This year marks the 40th anniversary of snooker's World Championship first being staged at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

To mark that occasion, World Snooker and Sheffield City Council are staging a special celebration event inside the famous Crucible arena on the eve of this year's tournament, on Friday April 14th. Tickets are now on sale and are expected to sell out rapidly.

The show will include live interviews with former champions and current players competing in this year’s tournament, who will be present in the arena. There will also be archive footage of many of the great moments of the past four decades of snooker's biggest event.

Remember Alex Higgins celebrating the title with his baby in arms in 1982? Or Dennis Taylor's epic black ball final in 1985? Or Ronnie O'Sullivan's fastest ever 147 in 1997? The show will bring these moments - and many more - back to life.

The event starts at 6pm and tickets for this unique occasion will cost just £20 (plus 10% booking fee).

A donation from the ticket sales will be made to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

 

Sheffield 40th Anniversary  World Snooker

 

Running time: About 1 hour and 15 minutes
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