The Abbeydale Picture House

The Abbeydale Picture House A historic Grade II listed building, a former cinema of the early 20th century, and presently the only one of its era left in Sheffield. Managed by CADS - a Sheffield Arts Charity, keen to re-energise this glorious building!
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Official page for The Abbeydale Picture House, managed by CADS South Yorkshire. A multi-functional community arts venue with studios and events spaces available for hire. www.theabbeydalepicturehouse.com

Our good friends at Open House Pictures who made our crowdfunding video last year are doing a great offer for any busine...
01/05/2020
Video Marketing Relief Scheme

Our good friends at Open House Pictures who made our crowdfunding video last year are doing a great offer for any businesses that need help with video work and editing during the lockdown. Take a look below!

Help support our video production company by buying our DISCOUNTED editing services!

Love from the Abbeydale Picture House - keep safe, look after one another.All events are now cancelled until further not...
20/03/2020

Love from the Abbeydale Picture House - keep safe, look after one another.

All events are now cancelled until further notice.

Back soon for brighter days ❤️

Festival of Debate
19/03/2020
Festival of Debate

Festival of Debate

We have spent the last six months planning and programming the Festival of Debate 2020, working with over 70 partners to confirm 130 events to take place from 14 April to 31 May in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster. To our knowledge, it would have been the biggest festival of non-partisan politics and civic engagement in the UK.

It is with great regret that we have concluded that none of these events can go ahead safely due to the coronavirus outbreak and we need to postpone the 2020 Festival of Debate programme. This is not a cancellation - at this time more than ever we need to discuss how we can come together to make change.

Instead, over the coming weeks we will be exploring how we can deliver a revised programme of online events that respond to our change in circumstances. Stay tuned for more information from us about what form this will take on our website or our social media channels.

We are hopeful that the original 2020 festival programme will be held at a later date this year so for the time being please hold onto your tickets while we rearrange dates and venues. This may take some time, so please email [email protected] if you would like to request a refund. Please direct all refund requests directly to our ticket agent, Tickets For Good, and email them from the email address you registered with alongside your name, date and title of event.

Due to a high volume of refund requests at this time it could take them 2-4 weeks to process all requests. If an event cannot be rescheduled, we will email all ticket holders in due course and offer them a full refund or the opportunity to donate the cost of a ticket to support the work of our organisation.

We realise that many will be experiencing financial hardship over the coming period, but this is a huge blow for our organisation and our staff. If you are able and would like to support Opus, you can do so by joining our ‘Friends of Opus’ membership scheme here: http://weareopus.org/projects/friends/.

In the middle of an international crisis, we cannot be satisfied with waiting for this to blow over. Conversation, discussion and debate are more crucial than ever.

UBI Lab Sheffield, born out of the 2016 Festival of Debate programme and a project incubated by Opus, are campaigning for an emergency Universal Basic Income for all. Join us at https://www.ubilabsheffield.org/ or write to your MP.

16/03/2020
Help Relaunch The Historic Abbeydale Picture House

With the ongoing escalation of the Coronavirus situation, we're entering into very uncertain times for all small businesses, charities, and grass roots venues.

At the Abbeydale Picture House, we have already seen significant event cancellations, as well as reduced attendance to events, and although Public Health England advises we are safe to open our doors and continue with additional precautions in place, the financial impact is already taking its toll.

If you are looking for some way to make a difference to lessen the impact on the local economy and help support a Sheffield independent, please consider a donation to the Abbeydale Picture House; not just for its ongoing restorations, but to ensure this much loved building will prevail and be able to continue hosting events for years to come.

Help us carry out vital works that will enable The Abbeydale Picture House to become a fully licensed community arts venue

Important update from Andro & Eve:
15/03/2020

Important update from Andro & Eve:

It is with deep sadness and heartbreak that we announce the cancellation of The Kingdom Come #6 which was due to take place on next Saturday at The Abbeydale Picture House. This event, which would have been our 21st event, is the first event we have cancelled in our 4-year history. We do this in response to the escalation of the coronavirus and its impact on our wider community.

