Sheffield Theatres - Latest Posts for News http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/ All the latest news from Sheffield Theatres including show confirmations, backstage insights, casting updates and information about activities and events at the theatres. en-gb Fri, 22 May 2015 18:38:34 +0100 Fri, 22 May 2015 18:38:34 +0100 The Winner Of The American Buffalo Raffle Is Announced http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/the-winner-of-the-american-buffalo-raffle-is-annou/ The Winner Of The American Buffalo Raffle Is Announced Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/the-winner-of-the-american-buffalo-raffle-is-annou/ Enter our Live for 5 competition to win an iPad Air 2! http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/enter-our-live-for-5-competition-to-win-an-ipad-ai/ Sheffield Theatres is offering you the chance to win an iPad Air 2 by making a creative, vibrant, brilliant video promoting our Live for 5 scheme for 16 – 26 year olds. The competition is open to anyone aged 16 – 26 and the winning video will feature on our website, social media channels and digital brochure with the potential to be seen by more than 50,000 people. Live for 5 offers people aged 16 – 26 the opportunity to see live theatre for ‘next to nowt’ with £5.00 tickets avail... Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/enter-our-live-for-5-competition-to-win-an-ipad-ai/ Sheffield Theatres is offering you the chance to win an iPad Air 2 by making a creative, vibrant, brilliant video promoting our Live for 5 scheme for 16 – 26 year olds. The competition is open to anyone aged 16 – 26 and the winning video will feature on our website, social media channels and digital brochure with the potential to be seen by more than 50,000 people.

Live for 5 offers people aged 16 – 26 the opportunity to see live theatre for ‘next to nowt’ with £5.00 tickets available across a huge range of productions in the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio Theatre. For more information about Live for 5 click here.

Here are just some of the great things that current users of the scheme have said about it:

‘I love going to the theatre and thanks to the low costs of Live for 5 I can go even more!’

‘Such an amazing thing… it has enabled me to see so many different styles of theatre that I wouldn’t be able to see otherwise.’

‘A brilliant way to see a wide variety of theatre, experience new works and classics in one of the best theatres in the country.’

We know loads of people don’t know about Live for 5, can you create a video to solve that problem? Here is all you need to know:

  • We are looking for a video that promotes Live for 5 to 16 – 26 year olds
  • The brief for the video is completely open, it just needs to get the details and the benefits of the scheme across
  • The video can be up to a maximum of 1 minute
  • Any music, sound effects, images or video not created by you must be royalty free, so there can be no copyrighted material
  • Naturally, it can’t contain swearing or anything offensive – not that that was likely to be the route you were thinking of taking
  • The video can be of YouTube/Vimeo size, it can be on Instagram or if you can say all you need to say in 6 seconds send us your Vine!
  • To enter, send us a link to your video to marketing@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk, or via social media by using #Livefor5video. You can find us on twitter @crucibletheatre, on Instagram as sheffieldtheatres or on Vine – Sheffield Theatres
  • We know you may want to come and take some video of inside the Crucible and Lyceum for your video, so we are offering the opportunity to film inside the buildings on Mon 18 May from 11am until 5pm. Please note it will not be possible to film inside the Crucible auditorium. To attend this session, please email marketing@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk by Fri 15 May stating your age, contact details and what time you would like to film. We have also made the Live for 5 logo available for you to use. To download just click on the attachment in the top left hand corner.
  • The deadline for submissions is Tue 26 May at 10.00 am
  • The creator of the winning video, which will be chosen by a panel at Sheffield Theatres, will receive an iPad Air 2. We will also select 3 runners up, whose videos will also be showcased on our social media channels.

Terms and conditions:
You must be 16 – 26 to take part in the competition. By submitting your video via link or hashtag, you agree for us to use all or part of your video to promote the Live for 5 scheme and Sheffield Theatres. If your video is chosen as the winner or a runner up we may ask you to provide the video file. There is no prize money associated with this competition. The winner may be asked to take part in some media coverage of the competition.

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Public Dress Rehearsal of Pride & Prejudice - Thursday 14 May http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/public-dress-rehearsal-of-pride-and-prejudice/ Public Dress Rehearsal of Pride & Prejudice on Thursday 14 May. On Thursday 14 May at 7.30pm the dress rehearsal of Pride & Prejudice will be open to the public. Tickets for the performance will go on sale from the Box Office counter at 10.00am tomorrow morning (Thursday) priced only £1.00 per ticket. Tickets will be limited to 4 per person and can only be purchased through in-person booking. Cash only. Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/public-dress-rehearsal-of-pride-and-prejudice/ Public Dress Rehearsal of Pride & Prejudice on Thursday 14 May.

On Thursday 14 May at 7.30pm the dress rehearsal of Pride & Prejudice will be open to the public. Tickets for the performance will go on sale from the Box Office counter at 10.00am tomorrow morning (Thursday) priced only £1.00 per ticket.

Tickets will be limited to 4 per person and can only be purchased through in-person booking. Cash only.

