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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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Festival of Debate

Sparking conversations on big social, political, environmental and economic issues of the day, and inspiring positive change in Sheffield and beyond. Through talks, films, performances, activities and more.

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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.

NONUNONU

Wed. 24 April 2024

The Lescar

Nu-jazz fusion with vibrant and intense grooves, and free-flowing improvisation. Hosted by Jazz at The Lescar.

Trish Clowes & Ross Stanley

Thu. 25 April 2024

Firth Hall

A distinctive duo playing music built around their own material, arrangements from jazz, folk and church organ traditions, and free improvisations. Presented with Sheffield Jazz.

Civil War

Thu. 11 April 2024 — Thu. 25 April 2024

A team of military-embedded journalists race across a dystopian near-future USA to reach the White House before rebel factions descend. An adrenaline-fuelled ride from Alex Garland with Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Nick Offerman and Sonoya Mizuno.

Speaking Words Poetry Night

Thu. 25 April 2024

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

Now is your chance to speak words in front of a bunch of people at Sheffield's new open mic poetry and storytelling event, hosted by Aiden Pyne.

Verona Quartet

Fri. 26 April 2024

Firth Hall

An international string quartet for the 21st century. Championing the rich breadth of the string quartet repertoire from the time-honoured canon through contemporary classics.

Lost Signal #1 – Sheffield DIY Electronica

Fri. 26 April 2024

Hatch

A new series bringing the best names in DIY electronica to Hatch. Kicking off with a DJ set of high energy techno and DnB from Flora Ocean Parkin hot off the release of her debut EP. Plus Heavy Lifting, Phoneutrian x Zaron Mizmeras, and Vernon Delph.

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.

Roots: (Overseas) & Is Any Body Home?

Sat. 27 April 2024

Theatre Deli

A theatre dance double bill addressing the identity crisis caused by colonisation and migration, where old identities have dissolved and no new identities are formed.

Miniatures Revisited

Sat. 16 March 2024 — Sat. 27 April 2024

Cupola Gallery

Miniature artworks, small enough to fit inside a 10cm cube, from nearly 100 artists. Teeny sculptures, paintings, textile works, jewellery, hand made books, ceramics and more.

We Hate The Sharkman

Sat. 27 April 2024

Yellow Arch Studios

The Sheffield-based seven-piece jazz/funk/afro/dub band celebrate the release of their new EP. Playing brass-infused originals and covers (their first released included Bill Withers's Ain’t No Sunshine and Favourite Things from the Sound of Music).

Write a Novel: Developing your Plot

Sat. 27 April 2024

The Writers Workshop, 14 Craft Workshops, Orchard Square, S1 2FB

Join The Writers Workshop for an intensive masterclass with authors Russ Thomas and Susan Elliot Wright, looking at some of the many different ways of telling a story.

Spring Tonic Walk and Workshop with Social Pickle

Multiple dates

Cat Lane Woods, S8 9HX

Discover the wild urban medicines that exist all around us in spring, learn how to make a herbal tonic, and take some home with you!

Makers Mill Art Fair

Sun. 28 April 2024

The Leadmill

An afternoon of creativity and inspiration, with stalls and workshops celebrating local art and crafts talent.

Sathnam Sanghera: Empireworld

Tue. 30 April 2024

Creative Lounge, Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX

Author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera talks to broadcaster Désirée Reynolds about his new book on the legacies of the British empire around the world.

Unmasking ADHD

Tue. 30 April 2024

The Leadmill

The first of The Leadmill’s new Insight Exchange series. You'll be joined by ADHD specialist Jane McPhillips for an engaging, interactive evening, aiming to make information on ADHD more accessible.

Songs For The Record

Tue. 30 April 2024

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

Like a book club, for albums. A fun, informal and welcoming space where people can talk (and maybe learn a little bit too) about music they love and remember. This month, the album is Oasis's 1994 debut, Definitely Maybe.

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.

