14 March 2017
This year marks the 40th anniversary of snooker’s World Championship first being staged at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
And to mark that occasion, World Snooker and Sheffield City Council are staging a special celebration event inside the famous Crucible arena on the eve of this year’s tournament, on Friday 14 April. Tickets are now on sale and are expected to sell out rapidly.
The show will include live interviews with former champions and current players competing in this year’s tournament, who will be present in the arena. There will also be archive footage of many of the great moments of the past four decades of snooker’s biggest event.
Remember Alex Higgins celebrating the title with his baby in arms in 1982? Or Dennis Taylor’s epic black ball final in 1985? Or Ronnie O’Sullivan’s fastest ever 147 in 1997? The show will bring these moments – and many more – back to life.
Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure at Sheffield City Council, said: “I’m looking forward to what is sure to be an exciting 40th anniversary year of World Snooker here in Sheffield.
“While the championship is always a huge event for the city, and is indeed one of the most important events in our major events calendar, this year will be extra special, not least due to the special celebration event on 14 April at the Crucible.
“Sheffield is the home of World Snooker. The championship raises the city’s profile nationally and overseas, and I look forward to this continuing for many more years to come.”
The event starts at 6pm and tickets for this unique occasion will cost just £20. A donation from the ticket sales will be made to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Book tickets now by calling 0844 65 65 147.