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Sheffield Theatres Joins Ground-Breaking Partnership http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-joins-ground-breaking-partnersh/ Arts Council England is today (13th May 2015) announcing the successful applicants to the latest round of its Strategic touring programme. Thirteen organisations from across England will receive a total of £4,875,553. It includes a ground-breaking touring project that signals a step change in disability arts provision in the UK and will reframe the way theatre by and for disabled people is made and seen. Led by New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, ‘Ramps on the Moon’ will bring together a coll... Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-joins-ground-breaking-partnersh/ Arts Council England is today (13th May 2015) announcing the successful applicants to the latest round of its Strategic touring programme. Thirteen organisations from across England will receive a total of £4,875,553. It includes a ground-breaking touring project that signals a step change in disability arts provision in the UK and will reframe the way theatre by and for disabled people is made and seen.

Led by New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, ‘Ramps on the Moon’ will bring together a collaborative network of seven National portfolio organisation theatres including New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and strategic partner Graeae – Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nottingham Playhouse, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Sheffield Theatres. The network, which spans the country, includes theatres that are committed to offering opportunities to disabled people by putting disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their programmes, to help the mainstreaming of disability arts and culture.

Awarded £2.3million to fund the first three years of the ambitious six-year project, it will create three new pieces of high quality touring theatre. Each venue will co-produce shows over consecutive years, aiming to give all the organisations direct experience at working with disabled artists and learning how to develop disabled audiences. This will teach each theatre how to integrate disabled people into everything they do going forward, create a collaborative circuit of regional theatres and tackle the current low levels of attendance by disabled audiences.

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich is a leader in disability arts provision. They work closely with disabled people, recruiting disabled artists to help shape their programme, participation and customer service, to make everything about the theatre more accessible. Along with co-producers Graeae – who delivered the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will share its knowledge and experience with its partner NPOs and the wider sector, to ensure that the project will offer opportunities to disabled people across England and affect long term change in the sector.

Disabled people are at the heart of this project – artists will be integrated into casts in a variety of ways such as using sign language, screen projections and live audio descriptions – and organisations will reach out to and develop disabled audiences in each area and beyond.

It is an exciting example of the arts sector taking a lead in prioritising investment, training and development for disabled artists and audiences.

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New Shows Announced For The Autumn/Winter Season http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/new-shows-announced-for-the-autumn-winter-season/ Four exciting new shows have been added to Sheffield Theatres’ autumn/winter season. Currently on sale to Centre Stage Members, the shows will go on sale to the general public on Saturday 16 May at 10.00am. Award-winning theatre company, Slung Low, bring two innovative children’s shows to the Theatres this Christmas. 59 Minutes To Save Christmas is a fun-packed journey around the Crucible, from Friday 4 – Thursday 24 December. When Christmas trees start behaving strangely and there... Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/new-shows-announced-for-the-autumn-winter-season/ Four exciting new shows have been added to Sheffield Theatres’ autumn/winter season. Currently on sale to Centre Stage Members, the shows will go on sale to the general public on Saturday 16 May at 10.00am.

Award-winning theatre company, Slung Low, bring two innovative children’s shows to the Theatres this Christmas. 59 Minutes To Save Christmas is a fun-packed journey around the Crucible, from Friday 4 – Thursday 24 December. When Christmas trees start behaving strangely and there are rumours of grumpy fairies and elves throwing baubles at shoppers, it’s clear that someone is out to spoil the fun. The clock is ticking….and only the audience can save Christmas! This interactive headphone adventure around the theatre is perfect for all intrepid explorers aged 6 years +.

Slung Low and Dep Arts then present Emergency Story Penguin, an interactive show for young children and their families in the Studio Theatre from Saturday 12 December – Saturday 2 January. Incorporating puppetry, video and music, this thrilling adventure follows secret organisation, The Emergency Story Unit, who deploy at a moment’s notice to wherever in the world there’s a story emergency! Audiences are invited to join them in their submarine powered by song, on a quest to rescue a stranded penguin – but they’ll have to be brave.

In the Lyceum Theatre, Strictly Come Dancing stars Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone will dance The Last Tango from Monday 28 September – Saturday 3 October. After twenty years of dancing together, the World Argentine Tango Champions will say farewell to theatre in their most intimate, passionate and explosive performance yet.

Finally, Daniel Sloss – Dark, the smash-hit new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy half-man-half-Xbox comes to the Studio Theatre on Wednesday 14 October as part of the Last Laugh Comedy Festival.

The new shows are currently on sale to Centre Stage Members and go on sale to the general public on Saturday 16 May from 10.00am, for more details and to book tickets call the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or click here.

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Box Office Opening Hours - Tuesday 12 May http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/box-office-opening-hours-tuesday-7-october/ Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office will open at the later time of 11.00am on Tuesday 12 May due to staff training. Customers will be able to book tickets online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk as normal on this day and the Box Office will remain open until the usual closing time of 8.00pm. On Wednesday 13 May, Box Office will open at 10.00am as normal. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/box-office-opening-hours-tuesday-7-october/ Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office will open at the later time of 11.00am on Tuesday 12 May due to staff training.

Customers will be able to book tickets online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk as normal on this day and the Box Office will remain open until the usual closing time of 8.00pm.

On Wednesday 13 May, Box Office will open at 10.00am as normal.

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