Where We Find Ourselves: A Co-Listening Practice

Multiple dates

Bloc Projects

Drawing on the work of experimental composer Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016), artist Ian Nesbitt invites you to come together, reflect and listen. Connecting with ideas of deep listening as a transformative collective practice.

BLACKSABBATHMODE

Wed. 1 May 2024

The Lescar

A celebration of and homage to the music of Black Sabbath. In an original collaboration between nu jazz duo BIGHEADMODE and vocalist Plumm, hosted by Jazz at the Lescar.

Ana Carla Maza

Thu. 2 May 2024

Firth Hall

Cuban composer, cellist and singer Ana Carla Maza makes a musical reconnection to her Havana upbringing and Latin American roots. Presented with Talking Gigs, combining discussion and a concert.

Key Of She – Music Improv Jam

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

A monthly jam night for women, non-binary people and transfolk to explore musical improvisation.

Future Now 2024 – Survival Through Design

Thu. 2 May 2024

Dorothy Fleming Lecture Theatre, Charles Street Building, Charles Street, S1 2ND

Richard Neutra (1890–1970) is one of the most prominent architects of the 20th century. His landmark book Survival Through Design looked at humans self-destructiveness in the creation of the built environment. Join his youngest son for this talk.

Footprints Open Jazz Jam

Thu. 2 May 2024

Alder

An open jam session led by the Footprints house band. All musicians and vocalists are invited to join – or just come down to enjoy the music.

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.

Granny’s Attic

Fri. 3 May 2024

St Andrews Church, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL

"One of the most exciting and accomplished English folk acts on the scene right now” according to Folk Radio. Granny's Attic bring their exceptional musicianship and boundless energy to Sheffield as part of their 15th anniversary tour.

Future Now – Change Makers 2024

Mon. 22 April 2024 — Fri. 3 May 2024

Sheffield Hallam Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, S1 2LQ

A showcase of new writing, physical theatre, storytelling, multi-media performance, short-films and plays. Presented by final-year students in Acting and Performance for Sheffield Hallam University's Future Now festival of creativity.

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.

The Greatest Showman Cinema Experience

Sat. 4 May 2024

OEC Sheffield, Penistone Road, S6 2DE

Sing along to the movie sensation that is The Greatest Showman, with a drag host.

Grief must be Love with Nowhere to Go: Chris Alton & Emily Simpson

Fri. 22 March 2024 — Sat. 4 May 2024

Bloc Projects

An exhibition bringing together experiences of living with loss, transforming the gallery into an environment for reflection.

Chinabot Label Showcase

Sat. 4 May 2024

Hatch

Live electronic music from Chinabot, a platform and collective to change the dialogue surrounding Asian music. With audio visual artist Neo Geodesia, DJ, producer and visual artist Jaeho Hwang, and multi-instrumentalist and composer Ayankoko.

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.

Sheffield University Wind Orchestra

Sun. 5 May 2024

Firth Hall

Join the ensemble as they perform a range of music for wind orchestra, including new and lesser heard pieces.

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 University Wind Orchestra

Sun. 5 May 2024

Firth Hall

Be blown away by the uni's wind orchestra.

Open Up Sheffield

Multiple dates

Sheffield's annual artists' open studios festival.

The Olive Boy

Tue. 7 May 2024

Theatre Deli

A crude, compelling, coming of age of comedy from Ollie Maddigan based on his own life.

Late: Doodle Club – Inspired by Phlegm

Wed. 8 May 2024

Millennium Gallery

Join in an exciting edition of Doodle Club, inspired by Millennium Gallery's exhibition Phlegm: Pandemic Diaries.

Seen. Heard. Valued.

Wed. 24 April 2024 — Wed. 8 May 2024

Charles Street Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street, S1 1WB

An exhibition showcasing families' art, stories and voices from across Sheffield.

