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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.

The Marriage of Kim K

Wed. 20 November 2019

Drama Studio

A Mozart opera and a Kardashian musical – at the same time.

Sentinel

Thu. 21 November 2019

Drama Studio

A layered perspective on the planet's most urgent issue. Using synths, live vocals, laser, video and data on forced migration to look at the present and future effects of global warming.

Women-Wise

Fri. 22 November 2019

Drama Studio

Seven women share stories of finding confidence through comedic and thought-provoking dance theatre.

My Mother Said I Never Should

Fri. 8 November 2019 — Sat. 23 November 2019

Crucible Theatre

Charlotte Keatley’s award-winning 1987 play My Mother Said I Never Should is adapted to consider the lives of D/deaf women, offering " a welcome, fresh reconsideration". Read more in Emma Liasides's review.

The Band

Sat. 23 November 2019

Drama Studio

A humorous tale of desperate ambition and blind affection, told through dance, physical theatre and circus, and set to a lively soundtrack.

Exploring Circus Dance Workshop

Sat. 23 November 2019

Drama Studio

A fun and energetic workshop focusing on lifts, acrobatic ways of supporting an using weights in duets and groups.

The True Historie of Mr William Shakespeare

Thu. 21 November 2019 — Sat. 23 November 2019

Theatre Deli

A brand new farce, billed as "a very silly show about some very serious theatre" – taking aim at culture’s greatest prize and those who yearn after it.

Moving Heaven and Earth

Multiple dates

Kelham Island Museum

Gather around a banqueting table for an immersive experience re-creating the sights, sounds and tastes of a 1634 royal banquet and Jacobean theatrical extravaganza! With free family craft activities.

A Reyt Queer Do #5

Sat. 30 November 2019

Theatre Deli

A night of queer performance, dancing and cake, hosted by Andro and Eve.

Motown

Tue. 19 November 2019 — Sat. 30 November 2019

Lyceum Theatre

The hit West End musical brings the story of the record label's founder and legendary artists to the Sheffield stage.

Fish Pie

Multiple dates

Cellar Theatre

A surrealist character comedy show set on the seas, with a heady mix of poetry, puppetry, theatre and music. Expect to meet all kinds of weird and wonderful characters – dancing fish, clairevoyant clams, surfer postmen, jazz lobsters, and more.

The Elves and the Shoemakers

Thu. 5 December 2019 — Sat. 4 January 2020

Crucible Theatre

A festive treat for all the family, with live music and puppetry.

The Nutcracker

Tue. 7 January 2020 — Sat. 11 January 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score comes to life in a suitably festive show from Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet.

Guys and Dolls

Sat. 7 December 2019 — Sat. 18 January 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Roll the dice and fall in love under the bright lights of New York city, at this year's Crucible Christmas Musical.

Revelations

Tue. 21 January 2020

Crucible Theatre

An epic story about friendship, faith, life, death, foxes, snow buddies, and trying to do the right thing even when it involves taking all your clothes off.

Where There's Muck There's Bras

Thu. 23 January 2020

Crucible Theatre

Acomic and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse, Northern Women – the sung and the unsung!

My Cousin Rachel

Mon. 20 January 2020 — Sat. 25 January 2020

Lyceum Theatre

A menacing psychological thriller by Daphne du Maurier, adaptated by Joseph O’Connor.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Tue. 28 January 2020 — Sat. 1 February 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Mischief Theatre return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic.

Trojan Horse

Tue. 4 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

Trojan Horse was a story in the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools. This play looks at a community torn apart by racial division, ‘British values’ and the culture of Prevent.

The Political History of Smack and Crack

Wed. 5 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

Tracing Mandy and Neil's lives from the 1981 riots to their present day survival on the streets of Manchester, this show is an angry, funny love-song to a lost generation inspired by the playwright's own experience in jail and rehab.

To Move In Time

Fri. 7 February 2020 — Sat. 8 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

A brand-new monologue written by Tim Etchells for performer and collaborator Tyrone Huggins, in which an unnamed protagonist speculates playfully about what he’d do if he were able to travel backwards and forwards in time.

An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson

Mon. 10 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

Celebrating the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

Mon. 17 February 2020 — Tue. 18 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in an evening of stand-up and music.

