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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
+44 1723 370541
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What a pleasant surprise to find reasonable priced seats, drinks and programmes in a theatre... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Martin L
Norwich, United Kingdom
via mobile
Not for the first time

My wife and I ventured to Scarborough specifically to see this Ayckbourn play having been to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The home of truly great theatre. Let us transport you to new worlds and enjoy new experiences through the magic of theatre – no trip to Scarborough would be complete without it! We offer a unique, intimate experience in our renowned theatre-in-the-round as well as the more traditional end-on McCarthy theatre and cinema. The SJT has been and is known for its commitment to new writing throughout its 61 years not to mention Alan Ayckbourn’s 80 World Premieres. It is home to excellent drama, music, films, comedy and live streaming and has been the starting point for many, now familiar names. Access: The SJT provides regular captioned and audio described performances and has infrared and induction loop systems. There is level access to the Box Office and disabled toilets, a wheelchair lift to the Shop and a passenger lift giving access to all floors. There are designated wheelchair spaces in both theatres, which are easily accessible from the lift. Please notify the Box Office at the time of booking if you require wheelchair access. Access to some seats in The Round and The McCarthy is via steps, please advise staff when booking if you have any specific seating requirements.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
+44 1723 370541
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find reasonable priced seats, drinks and programmes in a theatre. London and many provincial theatres now take advantage of their visitors. Not here thankfully. Plenty of front of house space for drinks and supported by friendly staff The production of...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I ventured to Scarborough specifically to see this Ayckbourn play having been to the SJT on a couple of occasions previously to see others of his plays. I am constantly amazed at the ingenuity of directors/producers who put on plays 'in the...More

Thank RossendaleRed
Reviewed 1 week ago

First trip to SJT last night to watch Goth Weekend with my daughter. We absolutely loved it. The writing was brilliant and the production great. We both laughed, cried and laughed some more! Highly recommend the show. As an aside the theatre staff we encountered...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen two plays so far this week in this venue and both were superbly performed as you would expect from this high quality theatre. Actors, technical crew, writer and director are all clearly some of the best currently staging drama in the UK....More

Thank MichCL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow!!! We laughed. We cried. What a production, and amazing show. Excellent venue and I brilliant staff too. So helpful with my 90 year old grannie. Can't recommend highly enough.

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here twice to see two Alan Ayckbourn plays whilst on a short visit to Scarborough.Superb venue,and two excellent productions with quality acting.Great way to spend an evening.

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Owning a busy guest house in Scarborough I often struggle to get out and about due to being busy, especially in the summer months. However I have recently started going to see plays whenever I am able to which started with me going to see...More

Thank Dee H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Theatre in the round - we saw Alan Ayckbourn's "Taking Steps" (1979). Brilliant acting, really funny and so good to be 'in the round' We will be back

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most enjoyable version of Alan Ayckbourn's A Brief History of Women. Interesting set and super acting. Could have done without the paper bag rustler behind me though.

Thank barnesdurrance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The theatre itself is in the art deco style with an "in the round" stage and auditorium. We saw Alan Ackbourn's Taking Steps. Not only was the cast excellent as well as the production and set but it had the audience in stitches and not...More

Thank philipW99
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Donna E
21 May 2017|
Response from Hannah v | Property representative |
Hi Donna. If you head over to our website and click on What's On, that will tell you everything we've got on. Click on calendar if you want to see particular dates!
ian h
27 March 2017|
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Response from hannahvanhelvoort | Property representative |
Yes, although there is usually a 'dark' period of a week or two for building maintenance. Call the Box Office or check what's on via the website.