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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 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).