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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.

Yellow Arch Cafe Sessions #9

Wed. 21 November 2018

Yellow Arch Studios

A cosy, candle-lit evening of acoustic indie music, with Alessi's Ark, Charlotte Carpenter and the Azenas.

JigDoll Ensemble

Thu. 22 November 2018

Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN

Cutting-edge looping technology mixed with vocal, accordion and composition skill.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Fri. 23 November 2018

The Leadmill

Critically acclaimed psych pop.

Stan Sulzmann's Neon Orchestra

Fri. 23 November 2018

Crookes Social Club, Mulhouse Road, S10 1TD

A 20-piece big band comprising the cream of the younger generation of British jazz musicians alongside well-established figures. Hosted by Sheffield Jazz.

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.

Yazmin Lacey

Sat. 24 November 2018

Picture House Social

Laidback jazz and soul.

Funk Factory Launch Party

Fri. 23 November 2018 — Sat. 24 November 2018

Yellow Arch Studios

Foot-stomping funky music with the Langsett Dance Orchestra and Pow Wow Club DJs.

Jordan Rooker

Sun. 25 November 2018

Yellow Arch Studios

Jordan Rooker comes to Yellow Arch Studios for his first headline show in Sheffield since his sold-out debut last December.

Martin Simpson and Martin Taylor

Tue. 27 November 2018

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Guitar legends.

Uranium Club

Wed. 28 November 2018

Delicious Clam

Punk rock from Minneapolis.


Thu. 29 November 2018

Yellow Arch Studios

The old school cabaret traditions of burlesque, combined with the alternative art and music industry of Sheffield.

Opus & Now Then 10

Fri. 30 November 2018

Abbeydale Picture House

Celebrating a decade in print with music from Renegade Brass Band, Anchorsong, and The Breath.

John Fairhurst Band

Sun. 2 December 2018

Yellow Arch Studios

An explosion of textures, influences and intoxicating musicianship.

Dib Dab Dob Cabaret

Fri. 7 December 2018

St Catherine's Scout Hut, Holtwood Road, Pitsmoor, S4 7BA

An evening of mirth and merriment in a Scout hut. With music from Marc Riley faves Mr Ben and the Bens, and Soup Review, plus comedy from Fruitcake, Peter Fleming, and Stan Skinny.

Out of Office Christmas Party

Fri. 14 December 2018

Sidney&Matilda, 46B Sidney Street, S1 4HR

Join Bloc Projects for an evening of Christmas conviviality and festive cheer hosted down the road at Sheffield’s newest creative project space, bar and former paper factory Sidney&Matilda.

Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw Duo

Fri. 18 January 2019

Crucible Theatre

An unmissable opportunity to see two of the UK's most treasured jazz vocalists.

Leonore Piano Trio

Sat. 19 January 2019

Crucible Theatre

A cycle of the complete Beethoven violin sonatas, cello sonatas and piano trios.

Ensemble 360

Fri. 25 January 2019

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

French and English music for oboe and piano by Adrian Wilson and Tim Horton.

Stan and Mabel and the Race for Space

Sat. 26 January 2019

Crucible Theatre

The music-loving dog and cat are back, joined by a whole carnival of animals as they escape from the School for Wild and Dangerous Animals in search of a safe place to call their home.

Lars Vogt

Wed. 6 February 2019

Crucible Theatre

The internationally-renowned German pianist plays music by Brahms, Janacek and Beethoven.

Roderick Williams and Andrew West

Thu. 28 February 2019

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

Music in the Round's singer-in-residence Roderick Williams performs Schumann's popular cycle Frauenliebe und Leben, along with songs by Brahms, Clara Schumann, Howells, Beamish, and a new work by local composer Ryan Wigglesworth.

Concerteenies with Music in the Round

Multiple dates

Yellow Arch Studios

Last Night of the Proms star and Music in the Round's Singer-in-Residence Roderick Williams leads two relaxed concerts for young children and their grown-ups.

Classical Weekend

Fri. 8 March 2019 — Sun. 10 March 2019

Bringing classical music out of the concert halls and into museums, gardens, and more.

Yevgeny Sudbin

Sat. 16 March 2019

Crucible Theatre

The virtuoso pianist performs a dynamic programme, including his own show-stopping arrangements of popular classics by Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens.

Piatti Quartet

Thu. 21 March 2019

Crucible Theatre

A concert of music by Bridge, Mendelssohn and Beethoven by the award-winning Piatti Quartet.

Tommy Smith Quartet

Fri. 5 April 2019

Crucible Theatre

The internationally-acclaimed saxophonist and his outstanding new group pay tribute to jazz icon John Coltrane.

Standing at the Sky's Edge

Fri. 15 March 2019 — Sat. 6 April 2019

Crucible Theatre

A story of 50 years of Park Hill, with music by Richard Hawley.

Tim Horton

Sat. 6 April 2019

Crucible Theatre

A cycle of Schubert's major piano sonatas, alongside music by Ravel.