Fascinating Aida

Wed. 19 February 2020

Crucible Theatre

Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading out on tour with a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 29 February 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The homecoming of Sheffield Theatres' smash hit musical.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Mon. 2 March 2020 — Sat. 7 March 2020

Lyceum Theatre

An adventure of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

A Monster Calls

Tue. 10 March 2020 — Sat. 14 March 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls is brought to life by visionary director Sally Cookson. A dazzling insight into love, life and healing.

Cabaret

Tue. 17 March 2020 — Sat. 21 March 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The award-winning landmark musical comes to town – show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes, iconic songs, and all.

Run Sister Run

Thu. 27 February 2020 — Sat. 21 March 2020

Crucible Theatre

Spanning four decades up to the present day, nurture competes with nature as a pair of sisters navigate their unbreakable bond.

Geisha

Tue. 24 March 2020 — Sat. 28 March 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Two young women, bound by vows of friendship, find themselves in the midst of a collision between East and West in this ballet based on a true story.

Coriolanus

Fri. 6 March 2020 — Sat. 28 March 2020

Crucible Theatre

‘What is the city but the people?’ This contemporary take on Shakespeare’s play about the disconnect between the rulers and the ruled follows Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Robert Hastie’s critically acclaimed Julius Caesar.

Funny Girl

Tue. 31 March 2020 — Sat. 4 April 2020

Lyceum Theatre

A celebration of the underdog made good, this iconic musical is based on the life and career of real-life Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice.

These Hills Are Ours

Tue. 7 April 2020

Crucible Theatre

Do you ever want to run away from it all? Dan and Boff did exactly that. These Hills Are Ours uses story and song to tell what they found out on their journeys.

Idol

Wed. 8 April 2020 — Thu. 9 April 2020

Crucible Theatre

A daring and unapologetic examination of religion, pop culture and Black representation.

The Sound of Music

Tue. 7 April 2020 — Sat. 11 April 2020

Lyceum Theatre

One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart.

An Inspector Calls

Tue. 14 April 2020 — Sat. 18 April 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The National Theatre's multi award-winning production returns after a sell-out London season and American tour.

Ghost Stories

Tue. 21 April 2020 — Sat. 25 April 2020

Lyceum Theatre

See the international stage phenomenon, direct from the West End, in its first ever UK Tour.

Six

Tue. 28 April 2020 — Sat. 2 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out international smash hit Six comes to Sheffield.

Once

Tue. 5 May 2020 — Sat. 9 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

A spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams centred on two lost souls: a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician.

Dial M For Murder

Tue. 12 May 2020 — Sat. 16 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Can you ever get away with the perfect crime?

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Fri. 22 May 2020 — Sat. 23 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever!

Oliver Twist

Wed. 13 May 2020 — Sat. 23 May 2020

Crucible Theatre

Born into poverty and misfortune, Oliver Twist escapes the workhouse for a life of adventure where he joins the Artful Dodger, Fagin and their mischievous gang of pick pockets.

The Red Shoes

Tue. 26 May 2020 — Sat. 30 May 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns after winning two Olivier Awards and dazzling audiences across the UK and the USA.

Billionaire Boy

Wed. 3 June 2020 — Sat. 6 June 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn't have is a friend.

Heathers

Tue. 23 June 2020 — Sat. 27 June 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Greetings and salutations! Welcome to Westerberg High, where popularity is so very a matter of life and death, and Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day.

Here's What She Said To Me

Thu. 18 June 2020 — Sat. 4 July 2020

Crucible Theatre

Meet three generations of women on two continents and follow their need to connect with each other across time and space.

The Kite Runner

Tue. 30 June 2020 — Sat. 4 July 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Derren Brown: Showman

Tue. 14 July 2020 — Sat. 18 July 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The master of mind control and psychological illusion returns to the stage with a brand new live show.

Oscar and the Pink Lady

Fri. 26 June 2020 — Sat. 18 July 2020

Crucible Theatre

Oscar is ten. He lives in a children’s hospital. It’s a frantic, magnificent and scary place, and he feels very much alone.

9 to 5

Tue. 15 September 2020 — Sat. 19 September 2020

Lyceum Theatre

9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss.

The Commitments

Mon. 5 October 2020 — Sat. 10 October 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.