Theatre Deli launch Umbrella Factory – Sheffield’s newest club space
Sheffield’s leading independent Theatre company and charity Theatre Deli have rebranded their warehouse room as the Umbrella Factory, with a full season of nights leading up to Christmas announced at the newest club space in the city centre.
The Umbrella Factory is a collaboration between Theatre Deli and Nice Like Rice’s parent company Just Shake. The space has been in use since early 2018 and has already seen DJs Jon Rust, Jayda G, Brian Not Brian and Rahaan play, as well as a Boiler Room during Doc/Fest.
The space will invite external promoters to exhibit stimulating artists in an industrial space – the warehouse room of the former Mothercare building on Eyre Street – with bar profits supporting the Theatre Deli Charity. The venue will also be working with several visual artists in the coming months to create a giant LED umbrella and projection mapping across the mezzanine balconies, joining Poile Art’s famous ‘rave-face’ from the old TD on the Moor which is already in place.
With a full alcohol license now in place, Theatre Deli have an increasing number of events booked in at the Umbrella Factory: Nice Like Rice host Bradley Zero b2b Powder on October 12th, as well as bringing together Sheffield-based legends Maurice Fulton and Mim Suleiman for the first time for their Halloween Special. Charity and community based club-night Common Ground’s 6th event at Theatre Deli is this Friday October 5th, bringing a host of local DJs and creatives together for a night of inclusive sounds, and BHAUS make their debut with New York’s house and disco don Eli Escobar and Demuja on the 19th.
Steven Mackay, Umbrella Factory programmer told Exposed:
“We’re hoping to create a special space with a unique feeling and ambitious art installations that really stands out in Sheffield. Theatre Deli are an amazing charity and it’s great to be supporting them through our events. We’re working with a sound engineer who’s a true audiophile, he’s probably got the largest range of mixers in the UK.”
Umbrella Factory opened this weekend at Nice Like Rice and Cosmic Disco’s Kaleido Disco with Rahaan and is next open this Friday at Common Ground. Entry is £5 on the door, with £3 guest-list available on the event.