Live for 5

See live theatre for next to nowt!

If you’re aged 16 – 26 you can get tickets for a fiver at Sheffield Theatres.

£5.00 tickets are available as part of the scheme across the majority of shows at the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio Theatres.

Roar with laughter to the best in comedy, sob your heart out to fantastic drama, dance your socks off with the best in musical theatre and experience much more – all for just £5.00!

Following customer feedback we’ve made the following changes to
Live for 5.

Now Live for 5 tickets will go on sale on the first Friday of the month* at 5.00pm for the following month’s shows. See below for a full list.

A minimum of 40 tickets will be available per production (except otherwise stated).

To make the process as simple as possible when booking Live for 5 we recommend:

  • Logging in before heading to the What’s On page
  • Looking in the blue box on the show page for which performances have Live for 5 tickets available

  • Selecting the ‘Live for 5’ ticket in the dropdown menu after you have selected your seats (this will display full price until you reach the Checkout).

If your tickets do not reduce when you are at the Checkout then they will have sold out.

All shows are subject to availability.

Friday 4 January
Rutherford and Son
Blood Brothers
(Sold Out)
The Mousetrap
(Sold Out)
Rocky Horror Show
(Sold Out)
Saturday Night Fever
(Sold Out)
good dog (Sold Out)
Gypsy Queen (Sold Out)

Friday 1 February
Standing at the Sky’s Edge 
(Sold Out)
Club Tropicana (Sold Out)
Victoria (Sold Out)
American Idiot (Sold Out)

Friday 1 March
Calendar Girls The Musical 

Rough Crossing
English Touring Opera

The Showstoppers’ Kids Show

Friday 5 April
The Full Monty

Swan Lake
Barber Shop Chronicles
A Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Friday 3 May
Kinky Boots The Musical

The Life of Pi
The Girl on the Train
Jinkx Monsoon

Friday 7 June
Horrible Histories
Avenue Q

Friday 2 August
We Will Rock You

Live for 5 FAQs

What is Live for 5?

Live for 5 is a scheme where we offer £5.00 tickets to young people aged 16-26.

Great! How do I get tickets?

Live for 5 tickets are available online at or by contacting our box office on 0114 249 6000.

If you have bought Live for 5 tickets in the past, and your account is registered online then you are ready to go. You’ll need to log in to the website before you start looking for tickets. To do this, click on the person symbol in the top right hand corner of the screen and input your password (if you don’t have a password click on the link for ‘Forgotten Password’ and then enter your email address. You’ll be sent a link to set a password for your account).

But I’m new...

Don’t worry! To set up a new account click on the person symbol in the top right hand corner of the screen and register as a ‘New Customer’. Make sure you get your date of birth correctly in the ‘Your Details’ section! Once you’ve completed your set up your account will take 24 hours to complete. After this you’ll be able to buy Live For 5 tickets!

Or call our Box Office on 0114 249 6000 and we will get you set up straight away, and book your tickets.

Where do I get my tickets once I’ve booked?

Once you’ve booked online you’ll be able to collect your tickets from the Box Office before the show. Make sure you bring some ID with you the first time you visit us.

How many tickets can I buy?

You can buy two £5.00 tickets per production. For example you can get one pair of Live for 5 tickets for Julius Caesar which will cost a total of £10.00.

When do tickets go on sale?

Live for 5 tickets will be available at 5.00pm on the first Friday of the month.

How does it work online?

Tickets go on sale on the first Friday of each month.

From the Wednesday before the tickets go on sale on the Friday, you will start to see the ‘Live for 5’ ticket type in the pricing section on each relevant performance.  If you try and buy these tickets before the offer is available, you will be charged full price – so please don’t try!

On Friday at 5.00pm Live for 5 tickets will be made available.  Make sure you are registered for the scheme, have an online account, and are logged in.  Put tickets in your basket, and select ‘Live for 5’ from the drop down list, and continue.  If Live for 5 tickets are still available then the price on up to 2 of these tickets will be shown as £5.00 each.

But my tickets are not reducing...

Are you registered and logged in?

The offer will only work at 5.00pm on the first Friday of the month. If you try too soon, it will not work.

If you answer yes to all of the above, and it does not reduce your tickets, the Live for 5 tickets have sold out.

Make sure you like our Live for 5 Facebook page here too!

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Sheffield Theatres is the largest theatre complex outside London. Across our three auditoria: the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Crucible Studio, we offer a huge variety of home-grown and touring productions, as well as a thriving programme of participatory events and activities.