The Venue | Stocksbridge

Welcome to the Venue

Welcome to The Venue | Stocksbridge

The Venue is a thriving Community & Performing Arts hub in Stocksbridge Sheffield  offering the people of the town and  surrounding area  a wide range of performing arts, entertainment , rooms for hire, conference facilities and community event spaces . It  also offers a range of community education, training opportunities and  and an ICT training programme

The Venue  aims to become a creative and social focus for all sectors of the community,  enhance cultural provision and make a valuable contribution to  developing a successful, sustainable community and stimulating the  local economy. 

The Venue Bar is open for events from 7pm it is also open Friday & Saturday from 8.30pm on non event nights 

Reception is open 

Mon- Fri 9.00am - 8.30 pm with the exception of Wednesday when opening times are normally 9 -5 pm 

An answer machine is available outside these times and call backs will be made on the next working day 

Forthcoming Events

Sat 10th March
Stagefright Comedy Club presents Gary Delaney
Stagefright Comedy Club presents Gary Delaney From Live at The Apollo, Mock The Week, Celebrity Mastermind, Plus the award winning Pete Selwood, David Smith & Billy Lowther - MC Anthony J Brown 
Tickets £10 each available Cash at The Venue or via
Sat 17th March
Indoor Car boot

Sat March 17th
Indoor Car boot
Indoor car boot Saturday March 17th 2018   - get rid of the clutter make a few pounds... £10 per stall table provided - all stalls must be booked and paid for in
advance on 0114 2838692 - buyers from 8.15 am FREE car parking and cafe facilities serving hot & cold refreshments

Sat 24th March
Valley music Festival


Saturday March 24th

All Day 12 Noon �" 5.00pm at The Venue, Stocksbridge and Fox Valley Bandstand.

Evening Concert. Saturday Night Live at the Venue 7.00pm


Plans are well under way for Stocksbridge and district’s biggest musical event for years.

Hundreds of musicians will take part in the Valley Music Festival �" an all-day event �" on Saturday March 24th.  It is a joint presentation by Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir and Inyerface Arts.

Local music groups, including schools, will perform throughout the day at the Venue and at the Fox Valley bandstand culminating in an evening concert at the Venue with music to suit all tastes and ages.

Proceeds from the ground-breaking event, which it is hoped will happen every year, will to community groups and towards the establishment of The Valley Festival Fund to help develop young local musicians.

People attending the daytime events will be asked for a donation and admission to the evening concert will by ticket. 

Community musician, soprano and teacher Hilary Osborn, who leads Inyerface Arts, said: “We are bowled over by the response from community groups, local schools and solo and ensemble performers.  This is a huge event by the community for the community.”

Taking part will be six local choirs, two youth choirs, three local schools, performing arts groups, local bands and many young soloists. The Inyerface Band, led by Joe Shaw, will be accompany young pop and rock singers and will also be playing at the evening concert.

Hilary, who lives in Deepcar, added: “There is a huge amount of talent in the valley and this event will celebrate the fact.”

Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir secretary Rob Firth said:  “Never before have so many musicians from the district performed at one event. It is very exciting.  It’s particularly heart-warming to bring so many young and older musicians together.”

Among those taking part in the evening concert are: Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir, Deepcar Brass Band, , Waldershelf  Singers, Red House, Steel Valley Beacon Arts, No Identity and The Inyerface Band. The evening will end with the massed voices raising the roof by singing the Rita MacNeil classic Working Man accompanied by the bands.

Concert tickets at £10, £5 for 16s and under, free for accompanied under 14s:  Box Office 07939 256 269, Online Or from Stocksbridge Keys, 524 Manchester Road.

Thu 19th April
Frack Free Penistone & Stocksbridge present The Bentley Effect
FREE tickets available on

Local resident and 'our hero' Carol Gibson (Chapeltown/Marsh Lane, Eckington). Carol will be sharing her personal experience of how she moved out of the frying pan of Chapeltown next to Ecclesfield where there are licences already in place for a company to process the waste water from local fracking sites. And into the fire, 13 miles from Chapeltown to the quiet village of Marsh Lane, Eckington, North East Derbyshire - where a chemical company has obtained ‘Petroleum Exploration & Development Licences' and applied for planning permission to erect a drilling rig up to 60m tall and drill around 2,400m down into the ground to investigate the suitability of the rock for fracking �" the extraction of gas after injecting water and chemicals at high pressure within 500m of Carol's home. 

Come and hear Carol's personal experiences of 'living with the threat of Fracking', and how this now applies to us all, whether you're pro or against fracking. Watch how a close community from 'The Bentley Valley' in Australia, united and prevented the fracking companies from fracking their valley. 

Event Run Times:

6.45pm Venue & Bar opens 

7.00pm Room/seating available

7.20pm Film Introduction/Speaker: Carol Gibson (10mins)

7.30pm Film Start (duration 85mins)

8.45pm Discussion/Questions & Answers - Hosted by Dave Hansell & Amanda Cheetham (FFP&S)

9.30-9.45pm Last orders from the Bar 

10.00pm Event End

'The Bentley Effect' - Synopsis: When the coal shale gas industry staked a claim on the Northern Rivers shire of Australia, alarm bells rang out. A critical mass of people from all walks of life �" activists, farmers, landowners, mums, dads, scientists �" organised themselves to rally against the unconventional gas invasion. Despite the enormous public opposition, the gas industry and the State Government were determined to see their gas plan through. A series of dramatic blockades ensued, before the final battle lines were drawn in the peaceful farming valley of Bentley. Thousands of people flocked to the site to stare down the threat of 850 riot police, ordered in to break up the protest.

Filmed over five years, The Bentley Effect documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia gasfield-free. This timely story of a community’s heroic stand shows how strategic direct action and peaceful protest from a committed community can overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness. It celebrates the non-violent ‘Eureka Stockade’ of our time and chronicles one of the fastest growing social movements we have ever witnessed. 

85 mins 

Producer | Director: Brendan Shoebridge 


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