Events & Opportunities

Hiring the theatre & its facilities

The Merlin features an intimate 204 seat auditorium, several performance workshop rooms and the wonderful Freeman Hall – a superb acoustic space for music and presentations.

The Merlin Theatre and its impressive facilities are all available for booking throughout the year.

We will be offering attractively reduced rates for community, youth groups and diversity projects.

Go to our Connect page to enquire about hiring the Merlin and its facilities.

Click here for a map of the Merlin Theatre location.

Forthcoming events

We are planning a fundraising auction and concert in June.

Following our reopening in October, we will be promoting & presenting year-round programmes of:


  • Sheffield’s drama, dance and music groups own performances
  • Mixed ability children’s and youth theatre
  • Diverse and mixed ability arts from around the world
  • Conferences and festivals in key areas of arts wellbeing and ecology
  • International summer schools to sharing leading knowledge and skills

If you would like to be kept up to date with our programme of events, please join our mailing list.

Merlin Theatre by Ruskin Mill