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

What's On

Our Sheffield culture calendar. Make some plans with our picks of events, our art and theatre reviews, and programme highlights from the city's main festivals and venues.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Fri. 22 March 2019 — Sun. 24 March 2019


The most thrills you can get from the safety of a cinema seat.

Feeling Good in a Green City

Wed. 27 March 2019 — Thu. 28 March 2019

Weston Park Museum

A two-day festival of nature and wellbeing in three of the city's beautiful green spaces.

Festival of the Outdoors

Fri. 1 March 2019 — Sun. 31 March 2019

A monthlong programme of activities championing Sheffield's love of the great outdoors.

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.

Sharrow Lantern Carnival

Sun. 7 April 2019

Mount Pleasant Park, Abbeydale Road, S7 1BY

Each spring, a huge parade of wild and wonderful creations illuminates the streets to the south of the city.

Sheaf Poetry Festival

Fri. 17 May 2019 — Sat. 25 May 2019

A new celebration of poetry in Sheffield, taking place for the first time over nine days this May with poets Andrew McMillan, Imtiaz Dharker, Raymond Antrobus, Denise Riley and more.


Thu. 6 June 2019 — Tue. 11 June 2019


Each June, the world of documentary descends on Sheffield to showcase some of the most fascinating factual films going.

Festival of Debate

Fri. 19 April 2019 — Sun. 30 June 2019

Get informed, inspired and filled with ideas for positive change.