The Crucible Theatre

The Crucible Theatre
Norfolk Street, Sheffield, West Yorkshire, S1 1DA
  • Box office 0114 249 6000
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  • Website www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
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An intimate venue (no one sits more than 22 metres from the stage), the Crucible nonetheless seats 990 people for its wide range of productions – classical music to modern dance and everything in between, including the World Snooker Championships which have been played here since 1977.

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Backstage Tour and Cream Tea June

Join us for a special backstage tour of Sheffield Theatres. We will take you into the Crucible, Studio and Lyceum Theatres where you can take in the stories of our historic buildings and a look behind the scenes, guided by one of our experienced team. The tour will be followed by a cream tea scone with jam and clotted…

Sat 20 Jun

£15 / 0114 249 6000

Backstage Tour and Cream Tea May

Join us for a special backstage tour of Sheffield Theatres. We will take you into the Crucible, Studio and Lyceum Theatres where you can take in the stories of our historic buildings and a look behind the scenes, guided by one of our experienced team. The tour will be followed by a cream tea scone with jam and clotted…

Sat 30 May

£15 / 0114 249 6000

Beethoven

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in D Op.18 No.3 BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B flat Op.11 *BEETHOVEN Septet in E flat Op.20 * Ensemble 360 launches the Festival with a selection of Beethoven’s early chamber music that displays his originality and the full range of his skills. The third of Beethoven’s earliest set of quartets is…

Fri 8 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Behind the Scenes: Here's What She Said To Me

A unique experience to go behind the scenes at the Crucible, as you get an insight into how we bring the world of theatre to life for our production of Here's What She Said To Me. And don't forget to get your tickets for the show at the link below.

Wed 24 Jun

Studio

£3.50 / 0114 249 6000

Behind the Scenes: Oliver Twist

A unique experience to go behind the scenes at the Crucible, as you get an insight into how we bring the world of theatre to life for our production of Oliver Twist. And don't forget to get your tickets for the show at the link below.

Tue 19 May

£3.50 / 0114 249 6000

Behind the Scenes: Talent

A unique experience to go behind the scenes at the Crucible, as you get an insight into how we bring the world of theatre to life for our production of Talent. And don't forget to get your tickets for the show at the link below.

Tue 7 Jul

£3.50 / 0114 249 6000

Carnival

BEETHOVEN Piano Quartet in E flat Op.16b SAINT-SAËNS Oboe Sonata BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F, Hess 34 **SAINT-SAËNS *****Carnival of the Animals*** We celebrate the end of the Festival with music by ‘the Master’ and by one of his biggest admirers, Camille Saint-Saëns. Beethoven’s Piano Quartet, with its virtuosic…

Sat 16 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Concerteenies with Music in the Round

CRAIG OGDEN classical guitar MILO****Š**** MILIVOJEVI****Ć**** classical accordion Chart-topping classical guitarist, Craig Ogden, and award-winning classical accordionist, Miloš Milivojević, perform two relaxed concerts for young children and their grown-ups. These concerts will include bubbles, percussion, props and…

Sat 16 May

Adelphi Room

£7.50 / 0114 249 6000

Craig Ogden and Milos Milivojevic'

CRAIG OGDEN classical guitar MILO****Š**** MILIVOJEVI****Ć**** classical accordion Classical guitarist Craig Ogden has recorded an impressive six chart-topping CDs for Classic FM. He teams up with the award-winning classical accordionist Miloš Milivojević for this relaxed concert, performing in a unique duo showcasing…

Sat 16 May

Studio

£14 (£10) / 0114 249 6000

David Clover Festival of Singing

SINGERS’ PLATFORM SHOWCASE with DAVID CLOVER FESTIVAL OF SINGING The Singers’ Platform, presented by Sheffield’s own David Clover Festival of Singing, offers young singers at the start of their professional careers an opportunity to display their talents before a public audience and compete for substantial prizes.

Sat 16 May

Studio

£5 / 0114 249 6000

Escaped Alone

BY CARYL CHURCHILL Three old friends and an unexpected neighbour chat in a garden about their everyday lives. But what more has happened to each of them, and what catastrophes has the neighbour seen? Caryl Churchill ’s latest masterpiece shows us the power of humour and humanity in the face of disaster.

