Alive After 5 advent calendar – Sheffield Theatres

Wizard of Oz, Sheffield.
There's still time to see the Wizard of Oz at the Crucible. Picture by Johan Persson.

Welcome to Alive After 5’s advent calendar, the ultimate guide to grabbing Christmas by the baubles in Sheffield. Every day in December we will be bringing you gift inspiration, entertainment options and places to find festive food and drink, so you can enjoy Sheffield after 5pm during the Christmas period.

If you love Christmas in Sheffield, look out for a copy of This Is Sheffield at Christmas, which can be found at businesses, tourist spots, and transport points across Sheffield, including the Winter Garden.

23 December – Sheffield Theatres

We may only be a couple of days away from Christmas Day but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time to enjoy a festive show at Sheffield Theatres. Both the Crucible’s Wizard of Oz and the Lyceum’s pantomime Wizard of Oz will be showing between Christmas and New Year and into January.

Either head to the Crucible for a glorious technicolor production of the timeless classic, The Wizard of Oz. Skip along the yellow brick road and journey through munchkin land all the way to Oz, carried along by all your favourite tunes, including Over the Rainbow and We’re Off to See the Wizard.

Or head to the Lyceum, for Mother Goose starring Sheffield’s panto legend Damian Williams, Cbeebies’ Andy Day and Benidorm’s Jake Canuso. Expect audience participation, joke and songs a plenty in this traditional Christmas pantomime.

The Wizard of Oz will run at the Crucible theatre until 20 January and Mother Goose will be at the Lyceum until 7 January. Get tickets on the Sheffield Theatres website.