First Time Visitors
The Crucible, The Lyceum, The Studio; where am I going?
We have three theatre spaces across two buildings – both of which are located on Tudor Square in Sheffield. The Lyceum Theatre is in one building and the Crucible also houses the Studio Theatre which is located on the lower foyer level. Your ticket tells you where you’re heading. If in doubt, ask at the Box Office or one of our Front of House team and we’ll be happy to help.
What should I wear?
It’s completely up to you! There’s no dress code here. If you want to get dressed up then do, but if you want to wear jeans and a hoodie then that’s great too. The only thing we do ask is that you don’t bring big bags... more on that later!
What if I’m late?
We know that things can get in the way of your journey to your marvellous matinee or enchanting evening! If you’re running late, please don’t panic, we’ll do all we can so that you can still enjoy your evening. Make yourself known to our Front of House Team and they will advise you at what point is best to take your seats and show you where they are.
Try and arrive well before the advertised starting time of the show you’re coming to see – if you need to collect your tickets from Box Office there may be a queue at the last minute. The doors to the auditorium usually open around 20-30 minutes before the show starts – you’ll hear an announcement from the Front of House manager to let you know when you can take your seats.
Can I get more information on the show?
You can! There are programmes available for all Lyceum and Crucible shows as well as most of the shows in the Studio Theatre. They usually contain a plot synopsis, some articles to give you some context and a glimpse of the cast during their rehearsals. These can be purchased from the Front of House staff as well as at the Box Office and Bar.
Where can I get a drink or something to eat?
Both buildings have bars selling a selection of beers, wines and spirits, and kiosks selling soft drinks, ice creams and sweets galore. Hungry? We’ve got it covered. For a convenient bite, head to Café Crucible and if you want to linger longer over your dinner then there’s Crucible Corner, our fine dining restaurant and bar. Can we take the opportunity to point out the Fish and Chips in Crucible Corner; trust us when we say, it is the best in Sheffield (there are vegan ones too!).
You can pre-order interval drinks at the bar before the performance, that way there’s no queuing to do before you partake of your interval G&T. Find out more about food and drink.
Can I take photos of the performance?
I’m afraid not, please don’t take photos. The performers can see you from the stage, and it is super distracting when people take photos. Take the opportunity to sit back and relax and switch off from your phone for a few hours.
Will there be an interval?
Most performances have an interval of about 20 minutes partway through the show, where you can get a drink or an ice cream, have a comfort break or simply remain in your seat. If there is no interval, you will be advised of this before the show starts.
Bag Checks and Security
Your safety is our priority. We undertake bag checks upon entry to our buildings. This can mean it takes a little longer to get into the theatre.
Our cloakroom will be open for you to leave your coats and bags with us for free. We ask that you don’t bring any suitcases or large holdalls with you as we do not have enough space to store them*. Small handbags (A3 size, 300mm x 420mm or less) can be taken into the auditorium. As part of our enhanced security measures we do search bags and will open sealed items.
*As a guide, any bags larger than cabin size (H 550mm x W 45mm x D 20mm) cannot be stored in the cloakroom so please do not bring them.