Fun Palaces

Saturday 7 October - Sunday 8 October

It's back!

Sheffield Theatres' annual Fun Palace returns this October for a fun-filled free weekend of workshops, tours and activities.

Come and join us make, create, hunt for treasure, dance, sing and go behind the scenes as we tantalise your creative tastebuds!

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Saturday

7 October 2017

Open from 10.00am until 5.00pm

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Photobooth

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible

The Photobooth is back!

Dress up in your favourite costumes and head into our booth for endless photo fun!

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Window Drawing

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible Lower Foyer

Is there anything cooler than drawing on our windows? Grab a pen and let your imagination fly!

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Arts Award

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible

Come and complete your Arts Award at Fun Palaces! Come to the Welcome Desk when you arrive at the Crucible to pick up your pack.

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Best Dressed Dame Art Contest

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible Foyer

Get ready for Panto season and put your art skills to the test in this best-dressed dame contest!

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Pom Poms

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible Foyer

Make your own Pom Poms to take home at our drop in session.

 

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Munchkin Land

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible

Enjoy storytelling, music and play for toddlers and babies in our Wizard of Oz themed area.

Storytelling shows in Munchkin Land will be at 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

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Land of Oz Treasure Hunt

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible

Head to the land of Oz to find the secret treasure. Maybe it is hidden over the rainbow…

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Crucible Corner

10:00am - 11:00pm

Pop in to Crucible Corner for themed menus and special offers over the weekend.

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Theatre Tour

10:15am - 11:15am
Crucible

Explore and discover the theatre beyond the curtain in this backstage tour.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour, we will try our best to find alternative routes but some places may not be accessible to those with mobility difficulties.

Sorry - we're full!
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Face Painting Workshop

10:30am - 11:00am
Crucible

Grab a paint brush and get ready to learn a thing or two about face painting.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Mask Workshop

10:30am - 11:30am
Crucible

Put our craft skills to the test and be the best mask maker in town!

Sorry - we're full!
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Latin and Ballroom Dance Workshop

10:30am - 11:30am
Crucible

Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive and Waltz in our Latin and Ballroom Workshop.

No partner needed.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Technicolour Takeover

10:30am - 12:30pm
Crucible

We're giving you the unique opportunity to give our Dressing Rooms a makeover! Spend time with a stylist and get your creative juices flowing to completely transform our backstage space.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Music Zone

11:00am - 2:00pm
Crucible

Join Music in the Round and see how many instruments you can master in this drop in session.

Drop in
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Face Painting Workshop

11:30am - 12:00pm
Crucible

Grab a paint brush and get ready to learn a thing or two about face painting.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Theatre Tour

11:30am - 12:30pm
Crucible

Explore and discover the theatre beyond the curtain in this backstage tour.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour, we will try our best to find alternative routes but some places may not be accessible to those with mobility difficulties.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Drama Workshop

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Crucible

Learn some acting skills and play some fun games. An enjoyable workshop for all the family.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Mask Workshop

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Crucible

Put our craft skills to the test and be the best mask maker in town!

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Theatre Tour

12:45pm - 1:45pm
Crucible

Explore and discover the theatre beyond the curtain in this backstage tour.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour, we will try our best to find alternative routes but some places may not be accessible to those with mobility difficulties.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Face Painting Workshop

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Crucible

Grab a paint brush and get ready to learn a thing or two about face painting.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Singing Workshop

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Crucible

Warm up your vocal chords and have fun exploring the wonderful abilities of your voice.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Technicolour Takeover

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Crucible

We're giving you the unique opportunity to give our Dressing Rooms a makeover! Spend time with a stylist and get your creative juices flowing to completely transform our backstage space.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Theatre Tour

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Crucible

Explore and discover the theatre beyond the curtain in this backstage tour.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour, we will try our best to find alternative routes but some places may not be accessible to those with mobility difficulties.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Mask Workshop

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Crucible

Put our craft skills to the test and be the best mask maker in town!

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Drama Workshop

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Crucible

Learn some acting skills and play some fun games. An enjoyable workshop for all the family.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Theatre Tour

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Crucible

Explore and discover the theatre beyond the curtain in this backstage tour.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour, we will try our best to find alternative routes but some places may not be accessible to those with mobility difficulties.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before

Sunday

8 October 2017

Open from 10.00am until 5.00pm

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Photobooth

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible

The Photobooth is back!

