The 1,100-seater theatre, which opened in 1897, has had its ups and downs over the years – it was nearly lost when, after a period serving as a bingo hall and a rock venue, it closed and fell into disrepair. Only a concerted campaign saved the Lyceum, which reopened in December 1990.
It had only closed since for refurbishments before the pandemic hit and entertainment venues had to close. To book tickets for Hairspray and to see what else is on, go to www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
5. Sad sight
An empty Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield when it had been closed for a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic
Photo: Chris Etchells
6. Britain's Got Talent!
Les Dennis and his then wife Amanda Holden in 1996, when they appeared in Aladdin at the Lyceum Theatre
7. HORTAW Councillor Peter Horton outside the Lyceum Theatre,Shefield
Councillor Peter Horton, who was a director of the theatre trust, outside the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield in 1999
Photo: Stuart Hastings
8. Goldilocks and friends
The chorus line of Goldilocks & The Three Bears in December 1962 at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre