Ten things to do today

10 things to do
10 things to do
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1. Princess and the Pea

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield, final show today

Last chance to catch this fantastical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea. Mike Kenny and the inventive tutti frutti team create a funny, original, beautiful retelling of this familiar tale. Not for the faint hearted… fake Princesses… or those who have trouble sleeping at night! Suitable for ages 3+. 
Tel: 0114 249 6000.

2. World’s Indoor Motorcycle Trial

Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Saturday, January 3, 7pm

For the 20th consecutive year the best riders in the World will be descending on Sheffield, to take on the largest and most challenging obstacles around. With drama and suspense from start to finish coupled with amazing displays of skill and breath-taking balance – this event can only be truly appreciated first hand. The stage is set for a two wheel extravaganza with four adrenalin-packed hours of the best Trials riding action you’re ever likely to see, plus special guest riders and half time entertainment. Tickets from £24.75.
Tel: 0114 256 5656.

3. Peter Pan

Sheffield City Hall, running until Sunday January 4

This year’s City Hall pantomime sees Manor Operatic Society present the classic story of Peter Pan. Join Peter and the Lost Boys for their adventures in Neverland as they battle Captain Hook and his trusty side-kick Smee. Visit the Mermaid’s Lagoon, Tiger Lily’s Indian Encampment and fly over the streets of London, not forgetting to listen out for the ‘tick-tock’ of Hooks nemesis - the crocodile! Of course, there will be all the usual slapstick from Manor Operatic Society including the famous dough scene, the rousing sing-song and of course, the best children’s game in town, Musical Buckets, this pantomime is one not to be missed!

Show times vary per day. Tickets from £5.50.
Tel: 0114 2 789 789

4. Dick Whittington

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, running until Sunday January 4

Last chance to see Samantha Womack , CBBC’s Andy Day and Sheffield’s favourite Dame, Damian Williams in Dick Whittington. fun-filled extravaganza promises to be Sheffield’s biggest and most spectacular pantomime ever. Show times vary by day. Tickets £10-£24. Tel: 0114 249 6000

5. Anything Goes

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, running until Saturday January 17,

Sheffield Theatres present their annual Christmas musical as Daniel Evans directs Cole Porter’s uplifting masterpiece of song, dance and romance. This show has had rave reviews and features sensational songs. Tickets start from £17, show times vary by day.
Tel: 0114 249 6000

6. Picturing Sheffield

Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

This new exhibition journeys through Sheffield past and present to examine the relationship between views of the city and the identity of the people who have lived and died here. Picturing Sheffield includes work by key artists from the 1700s to the present day. Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.
Tel: 0114 278 2600

7. Rent

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield, Tuesday January 6- Saturday January 10, 7.30pm

For their 25th Anniversary, Splinters amateur theatre and performing arts group present in the Crucible Studio. Rent is the Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize winning rock opera based loosely on Puccini’s La Bohéme. The show follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City’s East Village, under the shadow of aids. Tickets £15. Tel: 0114 249 6000

8. Moscow City Ballet present Swan Lake

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Tuesday January 6- Saturday January 10

Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best – winning new invitations to perform internationally. Swan Lake is the signature piece of their entire repertoire. The orchestra, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performance wins repeatedly rave reviews. Tchaikovsky’s ‘big story ballets’ are the essence of Russian culture – composed, choreographed and premiered in Russia. Seeing performances by the Moscow City dancers never fails to add that magical ingredient of Russian soul. Tickets from £18.
Tel: 0114 249 6000

9. Scrooge, The Panto

Library Theatre, Sheffield, Wednesday January 7- Saturday January 10

Embers Theatre Company proudly presents its second pantomime -” Scrooge, The Panto” at Sheffield’s Library Theatre. Come along and enjoy a traditional panto with lots of fun, jokes, singing and dancing as Scrooge meets his past and faces up to the future. Featuring Noodle Performance Arts dancers and a children’s choir. £8 adults, £6 children under 14, 
 Tel: 0844 870 0887

10. The Great Outdoors- Paintings by Stanley Royale

Graves Gallery, Sheffield, running until 30 May

Stanley Royle was one of the most popular Sheffield painters of the 20th century. This major retrospective exhibition, the first in almost 30 years, will showcase Sheffield’s magnificent collection of his paintings, the largest in the country. This exhibition will include works from throughout his career including iconic paintings such as Morning on the Derbyshire Moors, Sheffield from Crookes, and his last ever painting Mevagissey, Cornwall (1960). Free entry. Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm (Wednesdays 1pm–6pm).
Tel: 0114 278 2600