Catch cutting edge work at Theatre Deli ahead of the summer’s Fringe festivals.

Running from Wednesday 26th- Saturday 29th July, Theatre Deli presents seven new performances as part of Sheffield Fringe Previews. The eclectic programme features artists from Sheffield and beyond, spanning genres including comedy, horror and dance ahead of fringe festivals in Edinburgh, Buxton, Camden and elsewhere. Take advantage of double bill tickets for just £15! 

Are you looking for a wild and sexy time? Fringe First Award Winner 2022 Max Percy and Friends open Sheffield Fringe Previews with Baklâ (Wednesday 26th July): a daring physical-theatre show about how intergenerational trauma takes shape in the modern Filipino.

Experience two different takes on armageddon, including chilling apocalyptic folk-rock musical Layla from Leeds Conservatoire graduates Inside Out of the Box Theatre (Wednesday 26th July) and The Hunger by Sheffield-based Black Bright Theatre (Saturday 29th July), a sell-out production about morality and motherhood at the end of the world.

Is Any Body Home? (Friday 28th July) follows Canadian-born, Hong Kong-raised artist Wency Lam in a dance theatre performance that leaves you in confusion and speculation, as unsettling as the migration journey. Meanwhile, a hilarious, insightful and ultimately devastating day leaves a young Turkish woman questioning her place in society in Ayse Balkos’ Canine Teeth (Thursday 27th July).

Two images of Ayse Balkos on stage: one crouching in front of a projection, holding a mic, the other screaming with red lip stick and eye make up smudged.

"A powerful expression of managing the expectations of being a woman and cultural expectations" Canine Teeth by Ayse Balkos on Thursday 27th July.

If you’re feeling brave, join Act284 for the Sheffield premiere of haunting tale The Enfield Poltergeist (Friday 28th July), following their debut ghost story The White Dress, which sold out performances at The Lantern and Bishop’s House last year.

Yorkshire company ​​Proper Chuffed Productions wrap up the programme with Top of the Worlda story of trappings of fear, cheap wine and the importance of a home cooked meal (Saturday 29th July). 

Sheffield Fringe Previews is the second programme of work to be announced by the theatre’s new creative team: Executive Producer Daljinder Singh and Producer Miranda Debenham, following their summer programme, running from April - July. Theatre Deli reopened on Arley Street in March 2023, after leaving its previous venue in January 2022. 

“The artists we have selected for the Fringe Previews Season showcase the best of up and coming talent from around the country, as well as closer to home. We're delighted to have such a range of shows available, and to bring Sheffield the quality programming this city deserves.”

Miranda Debenham, Producer for Theatre Deli Sheffield

“The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has often been seen as a platform for new and exciting talent, innovative performances and the creative community coming together. Theatre Deli Sheffield is pleased to give over our space to talented theatremakers to share their pieces en route to the Scottish Capital and elsewhere.“

Daljnder Singh, Executive Producer for Theatre Deli Sheffield

Sheffield Fringe Previews will run from 26th - 29th July 2023 at Theatre Deli, Cuthbert House, Arley Street, S2 4QP. Tickets are £10 per performance or £15 for a double bill. Tickets can be booked at