Theatre is for everyone, including you

Suitable for:11 to 16

Your theatre challenge

On your own or with the people in your home, come up with an idea for a play. This could be an original or a production of an existing play.

If your play is an original idea, write an outline of your story and a sample scene. If it’s an existing play, like one of Shakespeare’s for example, write an outline explaining what makes your version different.

Or if writing’s not your thing, why not design a poster and a programme for your play and share your artwork with friends.

Want to do more?

You could try filming a scene from your play. Or film a trailer for your play that makes people want to see it.

Whatever you choose to do, share it using #sheffieldtheatre and wait for the applause!


Crucible Theatre at night
Crucible Theatre at night

Online content

Third Angel have a list of work you can watch online.

Whitworks Adventures in Theatre have created a set of online resources to help inspire story writing. 

Our Favourite Places have shared a round-up online of Sheffield-based theatre here

You can also watch theatre shows free online through the National Theatre and a whole range of free online theatre shows can be found on WhatsOnStage

Take a look

Sheffield People’s Theatre is a theatre company for anyone over the age of 12. They stage at least one production every year at either the Crucible, Lyceum or the Studio. If you’d like to get involved, on stage or behind the scenes, check out their website. Sheffield Theatres also do school visits, summer schools and offer learning resources. There are lots of other places in Sheffield too where you can have fun by joining a youth theatre or a theatre group – find out more in our Partners section.

Many independent theatres and theatre companies in Sheffield also show work for families and young people, and some do work with schools. If you’d like to see more theatre in your school, tell your teacher to sign up for our newsletter and look out for opportunities.

Sheffield’s Showroom and Curzon cinemas screen live performances from the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. See their websites for details of upcoming shows. 

Culture champions Our Favourite Places have created a guide all about theatres in Sheffield and people in the city making theatrical work, you can read it here. They also list and review shows – check out their site to find out what’s on in theatreland.