Resilience Symposium

Thu. 9 May 2024

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, S1 4FW

Join Welcoming Cultures for a day of talks celebrating the resilience of marginalised communities. Looking at how organisations can support resilience in the workplace, shared moments as powerful ways of creating solidarity and connection, and more.

Emerging Futures: Indy Johar & Sophia Parker

Thu. 9 May 2024

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, S1 4FW

How can we, together, build new ways of being to replace economic/social models that are failing us and the planet? Indy Johar (Dark Matter Labs) and Sophia Parker (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) explore some of the systems that are already emerging.

Emergence Collective

Fri. 10 May 2024

Drama Studio

A revolving lineup play a mix of ancient and modern instruments, building beautiful, minimalist sound worlds through improvisation.

Mock Media

Fri. 10 May 2024

Delicious Clam

Featuring members of Crack Cloud, N0v3l and Pottery, Mock Media are an underground Canadian supergroup of sorts. High-wired post punk forms the basis of their sound, with elements of European folk, 70s funk and straight up pop hooks thrown in.

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.

Martin Simpson

Sat. 11 May 2024

Firth Hall

One of the finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world. Known for his intimate solo performances combining English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions.

SHRUB with support from Cats and the Law + Monqi

Sat. 11 May 2024

Sidney & Matilda

Joyful, jangly pop, melting together lush vocal harmonies, angular sax, infectious rhythms and psychedelic synth sound baths. With support from Cats and the Law and Monqi, hosted by Boxie.

Endless Love Creative Spring Makers Market

Sat. 11 May 2024

Showroom

Shop independent at Endless Love Creative's curation of over 50 contemporary independent makers' stalls. With botanicals, prints, ceramics, jewellery and more.

Ways of Water

Thu. 15 February 2024 — Sun. 12 May 2024

Millennium Gallery

An immersive exhibition from artist duo Matterlurgy exploring how our lives intertwine with our local water infrastructure – from historic wells to expansive reservoirs.

Grace Blakeley: Vulture Capitalism

Mon. 13 May 2024

Creative Lounge, Showroom Workstation, Paternoster Row, S1 2BX

Socialist economist Grace Blakeley takes on the world’s most powerful corporations. She shows how the causes of our modern crisis are the intended result of our capitalist system – and what we can do to change it.

Open Up Festival Preview

Mon. 8 April 2024 — Mon. 13 May 2024

The Art House

In the run-up to this year's Open Up Sheffield, see a preview of work by 29 artists who'll be taking part in the open studios festival.

How Can the River Don Ask For Help?

Tue. 14 May 2024

Weston Park Museum

The River Dôn Project is an innovative initiative looking at the future rights of nature. Join the team for live demos and a conversation on how 'hearing' the River Don can help us address climate breakdown and biodiversity loss in South Yorkshire.

Pint of Science Festival

Mon. 13 May 2024 — Wed. 15 May 2024

Three nights of science fun. Sheffield Uni academics bring their research out of the lab for a series of talks, demos and experiments in pubs, bars and creative spaces.

Corinne Fowler: Our Island Stories

Wed. 15 May 2024

Millennium Gallery

The British countryside is rarely seen as having anything to do with British colonialism. Historian Corinne Fowler brings rural life and colonial rule together to look at how telling the full story can deepen Britons' relationship with the landscape.

English Teacher

Wed. 15 May 2024

Foundry, Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

Formed in 2020 in Leeds, English Teacher embrace the sprechgesang (speak-singing) style of vocal delivery. Their EPs showcase their impressive musical chops and wide ranging influences, all undercut by Lily Fontaine’s quick wit and biting sarcasm.

Quacks

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

A monthly queer comedy open mic night. Head down to their next event to join in the laughs or even take to the mic yourself.

Sounds from the Ground presents Nkisi, KMRU, Ashley Holmes

Thu. 16 May 2024

GMill at SADACCA, 48 Wicker, S3 8JB

Join Arts Catalyst for a hypnotic evening of live experimental electronic music by Nkisi, KMRU and Ashley Holmes.