As a queer-led social enterprise, which means we put people before profit, and care of the most vulnerable and marginalised at our heart, we felt we must take action on this matter. By cancelling this event we can potentially reduce the amount of people contracting coronavirus, limit the impact of the coronavirus on our already strained NHS, and reduce the impact on public health workers.

As a small organisation with a staff team of one person alongside our team of volunteers, we cannot in good conscience put the health of our team, our artists, or wider community at risk. The board of Andro & Eve have consulted with our team and with our contacts in the arts and business community. This collective decision is not one we have taken lightly, or without much heartache.

Much of that pain comes from the fact that we know what the Andro & Eve events mean to our community, as well as to our artists. We send our love and solidarity to those already affected by coronavirus.

Everyone who bought a ticket is of course entitled to a refund, but if you can afford to, we’d ask you to consider your ticket a donation to help support our vision to bring queer arts and culture to South Yorkshire. Cancelling this event puts our financial security as an organisation at risk.

We rely on our big events such as The Kingdom Come to financially support the running of the organisation the rest of the year. Also, we are well aware of the pressures on freelancers at this time, and this will help us ensure that we can reimburse our artists and crew for fees they will lose, and in recognition for all the hard work they have already put into this event.

If anyone would like to support us at this extremely challenging time, you can by heading to Tickets For Good and buying a ticket for The Kingdom Come, before the 21st March. You can also add a contribution to our Pay it Forward Ticket fund there too. Your donation will be used to ensure we come back stronger and better than ever at a later date.

https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/1774-andro-and-eve-presents-the-kingdom-come-6

All those who have bought a ticket for The Kingdom Come #6 will receive a discount on tickets for our next event; we will send a discount code to the email you used to book with, on announcement of the next event. We very much appreciate the support and trust you have placed in us. Details on refunds will also be sent to the email used to book with on Tickets for Good.

We wish to thank our partner venues, The Abbeydale Picture House and Theatre Deli Sheffield for their support and guidance in this difficult time. Independent venues and businesses in Sheffield will be at real risk of closure as we move through this health crisis. If you can also donate money towards Theatre Deli Sheffield or Abbeydale Picture House, you can do so via these links.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/abbeydalepicturehouse

https://www.gofundme.com/f/theatredelisheffieldheatingfund

Finally, over the coming days we will be sharing resources to support our community. If you have any questions or have seen any useful links or resources, we are happy to promote.

For now, Queercare have some excellent resources available including a Google Form if you are in need of extra support at this time.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvXT8F7Ha2uijlwrUnTTIiRDHc_Ew38m-RVyzbOiRiQe7eYQ/viewform

With love and solidarity
Team Andro & Eve

13/03/2020

All events are currently scheduled to continue as planned here at the Abbeydale Picture House, as advised by Public Health England, excluding the Pedlar's Corner Flea Market on 5th April which has sadly been cancelled at the discretion of the organisers independently.

All other Abbeydale Picture House events are planned to continue including this weekend's fantastic Reel Steel Cult Weekender, unless we are advised otherwise. We are following all government advice and will update with any amendments or changes to our scheduling of events should the need arise.

Indie Beer Feast
09/03/2020

Indie Beer Feast

A huge thank-you to EVERYONE who attended our little beer fest. To all the breweries, drinks pop-ups, food traders, musicians, everyone who hosted tastings, the beer judges, our volunteers and The Abbeydale Picture House 💚It’s been one beautiful beery weekend, you’ve done us proud Sheffield🍺

📸Beeson On Beer

09/03/2020
Tickets For Good

This weekend! Reel Steel is back!
Thanks for the vid Tickets For Good!

