Performance Venues at The University of Sheffield consists of three principal venues, the 1500 capacity Octagon Centre, the enormously flexible Drama Studio and the Grade II* listed grandeur of Firth Hall, run by a small team that provide event and space management expertise to the University, the Students Union and a wide range of external event organisers, producers and promoters.
The breadth of programme we initiate and support is quite extraordinary, covering a huge number of core University events, conferences and festivals through to theatre, dance, comedy, live music and cabaret. We’re particularity proud to be instrumental in the presentation of a number of key Sheffield Cultural Festivals such as the Enable Us Festival, Off The Shelf, DocFest, Tramlines, Sensoria and Festival of the Mind.
All of our spaces are available for hire and offer a variety of options for presentation that will cover all needs requirements. In addition to the venues, our Event Management and Technical & Production support are second to none, so we really are a one-stop shop solution. Full details can be found on our Hire Spaces pages.
We also promote and co-promote, so are interested to hear from you if you’re a promoter looking for a tour stop for live music, comedy and dance. We’re supporting small-scale theatre and performance, training, development and participation through the Enable Us Project, which gives us the opportunity to present shows in Sheffield that might not otherwise have had a home in the city, as well as providing creative development opportunities for our students and young people in the region.
If you think we can help, we’d love to hear from you.