image for Sporting Event item typeBetfred World Championship 2018 at Crucible Theatre

Sporting Event, Sat 21 Apr - Mon 7 May 2018

Betfred World Championship 2018

Betfred World Championship 2018

Address

Crucible Theatre,
55 Norfolk Street,
Sheffield,
S1 1DA

Details

The World Championship, sponsored by Betfred until 2019, is snooker’s most important event, and one of the highlights of the sporting calendar. For 17 days each Spring, the very best on the planet go through a test of endurance, skill and mental toughness with an ultimate goal: to lift snooker’s most famous and coveted trophy. The tournament has been running since 1927 and is steeped in history, from the days of Joe Davis, through the 1980s when snooker became the biggest sport in Britain, to the modern era when greats such as Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stephen Hendry have graced the green baize. Since 1977, the tournament as been staged at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, renowned for its unique and intense atmosphere. The tournament is supported by Sheffield City Council and will stay in the city until at least 2027. Host broadcaster is BBC Sport and the event is watched by nearly 400 million people worldwide. It is sport at its finest. In 2017 the champion was Mark Selby, who beat John Higgins 18-15 in the final to win it for the third time.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 Apr - Mon 7 May 2018

Prices

£22.00 - £300.00

Directions

See location of Crucible Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 355872  Lat: 53.38047 Long: -1.46778

By road

From the M1 exit at junction 33 and take the A630/A57 Parkway signposted Sheffield City Centre. When Park Square roundabout is reached, take the fourth exit (Commercial Street) signposted Theatres/Galleries. Continue up the hill and bear left on to Arundel Gate. Q Park Charles Street is our associated car park, see website for more details.

Parking

Sheffield Theatres are now working partnership with Q Park at Charles Street to offer our audiences cheaper and safer parking.

Those wishing to travel to the theatre by car will benefit from discounted parking from Q-Park for both matinee and evening performances.

Discount vouchers are available from the box office and will also be sent out with tickets purchased in advance or at box office.

Public Transport

Train and Coach

Sheffield is well connected by train and coach. The Theatre is 5-10 minutes walk from the train station and the coach station nearby. Leave the train station, cross the road and walk straight up Howard Street, by Sheffield Hallam University (this area is currently undergoing major re-development). The Millennium Galleries are at the top of the hill. Walk up the obvious ramp to the right of the gallery entrance and continue along Surrey Street until Tudor Square and the theatres appear on your right.

Bus and Tram
The nearest bus stops are on Arundel Gate (50m) and High Street (300m). There are two Supertram Stops in close proximity to the Theatres; Castle Square and Cathedral (400 m).

Access

Drop Off Point
A drop off point for customers with access difficulties is available on Tudor square and allows direct access to both Crucible and Lyceum buildings. Entrance to the drop off point is via Surrey Street and is available from 1 ½ hours before the performance.

Parking
There are eight disabled parking spaces available on Surrey Street outside the library and a further two on Norfolk Street. These are unreserved and operate on a first come, first served basis. Alternatively, Orange/Blue badge holders can park on single yellow lines (or double yellow lines, providing they are not causing an obstruction). There are 2 levels of access spaces in the Q-Park car park on Charles Street.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Sheffield station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
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