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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.

A Hundred Different Words For Love

Tue. 21 May 2019

Crucible Theatre

This is James’s story of falling in love, landing broken hearted, and finding the right words to make sense of love.

The Audit (or Iceland, a Modern Myth)

Wed. 22 May 2019

Crucible Theatre

A story of how one small nation raised their voices in protest to rail against the corporate and personal greed that consumes countries.

Tales of Whatever: Nation

Fri. 24 May 2019

Theatre Deli

An evening of true stories, live music and poetry from four people of different nationalities, exploring what national identity means to them.

Jeremiah

Sat. 25 May 2019

Theatre Deli

From the critically-acclaimed rap storyteller behind Grandad and the Machine comes a raucous new show with live music about England’s forgotten revolution.

Chores

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.

Far Gone

Wed. 29 May 2019 — Sat. 1 June 2019

Theatre Deli

“If I invited you to come with me on a journey, a story, will you come with me?”

Barber Shop Chronicles

Wed. 22 May 2019 — Sat. 1 June 2019

Crucible Theatre

A heart-warming play made up of stories of African men and the anecdotes and arguments they share at the barber's.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Wed. 29 May 2019 — Sat. 1 June 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers.

Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped

Tue. 4 June 2019

Crucible Theatre

Ru Paul's Drag Race favourite Jinkx Monsoon and her pianist-therapist take a biting look at the dark side of drag fame.

Annie

Tue. 4 June 2019 — Sat. 8 June 2019

Lyceum Theatre

It’s a hard-knock life.

#BeMoreMartyn

Thu. 13 June 2019

Crucible Theatre

Martyn Hett, AKA the Boy With the Deirdre Tattoo, started trending on Twitter in the hours after the announcement of his death at the Manchester Arena bombing. In this play his closest friends share an insight into what it means to #BeMoreMartyn.

To & Fro

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

A performance and exhibition from Mafwa, a community theatre company in Leeds, working with refugees, asylum seekers and settled community members to explore how we move through and interact with the cities we now call home.

Jericho’s Rose

Sat. 15 June 2019

Theatre Deli

A show looking at displacement from two perspectives: a grandfather struggling with Alzheimer’s and an artist struggling to stay in the UK. What happens when neither can remember where they belong?

The Wall

Sun. 16 June 2019

Theatre Deli

A sociodrama exploration of the role that physical walls – such as the Berlin Wall, the West Bank Barrier, the Hungarian Border Wall and Trump’s Wall with Mexico – have in keeping communities apart.

Mohand and Peter

Sun. 16 June 2019

Theatre Deli

Mohand and Peter travel everywhere and anywhere in a click of their fingers. A backflip in time, a quick hop back home. With humour and visual poetry they'll jump from one character to another – catch them while you can.

Immigration Crisis: The Musical

Sun. 16 June 2019

Theatre Deli

Centred on the lives of four women – two migrants, a third-generation migrant, and someone who just moved to Sheffield from the south – and the bond they form around the dinner table in their new house together.

Together Workshop Sheffield

Mon. 17 June 2019

Theatre Deli

"How can you help? What do refugees really need? A friend. And fun, lots of fun!" This workshop is a place for people from all backgrounds to meet and have fun together, with no previous theatre experience necessary.

Routes to Roots

Mon. 17 June 2019

Theatre Deli

The culmination of an eight-week project led by Zimbabwean dancer/drummer/singer Tongesayi Gumbo for young Sheffield-based artists, inspired by stories of migration and journey.

Pizza Shop Heroes

Mon. 17 June 2019

Theatre Deli

Refugee actors take centre-stage, reclaiming their stories and shining a light on masculinity and forced migration.

Over the Margins

Sat. 18 May 2019 — Tue. 18 June 2019

Theatre Deli

A play of vignettes, exploring the theme of barriers, borders, and margins – how people overcome obstacles and cross boundaries, whether physical, geographical or personal.

Three Mothers

Tue. 18 June 2019

Theatre Deli

An uplifting and intertwined story spanning 60 years of three women’s determination to carry on and create new lives – against a backdrop of enforced migration and refugee status.

You, Me and Those Who Came Before

Thu. 20 June 2019

Theatre Deli

A celebration of the rich and vibrant lives of migrants in Sheffield and around the world.

