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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.

Africa Day

Sat. 25 May 2024

Utopia Theatre Creative Hub, 11 Rockingham Gate, S1 4JD

Join Utopia Theatre to celebrate Africa Day. With music, dance, poetry, games and food throughout.

Shelia’s Island

Tue. 11 June 2024 — Sat. 15 June 2024

The Library Theatre

The Tudor Players present Tim Firth's comedy drama. A story of survival and teamwork on the Pennine Mineral Water Ltd's annual annual outward-bound team-building weekend.

Migration Matters Festival

Fri. 14 June 2024 — Sat. 22 June 2024

A celebration of culture, compassion, and the positive impact migration and refugees have in Sheffield. Held on and around Refugee Week each June, this year's festival features headliners Amadou & Mariam, Sirens of Lesbos and Roger Robinson.

Ilo Ya Play – One Man Comedy with Segun Lafup

Sat. 22 June 2024 — Sun. 23 June 2024

Utopia Theatre Creative Hub, 11 Rockingham Gate, S1 4JD

A one-man play from Capetown-based Nigerian standup comedian and actor Oluwasegun Lafup Ogundipe. The hilarious tale of Mokan, a young Nigerian who tries to navigate different challenges on his way to achieve “The Nigerian Dream”.

Chariots Of Fire

Sat. 6 July 2024 — Sat. 27 July 2024

Crucible Theatre

1924 Paris Olympic Games, as Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell vie to become the fastest men on earth, they each battle for their faiths and nation. A moving true tale of courage, honour and conviction, set to a soaring musical score.

Future Now Festival of Creativity

Mon. 22 April 2024 — Sat. 27 July 2024

A showcase of work by Sheffield Hallam University’s graduating artists, designers, filmmakers, animators, writers, architects and performers.

A Doll's House

Sat. 21 September 2024 — Sat. 12 October 2024

Crucible Theatre

Nora Helmer is the envy of many. But her happy home is built on false foundations, and long hidden secrets are starting to surface. A powerful drama written by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Elin Schofield and adapted by Chris Bush.

Dizzy

Mon. 23 September 2024 — Sat. 12 October 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

When 15-year-old Qamar’s brother dies in an accident, nothing makes sense. Until her brother’s friend introduces her to the world of street art and an underground realm, and she finds herself on an odyssey of grief, love and unexpected heroes.

The Monster In The Maze

Fri. 1 November 2024 — Sat. 2 November 2024

Crucible Theatre

Opera for the people of Sheffield and with the people of Sheffield. Bringing together people of all ages alongside professional musicians for an epic take on ancient Greek myth.

KENREX

Sat. 26 October 2024 — Sat. 16 November 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

July 10th 1981. Skidmore, Missouri. A man is shot dead in broad daylight. There are 60 witnesses – but no one saw a thing. Part western, part true crime, with an Americana soundtrack, KENREX is a gritty one-man thrill ride.

Treasure Island: An Adult Panto

Sat. 21 December 2024

Drama Studio

Get ready for a cheeky romp with Far Out Theatre on Pleasure Island with their latest, adult pantomime!

Little Shop Of Horrors

Sat. 7 December 2024 — Sat. 18 January 2025

Crucible Theatre

The killer rock musical comes to the Crucible in time for Christmas. When flower shop assistant Seymour acquires a mysterious new plant, he names it ‘Audrey II’ after his crush. But this plant’s out for blood.

Death and the King's Horseman

Mon. 3 February 2025 — Sat. 8 February 2025

Crucible Theatre

Set in Nigeria in the late 1940s and based on a true story, Elesin, the king's horseman, is tasked with carrying out a sacred ritual upon the death of the king. However Elesin is overtaken by the allure of earthly desires.

Pig Heart Boy

Thu. 27 February 2025 — Sat. 15 March 2025

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

All Cameron wants is to be normal, but he needs a heart transplant. When he's finally offered a new heart, he must choose how far he’ll go to get his life back. Based on the novel by award-winning writer Malorie Blackman OBE (Noughts and Crosses).