This terrific trio give South Yorkshires capital city a green heart. The Winter Garden is a haven of architectural splendour, boasting the largest temperate glasshouse in any European city centre; The Peace Gardens sit around an award-winning public square with spectacular fountains and water features; and the Botanical Gardens offer a prestigious collection of trees and shrubs in stunning glass pavilions dating back to 1836.
The Crucible & Lyceum
The 980-seat Crucible auditorium, built in 1971, is the main producing venue in the Sheffield Theatres complex. The main performance area is a thrust stage, enabling the audience to watch the action on three sides from no more than 22 metres away.
The Lyceum is considerably older, having originally opened in 1897, and is a traditional proscenium arch theatre with 1,068 seats. It closed in 1968 and endured spells as a rock venue and bingo hall before undergoing a 12 million renovation and reopening as a touring venue in 1991.
Sheffield Arena & Sheffield City Hall
The massive 34 million Sheffield Arena was built to host the World Student Games and opened by the Queen in 1991. Since then, it has hosted numerous concerts, ice shows, theatre productions, sporting events, exhibitions and conferences.
Its home to the Steelers ice hockey team, who play around 30 games a season under its substantial roof, and International Super-cross races, which involves 100 truckloads of soil being dumped on the ice floor to create a six-lane dirt track.
Since its gala opening in 1932, Sheffields landmark City Hall has played host to most of the famous names of the 20th century and continues in the 21st as an exciting, elegant entertainment and arts venue. It currently hosts more than 600 events a year and is the proud home of the Sheffield International Concert Season.