Designing the Crucible Theatre – exclusive insight event

Monday, 23rd May 2022

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Crucible Theatre

£10.00 (including welcome refreshments from 5:30pm)

To help us celebrate 50 years of the Crucible we are going back to where it all began with a discussion with the theatres’ architect, Nick Thompson.

You are invited to join us at 6.00pm on Monday 23 May in the Crucible for this exclusive insight event.  Nick Thompson will discuss the design and building of the Crucible with Tedd George, son of the theatres’ founding artistic director, Colin George.  They will explore the original plans for the theatre, why it was decided to adopt a revolutionary thrust stage, and how this creative vision was transformed into an architectural design and an engineering reality.

Their discussion will lead the audience through the design process; from the original sketches of the thrust stage right through to the brilliant engineering solutions devised, highlighting the amazing work of individuals and teams involved in creating this unique building.

Nick and Tedd will also share little-known facts about the Crucible; including why the backstage area is located under the stage, how Agammemnon’s tomb at Mycenae influenced the enormous doors to the auditorium and what secrets lie hidden under the buildings’ structure.

There will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask your questions and share your knowledge, views and experiences of the Crucible.

The discussion will start at 6.00pm but attendees are are invited to join us for welcome refreshments from 5.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be booked online using the link below.  By purchasing a ticket to this event you will be helping Sheffield Theatres to keep being bold and brilliant in everything we do for the next 50 years and beyond!

Crucible Theatre
55 Norfolk Street
S1 1DA