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?
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.
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.