With a hugely diverse theatre offering spanning a range of genres and performance styles, there are many world-class theatres and performance spaces in the city of Sheffield. You’ll find classical revivals, new work, large-scale musicals and innovative theatre experiences taking place across this hilly city.
The renowned Crucible, with its own studio theatre, and The Lyceum sitting just next door, are known as Sheffield Theatres. Together they stand to form the largest theatre complex in the country outside of London. Hosting current UK touring shows and West End transfers alongside home-grown new writing and cutting-edge drama, Sheffield Theatres offer a broad and exciting programme.
In addition to The Lyceum’s traditional proscenium arch stage and The Crucible’s renowned reputation, Sheffield offers fertile ground for more experimental work too. With a keen drive to nurture and develop new creative talent and showcase work from emerging artists, the Theatre Delicatessen offers space for more avant-garde performance projects.
Independent arts venue DINA is a thriving hub for audiences and performance-makers working across a range of disciplines. Hosting performances, visual arts exhibitions, workshops and sharing sessions, the venue houses two unique theatre spaces: The Spoon Factory, the venue’s main space, as well as the smaller underground Cellar Theatre – the newest performance space on the block.
Sheffield’s ‘Theatre Land’ is as varied and dynamic as the dramatic landscape surrounding it. The city is also home to some of the most inspiring companies: Forced Entertainment, Third Angel and The Bare Project. Read on to find out more about our favourite theatres in Sheffield.
Here are our picks