Whether you're planning a weekend jaunt or a week-long business trip to Sheffield this April, get ready for some beautiful spring weather and a variety of entertainment options. April is one of the most beautiful and vibrant months in Sheffield so you'll have plenty to choose from whatever your interests happen to be. Take a look at some of the top choices for events happening in the Steel City this April:
1. World Snooker Championship 2017, 15 April - 1 May 2017
Each year since 1977, the most prestigious event in snooker has been held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Just like previous years, Sheffield will attract snooker players and fans from all over the world during this two-week-long competition. However, even if you aren't the biggest snooker fan, spending an afternoon watching one of these sessions is a unique experience that you won't want to miss out on.
2. Jane Eyre at the Lyceum Theatre, 18-22 April 2017
After a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre, producers have opted to bring Jane Eyre to Sheffield audiences for 5 days in April. This classic story is directed by Sally Cookson and it offers a high-spirited account of a woman struggling to overcome societal obstacles in 19th century England. If you're a fan of Charlotte Bronte or you're simply interested in spending an evening watching a captivating live production, Jane Eyre is an excellent choice.
3. Homage2Fromage, 19 April 2017
Homage2Fromage is a monthly cheese club that originally started in Leeds and has since expanded to several other cities including Sheffield. This month in Sheffield, the focus will be on Italian cheeses, some of the most popular types of cheese in the world. If you'd like to learn more about mozzarella, gorgonzola and parmigiano in a friendly and informal environment, book your ticket for the Tamper Cafe in advance!
4. Plusnet Yorkshire Half-Marathon-Sheffield, 9 April 2017
Running season is just around the corner! Runners from around the world look forward to the springtime because of the beautiful running weather and the range of marathons they can pick from to test their running abilities. The Yorkshire Half-Marathon's beautiful scenic route attracts runners from all over Europe and the world each year. If you're a runner, make sure you register for this event -- you will be raising money for a good cause!
5. Picasso Linocuts in Barnsley, until 29 April 2017
Since January, Yorkshire audiences have had the opportunity to view Picasso Linocuts at the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley. Located about 30 minutes from Sheffield, Barnsley is a small town in South Yorkshire with a strong industrial heritage. If you're interested in learning a bit more about Sheffield's surroundings, but also viewing an exhibition that is on tour for the first time outside the British Museum, make sure you plan a trip to Barnsley.
If you are planning a visit to Sheffield this April and you're looking for central accommodation that makes you feel right at home, Homely Apartments offers a selection of beautiful apartments for a range of different purposes. Whether you are travelling to Sheffield on business or you're visiting the city with your family, we'd be happy to find you the best possible option for your stay.