Crucible at 50

Happy Birthday to us!

We’re celebrating 50 fabulous years of The Crucible. This big birthday offers a fantastic opportunity to look back on 50 years of groundbreaking theatre, to celebrate all the shows we’ve shared, the magical memories made and the friendships forged.

Being able to share this extra special year with you is the best present. Find out about all the 50th shows, events and celebrations below.


50th Season of Shows

We've a jam-packed year of bold and brilliant shows to wow our audiences. We're reimagining classics, showcasing new work, grappling with climate change and returning to Park Hill with a well-loved musical, not to mention the ambitious trilogy of plays that unifies all three of our spaces in one big celebratory theatrical experiment.


The Crucible at 50 Podcast: Working on the Thrust Stage

The Crucible 50 Podcast Series celebrates half a century of Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, exploring the origins of its radical design, its history and the challenges and surprises of working on the thrust stage. The series is produced by Tedd George from Wordville and Ashley Barnes from Sheffield Hallam University, in association with the Crucible Theatre.

For more information about the podcast, visit Wordville's website.


Designing the Crucible Theatre: a discussion with the theatre’s architect, Nick Thompson

To help us celebrate 50 years of the Crucible we are going back to where it all began with a discussion with the theatres' architect, Nick Thompson. Nick will discuss the design and building of the Crucible with Tedd George, son of the theatres' founding artistic director, Colin George. They will explore the original plans for the theatre, why it was decided to adopt a revolutionary thrust stage, and how this creative vision was transformed into an architectural design and an engineering reality.


Snooker in the 50th Anniversary year

The Crucible plays host annually to the World Snooker Championships, and for our 50th anniversary, Betfred World Snooker wanted to pay tribute to our hard-working staff who make the international sporting event happen every year. Watch the short film to hear what Snooker means to us and our teams.