Tales of City Centre Music Halls

15 Sep 2022 18:00 - 19:30

A walk round the West Bar area - the Shaftesbury Avenue of Sheffield, visiting the sites of long-gone Music Halls, circuses and singing rooms (pubs). You will hear tales of the managers, artistes and clientele of these establishments. This year, the tour will contain references to  how showmen promoted recent inventions like Steam Power, Electric lighting and Moving Pictures into their fairs, circuses and shows.

Additional Information

  • 1.8 miles (3km) 
  • Start: Outside Lyceum Theatre, S1 2LA
  • Finish: Shakespeare’s pub, Gibraltar Street, S3 8UA
  • Terrain: City streets
  • Grade: easy
  • Led by Chris Reece, former manager of Sheffield Theatres
  • These walks are in partnership with Heritage Open Days
  • Sorry, but only assistance dogs are allowed on festival walks