This weekend!
Reel Steel film weekender brings cinema classics back to the big screen in the beautiful surroundings of The Abbeydale Picture House, featuring cult movie favourites and 35mm screenings. Details below!
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Friday 13 March 2020
Friday The 13th (1980) & The Evil Dead (1981) double-bill screening ☛ https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/1791-friday-the-13th-1980-the-evil-dead-1981-double-bill-screening-reel-steel

Saturday 14 March 2020
Kiki's Delivery Service 35mm film screening ☛ https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/1793-kiki-s-delivery-service-35mm-film-screening-reel-steel

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976) & Robocop (1987) double-bill screening ☛ https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/1792-assault-on-precinct-13-1976-robocop-1987-double-bill-screening-reel-steel

Sunday, 15 Mar 2020
Howl's Moving Castle 35mm film screening ☛ https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/1794-howl-s-moving-castle-35mm-film-screening-reel-steel

Tom J Newell
08/03/2020

Tom J Newell

Happy International Women’s Day.

Here are the three gig posters that I’ve drawn for the ‘We Were Born Queens’ trilogy of shows coming soon from Euporie Live Events to The Abbeydale Picture House, featuring Tawiah, Aadae, and Fehdah.

Indie Beer Feast
07/03/2020

Indie Beer Feast

Thanks for all the beering in our first session 🙏 We are now open for session two. 🍺 We are sold out on the door. #forinfo #cheers #indiebeerfeast

02/03/2020
The Howlers

We're available to hire for music video shoots - check out the video for The Howlers - La Dolce Vita shot here in the auditorium last year!

To book a video or photoshoot in the picture palace, get in touch on [email protected], or by calling 0114 348 9421

https://www.facebook.com/thehowlersuk/videos/321178912164254/

People of the Badlands our Debut Single 'La Dolce Vita' is OUT NOW
Available to stream and download on all Digital platforms here: https://smarturl.it/thehowlers

Pre order the 7" heavy weight vinyl & Limited edition 'Orange' Cassette via Rough Trade Records & Brutalist Records

ⓒ These Bloody Thieves Records
Video directed by ⓒ Sam Crowston
Produced & Engineered by Austen Kilburn

Now Then
02/03/2020
Now Then

Now Then

Euporie Live Events is bringing the incredibly talented Tawiah to The Abbeydale Picture House on Friday 27 March for a neo-soul night to remember with support from Sheffield's own DJ Gracie T.

The event will also feature an extra special opportunity to hear Tawiah talk about her music, creative influences & how her heritage influences her.

Tickets on sale now: https://buff.ly/3b66gA6.

Thanks Migration Matters Festival for the run down on Euporie Live Eventsupcoming shows!
26/02/2020

Thanks Migration Matters Festival for the run down on Euporie Live Eventsupcoming shows!

Some exciting things emerging at one of our favourite venues in the Abbeydale Picture House as new project 'We Were Born Queens' by Euporie Live Events will see three incredible artists take to the stage this Spring.

Friday 27th March - Tawiah with DJ Gracie T - neo-soul aTawiah Tawiah featuring neo-soul inspired DJ set - The event will also feature an extra special opportunity to hear Tawiah talk about her music, creative influences & how her heritage influences her.

Thursday 16th April - Aadae Supported By DJ MYNA - Afrobeat artist supported by DJ, MYNA. Her music crosses several continents to deliver something laced with colour, life, and energy.

Friday 22nd May - Fehdah supported by DJ KOM KOM -
Future-afro soul vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, on the frontline of an emerging Irish hiphop and electronic music scene and supported by DJ Kom Kom, long time Migration Matters collaborator.

Ticket Booking info on the event links.

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Studio Available at the Picture House! This 1st floor studio with built in standing desk and great natural light has com...
24/02/2020

Studio Available at the Picture House! This 1st floor studio with built in standing desk and great natural light has come available over at the Abbeydale Picture House. Studios in this historic building very rarely come available (there are only 3 of them!) So snap it up while you still can! Priced at £275 PCM all inclusive this studio retains all of the character of the iconic picture house and is a decent size for various creative activity. For more information or to book in a viewing please drop us an email on [email protected]

17/02/2020
Humanist - English Ghosts (feat. John Robb)

We're available to hire for music video shoots - get in touch on [email protected] for more information.
Shot here at the Abbeydale Picture House last year, here's the official video for Humanist - English Ghosts, featuring The Membranes John Robb.

They're off on tour, so make sure to catch them downstairs at Picture House Social in March.

