Roll up roll up for circus and cabaret in Neepsend factory

Victoria Works, Roland Street, Neepsend, Sheffield...Micky Bimble.
Victoria Works, Roland Street, Neepsend, Sheffield...Micky Bimble.
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...And the night before that Full Monty performance, there’s another unusual show in an unusual city space...

Victoria Works, in Rowland Street, might look like your average disused 19th century Neepsend steel factory on the outside. But roll up roll up – inside, as revealed in The Diary last year, it has been transformed into a pop-up circus and vaudeville venue.

Now, the first show will take place at the 150-capacity venue next Friday. The Wrongs Of Spring will be a variety performance including circus routines, cabaret, aerial stunts, promenade dance and music.

“We can’t wait to kick things off,” says Micky Bimble, a member of Sheffield Performance Arts Collective which has led the project. “After this we’ll be doing a monthly show.”

A monthly show, that is, until August.

Then this pop-up space – which is owned by Rinus Roofing Supplies – will be closed with plans for the building to be demolished for redevelopment.

“There might be scope for us to stay on a little longer but that’s up to the owners,” says Micky, of Page Hall. “But I like that temporary nature of it. This is a completely unique venue in a completely unique space, and I think that help makes it special.”

7.30pm-1am. Tickets £6 at wegottickets.com