A Mozart opera and a Kardashian musical – at the same time.
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.
Thu. 21 November 2019
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.
Fri. 22 November 2019
Seven women share stories of finding confidence through comedic and thought-provoking dance theatre.
Fri. 8 November 2019 — Sat. 23 November 2019
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.
Sat. 23 November 2019
A humorous tale of desperate ambition and blind affection, told through dance, physical theatre and circus, and set to a lively soundtrack.
Sat. 23 November 2019
A fun and energetic workshop focusing on lifts, acrobatic ways of supporting an using weights in duets and groups.
Thu. 21 November 2019 — Sat. 23 November 2019
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.
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.
Sat. 30 November 2019
A night of queer performance, dancing and cake, hosted by Andro and Eve.
Tue. 19 November 2019 — Sat. 30 November 2019
The hit West End musical brings the story of the record label's founder and legendary artists to the Sheffield stage.
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.
Thu. 5 December 2019 — Sat. 4 January 2020
A festive treat for all the family, with live music and puppetry.
Fri. 6 December 2019 — Sun. 5 January 2020
Tue. 7 January 2020 — Sat. 11 January 2020
Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score comes to life in a suitably festive show from Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet.
Sat. 7 December 2019 — Sat. 18 January 2020
Roll the dice and fall in love under the bright lights of New York city, at this year's Crucible Christmas Musical.
Tue. 21 January 2020
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.
Thu. 23 January 2020
Acomic and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse, Northern Women – the sung and the unsung!
Mon. 20 January 2020 — Sat. 25 January 2020
A menacing psychological thriller by Daphne du Maurier, adaptated by Joseph O’Connor.
Tue. 28 January 2020 — Sat. 1 February 2020
Mischief Theatre return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic.
Tue. 4 February 2020
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.
Wed. 5 February 2020
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.
Fri. 7 February 2020 — Sat. 8 February 2020
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.
Mon. 10 February 2020
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.
Mon. 17 February 2020 — Tue. 18 February 2020
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in an evening of stand-up and music.
Wed. 19 February 2020
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.
Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 29 February 2020
The homecoming of Sheffield Theatres' smash hit musical.
Mon. 2 March 2020 — Sat. 7 March 2020
An adventure of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.
Tue. 10 March 2020 — Sat. 14 March 2020
Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls is brought to life by visionary director Sally Cookson. A dazzling insight into love, life and healing.
Tue. 17 March 2020 — Sat. 21 March 2020
The award-winning landmark musical comes to town – show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes, iconic songs, and all.
Thu. 27 February 2020 — Sat. 21 March 2020
Spanning four decades up to the present day, nurture competes with nature as a pair of sisters navigate their unbreakable bond.
Tue. 24 March 2020 — Sat. 28 March 2020
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.
Fri. 6 March 2020 — Sat. 28 March 2020
‘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.
Tue. 31 March 2020 — Sat. 4 April 2020
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.
Tue. 7 April 2020
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.
Wed. 8 April 2020 — Thu. 9 April 2020
A daring and unapologetic examination of religion, pop culture and Black representation.
Tue. 7 April 2020 — Sat. 11 April 2020
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.
Tue. 14 April 2020 — Sat. 18 April 2020
The National Theatre's multi award-winning production returns after a sell-out London season and American tour.
Tue. 21 April 2020 — Sat. 25 April 2020
See the international stage phenomenon, direct from the West End, in its first ever UK Tour.
Tue. 28 April 2020 — Sat. 2 May 2020
Nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out international smash hit Six comes to Sheffield.
Tue. 5 May 2020 — Sat. 9 May 2020
A spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams centred on two lost souls: a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician.
Tue. 12 May 2020 — Sat. 16 May 2020
Can you ever get away with the perfect crime?
Fri. 22 May 2020 — Sat. 23 May 2020
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!
Wed. 13 May 2020 — Sat. 23 May 2020
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.
Tue. 26 May 2020 — Sat. 30 May 2020
Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns after winning two Olivier Awards and dazzling audiences across the UK and the USA.
Wed. 3 June 2020 — Sat. 6 June 2020
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.
Tue. 23 June 2020 — Sat. 27 June 2020
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.
Thu. 18 June 2020 — Sat. 4 July 2020
Meet three generations of women on two continents and follow their need to connect with each other across time and space.
Tue. 30 June 2020 — Sat. 4 July 2020
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.
Tue. 14 July 2020 — Sat. 18 July 2020
The master of mind control and psychological illusion returns to the stage with a brand new live show.
Fri. 26 June 2020 — Sat. 18 July 2020
Oscar is ten. He lives in a children’s hospital. It’s a frantic, magnificent and scary place, and he feels very much alone.
Tue. 15 September 2020 — Sat. 19 September 2020
9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss.