Fun Palaces

Sunday 7 October 2018
Join us for a FREE fun-filled day of activities designed for every age and all abilities. Make, create and explore the exciting world of theatre; this is our ‘Palace’, join us for some FUN!
Get your Arts Award Discover and Children’s University credits with our Fun Palace events!

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Sunday

7 October 2018

Open from 10.00am until 4.00pm

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Sound Drop-in

10:00am - 11:30am
Crucible Theatre Studio

Drop in to find out how we use sound in the Studio Theatre, have a listen to what’s going on whilst you’re watching a show or explore some sound effects!

Suitable for all ages.

Drop in
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Moon landing / 奔月 – Chinese Mythology & Crafts Workshop

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

Arts and crafts inspired by the ancient Chinese myth of Chang’e.

Suitable for all ages.

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Food Crafts

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

Messy and edible fun throughout the day with the Crucible Café team.

Our Crucible Café will also be serving a Neverland themed children’s menu available all day, inspired by our Peter Pan Pantomime.

Suitable for all ages.

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Celebrating Who We Are – Art Activity & Exhibition

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible Theatre Upper Foyer

Design and create your very own piece for our jigsaw-style art exhibition, celebrating culture, identity and what makes us unique.

Suitable for all ages.

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Dress Up & Strike a Pose

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible Theatre Upper Foyer

Try on costumes and have fun taking photos with our specially customised frames.

Suitable for all ages. Use of your own device required for taking photographs.

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Crucible Snooker Zone

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crucible Theatre Studio Foyer

Enter our snooker challenge and discover the history of World Snooker in Sheffield through our archive displays.

Suitable for all ages.

Drop in
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Crucible Building tours

10:15am - 11:15am
Crucible

Come and enjoy a tour of the Crucible Theatre, see how we make theatre and you may also get to delve inside the wardrobe department.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour. Please meet at the Crucible Box Office.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Take Centre Stage – Virtual Reality Experience

10:30am - 11:00am
Crucible

Build and decorate your very own Virtual Reality headset and experience what it's like to be on our Crucible stage!

Suitable for ages 5+.  Please collect your headset from Box Office before your scheduled workshop.

Spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Hip Hop & Street Dance Workshop

10:30am - 11:30am
Crucible Theatre Adelphi Room

Learn funky new moves and have fun in this lively introductory workshop.

Suitable for ages 6+. Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Sorry - we're full!
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Drama workshop

10:30am - 11:30am
Crucible Theatre Rehearsal Room

Learn the basics and try your hand at devising drama for theatre in this fun and interactive workshop.

Suitable for ages 7+. Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Make a Sock Puppet Workshop

10:30am - 11:30am
Crucible Theatre Wardrobe

Design and make your own sock puppet to take home, great for storytelling and imaginative play!

Suitable for ages 5+. Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Crucible Building tours

10:45am - 11:45am
Crucible

Come and enjoy a tour of the Crucible Theatre, see how we make theatre and you may also get to delve inside the wardrobe department.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour. Please meet at the Crucible Box Office.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Stage & Set Tours

11:00am - 11:45am
Crucible Theatre Stage

Tread the boards – quite literally – on one of our stage and set tours, themed on our production of A Midsummer Nights’ Dream.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Sorry - we're full!
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Lyceum Theatre Ghost Tours

11:00am - 12:00pm
Sheffield Lyceum

Explore the hidden spaces of the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre while hearing legendary tales of haunting and horror…prepare to be scared!

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Sorry - we're full!
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Discover Shadow Puppetry Workshop & Performance

11:00am - 12:30pm
Crucible

Learn the science behind light and shadows by creating your own shadow puppets, then join in with our Shadow Puppetry Performance, which will be at 12.15pm - 12.30pm.

Suitable for ages 5+. Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Sorry - we're full!
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Take Centre Stage – Virtual Reality Experience

11:15am - 11:45am
Crucible

Build and decorate your very own Virtual Reality headset and experience what it's like to be on our Crucible stage!

Suitable for ages 5+.  Please collect your headset from Box Office before your scheduled workshop.

Spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Crucible Building tours

11:15am - 12:15pm
Crucible

Come and enjoy a tour of the Crucible Theatre, see how we make theatre and you may also get to delve inside the wardrobe department.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour. Please meet at the Crucible Box Office.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Lighting Drop-in

11:30am - 1:00pm
Crucible Theatre Studio

Light up the Studio! Get hands on with different lights, colours and effects and have a go at lighting up the set.

Suitable for all ages.

Drop in
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Take Centre Stage – Virtual Reality Experience

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Crucible

Build and decorate your very own Virtual Reality headset and experience what it's like to be on our Crucible stage!

Suitable for ages 5+.  Please collect your headset from Box Office before your scheduled workshop.

Spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Crucible Building tours

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Crucible

Come and enjoy a tour of the Crucible Theatre, see how we make theatre and you may also get to delve inside the wardrobe department.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour. Please meet at the Crucible Box Office.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Theatre Directing Workshop

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Crucible Theatre Rehearsal Room

A practical and exciting workshop for budding theatre directors, with a focus on Shakespeare.

