The Crucible Theatre

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

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist

In the third floor of Milan’s police headquarters, Inspector Bertozzo interrogates the fraudster known only as The Maniac. Weeks earlier a suspect had fallen to his death from a few floors above. Meeting their match, The Maniac deftly dupes the police into uncovering the collusions and contradictions hiding the truth.

Fri 23 Sep

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 24 Sep

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 26 Sep

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

…and 15 more dates until 15 Oct

Anna Karenina

Admired but unfulfilled, Russian socialite Anna is faced with a choice - remain with her husband to keep her beloved child, or risk ruin in the pursuit of passion. How do we choose to live the one life we have? A bold new production of Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece about desire, duty and defiance.

Sat 5 Feb

£15–£33 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 7 Feb

£15–£33 / 0114 249 6000

Tue 8 Feb

£15–£33 / 0114 249 6000

…and 14 more dates until 26 Feb

Art & Music

Ensemble 360 WATKINS 'Resurrection of the Soldiers' from Four Spencer Pieces (6’) GRIME Aviary Sketches (after Joseph Cornell) (12’) CAGE Nocturne for violin and piano (5’) SUCKLING Visiones (after Goya) (13’) GRIME Whistler Miniatures (12’) JS BACH Prelude & Fugue in E minor BWV900 (4’) CHOPIN Nocturne Op.15 Nos.1…

Sat 14 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Art & Music Roundtable

Helen Grime, Tim Horton and guests. Festival Curator Helen Grime and Ensemble 360 pianist Tim Horton are joined by guests from the worlds of visual art and music to discuss the connections and themes linking these art forms, and the ways they are woven through Helen’s work and this Festival.

Sat 14 May

Studio

£5 / 0114 249 6000

Beethoven String Quartets

*BEETHOVEN * String Quartet Op.59 No.2 (36’) SHAW Entr'acte (12’) BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op.135 (26’) ***“Simply beautiful. Beautifully si******mple…Op.135, my desert island Quartet.” ***John Suchet, Classic FM This full-length afternoon concert features two great Beethoven string quartets, and between the two, a short…

Wed 18 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Close Up: Music for Curious Young Minds

A tour through the wondrous world of chamber music, specially created for young audiences, combining some of the most well-known music ever written as well as some new works from surprising places. This brand-new concert includes thrilling musical adventures told through music, cheeky characters and epic heroes…

Sat 21 May

Studio

£11 (£8) / 0114 249 6000

Copland, Weir, Mozart

COPLAND Duo for Flute & Piano (15’) WEIR Airs from Another Planet (12’) MOZART Quintet for Piano and Wind in E flat K452 (25’) This concert gives the wind players of Ensemble 360 a chance to shine, starting with the flute in Copland’s atmospheric evocation of the US landscape. Mozart’s Quintet is one of the best-loved…

Fri 20 May

Studio

£15 (£10) / 0114 249 6000

Dispatches on the Red Dress

Unravelling the joy and pain from her own grandmother’s youth in 1940’s Germany, multi award-winning folk musician Rowan Rheingans celebrates subtle acts of resistance and boldly asks a troubling question for our times: can hope for the future be found in the darkest pockets of our history? This immersive one woman show…

Sat 19 Mar

Studio

£15 (£13) / 0114 249 6000

Far Gone

***‘If I invited you to come with me on a journey, a story, will you come with me?’*** Northern Uganda. When Okumu’s village is attacked by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), he and his brother’s lives are changed forever. Far Gone is a profoundly moving story of a young boy’s journey from childhood innocence to child…

Thu 17 Feb

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 18 Feb

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 19 Feb

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

…and 5 more dates until 26 Feb

Festival Finale

BRITTEN Sinfonietta (16’) KNUSSEN … Upon One Note (3’) GRIME Seven Pierrot Miniatures (12’) SLATER The Light Blinds RPS Composer 2021–22 Commission for Music in the Round (10’) BRAHMS Serenade No.1 (47’) Ensemble 360 brings the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival to a thrilling climax with a programme showcasing their…

