The Crucible Theatre

The Crucible Theatre
Norfolk Street, Sheffield, West Yorkshire, S1 1DA
  • Box office 0114 249 6000
  • General enquiries 0114 249 5999
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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.

Events at this venue

There are 32 events at this location

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The Believers Are But Brothers

Sheffield Theatres’ Associate Director Javaad Alipoor presents his 2017 Scotsman Fringe First award winning, 2018 Stage Award nominated and Total Theatre Award nominated show. An electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the alt-right and ISIS, we live in a time where old orders are collapsing: from the…

Mon 16 Jul

Studio

£15 (£13) / 0114 249 6000

Tue 17 Jul

Studio

£15 (£13) / 0114 249 6000

Wed 18 Jul

Studio

£15 (£13) / 0114 249 6000

…and 3 more dates until 21 Jul

Betfred World Championship Snooker

Snooker world championship held at the legendary Crucible Theatre.

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Sold out / 0114 249 6000

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Sold out / 0114 249 6000

Mon 22 Apr 2019

Sold out / 0114 249 6000

…and 14 more dates until 6 May 2019

Wed 24 Apr 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0114 249 6000

Fri 3 May 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0114 249 6000

Sat 4 May 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0114 249 6000

…and 2 more dates until 6 May 2019

Choreography Masterclass

Work with a choreographer to explore the world of the musical, how do routines come together, where do you start, a fabulous workshop for dancers wanting to explore this world. For ages 16+

Sat 15 Dec

£15 / 0114 249 6000

Close Quarters

World Première ‘Round my way, the boys would drive to the top of the car park - they'd drive to the edge full speed. I wanted to get involved. They said oh aye Sarah, no bother - if you sit on Gerro's knee, he'll hold you nice and tight. Well, I thought to myself, that sounds like a full breach of health and safety…

Thu 25 Oct

Studio

£15–£19 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 26 Oct

Studio

£15–£19 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 27 Oct

Studio

£15–£19 / 0114 249 6000

…and 11 more dates until 10 Nov

Directing Masterclass: Close Quarters

Led by Close Quarters director Kate Wasserberg. Based on Close Quarters, look at how to create gallows humour and how to find the balance between tension and relief. Participants are advised to see Close Quarters in preparation for this session. For ages 16+

Sat 3 Nov

£15 / 0114 249 6000

An evening with Mark Cousins: 30 Images in the Dark

“ We have work lives and love lives, but we also have looking lives ” Mark Cousins Join acclaimed filmmaker, author and critic Mark Cousins for an intimate lecture exploring the aesthetics, politics, emotion and wonder of ‘looking’. Using 30 key cultural images, Mark will examine how our ‘looking selves’ develop over…

Sun 10 Jun

Studio

£13 (£11) / 0114 249 6000

Fleabag

A one woman show by Phoebe Waller-Bridge about a twenty-something woman trying to find her place in the world. Ages 12+.

Wed 30 May

Studio

£16 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Thu 31 May

Studio

£16 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Fri 1 Jun

Studio

£16 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Sat 2 Jun

Studio

£16 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

hang

‘You want to know my decision.’ A woman makes a choice. The tables have turned. The victim of crime has power over the fate of the criminal. Olivier and Bafta Award-winning debbie tucker green ’s provocative and haunting play.

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Studio

£15 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Studio

£15 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Studio

£15 / 0114 249 6000

…and 11 more dates until 9 Mar 2019

Inherited Cities

Our streets. Your city. Let us show you the future of the city, our city. Let us lead you through the ins and outs of our town centre, to uncover our unspoken feelings and opinions. During its lifetime, Sheffield has been inherited over and over again and soon it will be time for you to pass it on to us. Soon we will…

Thu 26 Jul

Studio

£15 (£13) / 0114 249 6000

Fri 27 Jul

Studio

£15 (£13) / 0114 249 6000

Sat 28 Jul

Studio

£15 (£13) / 0114 249 6000

Kiss Me, Kate

From the Golden Age, a riotous, romantic musical comedy to make your heart soar. It’s opening night for feuding divorcees Fred and Lilli as they star in The Taming of the Shrew. But as the curtain rises, gambling, gangsters and mistaken identity conspire to create chaos. Paul Foster (Annie Get Your Gun) directs this…

Fri 7 Dec

£15–£46 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 8 Dec

£15–£46 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 10 Dec

£15–£46 / 0114 249 6000

…and 24 more dates until 12 Jan 2019

Love and Information

Caryl Churchill's play about human connection and communication, featuring 100 characters.

