Playground 2021

What is Playground?

Playground is an exhibition for children taking place at Site Gallery from 1-11 July this summer.

Playground has invited some of the world’s most innovative artists, developers and companies specialising in creative and interactive play to show their cutting-edge projects.  All the exciting activities you can take part in are listed below.

This year’s theme is What If?

Families, parents & children

Children and families are welcome to play with and explore interactive games at Site Gallery. Come into the gallery to make some noise, enjoy yourselves and have some fun!

Playground is aimed at 5-12 year olds, however everyone is welcome to visit during the gallery’s opening hours and it is FREE!

The Playground Maker Table is open for children to take part in hands-on digital and craft making so get creative this summer.

Have a look at photos from Playground 2019 to see the sort of thing you can expect.

Schools & teachers

Teachers are invited to bring their pupils on a school visit to Playground.

KS1 & KS2 children are welcome to explore new pieces of cutting-edge art, and take part in imaginative play and games.

Join the Playground Teachers e-list to get regular updates.

Email to enquire about school bookings and COVID-19 safety:

Maker activities

Photo credit: Jules Lister


Photo credit: Jules Lister

Everyone is welcome...

Where is Playground?

Site Gallery
1 Brown Street
Sheffield S1 2BS
0114 281 2077

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2021 Exhibits

Assemble with Care

ustwo games

Maria is a globe-trotting antique restorer, and when she arrives in the sun-soaked town of Bellariva, she has no idea just how broken it will turn out to be.

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Augmented Reality Masks


For Playground Makerspace, Guillamit has created augmented reality activated masks for children to create, explore, and share with their friends.

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Dream, Design, Create

Sas and Yosh

This two-sided mural work explores the boundless creativity of children and the unending possibilities of creative design that the next generation will bring.

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Lovely Weather We're Having

Julian Glander

An atmospheric 3D explorer thingy about going outside with a dog. Responds to local weather data, simulates actually being outside.

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Making it up as we go along

Kisha Bradley & Wybourn Community Primary & Nursery School, Sheffield

You can play with augmented reality games created by school children from Wybourn School.

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Nour: Play With Your Food

Tj Hughes

Nour: Play With Your Food is an experimental food art game designed to make you hungry.

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Smile While

Matthew Keff

Smile While is an interactive work about silliness and feelings. The screen will recognize a viewer’s face and react when it sees people smiling.

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TADO: The Character Design Studio


An interactive space within Playground for people of all ages to get busy and have fun creating character designs of their own.

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The NeverEnding Cinema

Studio Pointer*

In The NeverEnding Cinema you can create movies in which a great variety of wildlife star in a great variety of film genres, from comedy to thriller, from drama to action film.

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Untitled Goose Game

House House

Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village.

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Maker Table

Every Day

The Playground Maker Table is open for you to take part in hands-on digital and creative making.

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The Quiet Hour

11:00 – 12:00, 3 & 10 July

If you have sensory requirements, or find sound overwhelming, please join us for The Quiet Hour.

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Check it out

Discover our recommendations for other local activities and online resources.

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Playground Special – Get out and about TADO: AR Character Hunt


A series of cheeky Augmented Reality characters dotted around locations in the city for you to track down and have fun with.

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YouTube lounge

Photo credit: Jules Lister

Panoramical guitar

Photo credit: Jules Lister

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