What’s on in Sheffield in June 2018

Fly DSA Arena

Following on from the success of 2016 and 2017, Yorkshire Cosplay Con is returning to Sheffield on the 2nd and 3rd June for the 3rd consecutive year! Not only will famous stars of TV shows and movies be there, but the event has live stage performances, activities suitable for families, including workshops, gaming events, and roleplay games.  Yorkshire Cosplay Con has been described as the ultimate family day out. So even if you don’t go there dressed up, you can still head across and have a great day there, but I bet when you leave the event, you’ll be planning what you’re going to go as next year (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/yorkshire-cosplay-con-2018-5563#eventddLink).

Now this one is massive! American pop superstar Katy Perry is live in Sheffield as part of her ‘Witness’ Tour. Supported by actress and musician Hailee Steinfeld, Katy Perry will perform some of the decades biggest pop songs as well as her latest hits of her most recent album ‘Chained to the Rhythm’. After rising to fame in 2008, she’s topped charts across the world, won numerous awards and become one of the leading females in pop music. This is guaranteed to be an incredible live show, taking place on 19th June (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/katy-perry-5552#eventddLink).

Another incredible act this month taking to the stage it one of the UK’s most loved comedians, Michael McIntyre. His Big World Tour comes to Sheffield on the 23rd June, and he’s not unfamiliar to sell-out worldwide tours, holding records in many countries for having the biggest selling comedy tour, and has sold over 1.5 million tickets in the UK. I can’t explain how funny he is, and I probably don’t need to as I’m sure you’re already aware at just how much of a comedy genius he is. If you want to come to Sheffield and have an evening of non-stop laughter, here’s the link (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/michael-mcintyre-5583#eventddLink).

Sheffield Theatres

The Sheffield Theatres are treated to a whole host of shows, musicals and interviews this month, as some of the best loved productions come to the city. Between 4th and 9th June, an Officer and a Gentleman will be showing in the Lyceum Theatre. It’s the world premiere of the new musical based on the Oscar-winning film. It offers a feel-good soundtrack with hit songs from 80s, including ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’, ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, ‘Material Girl’ and ‘The Final Countdown’ (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/an-officer-and-a-gentleman).

Now that the Snooker Championships have come to an end at the Crucible, it allows for another major show to take to the stage. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest appears on the Crucible stage from 8th June until 23rd June, giving you plenty of time to watch this dramatic piece of theatre, directed by Award-winning director Javaad Alipoor (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/one-flew-over-the-cuckoos-nest).

From 9th until the 11th June in the Studio Theatre, you could watch a range of interviews as part of the Sheffield Doc/Fest. To me, the main highlight would be the interview with legend Sir Trevor McDonald as he discusses what drives to make some of the most moving and gripping documentaries. However, you could also listen to Munroe Bergdorf talk women, gender & activism, listen to a BAFTA Masterclass with Matthew Heineman or listen to BAFTA winning actress Vicky McClure talk Dementia and Music (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on?from=2018-06-01&genre=&q=&to=2018-06-30&venue=Studio).

Another incredible show taking to the Lyceum Theatre stage from 19th to the 30th June, is Jersey Boys. Back in Sheffield, this smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. It features some of the world’s most incredible songs, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, ‘Oh What A Night’, ‘Sherry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’. It is definitely not a show you want to miss out on (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/jersey-boys).

Crucible Theatre (Left) and Lyceum Theatre (right)

Crucible Theatre (Left) and Lyceum Theatre (right)

Sheffield City Hall

Sheffield City Hall kicks off the great entertainment for the month on the 1st June with Queen tribute royalty, Killer Queen. They’ve been performing their tribute to Queen’s concert since 1993, and their expertise and extraordinarily accurate portrayal of one of the world’s greatest band has made them one of the most successful tribute acts around (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/mapSelect.asp). Due to sell out shows and performance this month, the next event on the list is The Simon and Garfunkel Story on 14th June. After a very successful sold out worldwide tour this story features huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band performing all the duo’s biggest hits, including ‘Cecilia’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ to name but a few (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/mapSelect.asp).

On 18th June there’s more live music in the form of progressive rock musician, Neal Morse, as he takes over the Memorial Hall for his up close and personal solo acoustic tour. It spotlights some of the music behind his new album, ‘Life and Times’, with the intimate performances revealing more about the man, his life and his music. With a successful 2017 world tour under his name, it’s an intimate performance not to be missed (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/mapSelect.asp). The Lion King is one of the worlds most beloved musicals, and on 23rd and 24th June, the June D Gill School of Theatre and Dance presents The Circle of Life. It’s a sensational production in drama, song and dance inspired by the iconic music of The Lion King (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/mapSelect.asp).

On 28th June, critically acclaimed and award winning stand-up comedian, Chris Ramsey, brings his ‘Just happy to get out of the house tour’ to the City Hall. You might recognise his from the TV, as he hosts his own TV show and stand-up comedy show on Comedy Central as well as being a regular on Keith Lemon’s Celebrity Juice (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/mapSelect.asp).

The City Hall at night

The City Hall at night

O2 Academy Sheffield

On 1st June, James Bay is performing at O2 Academy Sheffield to promote his long-awaited second album, Electric Light. This is the follow up to his internationally acclaimed, BRIT winning, triple Grammy nominated debut, Chaos & The Calm, which featured incredible songs such as ‘Hold Back the River’ and Let it Go’ (https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield/events/1112098/james-bay-tickets).

Last up on my list is an event that will give you an incredible night out. A favourite amongst the younger population of Sheffield, Bongo’s Bingo return for another consecutive month. I’ve written about this before, describing it as Bierkeller meets Bingo, there’s great prizes to be one (including A LOT of money of course), there’s singing and dancing on the benches, and there’s alcohol. Sounds like a great night to me (https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield/events/1112980/bongos-bingo-tickets).

If you see anything you like the look of this week, make the most of your time here and give me a call on 0114 241 2566 to find a quote for one of our incredible serviced apartments, or send an email to reservations@citycrashpad.com.

What’s on in Sheffield in May 2018

Sheffield City Hall

The Sunday Times described this live podcast show, My Dad Wrote A Porno: Live, as a ‘cultural phenomenon’. Comedian Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine read a lost chapter from his dad’s notorious book on 1st May. With tickets still available, it’s well worth having a look for yourself (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/seatSelect.asp). On a similar theme, Love Island narrator, Iain Stirling, appears on his brand-new ‘U OK Hun? X’ tour. He’s been busy appearing on many different programmes as of late, but on 6th May he’ll be performing his comical material on the Memorial Hall stage (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/seatSelect.asp).

On 2nd May, Westlife’s very own Shane Filan will be on the Oval Hall stage on the second leg of his very successful tour. After the incredible success of his boyband days, his solo tour has been just as successful, seeing him add new dates and new cities this time round (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/seatSelect.asp). Between the 16th May until the 19th May, The Manor Operatic Society return to Sheffield once again, this time to one of the worlds most loved musicals, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/seatSelect.asp). As part of Sheffield International Concert Season 2018, conductor Sir Mark Elder performs with dazzling pianist Hong Xu, perform The Hallé (https://buy.sivtickets.com/sics/Online/seatSelect.asp) taking place on 25th May.

Fly DSA Arena

On 18th May, wrestling fans will be able to see all of their favourite WWE superstars in one location, the Fly DSA Arena. You’ve probably seen it on TV, but WWE Live is unique blend of sport and entertainment. In-ring match action is coupled with dramatic entertainment and exciting environment, making this event the ultimate in family entertainment (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/wwe-live-5573#eventddLink)!

Sheffield Theatres

With the Crucible still being busy with the Snooker Championships, The Lyceum is where a lot of the live shows are this month! First up, from the 1st May until the 5th May we have The Rat Pack: Live From Las Vegas. Travel back in time to the glitz and glam nights of Vegas in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers. Performing hits such as That’s Amore, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Candyman and Everybody Loves Somebody (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/the-rat-pack).

On the 11th and 12th May, The English Touring Opera will be performing Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ and Puccini’s ‘Il tabarro/Gianni Schicchi’ respectively. The Marriage of Figaro Is acclaimed for its music and its sense of fun, whereas Il tabarro/Gianni Schicchi is described as being a moody romance that speaks to the heart. They’ve had countless 5-star reviews, making it a perfect show to go and see (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/english-touring-opera-2).

Chances are, you’ve probably seen Titanic, but have you seen it as a musical? From 21st May until 26th May, you can just do that! The show is based on real people aboard, this production focuses on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of its passengers. It’s even won critical acclaim across the board, with The Times giving it 5-stars.

The Lyceum Theatre

The Lyceum Theatre

O2 Academy Sheffield

The Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience returns to Sheffield, celebrating the band as they commemorate 30 years since the original album was released. This isn’t just a tribute, it’s a journey through the story of Roy Orbison and the Wilburys (https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield/events/1067332/roy-orbison-traveling-wilburys-experience-tickets). For the younger audience, We Are Scientists will be taking to the stage for the release of their new album ‘Megaplex’, with support coming from The Pale White and Cora Pearl (https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield/events/1083198/we-are-scientists-tickets).

A night you don’t want to miss, is Bongo’s Bingo on Saturday 19th May! I can only describe it as Bierkeller meets bingo, you have the chance to win cash prizes, obscure prizes and just have an incredible night (https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield/events/1112977/bongos-bingo-tickets).

If you see something you might like, make the most of your time here and give us a call on 0114 241 2566 or send us an email to bookings@citycrashpad.com, just quote the word ‘BLOG’ for an additional discount off your stay.

What’s on in Sheffield in April 2018

Sheffield City Hall

At City Hall, you’ll find a range of acts, from singers, dancers, ballet, and now even a circus of horrors. On 2nd April 2018, Circus of Horrors: Voodoo VaudEvil takes to the stage for what can only be described as a spectacularly bizarre performance. This show plays over 100 UK theatres and even travels the world, with Simon Cowell claimed that he loved it, so of course it must be good! (http://hospitality.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Circus-Of-Horrors-2018).

Award-winning comedian Jenny Éclair has recruited Dillie Keane and Lizzie Roper for a live show based on the BBC Two series and best-selling book, Grumpy Old Women. It’s a 90-minute celebration of the female condition, and great for women of all ages (https://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/grumpy-old-women-live).

Gregory Porter’s voice has been described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘impossible to resist’, meaning this double Grammy award-winning jazz and soul singer’s return to Sheffield will be one not to be missed on 15th April 2018 (http://m.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/view/13011/). One of his generations leading bluesman, Eric Bibb will also take the stage on the 22nd April, performing songs from his many albums that span 5 decades (http://m.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/view/13160/).

