The only way to eat toast is Butter Side Up. Right? Named after an absurd joke in Seussical the Muscial on the correct way to eat toast, Butter Side Up Theatre Company was founded in Sheffield in 2016, named to showcase the fun and frivolity that is to be had by being part of the company.


Founders Becky Cleary and Michael Hudson met in the Drama society and Sheffield Hallam University in 2011 and went on to perform together in plays, musicals and showcases for several years including starring together in a 2013 production of Seussical.  Co-founder Lucy Smith-Jones joined the society in 2014, having made short films with both Cleary and Hudson.


Following university, they had a deep passion for performing arts and wanted to create a group in Sheffield where everyone could pursue a passion for performance, even if not as a full-time career.

Our governing document can be found here.

Butter Side Up Theatre company is an amateur dramatics group open to any one over the age of 18 and welcomes members from all walks of life from across Sheffield, Leeds, Derbyshire and more.  We are proud to be an inclusive group, welcoming anyone regardless of orientation and often highlights the talents and energy of the LGBT community in performances and productions.


Since the very beginning, Butter side Up have offered members not only the chance to perform, but to try their hand at backstage work, directing, writing, film-making, and also the chance to develop skills in a low-pressure environment.


Join Butter Side Up Theatre Company and get involved on or off-stage with events such as “The Bakery”, themed cabaret nights, original plays, theatrical classics and more.


Want to become a member? Click here.

Meet The Comittee

Click Here to find out more about our current committee and board of trustees!


Butter Side Up is proud to work with and support other local independent businesses.  Here are some of the Sheffield based theatres, artists, and performance groups we have worked with.


Local Theatre

Scott Gist Media

Rëdonya Media

Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield

Hybrid3 Studios

Practice Sheffield

Heather Isobel Photography

Union Street

HSU Theatre Society

DINA Venue

Showroom Workstation

The Holt

Hunk Print

The Royal Standard

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