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What’s on in Sheffield in August 2018

FlyDSA Arena

A very busy month at FlyDSA Arena, with events for all audiences! First up, is Walking with Dinosaurs from 10th until the 11th August. Michaela Strachan presents this incredible production, which features state of the art technology. Watch the 18 life-size creatures walk, roar, and fight right in front of your eyes. This is the must-see live arena experience for audiences of all ages (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/walking-with-dinosaurs-5571#eventddLink).

For the 5th consecutive year, The Sheffield Film & Comic Con is back at the FlyDSA Arena, and it takes places on the 18th and 19th August. More stars from TV, Film and Comics come to Sheffield, as well as lots of fun activities including photo shoots, panels and autograph sessions. There’s also a video game zone, hundreds of stalls selling collectables, exhibits, and you’d be correct in thinking there’ll be incredible cosplay (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/sheffield-film-comic-con-2018-5578#eventddLink)!

From the 22nd to 26th August you’ll be able to catch one of seven Cirque du Soleil presents OVO performances. This brand-new UK arena tour is a celebration of nature and co-existence, and the fun-filled production is coming to the FlyDSA Arena. It comprises of 50 performing artists from 17 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts, many of whom are the best in their fields. Click the link below to understand what this marvellous performance is really about, and then buy your tickets for a truly astonishing evening (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/cirque-du-soleil-presents-ovo-5580#eventddLink).

Sheffield Theatres

Starting at the end of July, the show that Ant & Dec have described as being ‘the funniest show we’ve seen’, and the New York Times hailed it as ‘gut-busting’, runs until the 4th August. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but don’t expect everything to go smoothly, as this is ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’! It’s a must-see comedy that will have you in stitches (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/the-play-that-goes-wrong-2).

From the 7th August until the 11th, you’ll be able to see the Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton in Flashdance the Musical. Prepare to sing-along to the iconic soundtrack, including the smash hits, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the title track Flashdance – What a Feeling. The phenomenal show will have you singing and dancing in your seats (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/flashdance).

O2 Academy Sheffield

There’ll be two incredible nights of music in August, just at the opposite ends of the month. On the 3rd August you’ll be able to catch Pete Gallagher’s Rocket Man, which is a wonderful tribute to Elton John’s iconic music. The second night of live music is on the 31st August. A complete change of music in the form of HRH Highway to Hell IX, a competition 10 bands will battle it out in front of a sold-out HRH crowd as well as some judges from the music industry (https://www.hthrocks.com/).

Sheffield City Hall

Each weekend this month, you’ll find Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Cabaret. You can spend the evening laughing at the three comedians taking to the stage, eating the food on offer, having a few drinks throughout the show, and then dancing until you can’t dance anymore at the after-show disco. What’s even better, is that throughout August, Sheffield City Hall are offering 2-4-1 tickets on all seats in the Circle when using the promotional code: LAUGH241

Sheffield City Hall during this heatwave

Sheffield City Hall during this heatwave

If you see something you like here, then give us a call on 0114 241 2566, or send an email to bookings@citycrashpad.com, and we’ll be happy to find you a quote.

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.