Monthly Archives: March 2018

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.