every other year. Returning in 2025.

Sheffield Stories: Caribbean Footsteps

Fri. 10 May 2024 — Sun. 2 May 2027

Weston Park Museum

An exhibition celebrating the many ways that people of African Caribbean heritage have contributed to Sheffield life. With stories of sport, carnival, fighting racism, and more.