As well as producing our own work, Sheffield Theatres presents a range of visiting work in the Lyceum, Crucible and Playhouse.
We have set criteria/objectives that we assess all submissions against, which are Artist Development; Audience Development; Creative Case for Diversity; Sales; Artistic Quality, and a successful submission will satisfy at least one of these criteria. We don’t have a rigid artistic policy of what we do and don’t programme, but we’re unlikely to programme tribute bands, hypnotists or mediums, adult dance shows, or adaptations of classic texts, unless it is a radical retelling. A strong preference is also given to shows that haven’t played in Sheffield before.
Lyceum and Crucible
We typically programme at least 12 months in advance, so we recommend getting in touch as early as you can. In the first instance, sending as much information as possible via email is the best mode of contact so we can fully consider your project. We have regular programming meetings and submissions are considered by the wider programming team.
The Playhouse is used for presenting in-house work, as well as being the home of Music in the Round. In addition to this, we programme a range of visiting work subject to season availability. The Playhouse is programmed on a season-by-season basis and we are currently taking submissions for work touring from Autumn 2024 onwards.
For all programming enquiries, please contact our Programming team at [email protected]
We are a member of Venues North, which is a network of venues from across the North of England who are committed to supporting artists to create new work. Our aim is to work together as venues to support new and emerging artists from the North to get their work more widely seen regionally, nationally and internationally. It recently published Routes In: A Guide to Getting New Work Programmed in the North of England, which is available to download below. We would recommend reading this guide prior to submitting as you may even find other venues within Sheffield that might be better suited to your work.