Sat 21 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Festival Launch Concert

JANÁČEK Concertino (17’) MARTINŮ Three Madrigals (16’) *MEREDITH * Tripotage Miniatures (15’) DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet No.2 (40’) Dvořák ’s Piano Quintet No.2 provides a joyous opening to our first live festival in two years. Before this, the world-class musicians of * Ensemble 360 * have some fun with Anna Meredith ’s…

Fri 13 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

FOCUS ON THE OBOE

BACEWICZ Trio for Oboe, Violin & Cello (10’) GRIME Five Northeastern Scenes (12’) KNUSSEN Ophelia’s Last Dance (9’) MARTINŮ Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello & Piano (12’) Celebrating the colours and expressive range of the oboe, this concert begins with an overlooked gem in Bacewicz’s spiky neo-classical trio.

Tue 17 May

Studio

£15 (£10) / 0114 249 6000

French Duos and Trios

*L BOULANGER * Two Pieces for Violin & Piano (5’) DEBUSSY Piano Preludes Nos 4, 6 & 7 from Book 1 (12’) N BOULANGER Three Pieces for Cello & Piano (8’) SIERRA Butterflies Remember a Mountain (11’) RAVEL Sonata for Violin & Cello (20’) The Boulanger sisters were pioneering musicians in the early 20th…

Fri 20 May

Studio

£15 (£10) / 0114 249 6000

Human Nurture

***‘I don’t agree with everything they say, but we do have a lot in common nowadays; anyway, I can’t be racist my best friend is Black.’*** Roger and Harry’s bond is so strong they could be brothers. They share the same food, music, laughs, computer games and even dreams - but not race. Roger is black and Harry is…

Sat 29 Jan

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Thu 3 Feb

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 4 Feb

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

…and 4 more dates until 12 Feb

Josephine

Josephine Baker. The little girl from Missouri who became an original 20th Century icon. Dancer, actor, activist, campaigner, spy and mother to the multicultural Rainbow Tribe. But, almost 50 years after her death, Café Josephine, a down-at-heel New York diner dedicated to her memory, faces closure. Nobody remembers…

Wed 16 Mar

Studio

£12 (£10) / 0114 249 6000

Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan

Folk superstar Karine Polwart and composer/pianist Dave Milligan released their acclaimed album ‘Still As Your Sleeping’ in 2021, combining traditional Scottish songs with new works by Polwart and Milligan, as well as other folk artists working today. Sharing songs from this record and beyond, this promises to be one very…

Tue 17 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Late Beethoven: Piano & Strings

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.30 in E Op.109 (22’) BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat Op.110 (21’) BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111 (28’) WALLEN The Negro Speaks of Rivers (6’) BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op.127 (40’) This very special concert marks the conclusion of Ensemble 360’s full cycle of Beethoven’s…

Fri 20 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

LAVA

Boy meets girl. Boy can’t talk to girl. And a small asteroid has hit the capital city. It was ridiculous. Impossible. But it happened. As London adjusts to life after an unthinkable disaster, in a small town far away, a young man called Vin finds he can no longer speak. Is it shock? Grief? Or something else? While Vin's…

Wed 11 May

Studio

£13 (£11) / 0114 249 6000

Leonore Piano Trio

HAYDN Piano Trio No.39 Gypsy Rondo DVOŘÁK Piano Trio No.4 Dumky BRAHMS Piano Trio No.1 Three blockbuster trios form this spectacular evening from the inimitable Leonore Piano Trio: Haydn, creator of the piano trio, is full of quotations of folk music and dramatic effects borrowed from ‘gypsy’ music. Dvořák ’s beloved…

Fri 18 Mar

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Much Ado About Nothing

***‘I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?’*** Besotted young couple Claudio and Hero have fallen fast and are quickly engaged. Not everyone finds romance so straightforward – Benedick balks at the very thought of it and Beatrice agrees with him, on that if nothing else. But somewhere in this…

Fri 9 Sep

£15–£33 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 10 Sep

£15–£33 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 12 Sep

£15–£33 / 0114 249 6000

…and 10 more dates until 24 Sep

Nish Kumar: Control

It has been a period of upheaval and uncertainty with COVID and the political situation. You will be amazed by my capacity to somehow take all these things personally. *Your Power, Your Control * is a new show from the host of Late Night Mash and one of the Guardian’s Top Fifty Comedians of the 21st Century. As seen on…

Thu 7 Apr

£22 / 0114 249 6000

Observe: Composition Workshop

FREE, please book through box office Join us for the final hour of a morning in which composition students from The University of Sheffield work on their latest compositions with Ensemble 360 as they are coached by Helen Grime.

