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37 shows and over 66,000 customers in the first month of opening as Live Entertainment returns to the Utilita Arena Sheffield & Sheffield City Hall

The Arena, along with its sister venue Sheffield City Hall got off to a flying start as the venues re-opened in September with the big name shows and audiences making a safe return as entertainment finally returned to the city’s venues.

It was announced in August that the historic entertainment sites would re-open and with 37 shows watched by over 66,000 customers across the two venues fans are once again enjoying the wide variety of live entertainment the venues have to offer.

With a recent recruitment drive hiring hundreds of new staff, Sheffield City Hall and the Arena have been able to move to the next phase of a return to normality now that organized indoor events and mass gatherings have been able to reopen and return.

September highlights included sell-out shows from hometown bands Heaven 17, Bring Me the Horizon and the Heavily Pregnant Brothers, local ice hockey team Sheffield Steelers and Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club as well as Gerry Cinnamon, Paloma Faith & A Question of Sport Live. There are many thrilling upcoming concerts, musical shows and comedy stars announcing shows daily as customers make a welcome return of live entertainment to the city.

Dom Stokes, Head of Live Events and Venues and Sheffield City Trust said:

“It has been hard work for everyone involved with significant challenges. However, thanks to the herculean efforts of our team and the continued cooperation of all the customers visiting both sites, the Sheffield City Trust have been able to enter a whole new phase and make a return to doing what we do best, providing entertainment to thousands of people!

“Everyone understands both venues contribute a huge amount to the cities culture and economic development and will continue to be the backdrop to many special and memorable nights.

“Customers are rightly cautious but are keen to return to our venues and we are making every effort to keep everyone safe and are delighted to report shows are running smoothly and have seen an incredible uptake. Following a successful opening month October will see nearly 100,000 customers expected across 40 events confirming the appetite for live entertainment and events is greater than ever.”