Sheffield’s home of alternative theatre promises a season of reflection, intrigue and joy.  

With a line up celebrating local talent, don’t miss A Good Night Aht (16 September),a heartfelt play inspired by performer Phil Green’s experiences growing up in and moving away from a Yorkshire pit village, guaranteed to ‘fill your heart with joy’. Inside No. 9 fans need to see Sheepish Productionsgripping Yorkshire noir The Last Motel (8-9 September). Sheffield-based Avital Raz explores infertility, faith and what it means to bear the weight of inherited generational trauma in Unnatural Cycles – A Ghost Story (18 November).

Four young, Black Somali girls are posing in front of a colourful mural, which has been drawn over with youthful, exuberant graffiti.

Winner of the Untapped Award 2023, catch Dugsi Dayz by Side eYe Productions on 5th November. 

Experience the best fringe theatre from across the country! Award-winning Dugsi Dayz (5 November), a Somail take on The Breakfast Club from Side eYe Productions will have you in stitches, while Ingenious Fools show kids what it is like to have different disabilities in fun, interactive game show The Blue Badge Bunch (7 October).Unravel the mystery of a strange boy who claimed he had been locked in a cell for seventeen years in Animikii Theatre’s timeless performance The Kaspar Hauser Experiment (20-21 September). Join Yorkshire artist Alys Williams to dance in the kitchen even in the darkest times in The Light House (13 - 14 October), a defiant and hopeful love letter to life. 

Looking for a great night out? Follow Will Jackson as the mate of honour planning the perfect wedding in “gleeful, glittery one-man rom-com” Confetti (22-23 September). For a date night with a difference, try Lying Together (29 September) by Sheffield duo SexLiesandImprov, a black comedy about sex and deception inspired by the audience’s confessions. Identities (19 - 21 October) blends hilarity and heart-wrenching reality in a play about boobs - the good, bad and the silly from Close to Home Productions. Award-winning Canadian poet Rose Condo returns to make you a sandwich and feed your creativity in the heartwarming How to Starve an Artist (23 November).

The back of a person in a black and red striped top and black hat entering a Halloween ball with orange and black decorations, and people dancing and wearing masks

Dance the night away at our magical and malevolent Halloween Masquerade Ceilidh (31st October).

Trick or treat… Halloween (31 October) includes something to scare all ages, from Spooky Stories for 2-5 year olds to a screening of Nosferatu (1922) with live musical accompaniment. Bring your own blankets and  immerse yourself in the original audio broadcast of the War of the Worlds. Finish the evening in style, as Powerhouse Band lead the darkly decadent Halloween Masquerade Ceilidh - Sheffield’s best Halloween party!

In November, The Social Model…& More Festival (8-11 November), will explore new perspectives on disability and the relationship between disabled people and the world around them. The full festival line up will be announced in September 2023, when tickets go on sale. Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements across in the season including Theatre Deli’s Festive Extravaganza

Autumn sees the return of the popular Baby Comedy Club hosted by Sheffield comedy legend Daniel Inniss, along with movie favourites in the monthly Dementia Friendly Cinema and interactive game Blood on the Clocktower.

This season, Theatre Deli continues to offer hundreds of hours of free support for artists, producers and anyone with an interest in making their own work in the form of monthly Producer Meet Ups, Open Stage Night, Deli Drop Ins and Free Space Fridays

Theatre Deli opened on Arley Street venue in March 2023, after closing their Eyre Street venue in January 2022. The venue includes a cafe and bar open Monday - Friday from 10am - 6pm. 

Miranda Debenham, Producer for Theatre Deli Sheffield:

"This is the first full Autumn Season at Theatre Deli in our new venue, and we have such a variety of joyful and interesting shows to share with the people of Sheffield. I am delighted to be able to showcase talented artists from around the country, as well as highlighting the best that Sheffield and South Yorkshire has to offer."

Daljinder Singh, Executive Producer for Theatre Deli Sheffield:

“We are looking forward to bringing our exciting Autumn season to our audiences. In what will be a dynamic, energetic and entertaining season, we can’t wait for everyone to experience unique and compelling stories in our new Deli home on Arley Street“