Suitable for ages 12+. Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Family Stage Combat Workshop

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Crucible Theatre Adelphi Room

Work in pairs and with a professional fight director to learn moves commonly used in theatre and film.

Suitable for ages 7+. Bookable only in pairs. Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Sorry - we're full!
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Make a Sock Puppet Workshop

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Crucible Theatre Wardrobe

Design and make your own sock puppet to take home, great for storytelling and imaginative play!

Suitable for ages 5+. Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Crucible Building tours

12:45pm - 1:45pm
Crucible

Come and enjoy a tour of the Crucible Theatre, see how we make theatre and you may also get to delve inside the wardrobe department.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour. Please meet at the Crucible Box Office.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Stage & Set Tours

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Crucible Theatre Stage

Tread the boards – quite literally – on one of our stage and set tours, themed on our production of A Midsummer Nights’ Dream.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Sorry - we're full!
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Lyceum Theatre Ghost Tours

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheffield Lyceum

Explore the hidden spaces of the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre while hearing legendary tales of haunting and horror…prepare to be scared!

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Sorry - we're full!
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Crucible Building tours

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Crucible

Come and enjoy a tour of the Crucible Theatre, see how we make theatre and you may also get to delve inside the wardrobe department.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour. Please meet at the Crucible Box Office.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Take Centre Stage – Virtual Reality Experience

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Crucible

Build and decorate your very own Virtual Reality headset and experience what it's like to be on our Crucible stage!

Suitable for ages 5+.  Please collect your headset from Box Office before your scheduled workshop.

Spaces will be available to book on the day.

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

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Crucible Theatre Adelphi Room

Join in with our lively introduction to swing dance, designed for complete beginners and their partners.

Suitable for ages 12+. Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Sound Drop-in

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Crucible Theatre Studio

Drop in to find out how we use sound in the Studio Theatre, have a listen to what’s going on whilst you’re watching a show or explore some sound effects!

Suitable for all ages.

Drop in
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Drama workshop

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Crucible Theatre Rehearsal Room

Learn the basics and try your hand at devising drama for theatre in this fun and interactive workshop.

Suitable for ages 7+. Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Make a Junk Puppet Workshop & Performance

1:30pm - 2:45pm
Crucible

Re-use junk and scrap to make your own marionette puppet, then join in with our mini-show; the Junk Pupperty Performance at 2.45pm - 3.00pm.  Participants are very welcome to bring in their own recyclables and material scraps.

Suitable for ages 5+.  Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Sorry - we're full!
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Crucible Building tours

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Crucible

Come and enjoy a tour of the Crucible Theatre, see how we make theatre and you may also get to delve inside the wardrobe department.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour. Please meet at the Crucible Box Office.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Take Centre Stage – Virtual Reality Experience

2:15pm - 2:45pm
Crucible

Build and decorate your very own Virtual Reality headset and experience what it's like to be on our Crucible stage!

Suitable for ages 5+.  Please collect your headset from Box Office before your scheduled workshop.

Spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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Crucible Building tours

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Crucible

Come and enjoy a tour of the Crucible Theatre, see how we make theatre and you may also get to delve inside the wardrobe department.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour. Please meet at the Crucible Box Office.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Make a Sock Puppet Workshop

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Crucible Theatre Wardrobe

Design and make your own sock puppet to take home, great for storytelling and imaginative play!

Suitable for ages 5+. Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Lighting Drop-in

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Crucible Theatre Studio

Light up the Studio! Get hands on with different lights, colours and effects and have a go at lighting up the set.

Suitable for all ages.

Drop in
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Take Centre Stage – Virtual Reality Experience

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Crucible

Build and decorate your very own Virtual Reality headset and experience what it's like to be on our Crucible stage!

Suitable for ages 5+.  Please collect your headset from Box Office before your scheduled workshop.

Spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book on the day Available in person from 2hrs before
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Stage & Set Tours

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Crucible Theatre Stage

Tread the boards – quite literally – on one of our stage and set tours, themed on our production of A Midsummer Nights’ Dream.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Sorry - we're full!
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Crucible Building tours

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Crucible

Come and enjoy a tour of the Crucible Theatre, see how we make theatre and you may also get to delve inside the wardrobe department.

Please note that there are some stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour. Please meet at the Crucible Box Office.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Lyceum Theatre Ghost Tours

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheffield Lyceum

Explore the hidden spaces of the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre while hearing legendary tales of haunting and horror…prepare to be scared!

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Sorry - we're full!
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Belly Dance Workshop

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Crucible Theatre Rehearsal Room

Discover the ancient art of belly dance and have fun in this introductory workshop.

Suitable for ages 6+. Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Book online More spaces available in person from 2 hrs before
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Family Stage Combat Workshop

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Crucible Theatre Adelphi Room

Work in pairs and with a professional fight director to learn moves commonly used in theatre and film.

Suitable for ages 7+. Bookable only in pairs. Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be available to book on the day.

Sorry - we're full!
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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.