Take a look behind the scenes of this empty Sheffield theatre

Sold-out shows are familiar at Sheffield’s Lyceum theatre but have you ever wondered what it looks like behind the scenes with no audiences in attendance?

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 9:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 9:34 am
The Crucible and the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield

The ornate Lyceum theatre opened in 1897 and now serves as a venue for some of the best west End productions and locally produced shows – with over 1000 seats, it usually attracts large audiences from the city and right across the country.

The theatre was forced to close last March due to the Covid-19 pandemic and has been desperately trying to survive through numerous lockdowns and stringent restrictions that have stopped audiences from returning.

Under the Prime Minister’s roadmap plan to end lockdown in England, it was confirmed that theatres would be allowed to reopen under step three, set to take place on May 17, if certain conditions are met.

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A stunning view of the beautifully designed theatre from the stage.

Until then, here’s a behind the scenes look at an empty Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield which has been closed for a year due to Covid.

Inside the sound booth that is used during performances.
A behind the scenes look at the stage inside the empty Lyceum Theatre.
Looking down onto the stage.
People can buy box seat tickets at the theatre.
The rehearsing room for actors to practice performances.
Rigging back stage that supports stage scenery.
The Bernhardt dressing room inside the Lyceum.
The Box office where tickets for shows are usually purchased.
One of three bars inside the theatre.
Equipment at the side of the stage.
The Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield has 1,068 seats.
A spectacular view from the balcony.
Follow Spot equipment at the back of the theatre.
An empty Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield which has been closed for a year due to Covid.