Wed 18 May

Studio

0114 249 6000

Observe: Performance Workshop

FREE, please book through box office Join us for the final hour of a morning in which music students from The University of Sheffield explore performance alongside Ensemble 360 and under the guidance of Helen Grime.

Mon 16 May

Studio

0114 249 6000

On the Beach

Glaciologist Will has followed in his father’s footsteps, dedicating himself to studying climate change. Back from Antarctica he visits his parents on the Norfolk coast. With catastrophic flooding growing more likely by the day, he has news that forces long-submerged secrets to rise to the surface. Alongside Resilience…

Sat 12 Mar

£15–£33 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 14 Mar

£15–£33 / 0114 249 6000

Wed 16 Mar

£15–£33 / 0114 249 6000

…and 10 more dates until 2 Apr

The Paradis Files

An extraordinary blind musician. A family hell-bent on a cure. In the glittering salons of 18th-century Vienna, Maria-Theresia von Paradis is a star. Pianist, composer, touring musician; she has captivated Europe with her sensational talent. They call her The Blind Enchantress. Yet behind this dazzling success story there…

Wed 11 May

£15–£25 / 0114 249 6000

Thu 12 May

£15–£25 / 0114 249 6000

A Partnership

***‘We aren’t normal, Zach. We can’t be. So why are you trying to be?’*** Ally turns 30 tomorrow. Zach’s just punched his colleague. Ally misses the past. Zach’s scared of the future. The debut play from award-winning writer Rory Thomas-Howes paints a devastating, complex picture of two men struggling with internalised…

Sat 12 Mar

Studio

£13 (£11) / 0114 249 6000

Resilience

Freshly appointed as a scientific advisor, Will is in Westminster and he’s out of his depth. Surrounded by ministers manoeuvring to impress, and with the threat of environmental disaster, can he get them to listen before it’s too late? Alongside On the Beach, Resilience is part of * Steve Waters' critically-acclaimed…

Fri 11 Mar

£15–£33 / 0114 249 6000

Tue 15 Mar

£15–£33 / 0114 249 6000

Thu 17 Mar

£15–£33 / 0114 249 6000

…and 9 more dates until 2 Apr

RICE

Nisha is a young hotshot executive working for Golden Fields, Australia’s largest producer of rice. Ambitious and headstrong, she’s determined to become the first female Indian CEO in Australia. Yvette, an older Chinese migrant, is the cleaner who sees to Nisha’s desk. Yvette has her own entrepreneurial ambitions. The two…

Mon 7 Mar

Studio

£13 (£11) / 0114 249 6000

Tue 8 Mar

Studio

£13 (£11) / 0114 249 6000

Wed 9 Mar

Studio

£13 (£11) / 0114 249 6000

Rock

Three theatres, three plays, ONE cast – all at the same time! In this theatrical first, the same cast perform in the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio simultaneously. Dashing between scenes, when a character exits one stage, they arrive on another. Individual, and interwoven, you can enjoy each on their own. But see them all…

Tue 14 Jun

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

Thu 16 Jun

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 18 Jun

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

…and 10 more dates until 2 Jul

Ruby Hughes, Joseph Middleton & Ensemble 360

IVES Housatonic at Stockbridge (4’) IVES Mists (2’) IVES Serenity (2’) GRIME Bright Travellers (15’) BRITTEN Ca' the yowes (4’) RESPIGHI Il Tramonto (15’) RAVEL String Quartet (30’) PRITCHARD Peace (5’) Soprano Ruby Hughes is celebrated internationally for her soulful tone, emotional intensity and commanding presence.

