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21 things to do in Sheffield in 2021

Back On The Stage
Rebooting our live events calendar will take some hard work, but we know that the likes of Tramlines, Doc/Fest, Migration Matters and Sensoria are working incredibly hard behind the scenes all year round to adapt and continue with their unique events. Just think, a year with Doc/Fest returning in June, Tramlines kicking off in July and Sensoria in September/October might not be far off.

Celebrate a Special Birthday
Abbeydale Picture House celebrated its 100th birthday last month. Opening on 20th December 1920, the venue was a large, ornate and luxurious suburban cinema, built during the Hollywood boom of the ‘Roaring 20s’. Perhaps synonymous with Sheffield’s general vibe of regenerating and celebrating its historic venues, the Picture House has become an iconic place in this city. It’s only fair, then, that we celebrate this milestone good and proper once it’s safe to do so.

Get Giggin’
Whilst some of our beloved and iconic venues have received Government grants to support them in the coming months, some have been left behind. Those in dire straits could be allowed to open up their doors later this year and we need to make sure we’re there in the queue. No guesties!

Shane Rounce

Sheffield Theatres
The Crucible and The Lyceum theatres are another integral part of our city’s make up. Without them, Sheffield just doesn’t feel the same. With the hope of crowds returning to live events this year, we could see the return of some truly world class productions to our theatres. Remember how incredible Standing at the Sky’s Edge was? How much fun we had watching Everybody Loves Jamie? Here’s to their return.

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