Festival Launch: Ensemble 360

Fri. 17 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024 launches with two spellbinding works in the intimacy of the Crucible Playhouse – a passionate Piano Quartet by Gabriel Fauré, followed by Louise Farrenc’s triumphant Nonet.

Peter Hill plays Bach

Fri. 17 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Pianist and Music in the Round audience favourite Peter Hill gives a solo recital of a selection of Bach’s elegant English Suites and ever-inventive Well-Tempered Clavier.

Get Together

Sat. 18 May 2024

Kelham Island

A joyous one-day festival of independent music, taking over warehouses, breweries and bars of Kelham Island and Neepsend.

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.

Emma Rawicz Quartet & Tony Kofi Quartet

Sat. 18 May 2024

Crucible Theatre

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sheffield Jazz with two all-star bands led by British jazz musicians. One longstanding favourite with Sheffield audiences and one rising star.

Skylarking

Thu. 22 February 2024 — Sat. 18 May 2024

Soft Ground

An exhibition and events programme by Sheffield-based artist Ashley Holmes, exploring the relationship between landscapes, music and belonging.

Accent on Youth Summer Concert 2024

Sat. 18 May 2024

All Saints Church, Ringinglow Road, Ecclesall, S11 7PP

Sheffield Chamber Orchestra perform French classical music by composers Jean Baptiste Lully, Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel and Francis Poulenc. With young guest conductor John Lyon and a solo from local up and coming cellist James Hindle.

Consolation

Sat. 18 May 2024

Hatch

Consolation play fast, raw, cathartic hardcore protest music. Playing live for the last time – catch them now or forever hold your peace. Support from fellow hardcore punks Ruined Virtue, post-metallers Mouths and synth-goth superstars Kalter.

Kelham Makes: Jesmonite Plant Pots Workshop

Sat. 18 May 2024

Kelham Island Museum

Create your own miniature plant pots with artist and maker Kim Searle using a variety of geometric and recycled moulds.

Last Séance

Wed. 15 May 2024 — Sat. 18 May 2024

St Johns Church Hall, Abbeydale Road South, S17 3LE

Totley Operatic and Dramatic Society (TOADS) bring to the stage a comedy written by Herb Hasler. A family's scam séance business attracts those who are sceptical, those who believe and those who come for a laugh – but this séance must be their last.

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.

Sunrise

Sun. 19 May 2024

Sheffield General Cemetery

A selection of music to accompany the rising sun, alongside the dawn chorus of singing birds. In the atmospheric surroundings of the Samuel Worth Chapel.

Weston Park May Fayre

Sun. 19 May 2024

Weston Park, S10 2TP

Join in a day of nostalgic family fun when the attractions and entertainment of Weston Park May Fayre return for 2024. With rides, sideshows, crafts, music, and more.

Visions: An Afternoon of Choral Music

Sun. 19 May 2024

St Mark's Church, Broomhill, S10 2SE

An afternoon of glorious choral music with The Abbeydale Singers, Ensemble 360, Organist Darius Battiwall and singers Anna Huntley and Ella Taylor.

Mozart and Schubert

Mon. 20 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Violist Robin Ireland, formerly of the Lindsay String Quartet joins Ensemble 360 and soprano Ella Taylor to perform pieces by Mozart and Schubert. Expect music rich in drama and emotional depth.

Remembering the Lindsays

Mon. 20 May 2024

Showroom

A 1977 BBC documentary on the Lindsay String Quartet. Screening alongside behind-the-scenes footage, and a conversation between broadcaster Paul Allen, The Lindsays' former viola player Robin Ireland and other guests.

Relaxed Concert: Carnival

Tue. 21 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

A relaxed performance featuring The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. With doors left open, lights raised, a break-out space, and less emphasis on being quiet during the performance.

Saint-Saëns: The Renaissance Man

Tue. 21 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns transports the listener into a musical menagerie – with a swan, a tortoise, lions and a magical aquarium. Also in the programme is an early French film alongside a live score written by the composer.

