Sheffield Culture Countdown to Christmas 

Get ready to cosy up with some of Sheffield culture, live and online…

There’s not long to go until the big day, so if you’re ready to start winding down or need a little distraction from shopping stress, we’ve compiled a Top 10 of cultural suggestions to ‘Make Yourself at Home’ with.

Featuring a mix of both festive and non-festive activity, we’ll be highlighting a different suggestion each day over on our social channels 15 – 24 December to help you countdown to Christmas. Lots of the cultural content listed here can be enjoyed beyond Christmas Day too though, so feel free bookmark this page to revisit over the holidays, when you might have more time to fill.

Opera on Location's Cinderella will be an animated opera online, complete with projection, shadow puppetry and stop motion animation, as a cast of professional singers bring the story to life. 

Sheffield's Castlegate area was once home to one of the most powerful castles in the north of medieval England and held Mary Queen of Scots prisoner for 14 years.

Sheffield Theatres has announced that Damian Williams’s Pop Up Panto will now be available ‘On Demand’ on their website. Join legendary Dame ONLINE for this joyous comedy extravaganza. 

The recent arrival of a new book documenting Phlegm's epic 3 week installation back in 2019, prompted us to revisit a short documentary and a 360° virtual tour, which are both still available to view online.

At the beginning of December, Music in the Round live streamed Ensemble 360's concert from the Upper Chapel in Sheffield, when the sold out event was unable to go ahead with a live audience.

More than 30 businesses, charities and schools have come together to lift the spirits of the city by taking part in the Cathedral's Christmas Tree Festival, live and online until 31 December. 

Pete's latest exhibition 'Eight New Paintings' is now open online. This new collection of work introduces the artist's new style of painting and is his first show since 2018. 

Following its run in the Crucible this autumn, Sheffield Theatres and Utopia Theatre’s co-production of Here’s What She Said To Me will be available to stream for free online throughout December.

Sheffield Adventre Film Festival scour the wordl for the best new adventure films and have made a selection of them available to view online via a new digital channel.

Art at the Heart has been created by 4 Ignite Imaginations artists, who have each worked within their community to create an art installation, taking inspiration from stories people have shared.