The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield holds both theatrical performances and The World Snooker Championship. It was built in 1971 replacing the Playhouse Repertory Theatre and has gone from strength to strength since then. In 2001 the Crucible Theatre was awarded the Barclays ‘Theatre of the Year’ award, and it isn’t difficult to see why. One of the most exciting aspects of the theatre is that no one in the audience is more than 22 metres from the stage, giving an intimate and personal performance that keeps people coming back time and time again. Alongside The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Theatres also owns the Lyceum Theatre and The Studio Theatre As a sports venue, it is also very popular, so much so that during the theatre’s refurbishments between 2007 and 2009 it was only open for the 2008 and 2009 World Championships. If you are making a trip to see a performance or, if snooker is more your thing, The World Championships, then why not go for a meal as well? There are plenty of restaurants near Crucible Theatre to choose from. Piccolino is located in the Millennium Square, and blends traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine. Other restaurants close to Crucible Theatre include Platillos for a taste of the Mediterranean and Sashuki, a Japanese and sushi restaurant. If neither of these options are what you fancy then we have listed all restaurants within a 15 mile radius so you can have a look through, check out the pictures and menus and book with us for free. It is the perfect opportunity to make an evening of your theatre visit, either before or after the performance, and we’re here to make things as simple as possible so you can pick a restaurant nearby Crucible Theatre that has the cuisine and atmosphere you’re looking for.