Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield - Address, Phone Number
Address: 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1DA, United Kingdom
Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
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About Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
If you fancy a musical treat within the walls of a grand, gorgeous, Rococo styled theatre, come to the Lyceum Theatre. It is a part of the Sheffield Theatres Complex along with the Crucible Theatre, and countless classics have been performed in this magnificent building, such as Sleeping Beauty and Evita. This traditional Victorian style theatre with ornate balconies and boxes, and its spacious red velvet seats which slope forward to provide clear views, create a luxurious space where different productions are enjoyed by hundreds of people. With a comfortable and contemporary bar area manned by attentive staff, this is a great way to unwind and feel a little pampered while exploring the performance arts.
Since 1879, this particular site has always been home to a theatre though it was initially meant to be a circus. In 1893, the original building, the Grand Varieties Theatre, burnt down to the ground and was replaced by the City Theatre, which in turn was destroyed in order to pave the way for the Lyceum that stands there today. Wooden and with a traditional proscenium arch, the beauty of the theatre is crowned with a statue of the mythological Greek God, Mercury, son of Zeus and Maia.
The Lyceum is responsible for keeping the spirit of pantomime alive, famous for its an annual Christmas pantomime. Famous British actors, producers and even radio stars of old would flock to this theatre, right up till its closure in 1969. When it opened its doors again in the 1990’s, the art of pantomime returned to its halls. In 2007, Sheffield Theatres starting co-producing plays with Evolution Pantomimes putting up numerous programs in the subsequent years. In 2013 and 2014, it was voted the Regional Theatre of the Year. There are numerous studio shows and workshops you can catch. Today, you can visit their official website to find out their show listings and book or buy tickets.
Lyceum Theatre Information
- The seats are quite close together, so it might be a tad uncomfortable for taller visitors.
- You aren’t allowed to take food or drinks inside.
- The toilets which are a little far away, which lead to long queues at the interval.
- Drinks are quite expensive at the bar.
- The staff is very helpful to disabled people.
- The bar accepts cash only - no cards.
Lyceum Theatre Opening and Closing Hours
- On the first Tuesday of every month the Box Office opens at 11:00am due to staff training.
- On non-performance days the Box Office closes at 6:00pm.
- On Sundays and Bank Holidays the Box Office opens one hour before the show.
- Recommended time to visit depends on the show or workshop you pick.
How To reach Lyceum Theatre by Public Transport
- The nearest bus stops are on Arundel Gate (50m) and High Street (300m).
- There are two Supertram Stops in close proximity to the Theatres; Castle Square and Cathedral (400 m).
Restaurants Near Lyceum Theatre
- Crucible Corner (English/Moderate)
- Cafe Crucible (Cafe, English/Moderate)
- The Quays Restaurant (English)
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Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield Reviews - Write a Review
Brilliant evening at the Lyceum. Mother Goose was this years pantomime and it was the funniest thing I’ve seen all year. The staff were friendly and the place is very clean and tidy, personally I had enough leg room and the seats were I found were comfortable. Highly recommend this place.
I enjoy going to the Lyceum it is a fantastic place. I love the ornate ceiling and decorations. It has memories from my childhood. I just wish the chairs were positioned in-between the row infront as sometimes it is difficult to see the stage without moving your head from side to side, especially when you have a tall person sat in front of you. Having to keep moving from side to side must be very annoying for other people.
Love this place and Damien who has done panto for the last 10 years. Love the building it's so beautifully decorated in there from olden times
What a beautiful theatre. The surroundings are second to none. Really enjoy visiting this place and the show was superb.
Beautiful theatre... Always a nice evening out, the only pity is not having any easy parking around!