Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

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    The Crucible Theatre

    by suvanki Updated Jan 26, 2013

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    The Crucible has recently had a make-over, and a new entrance added.

    Built in 1971, On the site of the Adelphi Hotel (pic 5) which closed in 1969, The Crucible Theatre hosts many theatrical productions in its 3 sided auditorium.

    Many well known West End productions as well as more obscure plays, dance and music events are performed .

    Also known as the venue for the annual World Snooker Championships.
    The Crucible is a pleasant place to spend time even if not attending an event here.

    Restaurant, bar, cafe selling juices and soups etc, a gift shop and outside cafe for those all too rare hot sunny days!

    Spot the brass plaque by the glass door, that commemorates 3 major events in Sheffields sporting history, that happened on this site.

    1) 1854- The proposal was announced for the construction of a cricket ground at Bramall Lane. The first match played in April 1855 was the birth of Sheffield United Cricket Club.

    2) 1889 - Another proposal! - that a football club, to run along side the cricket club be formed - hence Sheffield United Football Club was formed- Hoorah! ;-)

    3) 1897 - It was decided that in order to keep the Wednesday Cricket club going over the winter season, another football club should be formed in the city--Booooo! (I'll leave you to guess that teams name) !

    UPDATE - Since the renovation of the Crucible, with the glass fronted entrance, this plaque has disappeared! Will try to find out where they are now -

    Mystery solved - the plaque is now inside - up two flights of stairs and next to the Adelphi Rooms it is on the wall near to a window that looks onto Tudor Square. (pic 4)

    The gift shop is no longer there, which is a shame as I liked a lot of the cards and gifts that they stocked.

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    The Crucible Theatre

    by deeper_blue Written May 6, 2003

    Every year snooker comes home to the Crucible Theatre. Along with the Lyceum and the Studio, these 3 theatres have a great atmosphere and attract a high following.

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