We're in talks with organisations across the city to find a new Sheffield venue ahead of the end of our tenancy on 10th January 2022.

Theatre Deli
received notice on our current site on Eyre St, which we have called home since October 2017.

Ahead of the end of our tenancy on Friday 10th January, our team is in the process of searching for a new venue. 

Theatre Deli’s meanwhile-use leases often have short break periods, but this notice was unexpected, following the site’s purchase earlier this year and the issuing of a new lease to the charity in September 2021. The site has since been purchased by new owners, who have generously granted Theatre Deli an extension from the original eviction date of Friday 3rd December to Friday 10th January, saving the theatre’s December programme. (link)

In our thirteen-year history, Theatre Deli has occupied eleven venues that would have otherwise stood empty in city centres. We exist to support artists to make art in unexpected spaces, using innovative partnerships with landlords and developers as outlined in a white paper issued earlier this year. (link) Theatre Deli first moved to Sheffield in 2014 when we took up residence in the old Woolworths on the Moor. The Eyre St venue has been the home of Migration Matters Festival, the largest Refugee Week festival in the UK, and is an affordable and accessible home to artists, performance companies and charities year-round.

In June 2021, Theatre Deli announced our new Sheffield-based Co-Artistic Directors Nathan Geering and Ryan Harston. Sharing the role, the company’s first Black leadership team has already made a resounding impact in programming across Sheffield and London, including joining Sheffield’s Culture Consortium, hosting Nyara Art’s Passing the Baton and producing the Good to Go Festival and the sell-out Hip Hop Horror Show.

Theatre Deli continues to operate our London venue, where we have been partnered with British Land at their Broadgate campus since 2017.

“This sudden turn of events is heartbreaking as we have made meaningful connections with communities who don't usually feel represented in theatre. The reason marginalised communities don't trust institutions is because they parachute in and then leave. It is myself and Ryan's mission to keep investing in these communities and take them with us wherever we go as they are an integral part of our Theatre Deli journey. Our team is working tirelessly to show both our artists and our communities that we love and value them dearly.” 

Nathan Geering, Co-Artistic Director, Theatre Deli

We will announce the launch of our next Sheffield venue in the coming weeks.

Artists and audiences in Sheffield and beyond can join share their memories of Eyre Street and join Theatre Deli on the next leg of our journey via our social media channels @theatredelishef.

We're inviting artists and communities to join us to say farewell to their Eyre Street venue in a party at 8pm on Sunday 12th December. Book your ticket here. (link)