French Gems

Wed. 22 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Opening with Maurice Ravel’s homage to his teacher Gabriel Fauré, this concert looks back to those who shaped him and forward to those writing today for whom he remains a guiding light.

Romantic Piano

Thu. 23 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen performs music encompassing three centuries – from the baroque lyricism of Rameau to the impressionism of Ravel.

An Evening with Steven Isserlis

Thu. 23 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Steven Isserlis is guest curator at the 2024 Sheffield Chamber Music Festival. Join him, Irène Duval and Mishka Rushdie Momen as they perform music they adore – celebrating the musical loves and legacy of French composer Gabriel Fauré.

Jackie Kay: May Day

Thu. 23 May 2024

The Leadmill

Join the much-loved poet for an evening of readings and reflections hosted by Désirée Reynolds. Jackie's poems span decades of political activism – from her Glasgow childhood, through 80s/90s feminist, LGBT+ and anti-racist movements, to the present.

Eliza Clark: Penance. A Conversation with Holly Williams

Thu. 23 May 2024

The Mowbray, 118 Mowbray Street, Neepsend, S3 8EN

Join the folks from Juno Books as they host Newcastle-born Eliza Clark for the launch of her second novel Penance. The novel invites us to question our voyeuristic love for true crime and explores the secret inner worlds of teenage girls.

Fauré String Quartet

Fri. 24 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Violinist Irène Duval joins Ensemble 360 to perform a programme of compositions by Fauré and Enescu.

Friday Night in Paris

Fri. 24 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Musical national treasure Roderick Williams is singer-in-residence with Music in the Round. Join him and Ensemble 360 for a magical musical tour through the City of Light.

Festival of Debate

Tue. 16 April 2024 — Sat. 25 May 2024

Get informed, inspired and filled with ideas for positive change. With talks on big social, political, environmental and economic issues. Come back soon for details of the 2024 programme.

Sheffield Chamber Music Festival

Fri. 17 May 2024 — Sat. 25 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Nine days of intimate and inviting classical music performances for all ages.

Close Up: Music for Curious Young Minds

Sat. 25 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Wind musicians and singers breathe life into the wondrous world of chamber music. Ideal for 7–11 year-olds and their families.

Finale

Sat. 25 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Join Music in the Round for the finale of their 40th anniversary Sheffield Chamber Music Festival. Guest curator Steven Isserlis and Ensemble 360 perform pieces by George Onslow, Gabriel Fauré and Tchaikovsky.

Sheffield Plant Swap

Multiple dates

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Exchange house plants and plant knowledge at this social event.

False Note

Thu. 7 March 2024 — Sun. 26 May 2024

Site Gallery

An exhibition of films by Freya Dooley on themes of replacement, communication and dishonesty. Accompanied by family-friendly events, workshops and a closing music performance. Opening night: Thursday 7 March, 5–8pm.

Sheffield Food Festival

Sat. 25 May 2024 — Mon. 27 May 2024

Peace Gardens

Three (hopefully) sunny days of food, food and more food.

Sheffield Life, Loss and Death Festival

Wed. 1 May 2024 — Fri. 31 May 2024

"Death is part of life. Let’s talk about it." A month-long series of free creative workshops, exhibitions, talks and more, exploring why conversations around life, loss and death matter. Organised by Compassionate Sheffield.

Crossed Wires Festival

Fri. 31 May 2024 — Sun. 2 June 2024

Bringing some of the UK's top names in podcasting from your headphones to the stage for one weekend. With Adam Buxton Show and Self Esteem, Brown Girls Do It Too, TalkArt, Uncanny, Katherine Ryan, and more.

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.

Peace in the Park

Sat. 8 June 2024

The Ponderosa

Music, community arts and positive vibes in the spring sunshine.

Mosfest

Sat. 8 June 2024

Don Valley Bowl, S9 2DF

A family music festival with a charity fundraising heart, returning for the final time in 2024.

