Sheffield Theatres

Sheffield Theatres is a complex of three theatres, comprised of The Crucible, its more intimate Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse and the adjacent Lyceum Theatre

Converging in the heart of the city, in the regally and aptly named Tudor Square, along with the neighbouring Library Theatre (below Sheffield Central Library) they form the largest theatre complex outside of London. 

The Crucible and Lyceum are sibling venues, both Grade II listed, but couldn’t be more different. One’s a concrete build that’s very much a product of the 1970s, hosting world championship snooker and forward-thinking theatre, while the other’s a refurbished fairy tale Edwardian palace, the home to touring West End productions and one of the country's best pantomimes each Christmas. 




Prices vary depending on production, see Sheffield Theatres' What's On for more info.

Additional Information

Home to world-class productions and ground-breaking theatre, made right here in Sheffield, the Crucible's epic stage is surrounded by seats on three sides, meaning you’re never more than 20 metres from the action. The Crucible has also been the host venue of the prestigious World Snooker Championship in Sheffield, since 1977. 

The Lyceum is the now the only theatre outside of London designed by the famous theatre architect W.G.R. Sprague, and the last remaining example of an Edwardian auditorium in Sheffield.

The smaller Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse is based in the Crucible building and seats 100 - 400 people, depending on the production. Intimate, but never small scale, the space is completely transformed for each show. 


Sheffield Theatres' Box Office is located in the lower foyer of the Crucible building and is open Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm for phone and counter sales. On performance days, the box office remains open until the shows have begun.

Sheffield Theatres is a registered charity.

Accessibility Information

Sheffield Theatres offer a range of captioned, audio described, relaxed, dementia-friendly and British Sign Language interpreted performances.

You can book accessible tickets, including wheelchair spaces, via the Sheffield Theatres' website.