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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.

DINA Young Producers

DINA

An opportunity for a small group of young people to join in free workshops and training, working towards creating their own music event in November in Sheffield. Apply now!

Ensemble 360 performs Clarke & Schubert

Multiple dates

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street S1 2JD

Clarke’s much-loved sonata for viola and piano is richly chromatic, inventive and pyrotechnic. It's performed by Ensemble 360's Ruth Gibson and Tim Horton, together with Schubert’s elegant and soulful Arpeggione Sonata.

Playground Concerts

Multiple dates

Highfield Adventure Playground, Crowther Place, S7 1BJ

Get out and about in the fresh air with your family to enjoy live music from Concerteenies this summer. Join in musical play and have fun in the adventure playground. For ages 0–7.

Libby Burgess: Bach 48 Concerts 1–4

Fri. 13 August 2021

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

A rare chance to hear the Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach in its entirety.

Green Tangerines at Yellow Arch Studios

Thu. 2 September 2021

Yellow Arch Studios

Jazz at The Lescar present Green Tangerines at Yellow Arch Studios.

Fergus McCreadie Trio – Sheffield Jazz

Fri. 3 September 2021

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Sheffield Jazz present the Fergus McCreadie Trio at Crookes Social Club.

Music in the Round – Ensemble 360: Beethoven String Quartets

Multiple dates

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

Music in the Round present Ensemble 360: Beethoven String Quartets.

Ensemble 360: Beethoven String Quartets

Multiple dates

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

An exploration of Beethoven’s string quartets with a pairing drawn from early in his lifelong dedication to the form. The first is playful, bright and full of longing. An intricate quartet follows, turning from brooding intensity to monumental power.

Algomech drop-in family workshop – dance, music, weave

Sat. 4 September 2021

Pitsmoor Scout Hut, 38 Holtwood Road, S4 7BA

Join Algomech for this family-friendly hands-on workshop. Exploring the ‘algorithmic’ arts of weaving, live-coded music and flamenco dancing.

University of Sheffield Music Concerts – Feed the Beast by Sarah Watts

Sat. 4 September 2021

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

University of Sheffield Music Concerts present Feed the Beast by Sarah Watts.

Classical Sheffield – More Music in More Places for More People

Sat. 4 September 2021

Winter Garden, 90 Surrey Street, S1 2LH

Classical Sheffield present the best of Sheffield's classical music-makers in a pop-up performance.

Algorave

Fri. 3 September 2021 — Sat. 4 September 2021

DINA

Algomech present Algorave. A combination of "algorithms" and "rave", an algorave is your opportunity to dance to alien rhythms and freaky visuals, all created from code before your eyes.

Sheffield Showcase

Thu. 2 September 2021 — Sun. 5 September 2021

A collaborative weekend-long event, showcasing the variety of cultural activity that takes place in Sheffield. With film screenings, music performances, art and family-friendly activities, and more.

Ensemble 360: Bach, Beethoven and more

Multiple dates

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

Violinist Claudia Ajmone-Marsan and pianist Tim Horton explore works for violin and piano in this rich and varied programme.

Ensemble 360: Saint-Saëns and more

Multiple dates

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

Ensemble 360’s Adrian Wilson and Tim Horton perform a programme that spotlights the virtuosic qualities of the oboe.

Sam Lee – with Talking Gigs

Thu. 14 October 2021

Firth Hall

Acclaimed singer Sam Lee comes to Sheffield for a night of live performance and interview. With a special guest vocal appearance by Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser. Presented by University of Sheffield Concerts in collaboration with Talking Gigs.

Ensemble 360 play Dvořák, Martinů and a world premiere

Fri. 22 October 2021

Crucible Theatre

Three centuries of music. Featuring a 19th century classic, a large-scale gem of the 20th century chamber repertoire, and a world premiere composed in 2021.

A Thomas Hardy Songbook

Thu. 4 November 2021

Crucible Theatre

With songs by Benjamin Britten, John Ireland and more. Performed by baritone Roderick Williams and Christopher Glynn on piano.

Graig Ogden classical guitar & Miloš Milivojević classical accordion

Sat. 6 November 2021

Crucible Theatre

Classical guitarist Craig Ogden joins classical accordionist Miloš Milivojević to play stunning arrangements by composers including Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Piazzolla.

Julian Joseph piano

Sat. 6 November 2021

Crucible Theatre

"The most significant jazz musician this country has produced for many years, perhaps ever." (The Stage).

Tim Horton: Chopin Works for solo piano

Fri. 26 November 2021

Crucible Theatre

Chopin composed wonderfully melodic music for solo piano, which is why it is still so popular today. Sit back and enjoy this concert from Music in the Round.

Ensemble 360 play Bartók and Ligeti

Sat. 4 December 2021

Crucible Theatre

Passionate, thrilling music rooted in Hungary's folk music traditions, heard in the works of Béla Bartók and György Ligeti.