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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.

The Hollow

Wed. 20 October 2021 — Sat. 23 October 2021

Drama Studio

Amateur theatre group The Company presents The Hollow by Agatha Christie. Escaping to a country house for the weekend, Dr John Christow's tangled love life ends in murder. But who pulled the trigger?

Exploring The Man | Puberty Presented By Namiuki Dance

Fri. 29 October 2021

Theatre Deli

Namiuki Dance presents a spirited performance exploring: what does it mean to be a man? This Arts Council funded educational & participatory project explores neglect, disposable bodies, consent, and self-love through movement and character.

The Walk: Sheffield Welcomes Little Amal

Fri. 29 October 2021

Sheffield welcomes Little Amal, a giant puppet of a 10-year-old refugee girl, on an international journey from the Syria-Turkey border to Manchester.

Count Magnus

Sun. 31 October 2021

Drama Studio

M. R. James (1862–1936) was a master of the ghost story. Now, the M.R. James Project is bringing his eerie stories back to life. In this instalment a travel-writer’s over-inquisitiveness leads to a breathless chase from darkest Sweden to rural Essex.

Hip Hop Horror Night

Sat. 30 October 2021 — Sun. 31 October 2021

Theatre Deli

An immersive horror show for Halloween. Through a secret entrance, delve into the mist and mazes of Theatre Deli for the fright of your life.

A Kept Man

Tue. 2 November 2021

Drama Studio

A powerful new musical about a love affair between a gamekeeper and the Lord of the Manor, against the backdrop of the Oscar Wilde trials. This is an exclusive concert preview of the show – with minimal set and costume design, and scripts in hand.

3am Waitress

Wed. 3 November 2021

Drama Studio

A high-energy show incorporating performance poetry, physical theatre and aerial silk, exploring loneliness, detachment and the tenderness of unexpected connections.

Natalie Inside Out

Thu. 4 November 2021

Drama Studio

A collaboration between world-class hand-balancer Natalie Reckert and digital artist Mark Morreau. Natalie Inside Out uses technology and video projections to turn our conventional ideas of circus upside down and inside out.

Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale

Sat. 6 November 2021

Drama Studio

A darkly comic tale of one man’s journey through the conspiracy underworld.
Exploring fake news, why conspiracy theories are more popular than ever, and how all this relates to current issues in the Labour Party.

Our Favourite Places audience survey 2021

We’re making some changes at Our Favourite Places and we want to learn more about you – our audience. Share your thoughts in our survey to help us improve OFP. As a thank you, you can enter a draw to win a £40 La Biblioteka voucher and OFP goody bag.

The Sensemaker

Mon. 15 November 2021

Drama Studio

A one-person show about a woman battling with an answering machine, trying to meet the impossible expectations of an artificial voice. Mixing dance, theatre and lip-synching to address with irony the fears and frustrations of an interconnected world.

The Cult of Water

Thu. 18 November 2021

Drama Studio

Combining music, animation, archive film and monologue, David Bramwell takes a magical candle-lit odyssey up the river Don in search of its dark secrets.

Scarred For Life

Fri. 19 November 2021

Drama Studio

Join Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence – the writers behind the acclaimed Scarred For Life book – for a talk about the TV, films, music, comics, board games, books, adverts and, erm, crisps that blighted 1970s and 80s childhoods.

Oliver Twist: At Home

Mon. 25 October 2021 — Sat. 20 November 2021

Bold, brutal and beautiful, this landmark production of Oliver Twist has been specially filmed for you to enjoy online at home. The show features creatively integrated sign language, audio description and captioning.

A Christmas Carol

Sun. 19 December 2021

Drama Studio

Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his supernatural journey of redemption through the past, present and yet-to-come. Storytelling and a live violin score will bring to life the atmosphere of Victorian London, as the ghosts of Christmas return from the dead.