Our history

We present concerts and the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival each year at our home venue, the Crucible Playhouse, as well as activity across the city and in partnership with venues around the country.

Music in the Round events are characterised by passion, excellence and proximity. We connect people to music by presenting concerts in intimate venues, with amazing artists playing spine-tingling music with their heart and soul, often accompanied by lively spoken introductions.

Our resident group, Ensemble 360, comprises 11 of the finest chamber musicians in the country, and is at the heart of our activity. We also present world-class guest musicians and outstanding young artists at concerts, alongside free or low-cost participatory events led by high-quality workshop leaders and educators. Each year we reach around 25,000 people, from Goole to Portsmouth via Barnsley and Milton Keynes.


Support from individuals is vital to our work.
Your gifts help us engage the very best in UK and international talent in our concerts, and to run our annual Sheffield Chamber Music Festival.