Spirit Of Adventure at Sheffield Cathedral

Spirit Of Adventure at Sheffield Cathedral



2 Sep '22 | 7:30pm


3 Sep '22 | 10:30pm

Spirit Of Adventure at Sheffield Cathedral: ShAFF x Sheffield Showcase, 2-3 September

Designed to be seen and heard in the unique surroundings of Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival brings the wild outdoors into the heart of the city with a unique curation of adventure films and stories celebrating the spirit of adventure often found in surprising people and places.

Taking place 2-3 September as part of the city-wide Sheffield Showcase event, ShAFF’s Spirit Of Adventure includes film screenings in amazing spaces, a specially-recorded caving-themed immersive audio-visual story and exhibition in the the crypt, and live storytelling from writer, comedian and presenter Niall Grimes. The Cathedral will open their bar, and local independent street food vendors will return to the courtyard outside.

Now in it’s 18th year, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival takes place 3-5 March 2023 at the Showroom Cinema Sheffield, screening the best new adventure films from around the world alongside free talks and activities to inspire the people of Sheffield to get outdoors and have their own adventures. ShAFF’s Spirit Of Adventure at the Cathedral is part of the city-wide Sheffield Showcase in which the city’s independent festivals show off their creativity and diversity for a whole weekend of unique events.

The film programme includes titles that have not been previously screened at ShAFF, incuding River and The Rescue, alongside the Best of ShAFF 2022, The Ario Dream, and a new Adventure Bites loop.

See the full programme here.

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What’s On

Friday 2 September

  • 19:30 River - Cathedral (main screen)
  • 19:30  - The Ario Dream (the Crypt)
  • Doors & bar open 18:45

Saturday 3 September

  • 14:00-18:00 Adventure Bites film loop (main screen), The Honour Of Being Human audio story and caving exhibit (Crypt), live storytelling from Niall Grimes (Chapel of the Holy Spirit).
  • 18:00-18:45 - Street food available outside the Cathedral
  • 19:30 Best of ShAFF 2022 - Cathedral (main screen)
  • 19:30 The Rescue (the Crypt)
  • Doors & bar open 18:45



£15 / £7.50 main screen, £10 / £5 crypt


Day Ticket 14.00-18.00: £6 / £4 / Free for Accompanied Under 18s

Evening: £15 / £7.50 main screen, £10 / £5 crypt

Combined Ticket (main screen & day ticket): £18