Today is Mon, 11 December 2023
Set over six decades, the Standing at the Sky’s Edge musical follows three generations as they live at Park Hill estate. In 1960s Sheffield, Rose and Harry are excited to move to Park Hill, the embodiment of post-war social housing. In 1980s Sheffield, there’s Joy, a Liberian refugee who moves to the north of England. And in 2010s Sheffield, southerner Poppy flees up north to flee a broken relationship. While the highrise flats stretch up to the sky, any hope of reaching for the stars is quickly knocked back down to earth.
Standing at the Sky's Edge explores the history of modern Britain, told through the struggles and triumphs of families as they face the challenges of a rapidly changing society. With its vivid descriptions of Yorkshire life, the musical captures the essence of a working class community: it’s a heartfelt exploration of what we call home.
Assisted performances Wednesday 13th March, 2:30pm – Audio Described Tuesday 26th March, 7:30pm – Captioned Saturday 13th April, 7:30pm – Audio Described Thursday 23rd May, 7:30pm – BSL Saturday 22nd June, 2:30pm – BSL Saturday 13th July, 2:30pm - Captioned
Access description: No steps through double swing doors into the foyer. Box Office to the right with lowered counter. Escalator up from the main foyer to the mezzanine level and then a further 32 steps up to the Stalls, or 41 to the rear Stalls. 65 steps up to the Dress Circle (3 steep steps between rows). Venue is carpeted throughout and all staircases are highlighted with handrails on either side.
Sound Amplification: Infra-red system with 6 headsets and 2 neckloops. Headsets can be collected from the front desk. Deposit required. Occasional sign language interpreted performances – check with Box Office.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are not allowed into the auditorium, however staff are happy to dog-sit (maximum of 2 guide dogs per performance) in the management office.
Disabled Access: No steps to the Stalls area of the auditorium, via a lift (for disabled patrons only) inside the stage door on Parker Mews. Please ask a member of Front of House Staff to accompany you. There is a steep ramp over 2 steps to the lift entrance (58cm wide). From the lift there are 2 swing doors via the backstage area into the auditorium. There are 2 spaces for a wheelchair users at S1 and S2 in the Stalls, companions can sit next to you. Scooter users can access the main foyer, but have to transfer to the theatre's wheelchair to access the auditorium. A maximum of 1 scooter and 2 wheelchair transfer spaces available to aisle or rear stall seats. Wheelchairs will be stored in the Green Room, scooters in foyer.
Toilets: Toilets at foyer (level access), Stalls and Dress Circle level.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet en route from the lifts to the auditorium.