Theatres in Sheffield

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor

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

  • 1. The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

    Crucible Theatre Sheffield
    Rev Stan

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

    The world-famous Crucible offers a huge variety of home-grown and touring productions, as well as a thriving programme of participatory events and activities.

  • 2. The Lyceum Theatre

    The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
    Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

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

    Built to a traditional proscenium arch design, The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield is the only surviving theatre outside of London designed by the famous theatre architect W.G.R. Sprague.

  • 3. Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield

    Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield

    Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, 202 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 4QZ - Visit now

    With a strong focus on new talent and experimental performance – the Theatre Delicatessen is Sheffield’s home for ambitious avant-garde theatre.

  • 4. DINA

    DINA, Sheffield
    DINA

    DINA, 32 - 34a Cambridge Street, Sheffield, S1 4HP - Visit now

    Fast becoming an artistic hub for audiences and practitioners, DINA makes room for unheard voices and forms of expression in Sheffield.

  • 5. Drama Studio Sheffield

    Drama Studio Sheffield
    Image courtesy of The University of Sheffield.

    Drama Studio Sheffield, Shearwood Road, Sheffield, S10 2TD - Visit now

    Part of The University of Sheffield, the 19th century Baptist Church was converted into a theatre in 1970 and is a unique, inspiring and atmospheric space.