Castle House

Angel Street, Sheffield, S3 8LN - please use the entrance on Angel Street. Find further information on the venue location on the Maps page.

The events at Castle House are fully accessible via the entrance on Angel Street (opposite the Premier Inn). Please note that unfortunately there isn't an accessible toilet at Castle House.

We are keen to tell the stories of Castlegate’s history and future plans through imaginative art installations, exhibitions, performances and stalls. Join us in this iconic Grade ll listed building to find out more.

Event Date & time Description

Studio COCOA

Saturday 20th June 10am-5pm and Sunday 21st June 11am-4pm COCOA logoYorkshire Artspace’s Artist in Residence in Castlegate, Paul Evans, has established Castlegate Open Community of Artists - COCOA. We invite you to join us for two days of exciting creative activities in our artist’s studio at Castle House. Help us create art for our large-scale projection onto Exchange Place, or enter a drawing into the prestigious COCOA ART PRIZE! Activities are suitable for all ages and all levels of ability. Also look out for COCOA POP-UP activities around Castlegate during the festival weekend.

COCOA Talks: Joe Scarborough in Conversation

Saturday 20th June 11am-12noon Joe Scarborough will discuss his work and the role of ‘painter within the city’ with Castlegate Open Community Of Artists (COCOA) lead artist Paul Evans. Learn more about this popular local artist who has exhibited work from Sheffield and Rotherham to San Francisco and Chicago!

COCOA Events: Pro-Celebrity Paint off

Sunday 21st June 11am-1pm and 2-4pm Statue of Vulcan on the side of Castle HouseCOCOA artists Professor Vulcan and Stuart Faulkner will take on all challengers in this exciting battle of colour, form and texture. Taking the urban landscapes of Castlegate as inspiration, watch the colours fly in a breathtaking display of brush strokes and competitive mark making!

COCOA Street Signs & The Castlegate Chair

Saturday 20th June 10am-5pm and Sunday 21st June 11am-4pm around Castlegate and at Castle House Working in collaboration with local schools and Sheffield Design Week, COCOA have developed three unique street signs for the Castlegate area which will form part of a city trail celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the British Road Sign. Look out for them as you explore the area during the festival weekend. Visitors to Studio COCOA will also be able to contribute designs for the Castlegate Chair – a unique, folding portable stool to be created using cutting edge technology.

A Future for Castlegate

Saturday 20th June 10am-5pm and Sunday 21st June 11am-4pm Architects drawings for CastlegateOver the last year, 60 masters students from Sheffield University School of Architecture have been producing research and design proposals for Castlegate. This exhibition showcases some of that work including ideas for Castle House, The Old Town Hall, the Castle Market and many other sites. The students have been working closely with local organisations, businesses and people, and these proposals are grounded in a close understanding of the area. Proposals have developed that are ambitious and innovative, speculating on a future for Castlegate that is resilient, sustainable and community-focused.

Re-Make Castlegate

Saturday 20th June 10am-5pm and Sunday 21st June 11am-4pm Photo of table with creative materialsRe-Make Castlegate is a project developed in partnership with Live Works and Yorkshire Artspace to explore the past, present and future of Castlegate with local people. We will be inviting visitors to help us work with a large model of Castlegate, to express your memories, opinions and ideas for the area. Castlegate will be re-made by many hands, revealing the area’s diversity, idiosyncrasies and potential.

Castle Market Demolition Time-Lapse

Saturday 20th June 10am-5pm and Sunday 21st June 11am-4pm Over the coming months Live Works will be documenting the demolition of Castle Market through the production of a time-lapse film and the story so far will be running throughout the weekend in Castle House.

Now and Then in Castlegate

Saturday 20th June 10am-5pm and Sunday 21st June 11am-4pm Over the Festival weekend Castle House will host stalls, displays and activities from heritage and community groups, so come and find out more about Castlegate and enjoy the vibrancy of the area. Information will be available from the Friends of Sheffield Castle and Friends of the Old Town Hall, amongst other groups.

Live Art with Sam Galbraith

Saturday 20th June 10am-5pm and Sunday 21st June 11am-4pm Friends of the Old Town Hall resident artist Sam Galbraith will make art about Castlegate and the Old Town Hall in the course of the day, at the FOTH stall and in among the visitors. Look out for Sam as she mingles with the crowds!

The Professors

Saturday 20th June 10am-5pm and Sunday 21st June 11am-4pm The Professors present a film of their next production ‘Out of the Woods’. One of the first learning disabled companies in Britain to work in collaboration with professional artists, The Professors challenge stereotypes to produce high quality work which is shown in some of the UK’s leading contemporary art venues.

Streetfilms: Inspiration for a More Liveable Sheffield

Saturday 20th June 10am-5pm and Sunday 21st June 11am-4pm Cycle Sheffield present their pick of thought-provoking short Streetfilms; guaranteed to leave you
feeling inspired. Streetfilms produce short films to show how smart transportation design and policy can result in better places to live, work and play. What lessons can Sheffield learn from other world cities which are embracing public spaces, living streets and alternatives to the car?

Castlegate Street Party

Outside Castle House (indoors if wet)

Sunday 21st June
Food served between 12-2pm

The Castlegate Festival will culminate in a fun Street Party and everyone is invited! Buskers will be on hand to entertain and street acts will animate the area – bringing Castlegate to life. Come and have a bit of a knees-up and get into conversation with the people celebrating Castlegate’s vibrancy.