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.…

Our Constitution

Constitution of Friends of the Old Town Hall, Sheffield 1) Name   The Friends of the Old Town Hall                                             2) Aim The aim of the Group shall be to *promote and investigate potential new uses…

19th century Timeline

Not a comprehensive list but a snapshot of the many stories the Old Town Hall was involved in.  1808 Town Hall built by Charles Watson 1812 Luddite Riots Lady Ludd 1817 Combination act imprisonment for Trade Union Activities 1820 Yorkshire Rebellion John Blackwell arrested & tried for riotous behaviour 1832 Cholera  Town Hall becomes  control…