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.

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Angela Hewitt (Piano)

BACH The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 BWV 870-893 Following her sell-out performance in 2016, Angela Hewitt makes a welcome return to the Studio for a performance of one of Bach’s greatest keyboard collections. Arguably one of Bach’s most influential works, the dedication of The Well-Tempered * Clavier* states that…

Sat 13 Oct

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

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

Mon 29 Apr 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0114 249 6000

Fri 3 May 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0114 249 6000

…and 3 more dates until 6 May 2019

Butterflies

An uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears. Three friends embark on an exciting adventure to chase their butterflies away. They cross new seas to uncharted lands on a journey filled with discovery. The only trouble is they’re all a bit worried about it! During their voyage the group ride the…

Sat 24 Nov

Studio

£10 (£8) / 0114 249 6000

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 8 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

Concerteenies with Music in the Round (1 & 2 years old)

MARTIN CROPPER Violin ANNE BOLT Piano Martin Cropper and Anne Bolt perform music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Brahms, Monti and Kreisler in two relaxed Concerteenies concerts. With bubbles, percussion, props and informal introductions, these are fun and informal concerts for parents and their young children. Families…

Sat 6 Oct

Adelphi Room

£7.50 / 0114 249 6000

Concerteenies with Music in the Round (up to 1 year old)

MARTIN CROPPER Violin *ANNE BOLT Piano**** * Martin Cropper and Anne Bolt perform music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Brahms, Monti and Kreisler in two relaxed Concerteenies concerts. With bubbles, percussion, props and informal introductions, these are fun and informal concerts for parents and their young children.

Sat 6 Oct

Adelphi Room

£7.50 / 0114 249 6000

Declaration

Instinctive, curious, bold and bouncy; Sarah is a mighty proud square peg, which wouldn’t be such a problem if the hole wasn’t so damn round. Sarah grew up feeling different. Her childhood doctor thought it was sugar. Her current doctor thinks its ADHD. Sarah still feels different, so what will a label do? With…

Thu 15 Nov

Studio

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0114 249 6000

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

Doric String Quartet

HAYDN String Quartet Op.33 No.1 in B minor BARTÓK String Quartet No.5 BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C sharp minor Op.131 'These were performances of terrific panache and perception, seeming to get right under the skin of Haydn’s creative genius.' ***The Daily Telegraph * The Doric Quartet enjoys an annual touring…

Fri 16 Nov

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Ensemble 360

KODÁLY Serenade Op.12 for 2 violins and viola DVOŘÁK Terzetto in C Op.74 for 2 violins and viola Although his work was greatly admired abroad, Zoltán Kodály’s love of the Hungarian countryside and tradition kept him in his homeland even during troubled political times. Folk music is clearly to the fore in his engaging…

Sat 1 Dec

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Give Me Your Love

Theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods of Ridiculusmus bring a funny, fragile and profound fable based on ground breaking medical research and real-life war testimonies. Ex-soldier and budding rock star Zach has withdrawn into a cardboard box in a kitchen in West Wales. His friend Leuan arrives offering recovery…

Tue 9 Oct

Studio

£12.50 (£10.50) / 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–£19 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Studio

£15–£19 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Studio

£15–£19 / 0114 249 6000

…and 11 more dates until 9 Mar 2019

Jean Toussaint All-Star Sextet

JEAN TOUSSAINT Tenor saxophone BYRON WALLEN Trumpet DENNIS ROLLINS Trombone ANDREW McCORMACK Piano DANIEL CASIMIR Bass MARK MONDESIR Drums The return of a very special band led by a former Jazz Messenger. Grammy-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint first came to prominence when he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in…

Fri 12 Oct

Studio

£17 (£8–£13.50) / 0114 249 6000

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped

Drag comedy show from Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales.

Sat 3 Nov

£20 / 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–£48 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 8 Dec

£15–£48 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 10 Dec

£15–£48 / 0114 249 6000

…and 24 more dates until 12 Jan 2019

Leonore Piano Trio

BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata in G minor Op.5 No.2 *Variations for Piano Trio in E flat * Op.44 Violin Sonata in F Op.24 Spring **Trio in B flat Op.11 *Gassenhauer*** The vitality, energy and optimism of youth is brilliantly captured in this collection of early works by Beethoven. In the cello and violin sonatas, there is…

Tue 13 Nov

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Making Room and Making Theatre in Sheffield

How can we grow the theatre scene in Sheffield and what does it need to thrive? How can we work together to create a theatre ecology that works for everyone? Facilitated by the Bare Project, in this two hour session we are opening the floor to you, the theatre community of Sheffield, to lead the discussion on what we…

Wed 5 Sep

0114 249 6000

The Making Room Network Studio Takeover

For two nights, the best of Sheffield’s emerging performance talent will be taking over the Crucible Studio to share their work-in-progress! The Making Room, run by Sheffield Theatres, is a network of new artists, living and working in and around Sheffield. This is a chance to get more involved in work being made on…

Tue 4 Sep

Studio

0114 249 6000

Wed 5 Sep

Studio

0114 249 6000

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–£34 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 29 Sep

£15–£34 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 1 Oct

£15–£34 / 0114 249 6000

…and 15 more dates until 20 Oct

Often Onstage

Often Onstage is an offbeat facetious romp that explores the ins and outs of theatre through the medium of dance. With one step forward and two hundred steps back, this choreographic exercise in comings and goings gleefully disrupts traditional theatrical conventions, unearthing dormant anxieties about life choices…

Wed 17 Oct

Studio

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0114 249 6000

One Life Stand

  • 4 stars

Exploration of sex, love and relationships in the modern world with music by James Frewer and Honeyblood,

Wed 10 Oct

Studio

£14 (£12) / 0114 249 6000

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

Rafiki Jazz Up Close!

Acclaimed world music ensemble Rafiki Jazz appear live on the Crucible Main Stage celebrating the finale of their immersive Up Close! touring programme. Rich and mesmerising new music traversing continents, languages and cultures is set alongside hypnotically looping digital animations from award-winning Islamic…

Mon 5 Nov

£12 / 0114 249 6000

Rent Party Dance Workshop

Join us for a fun-filled pre-show dance workshop of ***'One of the hottest theatrical parties'*** (Gay Times) and learn the Rent Party Hustle. Age guidance 16+

Thu 22 Nov

Studio

0114 249 6000

Fri 23 Nov

Studio

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

The Singing Mermaid

Did you ever go to Silversands On a sunny summer’s day? Then perhaps you saw the mermaid Who sang in the deep blue bay… One day, the singing mermaid is tempted away from all of her sea creature friends and her peaceful home at Silversands to join a travelling circus. The audiences love to hear her sing, but the…

Thu 6 Dec

Studio

£12 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 7 Dec

Studio

£12 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 8 Dec

Studio

£12 / 0114 249 6000

…and 16 more dates until 30 Dec

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

We Can Time Travel

New solo work by Dom Coyote inspired by H.G Wells' 1895 novella The Time Machine.

Wed 21 Nov

Studio

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0114 249 6000

Where We Began

When every citizen is ordered to return to their place of birth, Where We Began examines where we could end up. The UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary, Stand and Be Counted Theatre present a wild and vivid vision of the future, combining storytelling, movement and live music. Five performers from across the globe…

Thu 11 Oct

Studio

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0114 249 6000

Windows of Displacement

Windows of Displacement, choreographed and performed by Akeim Toussaint Buck is an autobiographically sourced solo blending dance, song and spoken word to explore personal narratives, ancestral memory and the shifting and increasingly urgent politics surrounding the movement of people.

Tue 20 Nov

Studio

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0114 249 6000

Working with Actors Workshop

A practice sharing session for directors, led by Artistic Director Robert Hastie, on the process of collaborating with actors. This workshop is aimed at new directors who are currently working or looking to work professionally in theatre directing. Attendance is completely free, please arrive at the Crucible Box…

Tue 4 Sep

Adelphi Room

0114 249 6000

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