Another something a little bit different now, but former Labour party leader Ed Miliband and radio presenter Geoff Lloyd will be presenting a special one-off live episode of their hit podcast, ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’, at Sheffield City Hall (http://m.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/view/13226/).

Your grandparents listened to them, your parents listened to them and no doubt you’ve probably heard a few of their songs, but the 28th April is time for The Hollies to entertain what will most likely be a capacity audience. Having been around for well over half a century, that amount of experience will guarantee an incredible show (http://sheffield.carpediem.cd/events/5980558-the-hollies-at-sheffield-city-hall/).

Our close proximity to the City Hall

Our close proximity to the City Hall

Sheffield Theatres

Described as a ‘pitch-perfect, impeccably acted production’ by The Independent, you have until 7th April to see The York Realist, a show is about two young men who fall in love in 1960’s Yorkshire. It has received great reviews from a wide array of papers and critics, showing that this show is not one to be missed (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/the-york-realist). As mentioned in last month’s blog, Shrek: The Musical is also here in Sheffield as part of it’s UK tour. Here until 8th April, this all-singing and dancing, musical comedy will be taking place on the Lyceum Theatre stage, and is a sure hit with families, kids and young adults (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on).

The Northern Ballet bring the story of Jane Eyre to the stage through ballet, with The Telegraph saying it’s a ‘beautiful and expressive new ballet’. The live show only runs between 10th April until 14th April, meaning you’ll have to get your tickets early if you want to witness this performance for yourself (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/jane-eyre-2).

Back for its 8th year is the staging of the Senior’s Masters, with 6 of snookers legends and 2 amateurs will compete for the title across two sessions at the home of snooker, the Crucible Theatre. If you’re a fan of snooker then you’ll love this (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/snooker-legends-2).

Having been described as a masterpiece, this winner of all major theatre awards is now coming to the Lyceum Theatre. Nigel Havers, Dennis Lawson and Stephen Tomkinson all appear it one of the most successful comedies ever between 16th April until 21st April.

The Lyceum Theatre will play host to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winner, Sunset Boulevard. Ria Jones and Danny Mac perform in this incredible stage show between 23rd April to the 28th April, meaning you’ll have to get your tickets fast so you won’t miss out (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/sunset-boulevard).

Crucible Theatre (Left) and Lyceum Theatre (right)

Crucible Theatre (Left) and Lyceum Theatre (right)

Fly DSA Arena

Bound to bring a different crowd to Sheffield this April compared to the likes of the theatres, is the Unibet Premier League Darts 2018! This 12th April will see the world’s leading darts players take to the arena for the 12th time as part of the 16 week campaign (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/unibet-premier-league-darts-2018-5565#eventddLink).

On 14th April, with 300 million global streams and a UK number one album, The Vamps will take the main stage as part of their UK tour, with the supporting acts teen sensation Jacob Sartorious and New Hope Club, both of whom grew to fame on YouTube (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/the-vamps-5566/#eventddLink).

Lastly on this list of incredible events this month in Sheffield, is Fast and Furious Live, from 27th April to the 29th April. From one of the most popular film franchises of all-time, this action packed live-arena tour brings Fast & Furious to the global stage. Incredible stunts, special effects, and even nicer cars, complete this adrenaline-fueled spectacular with precision performance driving to wrap it up. Not to be missed by the fans of the franchise as well as car fanatics across the UK (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/fast-furious-live-5564#eventddLink).

What’s on in Sheffield in March 2018

Another month, another list of great things to do throughout the month. Just like in previous months, I thought I’d break it down into different venues to try and help you spot something you might like! Whilst you’re here in Sheffield, make the most of your stay and book one of our brilliantly convenient serviced apartments.

Sheffield City Hall

Wednesday 14th March, Sheffield City Hall will play host to the prog-rock group, YES, as part of their 50th anniversary tour. They’ll be playing all their biggest hits, proving why they are true pioneers of their unique music genre (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/YES-50th-Anniversary-2018). Next up in City Hall’s calendar is something a little different. Strictly for those aged 18 and over, (and it’s 18 years for a reason!), the worldwide sell-out touring Dreamboys are heading to Sheffield to provide the ultimate girl’s night out. They’ve even appeared on some of the UK’s most watched TV shows! (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Dreamboys-2018).

Something on the opposite end of the spectrum now compared to what I’ve just spoke about, is the Opera and Ballet International, performing Verdi La Traviata. Back by popular demand, this performance is made up of international soloists, a well-renowned chorus and full orchestra, and it’s taking place on Thursday 22nd March (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/La-Traviata-2018). Following along the music theme, on Saturday 24th March, the world’s best Fleetwood Mac tribute band, will be taking to the Oval Hall main stage to perform the world-famous Rumours album, in Rumours of Fleetwood Mac: 40 Years of Rumours. If you’re a Fleetwood Mac fan, this id not to be missed! (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Rumours-of-Fleetwood-Mac-2018).

I think we can all agree that 70s music is brilliant! No matter what decade you were born, the music of the 70s is always great to listen to. Do you know which other decade had great music? The 80s. So Friday 30th March, Sheffield City Hall is playing host to That 70s Reunion plus I Love 80s, meaning that’ll be a night of fantastic music that’s the best to sing a long and dance the night away to (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/That-70s-Reunion)

Our close proximity to the City Hall

Our close proximity to the City Hall

FLY DSA Arena

Another great venue, more great acts and events. First up, is the Sam Smith: The Thrill of it All Tour. The multi-Brit award winning artist will take to the stage on Tuesday 20th March. It’s not just Brit awards that he’s won, he’s won a large collection of them, and has been nominated for countless others after rising to sudden fame in 2012. He’s an artist who will be around in the charts for many years to come (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/sam-smith-5568). The Dancing on Ice 2018 tour arrives in Sheffield on Tuesday 27th March with the final night being a few days later, Thursday 29th March. The best stars from this series show, as well as some of the better celebrities the show’s ever seen, will take part in live performance each night, with the shows being judged by the great Torvill and Dean (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/dancing-on-ice-2018-5577). If you’re a big Dancing on Ice fan then it’s definitely worth coming and watching the live show here in the steel city.

Sheffield Theatres

There’s something to see for all types of audiences, whatever the age. If you read our February blog, you’ll see that Frost/Nixon and Mamma Mia is on throughout this month until Saturday 17th March. Mamma Mia has received some incredible reviews from it’s UK tour. It’s an upbeat, feel-good, smash-hit musical, with The Sunday Express giving it a full 5 stars. If you can go and see it before it leaves Sheffield, then I highly recommend that you do so!

Oscar winning family favourite, Shrek, takes to the Lyceum Theatre stage starting Wednesday 28th March, for an all-singing and dancing, ‘must-see’ musical comedy. The Daily Mirror said it’s “the most fun you’ll ever have”, so why not treat your kids (and big kids) for a night full of laughs at the end of this month? (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on).

There you have it, a list of fantastic live shows, musicals, dances and performances for you all to enjoy. If you do fancy spending some time in Sheffield, then give me a call on 0114 241 2566, or send an email to bookings@cityrashpad.com to enquire about any availability we may have. You’ll be glad you do!

What’s on in Sheffield in February 2018

What’s on in Sheffield in February

Sheffield City Hall

A new month brings a whole new list of things to see in Sheffield. There’s a large variety of live music on this month, varying from opera to classic rock. On Thursday 1st February, the winner of the ‘Best Opera Award’ at the Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards, Puccini Madama Butterfly, will be taking to the stage in Sheffield City Hall. It is regarded as one of the worlds most popular operas, and so if you’re a fan opera then it would be a real shame to miss (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Puccini-Madama-Butterfly). Only a short while after on Saturday 3rd February, the ballroom will play host to Goldsoul: Sheffield’s Big Soul Night. Put your dancing shoes on, because there are three rooms of Motown, northern soul and modern soul, playing your favourites all night (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Big-Soul-Night-Feb-2018).

There’s also a few tribute shows this month, the first being The Classic Rock Show 2018: Guitar Greats. Taking place on Wednesday 7th February, this performance pays tribute to some of the worlds greatest guitarists, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Brian May and Pete Townsend to name a few (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/The-Classic-Rock-Show-2017). On Friday 23rd February, Purple Rain: A Celebration of Prince will then take to the stage. They are an 8-piece live band celebrating the music and legacy of The Purple One himself, Prince (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Purple-Rain-2018). Lastly, the final tribute show of the month is The Big Pop Party: The Ultimate Pop Tribute Show. This tribute to modern pop features the official Olly Murs tribute with his live band, 1989 Taylor Swift tribute band, an Ed Sheeran tribute act and the UK’s number one Katy Perry tribute. It will be a fun-filled night not to be missed (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/The-Big-Pop-Party).

This month’s comedy comes from the Last Laugh Comedy Cabaret once again on the Friday and Saturday of each week. There’s food, drinks, comedy and even dancing to end the night (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Last-Laugh-Comedy-Cabaret-2nd-3rd-February). This month also see’s the hilarious Bill Bailey and Jason Manford take to the stage as part of their UK tours. Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit will take place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th February (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Bill-Bailey-2018) and Jason Manford: Muddle Class on Saturday 17th February (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Jason-Manford-2018).

Milkshake! Live ‘The Magic Story Book’ takes place on Sunday 18th February, and is sure to be a hit with the little ones, as the Milkshake! cast will be presenting this all singing, all dancing musical performance (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Milkshake-Live-2018).  After this performance, in the evening, ITV’s The Chase star, Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett takes part in Sheffield’s biggest interactive quiz, giving the audience a chance to win a share of £1,000. This will be followed by an audience Q&A with the special guest (http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Beat-the-Beast).

The City Hall at night

The City Hall at night

FlyDSA Arena

One of the UK’s leading concert venues, FlyDSA Arena, has a few huge events taking place this month. The first being on Saturday 10th February, when Power Maxed Arenacross Tour 2018 comes to the city. Seven rounds of intense world-class indoor motocross racing and freestyle motocross, will result in some claiming Arenacross glory (http://ow.ly/pLN730hJZSU). This adrenaline-fuelled event is then followed by the action-packed 5 Star Wrestling on Thursday 15th December, starring the world-famous WWE legends, Rey Mysterio and Rob Van Dam. This show will be aired live on the new channel, FreeSports (http://ow.ly/uiyo30hK0t5).

Sheffield Theatres

I said it in last month’s blog, but Sheffield has some great theatres. One of which, The Lyceum Theatre, hosts two great family shows this month. The first takes place between Monday 12th February and Saturday 17th February, and see’s the hit TV show Fat Friends brought to the stage in a brand-new musical. The all-star cast includes Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, Sam Bailey, Natasha Hamilton, Jodie Prenger, Natalie Anderson and Kevin Kennedy.  It’s a great show that would be a shame to miss (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/fat-friends). From the 27th February, the smash hit musical, Mamma Mia, will take to the stage of The Lyceum Theatre. It’s the ultimate feel good musical, with The Sunday Express giving it a 5-star review (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/mamma-mia).

It’s another month full of wonderful things to go and see, so if you don’t have any plans this month then make the most of these great shows, come and spend some time in Sheffield. If you need somewhere to stay, then we have to different location both within a short walking distance from both theatres, and are even close to the City Hall.

What’s on in Sheffield in January 2018

SHEFFIELD CITY HALL

I’m sure you’re already aware that Sheffield is home to some great venues, whether it be for sport, music, comedy or shows. One of which is Sheffield City Hall. It has a very wide selection of entertainment on over the course of the month, varying from stand-up comedy to ballroom dancing throughout the month. It will soon be the last chance to take the little ones to the pantomime with the Christmas period coming to an end, meaning Sleeping Beauty is set to close on the 7th January. It’s the Manor Operatic Society’s annual show, and it would be a shame to miss out on seeing this family favourite, especially if singing, dancing and audience participation is what you’re in to (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Manor-Operatic-Sleeping-Beauty).

If you love Waltzing or Foxtrotting across the dancefloor, then Sheffield City Hall Ballroom is a perfect place to do so. On many dates between 4th January to the 30th, it plays host to the Dancing in the Ballroom Tea Dances, offering a wonderful place to dance as well as eat and drink (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/dancing-in-the-ballroom). If you aren’t much of a dancer or just prefer to watch, on the 18th January Brendan Cole’s All Night Long tour is coming the City Hall. The Strictly Come Dancing star brings a performance full of dazzling choreography and a sensational cast of dancers to the city for one night only (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Brendan-Cole-2018).

Also taking to the stage this month is the scouse comedic genius John Bishop as part of his Winging It tour on the 11th January (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/John-Bishop-2018), Joel Dommett on the 25th January (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Joel-Dommett) and the controversial Roy Chubby Brown on the 13th January (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Roy-Chubby-Brown-2018. John Bishop’s latest tour has received incredible reviews promising it is his best one yet, whilst Joel Dommett is regarded as one of the UKs most exciting comedians. If you want even more humour, Yorkshire’s longest running comedy club Last Laugh Comedy Cabaret, is coming to Sheffield. The comedy takes place on Friday and Saturday each week, 5th and 6th, 12th and 13th, 19th and 20th, 26th and 27th and showcases different comedians each show. There’s food, drinks and a dancefloor for after the show (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/lastlaugh).

International clubbing brand Gatecrasher is coming back to Sheffield, but this time it’s with a twist, Gatecrasher Classical Version 2.1. It’s a night full of some of the biggest trance tracks as you’ve never heard them before, being played by a 50-piece orchestra. With an incredible laser light show included, what’s not to like? (https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Sheffield/Sheffield-City-Hall/Gatecrasher-Classical-V21-/13092515/). The end of the month sees Whitney: Queen of the Night take the stage, on 28th January. A line-up of incredible musicians and singers take to the stage to channel their inner Whitney, performing some of her biggest and most memorable hits (https://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Whitney-Queen-of-the-Night-2018).

Located in the heart of the city centre, Sheffield City Hall is surrounded by great restaurants and bars, meaning there’s always somewhere to go after the event is over. It is also situated across the road from our West Street location, so if you do decide to come and see something then our apartments will be perfect for you.

Our close proximity to the City Hall

Our close proximity to the City Hall

FLYDSA ARENA

If you’re wanting to travel a bit further afield, such as to the FlyDSA Arena, a low-cost taxi can pick you up and bring you straight there, or you could make the most of the close proximity to a tram stop that would also bring you straight to the venue.

Unlike Sheffield City Hall, this venue has two very special one-off events taking place this January. The first of which is the World’s Number 1 Indoor Motorcycle Trial. The world’s best riders are all coming to Sheffield to showcase their talents by riding over extremely dangerous obstacles in the fastest time they can. It’s fast-paced and dangerous, what’s not to enjoy? (http://flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/worlds-no1-indoor-motorcycle-trial-5562/#eventddLink). If this isn’t for you, then instead you might fancy going to watch the legendary Britain’s Strongest Man 2018 contest. The country’s strongest men will all be coming to the Steel City to take part in the ultimate showdown of strength. You’ve seen it on television, so why not head over and watch it in person (http://flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/britains-strongest-man-2018-5549/).

SHEFFIELD THEATRES

It’s no surprise that Sheffield has iconic theatres, one of which is the Crucible Theatre. Due to popular demand, the production of the timeless classic The Wizard of Oz, has been extended until the 13th January, meaning you have more time to go and watch the show that’s received 5-star ratings from both The Observer and The Reviews Hub, as well as being described as having ‘laugh out loud moments for young and old alike’ from The Sheffield Star (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/the-wizard-of-oz).

Another iconic theatre in Sheffield is the Lyceum theatre. Throughout January it has shows for all types of audiences, including The Nutcracker from 9th until the 13th January (https://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/the-nutcracker), Strangers on a Train from 15th until the 20th January (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/strangers-on-a-train), and Hairspray: The Musical from the 29th January (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/hairspray-2). The shows have already received remarkable reviews, and vary from powerful ballet, to a dramatic mystery, to an upbeat feel-good classic. These two theatres are also within walking distance from our West Street location as well as the Cathedral Quarter, and are surrounded with restaurants meaning you won’t be going hungry.

