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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.

Tully

Multiple dates

Film Unit

The story of a mother and her night nanny, starring Charlize Theron.

London Korean Film Festival on tour

Multiple dates

Showroom

Highlights from this year's festival make their way north, introducing exciting Korean cinema to new audiences.

Paris, Texas

Wed. 21 November 2018

Film Unit

After going missing for four years, and suffering from amnesia, Travis Henderson reappears out of the desert.

Suspiria

Fri. 16 November 2018 — Thu. 22 November 2018

Showroom

A new ‘cover’ of the 1977 Dario Argento classic, following American Susie Bannon at a prestigious European dance academy where all is darker than it seems. Perfect for a spooky late night at the cinema.

Faces, Places

Fri. 23 November 2018

Film Unit

Filmmaker Agnès Varda and artist JR travel across rural France, creating giant portraits of the people they meet.

Mary and the Witch's Flower

Multiple dates

Film Unit

Twelve year-old Mary is transported to the magical Endor College where she quickly finds herself in trouble, as all is a little more sinister than it first appears. A modern animated classic from new Japanese company Studio Ponoc.

Vote 100: Born a Rebel

Sat. 24 November 2018

Yellow Arch Studios

A day-long celebration of the centenary of women’s suffrage, with films, live music, discussions, poetry, and food.

Zama

Multiple dates

Film Unit

In one of the remote outposts of the Spanish Empire in the 18th century, the local magistrate Zama waits desperately for news of the long-awaited promotion that will reunite him with his family in Buenos Aires.

Stalker

Wed. 28 November 2018

Film Unit

Andrei Tarkovsky's 1970s science fiction classic.

Venom

Fri. 30 November 2018

Film Unit

Journalist Eddie Brock comes into contact with an alien symbiote, turning him into Venom.

World AIDS Day: 120 BPM

Multiple dates

Film Unit

A drama set amidst the campaign for action to tackle the AIDS crisis in 1990s Paris.

The Breadwinner

Multiple dates

Film Unit

Living in Taliban-occupied Afghanistan, Parvana is an eleven-year-old girl on a mission to reunite her family.

Destroy All Monsters

Wed. 5 December 2018

Film Unit

A 1960s continuation of the Toho Godzilla franchise.

Journeyman

Fri. 7 December 2018

Film Unit

Approaching the end of his career, boxer Matty Burton suffers a horrific brain injury following an incredibly taxing previous fight.

American Animals

Multiple dates

Film Unit

Sick of their mundane lives at Transylvania University in Kentucky, four friends embark on the daring mission to steal the most valuable book at the university library.

Christopher Robin

Multiple dates

Film Unit

Now an adult, Christopher Robin is focused on his new life, losing his childhood imagination.

Doc/Fest

Thu. 6 June 2019 — Tue. 11 June 2019

Showroom

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