Fri 29 Jun

Studio

£15–£19 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 30 Jun

Studio

£15–£19 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 2 Jul

Studio

£15–£19 / 0114 249 6000

…and 10 more dates until 14 Jul

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

‘The course of true love never did run smooth’ Desperate lovers, squabbling supernaturals and a hapless troupe of amateur actors get tangled in this joyous tale of enchantment and transformation. Full of magic and mayhem, this is Shakespeare ’s most celebrated comedy, reimagined by Artistic Director, Robert Hastie…

Fri 28 Sep

£15–£30 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 29 Sep

£15–£30 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 1 Oct

£15–£30 / 0114 249 6000

…and 15 more dates until 20 Oct

On Behalf of the People

1945: a land fit for heroes - this time? From the co-writer of Chicken Soup. On Behalf of the People is a powerful story of a post-war Yorkshire mining family coming to terms with life, love and impending coal nationalisation in a radically changing Britain; told with warmth, humour and authenticity.

Thu 14 Jun

Studio

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0114 249 6000

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

By Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey ‘Dearly Beloved. We are gathered in the sight of Freud to celebrate the end of innocence and cheer its demise.’ Determined to avoid a term in jail, small time criminal McMurphy opts to spend his sentence in a psychiatric ward. As the reality of his incarceration dawns…

Fri 8 Jun

£15–£38 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 9 Jun

£15–£38 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 11 Jun

£15–£38 / 0114 249 6000

…and 10 more dates until 23 Jun

Play Reading: Chris Bush New Writing

Meet a group of like-minded people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to read and discuss plays linked to the productions on our stages. A play reading workshop led by the writer of Steel and What We Wished For, Chris Bush. For ages 18+

Wed 26 Sep

£7 / 0114 249 6000

Play Reading: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Meet a group of like-minded people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to read and discuss plays linked to the productions on our stages. For this session, the group will read Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. For ages 18+

Wed 24 Oct

£7 / 0114 249 6000

Playwriting Masterclass: Steel

Gain an insight into how to write plays for theatre and Chris Bush's process for writing Steel, and get hints and tips on how to develop a play around local politics. Participants are advised to see Steel in preparation for this season. For ages 16+

Sat 22 Sep

£15 / 0114 249 6000

Rutherford and Son

‘ No one’s any right to be what father is - never questioned, never answered back ’ 1912, the Industrial North Rutherford is overbearing, dogmatic and disappointed. With three grown children and not one qualified to take over his family-owned glassworks, he rules his household with tyranny and disdain. Janet…

Fri 8 Feb 2019

£15–£29 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 9 Feb 2019

£15–£29 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 11 Feb 2019

£15–£29 / 0114 249 6000

…and 10 more dates until 23 Feb 2019

Sheffield Doc/Fest: BAFTA Masterclass with Matthew Heineman

Matthew Heineman, the BAFTA- and Oscar- nominated director, is one of the most exciting documentary filmmakers working today. His films City of Ghosts (awarded Doc/Fest’s Grand Jury Award 2017) and Cartel Land (awarded Doc/Fest’s Tim Hetherington Award 2015) offered searing comment on the fight against ISIS and the war…

Sat 9 Jun

Studio

£10 (£8) / 0114 249 6000

Sheffield Doc/Fest: Munroe Bergdorf- Women, Gender & Activism

As both a high-profile activist and an international model, Munroe Bergdorf's experiences as a transgender woman remain the driving force behind her work. This event is part of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

Sat 9 Jun

Studio

£10 (£8) / 0114 249 6000

Sheffield Doc/Fest: The ITV Interview – Sir Trevor McDonald

Trevor McDonald has spent five decades reporting and investigating some of the most troubling stories to be broadcast. Nevertheless, he was left so deeply affected by the making of his award-winning 2013 series Inside Death Row that he swore to “ never, ever do another prison series ”. So what has caused him to change…

Mon 11 Jun

Studio

£13 (£11) / 0114 249 6000

Sheffield Doc/Fest: Vicky McClure talks Dementia and Music

We welcome BAFTA-winning actor Vicky McClure, star of* This is England* (produced by Sheffield based Warp Films), as well as Line of Duty and Broadchurch, to Sheffield Doc/Fest for the first time, to discuss her new BBC series, Vicky McClure: My Dementia Choir, a deeply personal journey to discover the extent of music’s…

Mon 11 Jun

Studio

£10 (£8) / 0114 249 6000

Songs from the Seven Hills

World Première Seven hills. Six journeys. One city. Six people set out on six journeys that will alter their worlds forever. What does it really mean to be 'Made In Sheffield'? Inspired by interviews with people born and raised in the city and those who have recently settled here seeking asylum, this is a brand new…

Wed 18 Jul

£15–£29 / 0114 249 6000

Thu 19 Jul

£15–£29 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 20 Jul

£15–£29 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 21 Jul

£15–£29 / 0114 249 6000

SPT Young Company (18-25)

The SPT Young Company (18-25) have devised and will perform original production, Losing It. Join us as we intertwine three exciting new stories, exploring love, loss and identity. After four months of skills development workshops, the ensemble will take to the Crucible Studio stage to share what they have made during…

Wed 20 Jun

Studio

£6 / 0114 249 6000

Thu 21 Jun

Studio

£6 / 0114 249 6000

Standing at the Sky’s Edge

World Première Friday 15 March - Saturday 6 April 2019 ‘ Tonight the streets are ours ’ In 1961, the first residents of Park Hill were given the keys to their new homes. With music by Richard Hawley, Standing at the Sky’s Edge tells their story over the next 50 years, in a heart-swelling, heart-breaking love song…

Fri 15 Mar 2019

£15–£47 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 16 Mar 2019

£15–£47 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 18 Mar 2019

£15–£47 / 0114 249 6000

…and 15 more dates until 6 Apr 2019

Steel

World Première ‘I am the Labour Party candidate. Now ask me why.’ ‘Why?’ ‘Because I am the best damn person for the job. ’ The top candidate without question, Vanessa was made to be Mayor. Thirty years prior, Josie just wants things to change and seeks a seat on the local council. This witty new play by…

Thu 13 Sep

Studio

£15–£19 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 14 Sep

Studio

£15–£19 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 15 Sep

Studio

£15–£19 / 0114 249 6000

…and 16 more dates until 6 Oct

Summer School Advanced (Ages 16 – 25)

*Mon 30 July - Sat 11 August (excludes Sat 4 - Sun 5 Aug), * 10.00am - 4.00pm Hone your theatre skills through workshops in voice, movement and improvisation, devising a performance with the help of leading directors and practitioners. At the end of the fortnight you will perform your creation in the Studio…

Mon 30 Jul

£185 / 0114 249 6000

Summer School Explore (Ages 9 – 12)

*Mon 30 July - Sat 4 August, * 10.00am - 1.00pm Learn new theatre skills, gain confidence and make new friends, whilst discovering more about theatre. Have a go at a range of exciting skills including movement, singing and clowning. For ages 9-12.

Mon 30 Jul

£100 / 0114 249 6000

Summer School Play in a Week (Ages 13 – 15)

Mon 30 July - Sat 4 August, 10.00am - 4.00pm Work with a professional director to create a play in a week! It will be fast, furious and lots of fun, devise stories, characters and pull a show together to perform to your family and friends in our Studio theatre. For ages 13-15 years

Mon 30 Jul

£120 / 0114 249 6000

Summer School Technical (Ages 16 – 25)

*Mon 30 July - Sat 11 August (excludes Sat 4 - Sun 5 Aug), * 10.00am - 4.00pm Learn about the exciting world behind the curtain, work as a member of a stage management team, find out about technical aspects of theatre from professionals and at the end of the Summer School you will take the control the shows from…

Mon 30 Jul

£185 / 0114 249 6000

Superposition

Manchester poet, playwright and performance artist Chanje Kunda presents Superposition, an extraordinary performance combining lap dancing and science to better understand the laws of attraction from a feminist perspective. Chanje uses spoken word, live art and dance fusion to present her findings in a paradoxical but…

Wed 6 Jun

Studio

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0114 249 6000

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