Date Opened: 1971 Confidence Level
Located in the city centre of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Opened in 1971 under the artistic direction of Colin George, the Crucible Theatre replaced the small though well regarded Sheffield Playhouse on Townhead Street, home of the Sheffield Repertory Company. The theatre today seats 980 and features a thrust stage whereby the audience sits on 3 sides but no member is more than 22 yards (20 metres) from the performers. Consequently, spectators have an intimate relationship with the activity on stage. The Crucible is a producing theatre, meaning shows are designed and rehearsed in-house. It was refurbished between 2007 and late 2009 and officially reopened 18 February 2010. As well as theatrical performances, it hosts the most prestigious event in professional snooker, the World Championship.
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03-Aug-2016 to 13-Aug-2016
17-May-2012 to 09-Jun-2012
23-Apr-2002 to 27-Apr-2002
11-Oct-2006 to 11-Nov-2006
06-Nov-2006 to 06-Nov-2006
Performed by The West Family Repertory Company. During the second half of the evening, Samuel West interviewed Prunella and Timothy, his parents, about their combined experience of more than 100 years in the entertainment business. The production was recorded by the BBC and broadcast on BBC Radio Sheffield’s Rony Robinson programme at 13:00, 9 November 2006. The event was part of the BBC Radio Sheffield RaW campaign.
Referred to as 'Crucible Studio Theatre' in publicity.
03-Nov-2006 to 03-Nov-2006
A rehearsed reading by David Bradley and Samuel West. Timothy West was originally scheduled to read with Bradley.
12-Feb-2002 to 02-Mar-2002