Music Venues in Sheffield

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Sheffield has long boasted a strong musical heritage. From The Human League, Cabaret Voltaire and Def Leppard in the 1970s, Pulp in the 90s, right through to the biggest band in the country today, Arctic Monkeys, the city has produced more than its fair share of massive bands.

With such a rich musical legacy, it’s no surprise that there are many music venues to explore across the city. Here we cherrypick a few favourites, from the obvious choices like The Leadmill, Sheffield’s longest-running venue, to smaller, DIY-spirited places that are doing things a little differently.

Our top picks

The Leadmill

The Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE - Visit now

Situated in a former flour mill to the south east of the city centre, The Leadmill is Sheffield’s longest running music venue, dating back to 1980. As well as comedy, film and club nights, it showcases a really diverse mix of live music acts, and is cherished among the local music scene. Unfortunately the venue’s future is currently under threat, due to the landlords attempting to evict them. We have everything crossed that the current outcry across the music industry helps towards thwarting that attempt, because this would be a massive loss to the city.

The Leadmill

The Greystones

The Greystones, Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS - Visit now

The flagship outlet of Thornbridge Brewery, The Greystones is a spacious, traditional, half-timbered community pub. Its backroom, however is an intimate room for live music, and it punches above its weight (and size) to welcome names such as Duanne Eddy, Chastity Brown and Richard Hawley (himself a local) over the years.

Duane Eddy Band courtesy of The Greystones

The Harley

The Harley, 334 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2HW - Visit now

You’ll always find a warm welcome at The Harley, a venue that introduced audiences to soon-to-be-huge acts such as Arctic Monkeys and The xx. This 200-capacity bar and venue shut down  in 2019 and for a while there, it felt like it was all over. But the Glossop Road nightspot made a swift comeback under the direction of new management — in fact, the building’s owners. Live music’s still a big part of The Harley’s offer, and regular DJ sets, too, thanks to its 4am license for Fridays and Saturdays.

Music Venues in Sheffield.
The Harley

Bungalows and Bears

Bungalows and Bears, 50 Division Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4GF - Visit now

Bungalows and Bears is one of the main players on Sheffield’s eclectic music scene, having been a staple for good food, good drink and good music for over a decade. Housed in an Old Fire Station, this unique building has seen all manner of events, with a previous guest-list featuring everything from Swedish rappers to world renowned DJ Talent on its small stage. The drinks are cheap, the burgers are banging and you’ll always find something great in the listings. What more could you want?

Bungalows and Bears

Sidney and Matilda

Sidney and Matilda, Rivelin works, 46 Sidney Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4HR - Visit now

Sidney and Matilda, a former paper factory, is now one of Sheffield’s most exciting gig venues, multi-disciplinary arts project spaces and social clubs, hosting its own programme of installations, workshops, screenings, music nights and more. Since opening in 2018, the venue has shined new neon red light on an abandoned industrial district located in the city, where it strives to create an environment for events that thrive in intimate settings, hosting anything from the local scenes to the unconventional.

Sidney and Matilda

The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA - Visit now

Part of the wider Sheffield Theatres complex, the Crucible’s 400-seater Studio hosts regular musical performances – often towards the classical end of the spectrum. Each May, its 25-concert-strong Sheffield Chamber Music Festival offers intimate performances by ensembles and soloists, including the resident Ensemble 360, to enjoy in-the-round.

Crucible Theatre Sheffield
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The Harley

You’ll always find a warm welcome at The Harley, a venue that introduced audiences to soon-to-be-huge acts such as Arctic Monkeys and The xx. This 200-capacity venue shut down in…

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The Leadmill

Situated in a former flour mill to the south east of the city centre, The Leadmill is Sheffield’s longest running music venue.

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The Greystones

The flagship outlet of Thornbridge Brewery, The Greystones is a spacious, traditional, half-timbered community pub and music venue.

Bungalows and Bears
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