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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.

Finding Folk

Thu. 5 August 2021

Drama Studio

A young Lancashire woman’s honest and encouraging tale of overcoming poor mental health in a family environment.


Mon. 16 August 2021 — Sat. 21 August 2021

Lyceum Theatre

The international musical-comedy phenomenon returns. Welcome to the 60s. Vivacious Tracy Turnblad has big hair, a big heart, and big dreams to dance her way onto national TV and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin.

Looking Good Dead

Mon. 23 August 2021 — Sat. 28 August 2021

Lyceum Theatre

The thrilling Roy Grace series from best-selling author Peter James comes to Sheffield with this world premiere stage production.

The Nobodies presented by Chalk Line Theatre

Thu. 2 September 2021

Theatre Deli

The Nobodies presented by Chalk Line Theatre, hosted at Theatre Deli.

Rubbish Shakespeare – Midsummer Night's Dream

Sat. 4 September 2021

Theatre Deli

Rubbish Shakespeare's unique production of Midsummer Night's Dream, hosted at Theatre Deli.

Tell Me On A Sunday

Tue. 31 August 2021 — Sat. 4 September 2021

Lyceum Theatre

The 2021 UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical.

Groan Ups

Tue. 7 September 2021 — Sat. 11 September 2021

Lyceum Theatre

Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood. From the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong.


Tue. 14 September 2021 — Sat. 18 September 2021

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.

Operation Crucible

Thu. 2 September 2021 — Sat. 25 September 2021

Crucible Theatre

A story of four ordinary men in extraordinary times. Returning after a sell-out run at the Studio in 2016.

Matthew Bourne's The Midnight Bell

Mon. 20 September 2021 — Sat. 25 September 2021

Crucible Theatre

Intoxicated tales from darkest Soho. This new dance theatre show from Matthew Bourne explores the underbelly of 1930s London life. Inspired by the novels of Patrick Hamilton.


Tue. 28 September 2021 — Sat. 2 October 2021

Lyceum Theatre

"Treat yourself to a slice of five-star musical pie” (The Times). Lucie Jones stars in this hit musical comedy as Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life.

Typical Girls

Fri. 24 September 2021 — Sat. 16 October 2021

Crucible Theatre

Part-gig, part-play, Typical Girls is funny, fierce and furious.