Together Too Festival

Text against a striped rainbow background: TOGETHER TOO

Sheffield Theatres welcomes you to Together Too: a programme of activity supporting creative projects across a number of local community groups in and around Sheffield.

Following the success of Together in the City in 2022, a number of community engagement projects have been progressing over the last few months, each developing different art forms with the aim to conclude with a sharing and celebration event on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 July in and around the Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse. Through exhibitions, installations and workshops, we will create a celebratory community takeover across these two days.

All events will be drop-in and free to attend!

There will be origami and papercraft in the Crucible Kitchen on both days, plus live music on Saturday 29 June. The outdoor Crucible Canopy will be available for BBQ meals from Friday 28 July, 1pm-8pm and Saturday 29 July, 10am-8pm.

Find the full schedule of events below

Two young children colour in at a red gingham table
Lots of children smile in the foyer of the Crucible. One child is dancing and holds both thumbs up
Images from Together in the City, 2022. Credit: Becky Payne


Projects on Friday will explore Stories of the City, with creative activities for mature participation such as presentations from community theatre companies, writers’ groups and stand-up comedy, with sharing events scheduled at Sheffield Theatres from 1pm - 8.30pm.

2pm – 3pmSide By Side Drama Group presents ‘A Life Around the World’A devised show that explores rituals and customs from around the world, spanning a human life. From birth rituals in Africa, to protests in Iran, this performance is the result of a group exploration looking at how we celebrate, how we create change, how we mark important events in different cultures and countries.
4.30pm - 5pm‘The Monday Morning Lads’ - a new co-created playPull up a chair at the Norfolk Park & Arbourthorne Men's Group, as they crack jokes, check in and swap stories. The arrival of an unlikely newbie in a lanyard sets the group having to prove what they’re worth. This play has been co-developed with and is performed by the Monday Morning Lads.
7.45pm - 8.30pmSheffield People’s Theatre Pocket Play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’This pocket-sized version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, created by our fabulous Sheffield People’s Theatre, is a fun and fast-paced retelling of this Shakespearian classic, with the added flair of contemporary songs performed by our SPT choir, to help tell the story. Audio description and captioning will be available for this performance.

Throughout the day, join us upstairs in our Adelphi Room for additional creative workshops!

Life Drawing in Classical Costumes with Sheffield Theatres Wardrobe team1.30-2.30pm and 4.30pm-5.30pm (drop in)
Introduction to Stand Up Comedy with comedian Alex Dunlop3pm – 4pm (sign up on the day)
Have Your Passport Ready gaming experience from Stand and Be Counted1-2pm, 3.30-4pm, 5.15-7.15pm (drop in to the solo booth to play!)


A family-friendly takeover around the theme of City of Dreams. From 10am-10pm, join in creative workshops including building your own city of dreams, paper craft, baton-making, live music, drag and more. A programme of performances will also run in the Playhouse including dance, theatre, film, new writing and a fantasy costume catwalk.

10.45am – 11.15am (Juniors), 11.45am – 12.15pm (Seniors)Pinder Dance Productions presents 'When I Grow Up'An uplifting dance performance inspired by our young people’s dreams and aspirations. This upbeat performance is sure to make you smile.
1.30pm - 2.15pmManor After School Kids Klub present ‘Sheffield, what’s that?’ Come along with 3 very excited (and at times cheeky) farmyard animals, and their new “hoooooman friends” as they explore our beautiful Sheffield and discover what home really means.
4.15pm - 4.45pmThe Together In The City CinemaA selection of videos from contributing community groups in Sheffield, sharing their work, their stories and what the city means to them.
5.15pm – 5.45pmHybrid3 Studios Storybombs ShowcaseA chance to see young people from Heeley shine in an experiential music performance of their own original songs. Join for a chilled gig with visuals in our Playhouse space.
8.15pm – 8.45pmArbourthorne S2 Creatives present ‘The Fantasy Project’ Costume Catwalk15 women, a red carpet an alter ego, and an outfit. Come and join us in a celebration of being a woman, getting dressed up and giving voice to our deepest desires. Co-created with the Arbourthorne S2 Creatives, Imogen Ashby, contemporary performance and community artist and Sally Wilson, costume designer and community artist.
9.15pm – 10pmSPT Young Company (18-25) New Writing ExtractsSheffield People’s Theatre Young Company members are trying their hand at creating their own original work and are delighted to share some early drafts of their original play extracts, monologues and devised work with you.

Throughout the day, join us upstairs in our Adelphi Room for additional creative workshops!

Wish Wand-making and Flagmaking with Sheffield Theatres Wardrobe team10am - 12pm and 2.15pm-4pm (drop in)
Build Your Own City of Dreams with community artist Patrick Amber11am-1pm and 2.15pm-4pm (drop in)
Introduction to Drag with performer Louis Cyfer6.15-7.45pm (sign up on the day)
Have Your Passport Ready gaming experience from Stand and Be Counted12.30-1pm, 2.30-4pm, 6pm-7.30pm (drop in to the solo booth to play!)

Together Too is a creative programme supported by Graham and Sue Royle through their business, GRI Group Ltd., whose funding has enabled wider development of Sheffield Theatres’ participation projects within local communities.


To get a flavour of what to expect at Together Too, take a look at our video from 2022's Together in the City festival.

You can listen to an Audio Described Walk-Through of Together Too at the link below.

Listen to a Welcome Poem, ahead of your visit to the festival!

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