English Ghosts (feat. John Robb) is out now. Listen / Download: https://humanist.lnk.to/englishghostsID Follow Humanist: https://www.facebook.com/humanistoff...

Throwback to Reel Steel showing Princess Mononoke here at their Cult Weekender '19 🐺Get your Studio Ghibli big screen fi...
16/02/2020

Throwback to Reel Steel showing Princess Mononoke here at their Cult Weekender '19 🐺

Get your Studio Ghibli big screen fix at the 2020 installment of the festival, Fri 13th - Sun 15th March, when we'll be screening Howl's Moving Castle and Kiki's Delivery Service on 35mm 📽️

Tickets now available 👉
https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events?q=reel+steel

12/02/2020
The Village Screen

The Bridesmaids screening is Tomorrow!!

Featuring live music, tonnes of the best food stalls, winter warmer drinks and a little bit of magic

Only 4 days to go until we celebrate GALENTINE’S DAY at The Abbeydale Picture House! We can’t bloody wait! 🙌

The Village Screen are back next Thursday for their galentines special screening of Bridesmaids! Tickets on sale now
05/02/2020

The Village Screen are back next Thursday for their galentines special screening of Bridesmaids! Tickets on sale now

We cannot wait to be back at The Abbeydale Picture House to celebrate GALENTINE'S DAY with our pals! 💜💜💜

05/02/2020
Arrow Video

Today marks the original release date of Robocop in UK cinemas!
See this classic on 35mm film at the Abbeydale Picture House as part of the Reel Steel Cult Weekender 2020.

Part man. Part machine. All cop. On this day in 1988, the future of law enforcement, ROBOCOP 👮 made his debut in 🇬🇧 cinemas! Were you there to witness history?

The monthly Sheffield Antiques Quarter Flea Market sets back up for 2020 this Sunday 2nd February!50+ Stalls, Bessie's C...
30/01/2020

The monthly Sheffield Antiques Quarter Flea Market sets back up for 2020 this Sunday 2nd February!

50+ Stalls, Bessie's Cafe and Bistro, and NEW to 2020 - Live Music, Open Mic & Spoken Word on the Sanctuary Stage - in aid of City of Sanctuary Sheffield supporting refugees in Sheffield.

At The Abbeydale Picture House, entry £1, kids free, dogs welcome. For stalls, please book via www.sheffieldantiquesquarter.co.uk

Full event details here -
https://www.facebook.com/events/175636513524622/

29/01/2020
Sheffield Makes: Tickets for Good - Ticket Bank

Tickets For Good, whose offices are here at APH, do great work in making events accessible for people who experience barriers to attending.

Watch this about how they helped some young people to attend Tramlines 2019.

Video by Open House Pictures and Welcome to Sheffield.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R522lJjIKs

Sheffield makes culture accessible for all... Tickets for Good uses ticket sales to create donation programmes within the events industry for charities and s...

The Reel Steel Cult Weekender is back, 13th - 15th March 2020. Two Studio Ghibli classics, a horror classics double bill...
24/01/2020

The Reel Steel Cult Weekender is back, 13th - 15th March 2020. Two Studio Ghibli classics, a horror classics double bill and a 'law & order' double bill - something for everyone!

Friday:
Friday The 13th (1980) - 40th Anniversary / The Evil Dead (1981) - double bill

Saturday:
Kiki's Delivery Service (Studio Ghibli) – presented in 35mm
Assault On Precinct 13 (1976) / RoboCop (1987) - presented in 35mm - double bill

Sunday:
Howl's Moving Castle (Studio Ghibli) – presented in 35mm

Weekend passes available here, including a tour of the projection booth 📽️
https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/1795-reel-steel-cult-weekender-2020-film-festival

Single film passes:
https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events?q=reel+steel

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The Abbeydale Picture House first opened in 1920 and features a unique blend of Art Deco and Arts & Crafts architecture, now recognised as of national interest, and protected by its Grade II Listed status. It began life at the advent of the “talkies”, when hundreds of local families would make the short walk from the surrounding streets at 2pm on a Saturday to pay homage to star-studded movies from the golden age of Hollywood. Unfortunately, by the 1970s, the Cinema trade had shifted forever into purpose-built, city centre multiplexes and the Abbeydale Picture House fell out of favour. Following a few incongruous decades in use as a furniture showroom and a snooker hall, the 1990’s and 2000’s saw the building sat mostly empty and underused, falling ever further into disrepair, home only to the local pigeon population.

