Library Theatre

Please note, unfortunately the Library Theatre is not accessible to wheelchair users or customers unable to manage stairs.

The Velvet Burlesque presents
Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza!
Friday 25th – Saturday 26th August, 8.00pm (Doors 7.00pm)The Velvet Burlesque - Guaranteed to be one of the most fantastic, professional, flamboyant, and entertaining Burlesque, Cabaret, & Theatre Variety Shows you could wish to attend!
Come and see how Burlesque and Cabaret should look!  Due to our excellent reputation and extremely high quality of events, The Velvet Burlesque are one of the largest & longest-running Burlesque & Cabaret Variety Theatre Shows/Productions in the U.K., and in 2017, The Velvet Burlesque will proudly present the 2nd Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza!
A FESTIVAL of fabulous Burlesque, Vaudeville, Cabaret, Circus, Magic, Sideshow & Variety acts, featuring multiple award-winning local, national, and international guest performers ... expect nothing less than excellent quality entertainment!  A dazzlingly different show every night!
Presented in The Library Theatre set in the heart of Sheffield`s Theatre district, we welcome everyone into an exciting, glamorous atmosphere for four nights of unique variety entertainment!
Event: Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza 2017 #SBCE2017
Please note that this is an 18+ show.
Info: for a list of performers as they are announced go to
Tickets (on the door): £25.00
Tickets (advance): £22.50 (+ booking fee), or Full Show Pass available
Advance Tickets only available from:

As part of the Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza we will also be hosting two workshops in the Central Library:

Burlesque and Cabaret Portraiture
Central Library, The Carpenter Room
Saturday 25th August, 11.30am – 12.30pm
National Award Winning Photographer Neil Kendall has had his work published in publications as diverse as The Guardian to Playboy Magazine and was called ‘ a genuine talent’ by Dita Von Teese.
In this hour-long lecture he uncovers tricks of the  trade. As well as guiding you through a shoot with a model, he looks at copyright, model releases, the business of photography and promotion through today's challenging Social Media outlets.  He then moves on to discuss the creative elements of a shoot, including posing your model, flattering light, accentuating features, and creating the perfect setting. A question and answer session will follow the talk.
Tickets: £10.00, available from:

A History of Burlesque: 100 Years of Undressing to Music
Central Library, The Carpenter Room
Saturday 25th August, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
In this hour-long lecture. Burlesque Hall of Fame Board Member and acclaimed Burlesque Historian Neil Kendall delves into the colourful and flamboyant history of Burlesque.  From the British Music Halls ‘Tableaux Vivant’, to the full blown glamour of the Minskys Stage in the 1940’s, through to the Go Go dancing clubs of the 1960’s, this eccentric and swift moving lecture uncovers the fascinating history of Burlesque by a man who has been friends to legendary starts of the Burlesque Stage such as Tempest Storm and Blaze Starr . Richly illustrated with images and exhibits from the pop-up Striptease museum which also appears at the festival, "100 years years of undressing to music" is eye-opening yet educational and thought provoking.
Tickets: £5.00, available from:

The Funky Beaver Show presents
Beaver Las Vegas!
Friday 1st - Saturday 2nd September, 7.15pm (Doors 6.30pm)
The Funky Beaver Show are proud to present their third major production BEAVER LAS VEGAS! 
Sheffield’s Biggest Homegrown Drag Show!
Box office will be onsite 1/9 from 3pm and 2/9 from 5:30pm
Tickets: £10.00 (£8.00 early bird), available from:
Tel: 0114 473 1261

The Chai for all Ensemble presents
Longing, Belonging & Balfour
Saturday 23rd September, 7.30pm
An evocative music and spoken word concert marking the centenary of the 1917 Balfour Declaration that led to the creation of the state of Israel, the Palestinians’ loss of their homeland, and unleashed one of the most bitter conflicts of modern times.
Captivating music; exquisite songs; vibrant storytelling; devastating stories.
Tickets: £10.00 (£8.00 concessions), available from:

Tudor Players presents
Goodnight Mister Tom
By Michelle Magorian
Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21st October, 7.15pm
Set during the dark and dangerous build-up during the 2nd world war.  Young William Beech is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with elderly recluse Tom Oakley.  A tale of two broken souls at very different ends of the age scale that celebrates the value of love and proves that friendship knows no barriers.
One of the most uplifting stories ever written is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood.  The play won the Olivier award for Best Entertainment and Family 2013.  ‘…tugs the heart strings … moments of enchanting comedy … splendidly faithful to the book … a big success.’
Tickets: £9.00 (£8.00 concessions), available from:
Tel: (0114) 285 3450

Post: The Ticket Secretary, Tudor Players, 10 Eastwood, Sheffield, S6 1TU (cheque payable to ‘Tudor Players’ with S.A.E.)