Fri 11 Sep

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 12 Sep

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 14 Sep

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

…and 10 more dates until 26 Sep

Faded Flowers

**SCHUBERT Introduction and Variations on *****Trockne Blumen*** D802 for flute and piano BEETHOVEN Serenade in D Op.25 for flute, violin and viola BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G minor Op.25

Thu 14 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Gavin Bryars Ensemble

MORGAN GOFF viola NICK BARR viola NICK COOPER cello JAMES WOODROW electric guitar YURI BRYARS piano, bass GAVIN BRYARS piano, bass BRYARS Lauda Dolce I The North Shore Added Time The Flower of Friendship Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet *‘Epilogue’ from Wonderlawn * Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1993…

Sat 9 May

£14 (£10) / 0114 249 6000

Grand Sonata

YORK BOWEN Oboe Sonata **BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata in E flat Op.7 *****Grande Sonate*** An uplifting rush-hour concert of gorgeous solo piano and a sumptuous duet for piano and oboe. York Bowen was a contemporary of Elgar and a celebrated concert pianist, and his enchanting Oboe Sonata is permeated by cheerful…

Fri 15 May

Studio

£5 / 0114 249 6000

Greatness

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E flat Op.127 *BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C sharp minor Op.131 * Beethoven’s late quartets represent the pinnacle of classical chamber music and are described by Robert Schumann as “standing on the boundary of all that has been attained by human art and imagination”. The Op.127 Quartet in…

Fri 15 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

HERE

A Curious Monkey and Northern Stage co-production in association with Derby Theatre.**** Four seasons, four people, from four corners of the world, and a teenage girl’s message in the sky. A powerful new play by Lindsay Rodden, *HERE * is about finding sanctuary in the unlikeliest of places and re-writing the story…

Wed 3 Jun

Studio

£13 (£11) / 0114 249 6000

Here's What She Said To Me

WRITTEN BY OLADIPO AGBOLUAJE FROM AN IDEA CONCEIVED BY MOJI ELUFOWOJU Meet three generations of women on two continents and follow their need to connect with each other across time and space. Together they confront the secrets of their past in order to find healing in the present. Here’s What She Said to Me is a…

Thu 18 Jun

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 19 Jun

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 20 Jun

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

…and 11 more dates until 4 Jul

Idol

A daring and unapologetic examination of religion, pop culture and Black representation. Who would you rather pray to? Beyoncé or white Jesus? Jamal grew up Catholic in a Caribbean household, but would rather light a candle and worship celebrities than white saints. Combining African diasporic ritual, music and…

Thu 9 Apr

Studio

£13 (£11) / 0114 249 6000

  • 19:45 – 20:55

In Conversation: Bernard Gregor-Smith

Bernard Gregor-Smith, cellist with The Lindsays, talks about his new book A Quintessential Quartet, which tells the story of the world-famous Sheffield-based string quartet. There are limited seats for this event. Please book early.

Wed 13 May

Adelphi Room

£20 / 0114 249 6000

Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales: Together Again, Again

It’s been forty-five years since *Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales * have set foot on stage together. The long-endured cabaret duo have long since gone their separate ways; Jinkx becoming a faded TV movie starlet, and Major fading into musical obscurity— each of them clinging onto what scraps of fame they still have.

Wed 3 Jun

£22 (£19.50) / 0114 249 6000

Launchpad Performance

Supported by the generous donations of our audiences via The Big Give campaign, Launchpad is now in its fourth year. The project is for adults aged 18+ with learning disabilities and/or Autism to devise, write and perform a new show for audiences in the Studio theatre.

Thu 16 Jul

Studio

£7 / 0114 249 6000

Moonlight

PAUL LEWIS piano BEETHOVEN Sonata in E flat Op.27 No.1 *Sonata in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 * Moonlight 33 Variations in C on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli Op.120 The multi-award-winning pianist Paul Lewis performs some of Beethoven’s finest writing for solo piano. The Moonlight *Sonata is one of the most famous…

Mon 11 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Oliver Twist

A new play by Bryony Lavery Written by Charles Dickens Born into poverty and misfortune, Oliver Twist escapes the workhouse for a life of adventure where he joins the Artful Dodger, Fagin and their mischievous gang of pick pockets. But the enjoyment is short lived as he falls under the influence of the vicious Bill…

Wed 13 May

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

Thu 14 May

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 15 May

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

…and 7 more dates until 23 May

Operation Crucible

BY KIERAN KNOWLES Following its sell-out run in autumn 2016, this story of four ordinary men in extraordinary times returns to the Studio. Eighty years ago, on the 12th December 1940, Sheffield was subjected to a bombing raid which aimed to wipe its world renowned steel works off the map. A single bomb reduced the…

Tue 1 Dec

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Wed 2 Dec

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Thu 3 Dec

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

…and 8 more dates until 12 Dec

Paris

CHERUBINI Two Horn Sonatas **BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F Op.59 No.1 *****Razumovsky*** At the height of his career Luigi Cherubini was the toast of Parisian society, and was considered by Beethoven to be the greatest living composer, but with the advent of the French Revolution his reputation faded. His instinct for…

Mon 11 May

Studio

£14 (£10) / 0114 249 6000

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Spend a special day with Peppa Pig and her friends.

Fri 22 May

£15–£18 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 23 May

£15–£18 / 0114 249 6000

Prodigy

CRUSELL Divertimento in C for oboe and string quartet *MENDELSSOHN Piano Quartet in B minor Op.3 * Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Quartet in B minor is compelling evidence of the young composer’s precocious talents. Dedicated to the poet Goethe, this remarkable piece was completed in 1825 when Mendelssohn was just 15.

Thu 14 May

Studio

£14 (£10) / 0114 249 6000

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Quentin Crisp was one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century. Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up for refusing to be anything less than himself. His extraordinary courage and wit inspire to the present day. Naked Hope, Mark Farrelly ’s hugely-acclaimed solo play, is a…

Wed 22 Jul

Studio

£13 (£11) / 0114 249 6000

Radiance

**LISZT Tristia (*****La Vallée d’Obermann***) for violin, cello and piano MOZART Horn Quintet K407 Our first rush-hour concert of this Festival features Mozart’s light-hearted Horn Quintet, with a sweet, lyrical slow movement and showpiece finale. Liszt’s Tristia for violin, cello and piano was inspired by a 19th…

Tue 12 May

Studio

£5 / 0114 249 6000

ROKiT Phones.com World Seniors Snooker Championship

16 of the best over 40 Snooker Players in the World go head to head for the trophy won last year by Jimmy White. Jimmy is back amongst a stellar field to defend his title. That opening session will be “ The Legends Cup ” Four legends of the game go head to head in our event opener, an evening of fun and nostalgia…

Wed 12 Aug

£10–£100 / 0114 249 6000

Thu 13 Aug

£10–£100 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 14 Aug

£10–£100 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 15 Aug

£10–£100 / 0114 249 6000

Royal Ballet Live: Romeo and Juliet

  • 2019

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

Thu 9 Jul

Studio

£13 (£11) / 0114 249 6000

Sheffield Music Academy

SMA INFANTS & JUNIORS FAMILY CONCERT Directed by BECCA FRANCIS interval *SMA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA * Joined by members of ENSEMBLE 360 Conductor CHRISTOPHER GAYFORD BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 The first half of this concert is FOR children, BY children: Sheffield Music Academy’s youngest students, aged 6 – 11…

Sat 9 May

0114 249 6000

Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom

POLLY IVES narrator When King Colin sets his sights on finding the famous Golden Sausage, there’s only ONE person for the job: Sir Scallywag! But will the six-year-old knight be mighty enough to defeat the filthy trolls and win the Stinkiest Battle Ever? This concert for families, with specially composed music by…

Sat 9 May

£11 (£8) / 0114 249 6000

Six The Musical

Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out international smash hit SIX is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over! From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak…

Tue 28 Apr

£15–£42.50 / 0114 249 6000

Wed 29 Apr

£15–£42.50 / 0114 249 6000

Thu 30 Apr

£15–£42.50 / 0114 249 6000

…and 2 more dates until 2 May

The Sound of Music

One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart. Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from…

