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Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 T: 0114 249 6000

Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

The Lyceum Theatre is a 1068-seat theatre in the City of Sheffield, England. Built in 1897 following a traditional proscenium arch design, the Lyceum is the only surviving theatre outside of London designed by the famous theatre architect W.G.R. Sprague and the last example of an Edwardian auditorium in Sheffield. The Statue on top of the Lyceum Theatre is Mercury, son of Zeus and Maia.

By the late fifties, the Lyceum were experiencing financial difficulties and by 1966 bingo callers were keeping the rumoured threat of demolition at bay. The theatre closed in 1969 and, despite being granted Grade II listed status in 1972, planning permission was sought for its demolition in 1975. The building was saved in part due to campaigning by the Hallamshire Historic Buildings Society.