Sheffield Canal's Big Birthday Bash

Come and join the party taking place at Victoria Quays on Friday 22 February.

Event details

22 February 2019

11:00am - 11:30pm

Victoria Quays

Sheffield & Tinsley Canal


Victoria Quays

S2 5SY

60,000 people turned up to watch the very first boats arriving into the heart of the city on this brand new canal back in 1819. To celebrate the bicentenary of the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal we’re having a day-long party.

Bare Project - The Story Swap Cafe (200th Birthday Edition)

Join us for an interactive installation which focusses on the next 200 years of the canal as well as the memories and oral history of the canal today. There will be two recording booths to record your ideas and stories about what the canal could be like, or archive your personal memories of the canal.

11am – 3pm

Enjoy family friendly activities including time travelling tours with actors bringing the canal’s past to life, craft activities and more. Join the Rusticus Time Travelling Adventure at 11.15am, 12.15pm or 2.15pm/ Meet the professor, a time-travelling adventurer and a host of other characters as you travel around the quays. No tickets required.

At 1:30pm our flotilla of boats will arrive at Victoria Quays and we hope everyone will create some noise to welcome them into the quays. All activities will be free between 11am – 3pm.

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Ever been to a canal’s ‘This is your life’? well now you can. Get cosy in our inflatable igloo stage and watch as a giant storybook shows the canal’s past whilst an actor brings it to life. Four performances, buy your tickets now:

7:39pm – 9pm

Enjoy a drink in the Dorothy Pax bar marvel at the fire dancers on the quayside.


Dance the night away at our silent disco as our top DJ keeps the music going to round off our birthday bash. Buy your tickets now:

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