Thu 9 Apr

£15–£55 / 0114 249 6000

  • 14:00
  • 19:15

Fri 10 Apr

£15–£55 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 11 Apr

£15–£55 / 0114 249 6000

Standing at the Sky's Edge

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY RICHARD HAWLEY BOOK BY CHRIS BUSH IN ASSOCIATION WITH VARIOUS PRODUCTIONS Poppy wants to escape her old life. Joy and Jimmy want to spend the rest of their lives together. Rose and Harry want the new life they’ve been promised. This is Park Hill - concrete utopia - where hope hangs on…

Mon 30 Nov

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

Tue 1 Dec

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

Wed 2 Dec

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

…and 29 more dates until 9 Jan 2021

The Storm

HUMMEL Septet in D minor Op.74 **BEETHOVEN String Quintet in C Op.29 *****The Storm ★★★ Beethoven’s only string quintet has been nicknamed ‘The Storm’ on account of explosive outbursts that punctuate the otherwise serene atmosphere of the final movement. Beethoven’s close friend, Hummel, was hugely admired in the…

Tue 12 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Summer School: Advanced 5 Day Intensive for Ages 18 - 25

An intense hands on exploration of theatre, we will experience a range of skills used in the world of theatre making, from the art of performing to the skill of devising, this 5 day intensive gives you the opportunity to hone as a maker and creator of theatre. Dates: Monday 27 – Friday 31 July. Time: 5 - 9pm Age…

Mon 27 Jul

£55 / 0114 249 6000

Summer School: Ages 15 - 17

Our Summer Schools are a chance for young people to learn theatre skills, develop confidence and make new friends, whilst discovering more about theatre. Have a go at a range of performance skills including movement, voice and ensemble. Work with a professional director to create a play in a week. It'll be fast…

Mon 27 Jul

£130 / 0114 249 6000

Summer School: Ages 9 - 11

Our Summer Schools are a chance for young people to learn theatre skills, develop confidence and make new friends, whilst discovering more about theatre. Have a go at a range of performance skills including movement, voice and ensemble. Work with a professional director to create a play in a week. It'll be fast…

Mon 27 Jul

£110 / 0114 249 6000

Sunset

ANNA HUNTLEY mezzo-soprano ENSEMBLE 360 WEBER Grand Duo in E flat Op.48 for clarinet and piano **SCHUBERT *****Auf dem Strom*** for soprano, horn and piano **RESPIGHI *****Il Tramonto*** for soprano and string quartet **BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F minor Op.95 *****Serioso ★★★ ‘Rising Star’ (BBC Music Magazine…

Sat 9 May

Studio

£17 (£12) / 0114 249 6000

Talent

BY VICTORIA WOOD DIRECTED BY PAUL FOSTER 'My hands are shaking you know. I haven’t been so keyed up about anything since I was the Virgin Mary.' It’s 1978. Bunters club is hosting its Friday Talent Night – the acts on the bill hope that it’s a stepping stone to New Faces or Opportunity Knocks. 24-year-old Julie…

Fri 26 Jun

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 27 Jun

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 29 Jun

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

…and 15 more dates until 18 Jul

Technical Summer School: Ages 14 - 25

Gain hands on experience with our stage management, lighting and sound departments and provide the technical support for the Summer School's final performances. Dates: Monday 27 July – Saturday 1 August (you must be available for all dates). Time: 10am - 4pm Age: 14 - 25 Cost: £130 Book your place through…

Mon 27 Jul

£130 / 0114 249 6000

Thank You For Doing Nothing

A new comedy musical about climate change and the companies that profit from it. Set 70 years in the future so-called “global warming” has apparently affected most of Britannia’s drinking water – if you want to believe the opinions of 99% of experts and their so-called “science”. But fear not; our hero, and propaganda…

Tue 2 Jun

Studio

£13 (£11) / 0114 249 6000

Typical Girls

BY MORGAN LLOYD MALCOLM In a mental health unit inside a prison, a group of women discover the music of punk rock band The Slits and form their own group. An outlet for their frustration, they find remedy in revolution. But in a system that suffocates, can rebellion ever be allowed? Part-gig, part-play, Typical…

Fri 6 Nov

Studio

£15 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 7 Nov

Studio

£15 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 9 Nov

Studio

£15 / 0114 249 6000

…and 10 more dates until 21 Nov

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