Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres
In the words of Sheffield Theatres themselves, “our three theatres belong to this brilliant city. So, if it’s a great night out you’re after, or a chance to tread the boards and become part of making magic, you’ve found just the place.”
They are comprised of three sites. Firstly, the world-famous Crucible - a Sheffield landmark with its unique "thrust" stage and a reputation for unforgettable productions, the most recently famous of which is ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’, which is being turned into a major film by Fox Pictures due for release in October 2020. There’s also the Studio - an intimate, versatile space for getting even closer to the action; and the beautiful Lyceum, the gleaming traditional proscenium arch theatre that hosts the best of the UK’s touring shows.
You may be sutrprised to learn that the Sheffield Theatres complex is the biggest outside of London, so many of our shows not only receive critical acclaim, but go on to be produced on Broadway and in the West End – showing Sheffield’s cultural impact on a global scale. Recent successes include Brassed Off (stage version), ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’, ‘Standing at the Sky’s Edge’ (with a soundtrack by Richard Hawley), and ‘The Life of Pi’.
And of course the Crucible is also the annual home of the World Snooker Championship - which doesn’t really need much more saying about it, being an icon of the UK sporting calendar with an increasingly wide global audience, particularly in China.
Theatre Deli are a London company with a second home in Sheffield, which says a lot about how they value the contribution the city can make for progressive and emerging shows to push the boundaries of theatre and performance.
We have a number of other smaller theatres across the city too - more information can be found here.