Founded in 2015, Festival of Debate is a series of panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses, keynote speeches and other public events in Sheffield, exploring politics, economics and society.

Festival of Debate is coordinated by not-for-profit company Opus Independents in collaboration with over 40 partner organisations across the city. 2019's programme will take place from the 19th April, through May to the 5th June and will feature over 70 events of all shapes and sizes.

This year's Festival Strands are Who We Are, Living Together, Our Democracy, Our Planet and Looking Forward.