The Monocle

Sat. 15 June 2024

Drama Studio

The untold story of Le Monocle, a secretly notorious lesbian cabaret in 1930s Paris. With contemporary dance and jazz vocals. Come down and be a guest at The Monocle, where the air is thick and the women laugh loudly and dance the night away.

LAND Photographs by Matthew Conduit

Tue. 2 January 2024 — Sat. 15 June 2024

Graves Gallery

Post-industrial landscapes, expressing the Sheffield-based artist's ideas about place, time, context and history.

Jazz on the Park

Sat. 15 June 2024

Weston Park, S10 2TP

An outdoor music and arts festival, coming to Weston Park and its iconic bandstand. With live acts, DJs, A/V installations, food traders and a roller-disco. Organised by Footprints Jazz Club and Mondo Radio in aid of low-grade serous ovarian cancer.

It’s All a Show: Fairground Showmen, Identity and Mental Health

Mon. 5 February 2024 — Sun. 16 June 2024

Western Bank Library

An exhibition exploring what it means to be a showman in the 21st century. With interviews, photographs, poems and archive records looking at the relationship between identity and mental health in the community.

Sheffield DocFest

Wed. 12 June 2024 — Mon. 17 June 2024

Showroom

The world of documentary film descends on Sheffield each June. With fascinating factual films, innovative storytelling exhibitions and inspiring talks. Come back soon for our guide to the 2024 festival.

Karma Sheen

Fri. 21 June 2024

Sidney & Matilda

A unique band, inspired by 60/70s psychedelia, classical Indian music and fuzztone guitars. Led by Sameer Khan, who has been formally trained by a 600-year-old lineage of musicians from modern-day Pakistan. A free show to celebrate summer solstice.

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 on and around Refugee Week each June, this year's festival features headliners Amadou & Mariam, Sirens of Lesbos and Roger Robinson.

She Rises

Sat. 22 June 2024

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

Immerse yourself in a powerful and moving experience with the upper-voice vocal consort Sonority.

Whirlow Rabbits & Friends: The Immersive Summer Experience

Wed. 29 May 2024 — Mon. 1 July 2024

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, Whirlow Lane, S11 9QF

An immersive experience taking you through the farm, meeting various woodland friends along the way.

Phlegm: Pandemic Diary

Sat. 13 January 2024 — Sun. 7 July 2024

Millennium Gallery

Pen and ink observations of daily life in lockdown during Covid-19, from artist Phlegm.

Children's Media Conference

Tue. 9 July 2024 — Thu. 11 July 2024

Showroom

The UK’s premier event for everyone in kids TV, media and entertainment. With a free exhibition, Playground, bringing together interactive digital art and maker activities for children to play with.

Fan City

Fri. 14 June 2024 — Sun. 14 July 2024

Devonshire Green, Devonshire Street, S1 4GT

It’s coming home! Come together in a celebration football heritage and camaraderie for fans of all ages. With live match screenings, music, film screenings, family entertainment, street food stalls, a bar, talks with footballing legends, and more.

Bassfest Summer Festival

Sat. 20 July 2024 — Sun. 21 July 2024

Don Valley Bowl

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

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.

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.

Tramlines

Fri. 26 July 2024 — Sun. 28 July 2024

Hillsborough Park

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

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.

Chance To Dance

One big day of music and movement in the city centre each summer. Come back soon for details for 2024.

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.

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.

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.

Sheffield Heritage Open Days

Fri. 6 September 2024 — Sun. 15 September 2024

Ten days to explore heritage treasures across the city.

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.

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.

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.

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.

No Bounds

A weekend of bleeps, beats and sweaty grins. Returning in October to bring together music, visual art and technology. 2024 dates and lineup TBC.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Comedy Drag Lunch

Sun. 15 December 2024

OEC Sheffield, Penistone Road, S6 2DE

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

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.

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.