Storytelling Workshop

Fri. 21 June 2019

Theatre Deli

Alim Kamara brings the campfire to the stage. Gather round!

Home is not the Place

Fri. 21 June 2019

Theatre Deli

A solo show by Annie George, telling an intimate story of personal and political independence.

Migration Matters

Fri. 14 June 2019 — Sat. 22 June 2019

Celebrating culture, creativity and companionship in our city of sanctuary.

Kinky Boots

Tue. 11 June 2019 — Sat. 22 June 2019

Lyceum Theatre

A joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, powered by the music of Cyndi Lauper.

Daylight Come

Multiple dates

The Library Theatre

A story from the Windrush generation – revealing the racial prejudice faced by people who responded to the government's calls to come and rebuild postwar Britain, alongside the lived experiences of love, laughter and the music of the 1950s.

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.

Girl on the Train

Mon. 24 June 2019 — Sat. 29 June 2019

Lyceum Theatre

The gripping story of a woman who finds herself as witness and suspect in a mystery, based on the hit novel and film.

King Lear: Retold

Tue. 2 July 2019

Crucible Theatre

A modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy from Under the Stars, a group of adults with learning disabilities.

Electrolyte

Fri. 5 July 2019

Crucible Theatre

A powerful piece of gig-theatre exploring mental health through live music and storytelling.

Hair

Mon. 1 July 2019 — Sat. 6 July 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Welcome to the Age of Aquarius.

Little Miss Sunshine

Tue. 9 July 2019 — Sat. 13 July 2019

Lyceum Theatre

A new musical comedy based on the Oscar-winning film, celebrating the quirks of every family and the power of overcoming our differences.

Life of Pi

Fri. 28 June 2019 — Sat. 20 July 2019

Crucible Theatre

A dazzling theatrical adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope, based on Yann Martel's extraordinary and much-loved novel.

Horrible Histories

Wed. 17 July 2019 — Sat. 20 July 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Bringing historical figures and events back to life in incredible ways.

Avenue Q

Mon. 29 July 2019 — Sat. 3 August 2019

Lyceum Theatre

The naughtiest puppets around are heading to town for a hilarious musical with a warm (and fuzzy) heart.

Reasons To Stay Alive

Fri. 13 September 2019 — Sat. 28 September 2019

Crucible Theatre

A theatrical adaptation of Matt Haig's frank and funny bestseller, celebrating what it means to be alive.

Cinderella

Tue. 24 September 2019 — Sat. 28 September 2019

Lyceum Theatre

An enchanting winter wonderland with Northern Ballet’s beautiful re-imagining of Cinderella.

We Will Rock You

Mon. 30 September 2019 — Sat. 5 October 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Queen and Ben Elton's mega hit comes to the Sheffield stage.

The Woman in Black

Mon. 7 October 2019 — Sat. 12 October 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes to the Sheffield stage, with the story of a lawyer who becomes convinced that his family are cursed.

The Last King of Scotland

Fri. 27 September 2019 — Sat. 19 October 2019

Crucible Theatre

The first stage adaptation of the novel that inspired the Oscar-winning movie, The Last King of Scotland is an electrifying thriller about corruption and complicity set in Uganda.

On Your Feet!

Tue. 15 October 2019 — Sat. 19 October 2019

Lyceum Theatre

The true love story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, told in musical form.

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.

Curtains

Tue. 29 October 2019 — Sat. 2 November 2019

Lyceum Theatre

A hilarious whodunnit packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Tue. 5 November 2019 — Sat. 9 November 2019

Lyceum Theatre

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s magical family musical comes to Sheffield, retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours.

My Mother Said I Never Should

Fri. 8 November 2019 — Sat. 23 November 2019

Crucible Theatre

A moving exploration of the lives of four generations of women in one family, shifting back and forth in time through the huge social changes of the past century.

Motown

Tue. 19 November 2019 — Sat. 30 November 2019

Lyceum Theatre

The hit West End musical brings the story of the record label's founder and legendary artists to the Sheffield stage.

Cinderella

Fri. 6 December 2019 — Sun. 5 January 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Panto time!

Guys and Dolls

Sat. 7 December 2019 — Sat. 18 January 2020

Lyceum Theatre

Roll the dice and fall in love under the bright lights of New York city.