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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.

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Fri. 22 March 2019

Theatre Deli

In 2016, Volvo launched their ‘Human Made’ advertising campaign. Sam got sort of obsessed – so obsessed he decided to make some adverts of his own. This show is what he made.

Cult of K*nzo

Sat. 23 March 2019

Theatre Deli

How do high end fashion brands seduce? Why do people crave their products?


Sat. 23 March 2019

The Montgomery

Using projection, playful performance and aerial circus, Stella is the story of a Star Engineer who keeps the stars shining for when we need them.

Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche

Fri. 22 March 2019 — Sat. 23 March 2019

The Holt

A charming one-act satirical comedy about sisterhood, manners, and most importantly of all, quiche.

Black Hole

Fri. 22 March 2019 — Sat. 23 March 2019

Cellar Theatre

An exploration into what is presented right before your eyes, asking one big question: who is in the dark?


Mon. 25 March 2019

Drama Studio

Cross Europe with three shows from three countries in one brilliant evening.


Tue. 26 March 2019

Drama Studio

A globe-spanning journey of an attempted escape from nationality, with songs along the way.

Best of BE FESTIVAL Workshops

Tue. 26 March 2019

Drama Studio

Join performers Marc Oosterhoff and Tom Cassani after their show for two extra-special workshops. Suitable for all – students, performers and members of the public.

Why Isn’t Everybody Talking About Fifi?

Multiple dates

Yellow Arch Studios

A new show from Jamie Campbell, the inspiration behind the hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. It tells the story from the point of view of his drag-queen alter-ego Fifi la True.


Wed. 27 March 2019

Drama Studio

A poignant a play without words, with original music, dance, and puppetry about grief, freedom and the joy of play.

The Turk

Thu. 28 March 2019

Drama Studio

A chilling tale of sentience, showmanship and sacrifice inspired by the original ‘thinking machine’.

Here’s Looking At UKIP

Wed. 27 March 2019 — Thu. 28 March 2019

Theatre Deli

A one-woman show about patriotism, nationalism and British exceptionalism, coming to Theatre Deli on the brink of our scheduled departure from the EU.

Hymns For Robots

Fri. 29 March 2019

Theatre Deli

In a small attic, packed in hundreds of cereal boxes, lies the life’s work of Delia Derbyshire – the unsung genius behind the Doctor Who theme tune and trailblazer of electronic music.

Seaside Terror

Sat. 30 March 2019

Drama Studio

A celebration of British horror and holidays of the 1970s.

Beyond Belief

Mon. 1 April 2019

Drama Studio

A captivating and moving story of loss and infinite love, set in a terrifying near-future where tech giants can restore your digital soul.

The Shipping Forecast

Tue. 2 April 2019

Cellar Theatre

Sheffield's very best nautical-themed comedy cabaret night.

As a Tiger in the Jungle

Thu. 4 April 2019

Drama Studio

Using spoken word, movement, circus and ceremony, three performers from Nepal and Vietnam tell the story of how they survived being child circus slaves in India and created their own destiny.


Fri. 5 April 2019

Drama Studio

A unique musical experience inspired by Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, Concerto is a deconstructed and re-orchestrated exploration of the legacy of war and the healing power of music to overcome tragedy.

It'll Be Alt-Right On The Night

Wed. 3 April 2019 — Fri. 5 April 2019

Theatre Deli

A story of friendship, disenfranchisement, punk-rock and a global movement born of economic, political and social frustrations.

Standing at the Sky's Edge

Fri. 15 March 2019 — Sat. 6 April 2019

Crucible Theatre

A story of 50 years of Park Hill, with music by Richard Hawley. Our review coming soon...

Enable US Festival of Theatre

Mon. 25 March 2019 — Sat. 6 April 2019

Drama Studio

Twice a year the Enable US festival brings unmissable and intriguing pieces of new theatre and performance to the beautiful Drama Studio.


Sat. 6 April 2019

Drama Studio

The untold and under-acknowledged stories of four inspirational female figures from British history, asking why they, and hundreds like them, have been relegated to the footnotes.

Opening Party

Sat. 6 April 2019

The Local Theatre, 24-26 Snig Hill, S3 8NB

Head down Snig Hill for the opening of the newest theatre in Sheffield, with three special acts on the night as well as chance to chat to directors Miranda and Tim.

Ruskin Live: A Joy Forever

Wed. 10 April 2019

Sheffield Central Library

Actor and art historian Paul O'Keeffe recreates a classic John Ruskin lecture about the political economy of art and exploitation within the workforce.

Boris The Musical 2: Brexit Harder

Wed. 10 April 2019 — Sat. 13 April 2019

Theatre Deli

A satirical look at the politician's story from the playing fields of Eton to Brexit Britain, with some synth-pop and death metal numbers along the way.

Same Same Different

Thu. 9 May 2019

Theatre Deli

A play about the influences of both nature and nurture, sharing stories from adoptees living all over the world.

The Kingdom Come #5

Sat. 11 May 2019

Abbeydale Picture House

An evening of drag king cabaret with a heavenly theme.


Fri. 31 May 2019

The Montgomery

Two excitable brothers are definitely, probably, maybe, just about to, almost, at some stage, going to do the chores their mother has asked them to do.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Fri. 28 June 2019 — Sat. 29 June 2019

The Montgomery

A mischievous celebration of play, based on the much-loved book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

Alice in Wonderland

Sun. 20 October 2019

The Montgomery

Join the tea party and meet the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts.