These events in Sheffield have all been cancelled because of coronavirus

With the uncertainty of coronavirus continuing, all of these South Yorkshire events have been cancelled or postponed, and venues closed.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 2:24 pm
Every park run in the UK has been cancelled.

Park Run

Tom Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Park Run sent a statement this morning to everyone on its mailing list this morning which said: “In line with public health advice, we have taken the decision to close all parkrun events across the United Kingdom with immediate effect.

“Initially, this closure will be in place until the end of March, however this is largely to bring all parkrun countries into the same time frame and we very much expect closures to continue through April at least. Going forward we will update parkrunners regularly and aim to communicate important information as soon as is appropriate.”

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The Civic, which has been closed to the public with immediate effect. Picture Scott Merrylees

Step Out Sheffield

Sue Lee, Chair of Step Out Sheffield, sent out the following statement: “The volunteers who administrate Step Out Sheffield advised all their volunteers that, until there is a government announcement lifting the restrictions on social contact, our weekly Step Out Sheffield walks at ALL 28 venues will cease with immediate effect.

“If, in the meantime, you would like to get in touch with us please phone the Step Out Sheffield Helpline on 075 0563 9524.”

The Civic, Barnsley

The gallery and Kollective Coffee and Kitchen at the Site Gallery remain open, but events have been cancelled. Picture: Chris Etchells

The Civic, a creative arts hub in Barnsley city centre, has been closed to the public with immediate effect. A statement from them said: “To protect the health and wellbeing of our community – our staff, volunteers, visitors and you – we are postponing all upcoming events until further notice. We will continue to review the situation and developments regarding COVID-19

“Our Box Office team will contacting all customers with tickets booked with us for the current season. Please be patient with them; they will be especially busy at this time. Keep checking your emails and your phones.

“If you are attending a performance later in the year, our social media platforms will be the best channels for keeping updated with any changes.”

Site Gallery, Sheffield

Greenhill Library will stay open until Saturday, March 21.

Sheffield city centre art gallery Site Gallery has posponed upcoming events, but the gallery and cafe on the premise remains open.

A statement from the venue said: “To protect the health and wellbeing of our community – our staff, volunteers and visitors – we are postponing all upcoming events until further notice. The gallery and Kollective Coffee and Kitchen remain open, but this may change with short notice.

“Our digital channels remain open so you are kept up to date – please check our website for updates. Our team are mostly working remotely between 10am–6pm, Monday – Friday. For general enquiries please email [email protected]

Sheffield Photographic Society

John Gorman, Publicity Officer at the society, said: “Unfortunately due to the Government's latest virus advice issued yesterday, the society has decided to cancel all its activities from immediate effect.”

Greenhill Library, Sheffield

Greenhill Library, on Hemper Lane, will be closed public until further notice after this weekend, but they have assured users that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. The last day the library will be open is Saturday, March 21.

A ststament from the library read: “Reluctantly, but inevitably, we have decided to close Greenhill Library for the time being, until the danger from coronavirus has passed.

“We do not feel that it would be socially responsible to continue, from the point of view of both our patrons and our volunteers, many of whom fall into the ‘vulnerable’ over 70 category.

“Rest assured we'll be back as soon as possible. In the meantime, why don't you take the opportunity to get down to the library while you still can. Don't worry, we'll not be charging you fines while we're closed.”

Classic Bangers, Peace Gardens, Sheffield

The car show, which was due to take place on Saturday, April 4 in aid of Sheffield youth homelessness charity Roundabout has been cancelled.

The organisers said: “Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding coronavirus in the UK, it is with great regret that we have made the decision to cancel the Classic Bangers Volkswagen Car Show.

“This is not a decision we have come to lightly, however following Monday’s government advice it is our top priority to ensure the safety of all our attendees, car exhibitors, vendors and the general public.

“We are absolutely devastated that we will not be able to use this event to support our amazing charity Roundabout. If you still wish to support the fight against youth homelessness you can donate to Roundabout at”

Ramblers walks and other events

Walking group, Ramblers, have announced that all of their activities are suspended until at least the end of May.

A statement from the group said: “Ramblers GB is suspending the following activities from Wednesday, March 18 until at least May, 31 – subject to further developments: all group led walks, all Ramblers Walking for Health schemes, all activities by Ramblers volunteers including training, path maintenance working groups, coach trips and holidays, meetings, group and social events training for Ramblers and the Ramblers GB General Council conference due to be held in Bristol on April 4 to 5.

“The best way to contact us is to first check the website,, for information. If you still have questions, please get in touch via [email protected] and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.”

Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets Tour, Sheffield City Hall

The band Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets were due to perform in Sheffield on May 9, however, that performance has been postponed until October 14. Fans have been reassured that their original tickets would remain valid for the new date.

A statement, published on behalf of the band this morning read: “The safety and wellbeing of the fans, the crew and band members are of paramount importance to those involved in the Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets UK and European tour that was due to start on April 23.

“Under the advice of the government due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the unilateral decision by the theatres to close at these uncertain times, we have had to postpone the UK shows until October.

“All tickets remain valid. Customers are advised to retain their tickets and ticket confirmations at this time. Please monitor all of the Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets social media channels for all of the latest information.”


Yourth theatre GrowTheatre has postponed all of its family events until mid-May.

Page Liddle issued the this statement on behalf of the group today: “Following the Government guidance around COVID-19, we will be postponing all Growtheatre Family Events until mid May.

“We’re prioritising the health and wellbeing of our staff and community and will continue to review these measures daily.

“As our plans develop and new Government guidance is issued, we will be keeping all our customers, friends and supporters informed.

We have taken the decision to cancel our Family Event that would have been taking place Thursday, April 2.”