“Underappreciated and overlooked” by Kathryn Webb

Underappreciated and overlooked? Examining the significance of the Old Town Hall’s history, and its role in facilitating Sheffield’s expansion throughout the nineteenth century Introduction by Valerie Bayliss: This is the title of a research project carried out for the Friends by Kathryn Webb, a master’s degree student in the history department at Sheffield University. Kathryn…

Message from Our Chair

The Friends of the Old Town Hall welcome the appointment of local agent Fernie and Greaves who are marketing the Old Town Hall on behalf of the owners. Local agents will have a better idea than a London agent of the possibilities for regeneration in Sheffield, and they are saying useful things about the need…

Press Release September 2015

Sheffield’s Old Town Hall and Courthouse, controversially put up for sale by its London-based owners only two weeks ago as a ’residential development opportunity’, has been taken off the market. The move comes only days after the agents told Radio Sheffield that ‘several enquiries’ had been received. But by yesterday evening (10 September) all trace…

Sheffield Shakespeare Club 1818-1829

Sheffield Shakespeare Club The Lyceum and ” the Theatre” otherwise known as the Royal The first purpose-built playhouse, the Theatre, opened in 1777. A self-selected group of Sheffielders (mostly men, but some women) financed the construction of the building, and there were originally 34 subscribers. Located virtually the same spatial position as the present-day Crucible.…