Relive history of Sheffield music hall with talk and guided tour

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Sheffield’s music hall history – including the appearance by legendary artists such as Harry Houdini – will be brought to life with a talk and tour this month.

Roy Rogers and Chris Reece, who led similar events at the city’s former theatres, will present the nostalgic talk at Shakespeare’s pub in the West Bar area, where they will tell the history of the famous music hall hub.

The discussion will culminate with a guided tour of West Bar before heading to Attercliffe, home of the Attercliffe Palace, Theatre Royal and Adelphi Cinema.

Artists’ strikes, celebrity guests and the reason why so many halls burned down will also be explored.

The event starts at Shakespeare’s, on Sunday October 19, at 12.30pm.

Tickets cost £14 with concessions at £12.