Central Library Theatre

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Central Library Theatre

Sharing the most theatre-y part of the city with the Crucible and the Lyceum, the Library Theatre comfortably holds its own. A traditional 260 seat ‘art deco’ theatre, it sits comfortably within the Central Library walls. The theatre probably holds the Sheffield title for the densest variety of acts, with the stage having exhibited stand-up comedy, magic shows, burlesque and even wrestling since its first drama performance in 1934.

The primary commitment of the Library Theatre however, is to support the local theatre, arts, music and film scenes. It provides a more affordable and accessible stage than its close neighbours, and this is certainly taken advantage of. Local schools and programmes fill the stage and the auditorium often, providing both performers and audiences with a genuine sense of community. Getting involved at the Library Theatre is easy, as they are always looking for help with external projects. As its part of the library, volunteers are supported as they should be, and encouraged to do as much as possible.