Crucible Theatre (Left) and Lyceum Theatre (right)

Crucible Theatre (Left) and Lyceum Theatre (right)

As you’ve just read, Sheffield has so much to offer this month, so make the most of what the city has to offer and book accommodation with us so that you don’t miss out. Why not make your new years resolution to be to come and spend some time in Sheffield in 2018.

Christmas in Sheffield

Christmas in Sheffield

Christmas, a time when Michael Bublé comes out of hibernation to release another Christmas album, a time when Home Alone can be replayed again and again, and a time when pigs in blankets are a necessity on the dinner table. It’s the same every year, but that’s what a tradition is. But you can still have a traditional Christmas in an nontraditional location. If you want Christmas 2017 to be different from the rest of them, why not come to Sheffield and book one of our modern 2-bedroom penthouse apartments. Spend the festive period in a stylish and modern apartment with a balcony that overlooks the heart of the city centre. There’s so much to do over the Christmas period here in Sheffield, so topping it off with a great penthouse apartment to go back to is a must! The West Street location really is a perfect one, being a few minutes-walk away from the shopping district, Fargate, as well as being across the road from Leopold Square, which is full of renowned restaurants and bars, with West Street itself also home to many more great bars and popular restaurants.

What’s On

So, what’s on over this festive period in Sheffield? From now until Christmas Eve, Fargate, Town Hall Square and the Peace Gardens are playing host to the Sheffield Christmas Market, where there are 50 cabins full of fantastic Christmas gifts and lots of seasonal food and drinks. The Sleigh Bar is a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike, along with the traditional German sausage grill. There’s something for the kids too, as Santa’s Grotto means a meeting with Santa along with a photo and gift. After tucking into what’s on offer at the market, you can make the short walk back past the City Hall, which looks incredible at night, back to the warm and cosy penthouse.

There’s more than just a Christmas Market taking place over the course of December. If it’s live shows that you’re into, then book tickets to see this year’s fun-filled family pantomime, Mother Goose, with showings starting on the 8th December 2017 and finishing on 7th January 2018 at The Lyceum Theatre. More information about this pantomime can be found at https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/mother-goose. The popularity of The Wizard of Oz at The Crucible Theatre has seen it extend all the way up until 20th January 2018, showing just how good this musical is going to be. Ticket information can be found at https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/the-wizard-of-oz. City Hall is also showcasing the beloved Sleeping Beauty Live from 27th December 2017 to 7th January 2018 in the beautiful Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. If you haven’t already spent a wonderful evening at this incredible venue, follow the link to find out more, http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Manor-Operatic-Sleeping-Beauty. With such great performances playing over this festive period, you’ll have time to go and watch something whatever dates you chose to stay in Sheffield!

Subject to availability, our apartments offer parking on-site, allowing you to bring your car so that you can drive to other attractions that are too far to walk to.  One of these attractions could be Meadowhall, where there are 280 major high street stores as well as independent shops, not to mention a food court with plenty of delicious paces to eat.  The Tropical Butterfly House has a few things going off over this period, with Christmas Afternoon Tea running up until Christmas Eve, with this location being ranked number one in things to do in Sheffield on TripAdvisor.

Another festive favourite amongst locals is Thor’s Tipi Bar, located in the Peace Gardens. Inside you’ll find cosy log fires and twinkling lights, but outside you’ll enjoy the Winter garden with Christmas trees, lights and outdoor heating. Whether it’s food or drink that you’re after, this has them both. You can then make the short walk back to your penthouse apartment, where you’ll be able to see the dazzling Christmas lights, on Fargate, Town Hall Square, the Peace Gardens or on City Hall, as well as the giant Christmas tree.

Christmas Day in the Apartment

As I stated earlier, the untraditional setting does not mean that you can’t have a traditional Christmas. Waking up in a double bed at the crack of dawn will be the same wherever you are, our penthouse apartment won’t change that, but what will be different is that you’ll be in a luxurious modern apartment. However, just because it’s modern does not mean that it can’t be cosy. You might not be able to sit around the fireplace, but you will be kept warm with the central heating throughout the apartment, so you won’t have to worry about being cold as long you keep the door closed that leads to the corner balcony. But if the snow is falling, you will have incredible views over the city, so you might need to open that door to get some great photos!

Free Wi-Fi means that you can get online and listen to your favourite Christmas playlist whilst watching your loved ones opening their presents. You can be singing along to Wham and making a list of who bought who, what, whilst trying to plan your TV schedule for the day. The large television comes with a Freesat box, meaning you won’t be short of channels to choose from.

Carver Lane car park is only minutes away, so you can have family and friends over for that midday feast. If you’re wanting to cook your own Christmas dinner, then the oven is plenty big enough to fit a turkey in, so you won’t be short of space. With your family or friends round, you can sit on the large kitchen island as well as in the living room to eat the meal, and the dishwasher will come in very handy when you don’t fancy washing everything up by hand. If you don’t want to cook this Christmas, the apartment is across the road from the renowned Zizzi’s Italian Restaurant that offers a very festive Christmas menu. If you’re after something more traditional, then Brown’s Bar & Brasserie by the Peace Gardens will be more what you’re after also offer a festive menu with a succulent roast turkey with all the trimmings being at the top of it.

You can take a stroll back through the city, looking at the Christmas lights as I stated earlier, before arriving back to your lovely and warm apartment, ready to cosy up in front of the TV. After indulging yourself in the Christmas specials, you can wake up anyone who fell asleep in that post-feast food-coma, because it’s time for the annual argument over Monopoly. When the night time rolls around, you can turn the main lights off and switch on the lamps and work surface lights, making this modern penthouse even cosier. You might want to leave some of the blinds open however, because watching the snow fall over the city is such a beautiful sight. A busy yet unforgettable day, done for another year. It’s finally time to get back into your warm and comfortable double bed to head to sleep.

To top it off, if you book 7 nights or more, you’ll get a discount, thus saving you money to spend on other things. With so much to do in Sheffield over this period, including pantomimes, shows, markets, afternoon tea, festive menu’s, photo opportunities with Santa and a beautiful penthouse apartment to reside in through it all, why not do Christmas a little differently this year? Call 0114 241 2566 to enquire, or email us at bookings@citycrashpad.com.

 

 

 

How To Celebrate Halloween The Right Way In Sheffield

Places to get costumes from

So, whether you are heading off into town to get drunk, going to a family party, or just taking your kids trick-or-treating, you’ll still have to go through the annual struggle of deciding what to dress up as. Lets  not leave it to the last minute this year, so I’ve put together a short list of places you can get all the essentials from, whether it be full costumes, hairspray or that face paint that’s a nightmare to get off the next day, these have them all.

I’ll start with one of two city centre stores on my list, the first being Halloween HQ on Pinstone Street, right by the Peace Gardens. As you can tell from its name, its sole purpose is to help you with your Halloween needs. The other city centre store on the list is Party On, situated on Division Street. Don’t leave it until the last minute however, as it does get very busy near the end of the month! Any Sheffield students will already be aware of Party Town on Ecclesall Road. With Donald Trump masks in the shop window, surely that’s your Halloween costumer sorted? And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for then there’s still It’s Party Time Fancy Dress on London Road. Now your costumes are sorted, lets move onto what you can get up to.

What To Do (Families)

For many, Halloween falls in the school half-term this year, meaning that you can make the most of the whole day rather than just the evening. But why wait until Tuesday 31st. Why not make the most of this child orientated celebration and do things on the days leading up to the day too?

On Saturday 28th October, experience the Tropical Butterfly House best event of the year. Boasting a haunted house, a witch and her owl, a ghoulish tractor trailer ride, scary storytelling, a disco, Halloween crafts, face painting & pumpkin carving, as well as being given the chance to handle creepy-crawlies, snakes and lizards, this event is up there with the best Halloween events in Yorkshire. Your kids would not want to miss this. There’s even a fancy-dress competition, so if that doesn’t convince you to not leave it until last-minute then I don’t know what will!

It is a ticketed even, so make sure you buy your tickets as soon as you can. But if you can’t make this date, then don’t worry. The event runs each night from Saturday 28th October to Tuesday 31st October

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On Sunday 29th October The Moor Sheffield will be hosting The Moors Little Monsters Halloween. This free event will run from 11.00am until 5.00pm and offers activities varying from dancing, music and funfair rides to a caged Mummy and a giant Frankenstein. As you’ll be in the city centre for it, it’s also a perfect time to get your inevitable last-minute costume additions.

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The big days finally arrived. Your children are super excited to get sweets and get all dressed up, but you’re worried if you bought enough sweets this year to hand out? Well before you take them around the neighbourhood, head to the Halloween Spooktacular at Whirlow Hall Farm from 2.00pm until 5.00pm for an afternoon packed full of Halloween events. And you won’t have to worry about making them tea before they stuff their faces with sweets, because the famous Whirlow BBQ will be making sausages as well as other snacks and drinks. Tickets do sell out early though, so make sure you book them in advance!

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What To Do (Young Adults)

I’m a young adult myself, so I know that its not just children that look forward to Halloween. Yes, we don’t like it for the same reasons that they like it, but it is up there with one of our favourite nights of the year. Just like I did with the family Halloween ideas, I’m not going to focus on just the one date. There’s plenty of places to go leading up to that date too (it helps that Sheffield is a massive student city).

A major event on the Halloween calendar is FF17 (fearfest 17), on Saturday 28th October at Magna Science Adventure Centre. It is Yorkshire’s biggest Halloween dance music festival, and will be celebrating its 5th and biggest year to date, with DJ EZ and Giggs being just two of the major names in music gracing one of 4 stages at the event. Tickets have almost sold out however, meaning you’ll have to be quick to by the remaining ones, but if you miss out then don’t worry as there’s still so many other places to celebrate Halloween

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Monday 30th October, the day before Halloween. Do you go out, or do you save your costumes and money for the next day, the big one? Well if you do want to go out and celebrate then The Leadmill are having a Halloween Overdraft Monday and Hashtag Halloween will be taking place at Corporation, meaning you won’t exactly be struggling for choices. But say you don’t want to go out, why not do something most of you probably haven’t done before? Spend the evening laughing and having a great time with your mates at one of many escape games in Sheffield. There’s the Great Escape Game Generation 1, 3-7 Sidney Street, S1 4RG, there’s the Great Escape Game Generation 2, Vicar Lane, S1 2EX, and there’s even Crack the Code, 10 Carver Street, S1 4FS. TripAdvisor have ranked the escape games as 1st and 3rd best things to do in the fun and games category in Sheffield, meaning there’s no excuse for being bored.

Halloween 2017. Where are you going to spend your night? The day only comes around once a year so you don’t want to make the wrong choice, right? If you’re after a crazy night then Area Sheffield are hosting The Nightmare Project. Fright and delight yourself with our crowd of misfits and monsters ready to get down for the biggest and spookiest night of the year. This event will bring your darker fantasies to life just for one insane night, allowing you to dance the night away in an immersive vision of gore. Halloween decorations, litres of fake blood, inflatables, and terrifying and talented Halloween performers who will show you what this time of year is all about. It will be sound tracked by a top team of resident DJs, keeping your dancefloor popping all night long for everyone’s favourite freaky holiday.

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If you are not wanting a night as full on as the one described above, then The Leadmill are putting on a Halloween Silent Disco. And you can’t say that you don’t like the music at this venue, because with three channels of music to choose from there’s something for everyone! Who doesn’t like telling their mates to change to channel one because a banger has just come on

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What To Do (Something for everyone)

It may surprise you, but I’m aware that alcohol isn’t for everyone. So, whether you’re a student, a child or a professional, this event can be for everyone. On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October, Sheffield General Cemetery will play host to the Haunted Screenings for Halloween. This perfectly eerie location adds atmosphere that can’t be mimicked anywhere else. There will be two films showing on each of these dates, The Saturday will feature Ghostbusters and The Others, with the Sunday offering The Addams Family and The Sixth Sense. Head down and buy your tickets on the door, and enjoy these films in a way you won’t have experienced before.

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I hope this goes to show that there is plenty to do in Sheffield whatever your age or profession, and that it’s not just a celebration for children, it can be celebrated in many ways by many people. Tweet us @CityCrashPad and let us know what you think of the blog, and make any recommendations on what you’d like to read more about in future blogs.

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Everyone has a tendency of looking at what you could buy if you won the lottery, so I’ve decided to write about it. I’ve used the latest lottery amount, £22.6 Million and worked from there.

First off, you buy that dream home you’ve always wanted and I’ve found just the place. Located right on the Dorset seafront is a three-bedroom apartment for a casual £2,495,000 and that would be my holiday home for sure. Link: Three Bedroom Apartment, Dorse

Now, for my house in Sheffield I would go for more of a mansion than a luxury apartment so a five-bedroom manor house seems ideal to me. It’s also only £1,995,000, meaning you have more money to splash! Link: Five Bedroom Manor House, Sheffield 

Next is the motor, whether you drive or not you’re going to have a car to envy all other drivers, even if it’s just parked on your drive. For me personally, I’d be instantly at a dealership and throwing over £300,000 at a Lamborghini Aventador and yes, I would be literally throwing it, because £300,000 would not even put a dent in the £17.8 million I have left.

Now you start getting silly with it. You have over £17 million even though you have the house of your dreams, a holiday home and the car you’ve always wanted. So what else could you need? Well, you don’t need anything so you get what you want, starting off with an island. Setting you back a tasty £5,058,400  Link: Private Island, Florida, United States     

How would you get to your private island though? By yacht of course! A nice little yacht setting you back a mere £2,753,000 is hardly anything to worry about, right? Link: Motor Yacht, 4 Cabin 

Last but not least you need a villa somewhere hot to be taking selfies at to make your friends jealous. I have decided that Marbella is the place for me! A luxury villa I’ve seen is on the market for a tasty £6,738,939.70!

After all that spending you are left with £3,249,661! I’d personally then get a hell of a lot of new clothes and shoes, give some money to my family, then be boring and leave the rest in the bank, living off of the interest.

Is there anything you disagree with? Anything you’d change? If so, feel free to tweet us @citycrashpad and we will retweet the best suggestions!

Written By:  Josh – Reservations Team

Our Top Choices For A Night Out In Sheffield City Centre

Sheffield is a great place for a night out as the possibilities are endless for where to start and finish your night. For instance, speaking strictly city centre there are all the top clubs, pubs and restaurants. So to help you have the perfect night out, we have devised a list of all the best places to eat, drink and socialise.

Restaurants:

  1. The best restaurant for the City Centre is without a shadow of a doubt BB’s Italian Restaurant on Division Street. It sells arguably the best Steak in Sheffield and is more than reasonably priced. The restaurant has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the staff are all very welcoming.
  2. The next is Piccolino’s and this is a very, very close second. Serving up some of the best food in the city centre and have one of the best interiors for a restaurant in the whole of Sheffield. The recommended meal here is certainly the Pizza Piccante.
  3. Third on the list is Brown’s. A small restaurant located near the peace gardens that is very popular on a night out. Selling not only delicious food, it is also very popular due to its array of drinks. Unlike the other two on the list, Brown’s is popular at all times of the day due to people going in for coffee or a general drink. The meal recommended here: Browns classic Burger. It is divine!

Bars and Clubs:

  1. Revolucion De Cuba is certainly one the trendier places to visit and this is largely down to its exceptional atmosphere. It has live bands playing on a weekly basis and an unbelievable selection of cocktails. Definitely a place to visit for a night to remember.
  2. Closely behind is The Wick at Both Ends. Renowned around Sheffield for its wide array of real ales and stunning selection of classic cocktails this pub is one place to visit when going a night out around Sheffield.
  3. Last but not least is Be At One. A lovely bar with a London nightclub feel to it and has a late night license meaning you can party later than the standard bar! Boasting the best selection of cocktails in Sheffield whilst having barstaff trained to the highest ability to make your night of cheeky cocktails that little bit special.