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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.

Mightnight Traveller

Tue. 28 January 2020

Showroom

In 2015 the Taliban put a price on filmmaker Hassan Fazili's head. Over the course of their multi-year search for safety, he, his wife and daughters grasped onto their camera-phones, creating this intimate portrait of a loving family on the run.

Waves

Fri. 24 January 2020 — Thu. 30 January 2020

Showroom

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, Waves traces the emotional journey of a suburban African-American family, led by a well-intentioned but domineering father – as they navigate love, forgiveness and loss.

Parasite

Multiple dates

From South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (Okja, The Host, Memories of Murder) comes one of the most talked about films of recent years – a phenomenal, suspense-filled social satire exploring the class divide while delivering pitch-black humour.

Queen & Slim

Fri. 31 January 2020 — Thu. 6 February 2020

Showroom

When a young black couple are pulled over on their first date, a police officer is killed in self-defence and the pair go on the run – in a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the human toll of racism and the price of violence.

The Lighthouse

Fri. 31 January 2020 — Thu. 6 February 2020

Showroom

From the filmmaker behind standout modern horror The Witch comes this tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote, mysterious island in the 1890s. A hypnotic, truly original film with extraordinary performances from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

E.D.E.N Shorts

Tue. 11 February 2020

Union St

A free filmmaking course for Sheffield's LGBTQ+ community.

Future Makers '20

Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 28 March 2020

Theatre Deli

A series of fun, free workshops for the next generation of theatre and film makers. Open to 14-to-19-year-olds in Sheffield. Apply now!

Doc/Fest

Thu. 4 June 2020 — Tue. 9 June 2020

Showroom

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