40th Anniversary Celebration of Sheffield's World Snooker Championship

40th Anniversary Celebration of Sheffield's World Snooker Championship

14 March 2017

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the World Snooker Championship first being staged at the iconic Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

To mark the occasion, World Snooker and Sheffield City Council are set to present a special celebration event inside the famous Crucible arena on the eve of this year's tournament, on Friday 14 April.

The show will include live interviews with former champions and current players competing in this year’s tournament, in front of a live audience. There will also be archive footage of many of the great moments of the past four decades of snooker's biggest event.

Remember Alex Higgins celebrating the title with his baby in arms in 1982? Or Dennis Taylor's epic black ball final in 1985? Or Ronnie O'Sullivan's fastest ever 147 in 1997? The show will bring these moments - and many more - back to life.

The event starts at 6pm and tickets for this unique occasion will cost just £20. A donation from the ticket sales will also be made to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Tickets are now on sale and are expected to sell out rapidly- to  book go to https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/snooker-40th-anniversary or ring 0844 65 65 147

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