Sheffield Theatres is home to three theatres: the Crucible, the Sheffield landmark with a world-famous reputation; the Playhouse, an intimate, versatile space for getting closer to the action; and the gleaming Lyceum, the beautiful proscenium that hosts the best of the UK’s touring shows. In November 2021, the Crucible and Playhouse theatres celebrated their 50th anniversary.
Having held the title ‘Regional Theatre of the Year’ on four separate occasions, Sheffield Theatres is the ticket to big names and local heroes, timeless treasures and new voices. Committed to investing in the creative leaders of the future, Sheffield Theatres’ dedicated talent development hub, The Bank, opened in 2019 to support a new cohort of emerging theatre-makers every year.
Sheffield Theatres has a reputation for bold new work. Dazzling adaptation Life of Pi, won four awards at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards, ‘Achievement in Technical Theatre’ at the Stage Awards and ‘Best New Play’ at the WhatsOnStage Awards. The show opened in the West End in 2021, winning 5 Olivier Awards in 2022. Also staged in 2019 was Sheffield-set new musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge. With music and lyrics by Mercury Prize nominated Richard Hawley, the production won the 2020 South Bank Sky Arts Award for theatre and was named Best Musical Production at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards. The musical returns to the Crucible in December 2022, before transferring to the National Theatre in early 2023. This success follows the phenomenal Sheffield musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie which started life at the Crucible in 2017, before transferring to the West End, embarking on a UK tour and being turned into a feature film released simultaneously to 244 countries on Amazon Prime in September 2021.