As well as producing our own work, Sheffield Theatres presents a range of visiting work in the Lyceum, Crucible and Playhouse.
Lyceum and Crucible
These spaces are programmed on a rolling basis, so contact should be made to our Programming team on [email protected]. 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 fortnightly 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 have defined stages in the programming cycle to allow for a fair and transparent process.
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, 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.