Preview: English Heritage Open Days

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English Heritage Open Days

Sheffield City Hall will be opening up the Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall on Sunday between 11am and 4pm as part of this national celebration of our built environment.

Designed by acclaimed architect E Vincent Harris, Sheffield City Hall opened in 1932. The auditorium has an ornate stained glass ceiling and iconic features.

There will be an exhibition of forgotten City Hall memorabilia and local craft stalls on the stage.

The beautiful foyer is set to be transformed into a café, offering homemade afternoon teas, light snacks and drinks.

A day out for all the family in one of Sheffield’s most loved and iconic buildings with face painting and balloon crafting for children.

This year Sum Studios in Heeley will be taking part in the event. The former Anns Grove School is Sheffield’s largest grade II-listed board school and much of the architectural detail and original design can be seen. This is a joint event with the new Anns Grove School next door to show the contrast between old and new.

Sum Studios is open 11-4pm and Anns Grove School 11–3pm on Saturday.

Other venues open in the city range from Park Hill Flats to both city cathedrals. For more information, go to