Thu 19 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Scandinavian Scenes

BYSTRÖM Kinderszenen (8’) ABRAHAMSEN Six Pieces for Horn Trio (15’) GRIEG Cello Sonata (28’) A wonderful soundscape evoking the icy Swedish winter opens this concert, written by Swedish composer Britta Byström. It features horn, violin and piano, the same combination as Abrahamsen’s Six Pieces, which is also evocative and…

Thu 19 May

Studio

£15 (£10) / 0114 249 6000

Schumann, Clarke & Grime

*SCHUMANN * Marchenerzählungen (16’) CLARKE Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale (15’) GRIME To see the summer sky (9’) KURTÁG Hommage à R Schumann (11’) Combining the soulful viola with the languid clarinet, Schumann's four musical fairy tales is an enchanting set of miniatures that brings the picturesque to life. Rebecca…

Tue 17 May

Studio

£15 (£10) / 0114 249 6000

Scissors

Three theatres, three plays, ONE cast – all at the same time! In this theatrical first, the same cast perform in the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio simultaneously. Dashing between scenes, when a character exits one stage, they arrive on another. Individual, and interwoven, you can enjoy each on their own. But see them all…

Thu 16 Jun

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 18 Jun

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 20 Jun

Studio

£15–£20 / 0114 249 6000

…and 9 more dates until 2 Jul

Sean Shibe

ANONYMOUS Scottish Lute Manuscripts JS BACH Suite in E Minor BWV 996 (15’) EASTMAN Buddha (10’) REICH Electric Counterpoint (15’) WOLFE Lad (17’) Sean Shibe was the first guitarist to be selected as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, and his breath-taking rise to acclaim has been acknowledged with major awards from the…

Wed 18 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Standing at the Sky's Edge

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. Winner of the Best Musical Production at the UK Theatre Awards and the 2020 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre, Standing at the Sky’s Edge is a celebration of…

Sat 10 Dec

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

Mon 12 Dec

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

Tue 13 Dec

£15–£40 / 0114 249 6000

…and 30 more dates until 21 Jan 2023

String Quartets

PURCELL Chacony in G minor (5’) GRIME String Quartet No.1 (15’) PURCELL Fantasia No.6 in F (4’) MACKLAY Many Many Cadences (9’) PURCELL Fantasia in C minor (4’) BRITTEN String Quartet No.2 (30’) Through an exploration of over five centuries of music, this concert celebrates the infinite possibilities of the string…

Mon 16 May

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

Tim Horton

MOZART Fantasy in C minor K396 SZYMANOWSKI Masques Op.34 CHOPIN Four Ballades Tim Horton continues his exploration of Chopin ’s central place within the history of the piano. Looking back, * Mozart ’s improvisational * Fantasy in C minor is dramatic in quality and dark in tone. Looking forward, Szymanowski ’s dream-like…

Sat 5 Mar

Studio

£20 (£14) / 0114 249 6000

WOLF!

Beneath the Moon, under the mountains, amongst a flock of woolly sheep, Jack is bored. Bored of watching sheep. Bored of counting sheep. Bored of Sheep. Down in the village just a whisper of a wolf will cause a panic! Find out what happens when Jack cries WOLF! With original music, puppetry and a tale you thought you…

Mon 4 Apr

Studio

£10 (£8) / 0114 249 6000

Tue 5 Apr

Studio

£10 (£8) / 0114 249 6000

Wed 6 Apr

Studio

£10 (£8) / 0114 249 6000

World Seniors Snooker Championship

An increased field of 24 players will visit the Crucible for the Seniors Snooker Championship. Joining the crowd favourites Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty will be defending champion David Lilley, Yorkshire’s Joe Johnson as well as *Tony Drago * from Malta. The event will also feature the Senior Champions from…

Wed 4 May

£10–£40 / 0114 249 6000

Thu 5 May

£10–£40 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 6 May

£10–£40 / 0114 249 6000

…and 2 more dates until 8 May