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.
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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