Lyceum TheatreCurrently Closed
- Address: 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1DA, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1142496000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Historical Site, Performance, Stage Show, Theatre, Architecture
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Crucible Corner (English/Moderate)
- Cafe Crucible (Cafe, English/Moderate)
- The Quays Restaurant (English)
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95% of people who visit Sheffield include Lyceum Theatre in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
30.55% of people start their Lyceum Theatre visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Lyceum Theatre
94.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lyceum Theatre
A wonderful venue! Staff are always extremely helpful, pleasant and polite. At productions for kids, staff always ensure that there are booster seats available. Central Sheffield location makes it a doddle to get to/from. Always lots of great productions to see and enjoy.
Beautifully decorated theatre with comfortable seats that are not too crowded or narrow. Easy to get to. A very convenient multi storey car park just behind which is considerably closer than the one mentioned on the Web site. The painted ceiling is worth admiring between acts.
Went to see the ballet, the three musketeers last night. Amazing show, amazing company. The view was good, the staff were friendly. Easy to navigate. Overall great experience for my first time at this theatre.
Lovely place with gorgeous architecture! Nice helpful staff. Fairly easy to get to. MCP car park quite close but very expensive. Cost us £13 + for nearly 4 hours.
Very comfortable seating, with a good view of the stage. The bar areas are nice and clean (although there isn't a huge amount of seating), the staff are friendly and helpful. The production is always efficient, it is a very enjoyable place to visit.