See behind the scenes at the Crucible Theatre as Sheffield prepares for World Snooker Championship

Final preparations are being made at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield as the city gets ready for the World Snooker Championship.

By Sam Cooper
Thursday, 18 April, 2019, 16:07
Preperations are well underway at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield ready for the start of the Snooker World Championships. Picture: Chris Etchells

Go behind the scenes at the ‘home of snooker’ as the countdown continues.

The TV studio in the Winter Garden. Picture: Chris Etchells
One of two commentary boxes at the Crucible. Picture: Chris Etchells.
One of the players' dressing rooms. Picture: Chris Etchells
A moisture-absorbing cloth is laid over the table. Picture: Chris Etchells
World Snooker branding is in place throughout the city centre. Picture: Chris Etchells

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Tudor Square is transformed. Picture: Chris Etchells
The players' entrance. Picture: Chris Etchells
Setting one of the table ups. Picture: Chris Etchells
Media from across the world will be based in Sheffield for the tournament. Picture: Chris Etchells
Fans can watch history be made on a huge screen in Tudor Square. Picture: Chris Etchells