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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.

Enable US Festival of Theatre

Sat. 5 March 2022 — Wed. 1 June 2022

Drama Studio

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

Gallery of Screams

Wed. 1 June 2022

Drama Studio

Two haunting short stories by H. P. Lovecraft, the American master of the weird tale. Adapted and performed by R. M. Lloyd Parry.

Under the Stars

Tue. 31 May 2022 — Wed. 1 June 2022

Under the Stars is a performing arts organisation for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. Join them for two original new plays in the Crucible Studio this spring.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Tue. 31 May 2022 — Sat. 4 June 2022

Lyceum Theatre

A brand new pop musical. Join inquisitive heroine Jade as she peeks behind the scenes at the Gallery of Greatness and meets the original, iconic wonder women: Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Emmeline Pankhurst, and more.

Andro and Eve X Ghetto Fabulous: Feeling Fabulous Workshops

Multiple dates

The Montgomery

Learn to werk a runway, strut, dance and pose!

Arcadia

Wed. 8 June 2022 — Sat. 11 June 2022

Drama Studio

Amateur dramatics group The Company present Arcadia by Tom Stoppard. The play moves between the 1800s and the present day at the Coverly family estate. It explores the nature of truth and time, and the disruptive influence of sex.

A Reyt Queer Do #6

Sun. 12 June 2022

Sidney + Matilda

Andro and Eve are back with their queer cabaret – and belated fifth birthday celebration!

Emergence – Mixed Bill 2022

Sat. 18 June 2022

Drama Studio

Emergence is the postgraduate dance company of Joss Arnott Dance and the University of Salford. Following three hugely successful tours, they return with a new cohort of 15 outstanding dancers and four adrenaline-fuelled works.

Migration Matters Festival

A celebration of culture, creativity and companionship, marking Refugee Week in our city of sanctuary. Come back soon for dates and details of Migration Matters 2022.

Secrets of the Stack

Sat. 2 July 2022

Sheffield Central Library

Join broadcaster, historian and after-tea speaker Sheridan Shacklethwaite for a light-hearted, vaguely historical, torch-lit exploration of the basement at Sheffield Central Library.

Rock / Paper / Scissors

Thu. 16 June 2022 — Sat. 2 July 2022

Crucible Theatre

Three theatres. Three plays. One cast. All at the same time! This theatrical first brings individual and interwoven stories to the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio theatres.

Going to Pot

Wed. 29 June 2022 — Sat. 2 July 2022

Drama Studio

A laugh-out-loud comedy, showing how the lives of ordinary people can easily turn into the stuff of hilarious farce. Presented by amateur dramatic group Sheffield University Drama Society (SUDS).

A Reyt Queer Extravaganza

Sat. 30 July 2022

The Leadmill

Join Andro and Eve for a night of queer performance like no other. With performers from across the north of England, hosted by Rikki Beadle Blair.

New Dawn Fades

Thu. 1 September 2022

The Leadmill

A play about Joy Division and Manchester. New Dawn Fades tells the story of four ordinary lads who, inspired by the 1970s punk revolution, came together to form one of the most influential bands of all time.

Much Ado About Nothing

Fri. 9 September 2022 — Sat. 24 September 2022

Crucible Theatre

An adaptation of Shakespeare’s raucous comedy, with integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning. Besotted young couple Claudio and Hero are quickly engaged. But not everyone finds romance so straightforward.

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Fri. 23 September 2022 — Sat. 15 October 2022

Crucible Theatre

At Milan’s police headquarters, Inspector Bertozzo interrogates the fraudster known only as The Maniac. Dario Fo’s 20th century classic is adapted by BAFTA-nominated comedy writer Tom Basden.

Standing at the Sky's Edge

Sat. 10 December 2022 — Sat. 21 January 2023

Crucible Theatre

A musical centred around Sheffield’s Park Hill, with music by the city’s own Richard Hawley. Read our review from its sell-out debut run in 2019, and book now for its return to the Crucible stage.