Dress up in your favourite costumes and head into our booth for endless photo fun!

Drop in
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Sound Drop-In

10:00am - 12:30pm
Crucible

Record your own voiceover, choose your sound effects and turn the volume up as your voice rings out across the stage!

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Window Drawing

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible Lower Foyer

Is there anything cooler than drawing on our windows? Grab a pen and let your imagination fly!

Drop in
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Arts Award

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible

Come and complete your Arts Award at Fun Palaces! Come to the Welcome Desk when you arrive at the Crucible to pick up your pack.

Drop in
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Best Dressed Dame Art Contest

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible Foyer

Get ready for Panto season and put your art skills to the test in this best-dressed dame contest!

Drop in
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Paint The Dame Face Race

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible Foyer

Give our Dame a makeover and see if you can beat the clock and create the best look!

At 11.00am and 1.00pm on Sunday.

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Munchkin Land

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible

Enjoy storytelling, music and play for toddlers and babies in our Wizard of Oz themed area.

Storytelling shows in Munchkin Land will be at 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Drop in
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Create An Emerald City Cityscape

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible

Join Art Boat and create a huge Emerald City!

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Origami Hats

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible

Make your own origami hats in this crafty workshop!

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Theatre Tour

10:15am - 11:15am
Crucible

Explore and discover the theatre beyond the curtain in this backstage tour.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour, we will try our best to find alternative routes but some places may not be accessible to those with mobility difficulties.

Sorry - we're full!
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Balloon Modelling Workshop

10:30am - 11:00am
Crucible

Learn how to make wild animals and fun shapes in our balloon modelling workshop.

Sorry - we're full!
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Design Your Own Costume

10:30am - 11:30am
Crucible

Work alongside our talented wardrobe team to design your own costume for the stage.

Sorry - we're full!
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Latin and Ballroom Dance Workshop

10:30am - 11:30am
Crucible

Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive and Waltz in our Latin and Ballroom Workshop.

No partner needed.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Music Zone

11:00am - 2:00pm
Crucible

Join Music in the Round and see how many instruments you can master in this drop in session.

Drop in
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Balloon Modelling Workshop

11:30am - 12:00pm
Crucible

Learn how to make wild animals and fun shapes in our balloon modelling workshop.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Theatre Tour

11:30am - 12:30pm
Crucible

Explore and discover the theatre beyond the curtain in this backstage tour.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour, we will try our best to find alternative routes but some places may not be accessible to those with mobility difficulties.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Sign-a-Song Workshop

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Crucible

Learn British Sign Language for a song from The Wizard of Oz in our Sign-A-Song session!

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Design Your Own Costume

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Crucible

Work alongside our talented wardrobe team to design your own costume for the stage.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Theatre Tour

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Crucible

Explore and discover the theatre beyond the curtain in this backstage tour.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour, we will try our best to find alternative routes but some places may not be accessible to those with mobility difficulties.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Balloon Modelling Workshop

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Crucible

Learn how to make wild animals and fun shapes in our balloon modelling workshop.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Singing Workshop

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Crucible

Warm up your vocal chords and have fun exploring the wonderful abilities of your voice.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Lighting Drop-In

1:30pm - 4:00pm
Crucible

Take control of our stage lights – set the mood, choose the different colours and take the spotlight in our Studio space.

Drop in
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Theatre Tour

1:45pm - 2:45pm
Crucible

Explore and discover the theatre beyond the curtain in this backstage tour.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour, we will try our best to find alternative routes but some places may not be accessible to those with mobility difficulties.

Sorry - we're full!
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Balloon Modelling Workshop

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Crucible

Learn how to make wild animals and fun shapes in our balloon modelling workshop.

Sorry - we're full!
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Theatre Tour

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Crucible

Explore and discover the theatre beyond the curtain in this backstage tour.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour, we will try our best to find alternative routes but some places may not be accessible to those with mobility difficulties.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Design Your Own Costume

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Crucible

Work alongside our talented wardrobe team to design your own costume for the stage.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Sheffield Theatres is the largest theatre complex outside London. Across our three auditoria: the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Crucible Studio, we offer a huge variety of home-grown and touring productions, as well as a thriving programme of participatory events and activities.