We, CADS South Yorkshire, are a grassroots Sheffield-based registered charity who are well used to operating on a shoe-string budget. For 10 years, CADS South Yorkshire has worked tirelessly taking on derelict buildings and against all the odds, bringing them back into use again – as studios for artists, bands and all manner of creative businesses, all the while bringing employment, activity, and cultural vibrancy into places that were devastated by post-industrial decline. A locally based registered charity, we have a track record of breathing new life into buildings in disrepair.

To date we have successfully managed 23 buildings, mostly on temporary leases, and currently manage 5 other sites in Sheffield which house studio spaces, music venues, exhibition spaces and more. We have the contacts, experience and relationships with relevant arts, culture and heritage funders. We have the right community-oriented structures and mindsets to be able to balance social, cultural, and commercial priorities.

The Abbeydale Picture House’s landlord Phil contacted us after hearing our track record with other difficult buildings around the city when he was looking for someone who could successfully manage the Abbeydale Picture House. He began negotiating with us in 2016, and by 2017 we had signed a 25 Year Lease on the building, with a clear and commonly agreed mission:

“To, through the renovation of the Abbeydale Picture House, create a nationally recognised venue for culture and the arts, which also reflects, supports and enriches the cultural diversity of the local community.”

Over the last 2 years, we have gradually brought the Abbeydale Picture House to the centre of our operations; channelling revenue from studio hire generated in our other buildings towards the renovations and improvement of Abbeydale Picture House. Whilst this arrangement has been successful so far, we feel it is time to get the building to a stage where it can stand on its own two feet financially and flourish as a community-led arts venue Sheffield can be proud of.

Since taking on the building we have managed to host more events and activities than have taken place in the previous 20 years, with a more diverse range of artistic media than has ever been seen in the building.

With help from our recent Crowdfunding campaign (you can still donate here), we are currently working on necessary remedial and improvement works to be granted a premise licence. With the addition of a premises license we can continue to develop our work in the building as an arts venue all whilst making further improvements to the building itself. In 2020, this beautiful building will celebrate its 100th birthday, and we want to ensure that the building can continue to function for the next 100 years.

Thanks for reading!

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If you can get hold of this, I’d love to see it on the big screen again... https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107103/ Ridiculously brain-out funny and vaguely appropriate for the reopening of a small independent theatre.
Thought you might like to see a sketch-painting I created, working on-site, sitting across the road.
Hi, looks like an incredible venue, I hope it keeps it's character and function. Best wishes from Brum.
Simon Day is not included in your upcoming events list. Is this show still on?
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Hi folks, Just wondering - where can I buy tickets for Battleship Potemkin, preferably in town? Or are they online only now? I did get Ben-Hur tickets from City Hall in May but they're not selling them for this. Cheers, John
Thought all you silent film fans maight be interested in this:
On Saturday 23rd September 12-2pm we have the pleasure of welcoming the Legend and ‘People’s Champion’ Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White (MBE) to our newly refurbished showroom in Worksop for a complimentary meet and greet event. We would be delighted if you and your members would care to join us? Complimentary tickets for the event are available here: http://ow.ly/L4rr30feZ9h Please can you communicate this event to your customers and we look forward to seeing you!
I wonder if someone can help me I'm trying to contact Philip Robins to no avail if anyone knows him. Many thanks
What Price Sheffield's Heritage? 11am – 12.30pm Saturday 17th June FREE ENTRY donations welcome Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JD. Chair: Anya Sutton, Director, Thread Architects Speakers: Paul Bedwell, Trustee at Sheffield Civic Trust and Civic Voice Rob Murfin, newly appointed Chief Planning Officer at Sheffield City Council