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Fri, 24 Mar


Sheffield City Centre

Sounds Queer

SOUNDS QUEER IS BACK BABY and it’s our 4th birthday so we’re throwing a relaunch to remember with a big ol’ queer dance party to send us off into the weekend full of joy and love, covered in sweat and glitter!

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Sounds Queer
Sounds Queer

Time & Location

24 Mar 2023, 19:00 – 25 Mar 2023, 00:00

Sheffield City Centre, 12 Fitzalan Sq, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2AZ, UK

About the Event

SOUNDS QUEER IS BACK BABY and it’s our 4th birthday so we’re throwing a relaunch to remember with a big ol’ queer dance party to send us off into the weekend full of joy and love, covered in sweat and glitter!  We're dedicated to sharing and showcasing queer talent and perspectives; our shows champion queer creativity with an exciting range of acts from across Sheffield and Yorkshire. Music, comedy, drag, poetry, dancing, singing, storytelling, burlesque, visual arts; the possibilities are endless and our stage is ready. 

 Drop us an email or comment in the discussion of our Facebook event to be on the open mic, or for those risk takers among you sign up on the night!  



Tickets for this event are FREE to book and all we ask is that on the night – if you can – you contribute a pay as you feel (PAYF) donation, however big or small it may be. We pay our features and venue for their time, artistry, and hard work but as we’re a very small team and currently receive no funding, this party is a little bit of a fundraiser to get things going again for the community we love to platform and entertain.

Featured artists to be announced soon...  

“Sheffield has always been a city where the DIY vibe has thrived – a city where passionate people get together and make great things happen – and Tommi, Talya and Sounds Queer are undoubtedly at the vanguard of a new and exciting DIY era.” –– Now Then Magazine 

 Sounds Queer is co-produced by Tommi Bryson (Happy Meal 2023, A Princess Could Work 2019) and Talya Stitcher (UK New Artists 2021-22, Ilkley Literature Festival Slam Champion 2019).  

If you would like to be featured at a future Sounds Queer event, please email us at with a bit about you and what you’d like to do. 

SAFE SPACE POLICY: We wish to do everything we can to make Sounds Queer first and foremost a safe space. We operate a zero tolerance policy on all forms of prejudiced behaviour both on and off the stage. This includes, but is not limited to, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism, and body shaming.  If you or anyone you know experiences any kind of behaviour at our events that makes you feel uncomfortable, please know you are welcome to talk to the Co-Producers in confidence, and we will do what we can to help. 

 Please obtain consent before photographing or filming any of our performers for safety reasons.  We will have a lovely photographer on the night capturing the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to the Co-Producers so that we can ensure any images of you are deleted. You can always get in touch with us after the event too, by emailing  

 CONTENT WARNINGS: We ask that all our performers (both features and open mic) use an appropriate content warning at the start of their set if any material contains potentially upsetting or triggering content. If you are unsure if your work requires a content warning, please speak to our Co-Producers before going onstage.   

ACCESSIBILITY: This event is appropriate for ages 18+ only. There will be an interval during the event.  DINA has step-free access via use of a short ramp. The venue is located on Fitzalan Square, 0.2 miles from the Sheffield Pond Street Interchange, so is on quite a few bus routes. The closest tram stop is either Castle Square or Commercial Street, both of which are 0.1 miles away. A taxi should easily be able to stop at the curb outside the front, which is a few meters from the entrance.  There is a disabled access toilet at the back of the venue, past the bar. The bathroom next to the disabled access toilet is also gender neutral.  There will be no use of any flashing lights/strobe, or smoke/haze. There will be a projector with a slideshow running alongside the performances on a different wall area. There may be fairy lights in use decorating the stage. If loud noises are likely to cause sensory overload, please let us know and we will do our best to enable a quieter space.  

Please note, DINA has a licensed bar which will be open during our event, which serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as snacks.  If you have any queries, adjustments, or anything else that will help make the night more accessible for you, then please email us to discuss at

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