The Velvet Burlesque presents
Cabaret Gothique
Saturday 28th October, 8.00pm (Doors 7.00pm)
An EXTRAVAGANZA of fabulous Burlesque, Vaudeville, Cabaret, Circus, & Variety acts, featuring award-winning local, national, and international guest performers displaying tantalising
Burlesque and Cabaret routines, daring Circus stunts, Sideshow shenanigans, Boylesque, Drag, and a fair few surprises ... expect nothing less than excellent quality entertainment!
We are also showcasing troupe performances by members of the award-winning "Velvet Burlesque" show troupe and the voluptuously sensational "Yorkshire Puddings" dance classes!
Presented in a beautiful Theatre venue set in the heart of Sheffield`s Theatre district, let us welcome you into an exciting, glamorous atmosphere for a night of unique variety entertainment!
All guests welcome!  Please dress smartly or in Hallowe`en Fancy Dress - a chance to wear your finery, and flash your fancies!
Please note that this is an 18+ show.
Info: for a list of performers as they are announced go to
Tickets (on the door): £25.00
Tickets (advance): £22.50 (+ booking fee)
Advance Tickets only available from:

New Venture Players presents
The Final Test
By Chris Paling
Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th November, 7.30pm
This play which is new to Sheffield and the amateur scene is an hilarious comedy by the highly acclaimed novelist Chris Paling.
Peter and Ruth have a long and happy marriage - or so Peter thinks - he likes his cricket and she likes travel. Doesn't she? But all is not as it seems and Peter has not taken into consideration the dangerous lure of Bexhill-on-Sea.  
Tickets: £9.00 (£8.00 concessions on Wednesday only), available from:
Tel: (0114) 269 8836

Totally Frocked Up!
Saturday 18th November, 8.00pm
Starring Penny Change & Ruby L'Amour
With Special Guest Miss Cherry Stone
Come along and see what happens when two deluded divas and an ageing superstar combine their "Unique Talents" for an evening of pure Bewilderment.....
ADULTS ONLY (Not for the easily offended)
Please note the show will be recorded.
Tickets: £12.00 (£10.00 discounts available for groups of 10+), available from:
Tel: 07731430183

LDN Wrestling
Sunday 19th November, Doors 2.30pm, Bell 3.00pm
LDN Wrestling live events celebrating 13 years of Britain's top promoters are coming here with an explosive night of top action bringing a host of top American wrestling stars to the ring to face the very best of home grown talent and fans favourites in a two hour rip roaring entertainment for all the family to enjoy.  This show is the ideal place to celebrate a birthday and get the opportunity of VIP back stage passes to meet the stars at the end of the show.  If you've been before you know how good its gets if you haven't give it a try we guarantee that the kids will be talking about it for weeks afterwards.
Tickets: £15.00 (£12.00 concessions, £45.00 Family of 4), available from:
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Railways Remembered
British Railways & Nationalised Transport
Monday 20th November, 7.30pm
Film historian Rob Foxon introduces a special screening of rare archive films featuring the post-war British Railways, together with other aspects of nationalised transport including British Road Services and British Waterways. Remember the golden age of steam on British Railways, hang on for a high speed run from Sheffield Victoria to Manchester in just four minutes along the much missed Woodhead route, and much more! Total nostalgia on the silver screen - full steam ahead!!
- Event organised by the Sheffield Branch of the Peak Railway Association -
Tickets: £7.50, available from:
Tel: (0114) 268 0948
Post: Peak Rail Film Show, 105 High Storrs Road, Sheffield, S11 7LD

Sheffield Hallam University presents
Lost and Found Shakespeare (and Company)
Tuesday 21st November, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
A free Theatre performance.  Students from Sheffield Hallam University perform short scenes from Shakespeare and from his often-forgotten contemporaries.  For every play from Shakespeare's era that survives, there are five that are lost except for tiny fragments, and this show also offers the world premiere of some of those surviving fragments.
Tickets: FREE, to book in advance contact: