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Under the Stars present ‘All our Bands’

We are so excited to celebrate our many musical projects with an event at The Leadmill on Sunday. 

‘All Our Bands’ will showcase original musical performances from up to 50 artists with a range of learning disabilities.

In 2010 Under the Stars began running music workshops aimed at our nightclub attendees and other disabled people in the Sheffield region. What was once a small weekly group has now grown to four weekly sessions, spawning many bands and musical collectives including The Stars Band, The Clubland Detectives, Without Heads, The Lawnmowers and The Sparkle Sistaz.

‘All Our Bands’ is an opportunity for the public to come and listen to the many musical flavours that have emerged from this vibrant musical community. It represents many years of work and dedication from the musicians often overcoming physical and mental barriers in order to play and create music.

Ruth Parrot Under The Stars General Manager said;

‘I’m very excited and proud of this event. ‘All our Bands’ represents a huge amount of hard work and commitment from our learners. It’s brilliant that they have produced so much original material to share with the public. We are really pleased to have a partnership with The Leadmill who totally understand the needs of our performers and attendees.’

This event has been kindly supported by Horizon Supply, the merchandise company for Bring Me The Horizon and Persimmon Homes, who have appointed Under the Stars as one of their community champions.

The event takes place on Sunday 20th January from 2.30pm until 6.00pm is open to anyone aged 14 and over. Tickets are priced at £4 in advance via Eventbrite or £5 on the door.

For more info on this event and Under the Stars in general please contact the office on 0114 2331869 or or visit the website




Winter warming news from Under the Stars!

Christmas Nightclub – Thursday 6th December

Our Christmas nightclub is on Thursday 6th December this year.  Our DJs have been rehearsing hard to give you the best Christmas party around.  Dig out your christmas sparkle and lets make it the best nightclub yet!


Christmas Prize Draw – Star Prize a trip to Bruges!

We will be selling tickets at the nightclub for our Christmas Prize Draw for just £1 each.  The top prize is a mini cruise for 2 from Hull to Bruges thanks to P&O ferries.

There are lots of other prizes including games, meals out, gift sets, gig tickets and foodie things.  If you can’t make it to the nightclub but would like to be in with a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes, call Julia on 0114 233 1869 or email


Christmas Shutdown

Under the Stars workshops will be stopping over the Christmas period so everyone gets a well deserved break.  The last workshop will run on Friday 21st December and we will reopen for business on Monday 7th January 2019.


King Lear hits Sheffield Theatres

We are delighted to announce that our Monday theatre group will be performing King Lear live at the Crucible Theatre next year. Save the date Tuesday 2nd July to get the chance to see our amazing actors and actresses perform on this prestigious stage.  Ticket updates will follow!


Final Performance of the Sea Show

There’s still one last chance to see our Friday theatre group perform their beautiful , thought provoking Sea Show at Centre In the Park.  The performance will be on Friday 30th November and will start promptly at 1.15pmThis show is open to all friends, family and supporters of Under the Stars.


Under the Stars present ‘ALL OUR BANDS’ Live at the Leadmill – Sunday 20th January

Imagine a gig where you can hear all the amazing bands from Under the Stars.  Yes, we’re talking Without Heads, The Lawnmowers, The Stars Band, The Sparkle Sistaz, The Clubland Detectives….and probably a few smaller spin offs.  It’s time to stop imagining and book Sunday 20th January from 3pm into your diaries.  Our bands can’t wait to show you what they can do!


Star Team smashed it at Sheffield 10K

We are over the moon to announce that our talented team of runners from Under the Stars raised a whopping £5000 in sponsorship for completing the Sheffield 10K.  It was a fabulous day where tutors, learners and friends of Under the Stars joined forces to run their socks off whilst raising much needed funds for our charity.  Thank you so much to everyone who ran, donated, cheered and generally encouraged us to take part.


Thank you

It’s been an exciting year for Under the Stars as we continue to grow and develop, and we’d like to thank all of you for your continued support.  We hope to achieve even more in 2019 so we look forward to keeping in touch.

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The Sparkle Sistaz seek new members!

The Sparkle Sistaz is an all-female rock band for women (18+) who have a learning disability.

The group write their own original songs, compose the music and play all of the instruments themselves.

We work in a very inclusive way – this means every group member is encouraged to share their ideas and have a say on the music we create together.

Want to see more? You can watch our videos on YouTube.

£45 per day (10am-3pm).
We meet every Thursday (for 50 weeks per year) at Burton Street near Hillsborough.

Free taster sessions!
We offer a free taster session for anyone who might be interested in joining us.

For more information, please email or call us on (0114) 233 1869.

Download our SPARKLE SISTAZ flyer
(Click on the link, then right click on the image and select ‘Save image as’)

Do you love acting? Come and join our Drama Groups!

We’re looking for new people to join our Thursday and Friday Drama Groups!

About our Drama Groups
Our groups create original shows based on their own ideas, using a combination of drama, movement, music and singing.

We work in a very inclusive way – this means every group member is encouraged to share their ideas and have a say on the shows we create together.


The workshops cost £45 per day (10am-3pm) and run for 50 weeks of the year at the Centre in the Park in Norfolk Park.

Free taster sessions!
We offer a free taster session for anyone who might be interested in joining us.

For more information, please email or call us on (0114) 233 1869.


Download our DRAMA WORKSHOP flyer
(Click on the link, then right click on the image and select ‘Save image as’)

We’re celebrating 10 Years of Nightclubs!!!

This year is the 10th Anniversary of our first nightclub!!

Originally planned as a one-off event, who would have thought we would still be going strong after 10 years?!!!

We celebrated our birthday in style at The Leadmill with 450 clubbers, DJs and guests. Here are some photos….

10th Aniversary Nightclub 1

10th Aniversary Nightclub 2

10th Aniversary Nightclub 3

10th Aniversary Nightclub 2

Under the Stars Nightclubs are on the Move

After 8 and a half happy years at the hubs, we have now taken the decision to move to the Leadmill. The hubs is changing the building which means it will no longer be a space where we can run our events from.

We are so excited to be working with the Leadmill. It is a super amazing venue, full of Sheffield music scene history. The staff are all great too so we look forward to all our clubbers coming and partying with us.

Our December night has had to move to the 3rd of December and all our Sheffield events will now run from 7.00-10.30pm.

We look forward to seeing you all there

New website is go!

New website launch. With the financial support of Santander and with a very kind support from Mike at this is our space we finally have a new website which showcases all our work. We hope people you like it. Keep visiting us and checking for our updates