Crucible Theatre (Sheffield)

The Crucible Theatre, venue for the World Snooker Championship

The Crucible Theatre is predominantly a venue for theatrical performances but for 17 days each year, hosts the most prestigious event in World Snooker – the World Snooker Championship.

The venue was first opened in 1971, hosting the World Snooker Championship for the first time in 1977 where it has been held annually ever since.

Opened: 1971

Capacity: 980

Address: 55 Norfolk St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 1DA

Tickets at Crucible Theatre

World Snooker Championship Tickets

Tickets information will be published on the Crucible Snooker website here and are available to purchase through See Tickets here.

Location & Travel to Crucible Theatre

The Crucible Theatre is located in the city centre of Sheffield.


The closest international airport is Doncaster Sheffield Airport, approximately 18 miles from the city centre. The airport mainly serves holiday destinations across the Mediterranean and cities across Eastern Europe.

The X6 is a direct, regular service from Sheffield Interchange to the Airport, with a journey time of approximately 65 minutes. Alternatively, catch the 57a or 57c bus to Doncaster Interchange, walk a few minutes to Doncaster Station and catch a train Sheffield Train Station.

Alternatively, East Midlands Airport is within an hour’s drive whilst there are direct trains to Manchester Airport every hour.

Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

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The Sheffield Interchange is the main bus station in the city, located within the city centre and being less than a 5 minute walk from the Crucible Theatre via Norfolk Street.

National Express has links to many destinations from Sheffield, you can search and book your tickets here.

Alternatively, Megabus offers cheap travel to Sheffield and offers over 10 routes from Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth and Southampton. You can search and book your tickets here.


If driving to Sheffield, the Crucible’s car park partners at Q-Park Charles Street offers one hour free car parking. Alternatively, you could consider Park and Ride using the city’s Tram system with the closest tram stops being at Castle Square and Cathedral (400 metres away). Further information is available here.


Sheffield Train Station is located less than a 10 minute walk from the Crucible Theatre along Pond Street. The station is the busiest in South Yorkshire and has services going across the country, including to: Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool Lime Street, London St Pancras, Manchester Piccadilly, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading and Southampton.

Thinking of catching a train to Sheffield? Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.

Hotels near Crucible Theatre

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Sheffield by clicking here.


Further Information & Events

Crucible Snooker Official Website

World Snooker Official Website

Last Updated on April 1, 2023 by Sports Tourist

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