3 RING CIRCUS – Richard Hawley, John Grant and Bill Ryder-Jones *SOLD OUT*

3 RING CIRCUS - Richard Hawley, John Grant and Bill Ryder-Jones *SOLD OUT*




7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


This event has already happened, so can't be booked.



Richard Hawley, John Grant, and Bill Ryder-Jones come together to perform an unmissable event at Sensoria; The 3 Ring Circus

This special occasion event showcases three amazing artists playing three shows, all on the same night. 

How does it work?

Three artists come together in three small venues each with a very different atmosphere. 

Each artist acts as the opening act in a venue, plays 40 minutes stripped down/acoustic set then jumps into a waiting car outside which will speed them to the next venue; Until all the artists have played an opener, middle and headlining set at each of the venues!

The audience takes the role of sitting in either of their chosen venues,  whilst the artists break all speed restrictions in order to get to the next show.

The only catch is no one knows what order the artists will appear at which venue. So it’s pot luck. But the important thing is you get to see:

Richard Hawley, John Grant and Bill Ryder-Jones all on the same bill in the most intimate surroundings.

Each of the inner city venues grant a slightly varying experience; allowing the audience to decide for themselves which setting they would like to see the artists in. 

The Venues:

Trafalgar Warehouse:  An old industrial warehouse in the centre of Sheffield – 121 Trafalgar Street, Sheffield S1 4JT


Upper Chapel: A beautiful ornate chapel close to the Crucible Theatre – 45 Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LG


The Drama Studio: This is the University Drama Studio, little used for music but a fantastic little theatre – Shearwood Road, Sheffield S10 2TD


Praise for Richard Halwey ‘Hollow Meadows’:

“A return to the lush, reflective work associated with Mercury Prize-nominated break-through Coles Corner.” – 4.5/5, The Sun

“His best since 2005’s Coles Corner.” The Big Issue

“Meditations on love, age and the smaller things in life, they may be the best he’s written.”

New Album Of The Month – “An album that demands your attention.” **** Record Collector


Bill Ryder Jones

“That Ryder-Jones is able to capture and record an immutable sense of unfurling lives and human warmth is evidence of a rare talent”. – Clash magazine

“Ryder-Jones once again proves himself a compelling storyteller, whether succinctly conjuring unbearably poignant scenarios”. –  The Guardian

Bill Ryder-Jones has confirmed his place among this country’s most vital contemporary songwriters”. – Line Of Best Fit


John Grant

“Anyone who has followed the arc of Grant’s albums over the last five years will have a handle on the former Czars frontman’s specialisms – acute candour, eruditely expressed, dressed up in strings or dressed down as squelchy synth-pop. Over the course of two gushingly received solo albums, a Brit nomination for best international male and a tour with the BBC’s Northern Sinfonia, Grant has set to music two decades of personal drama, fuelled by drink and drugs”. – The Guardian

“Singer-songwriter John Grant has become synonymous with deeply felt pain, long-cherished anger, soul-exposing honesty and biting humour”. – The Guardian

“Possessed of a smooth but aching baritone, this Colorado-raised, Iceland-based expat evokes the lushest masters of Seventies rock while delivering sociological commentary and self-deprecating wit offset by dreamlike symphonic-synthetic splendor”. – Rolling Stone

Arts Council England
British Council
Heritage Fund
Key Fund