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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
+44 1723 370541
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Scarborough Christmas Carol

We travelled from Lincoln (as we often do). This was an early Christmas present. We were not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Excellent theatre

The resident playwright is Sir Alan and he tests and hones his plays here before releasing into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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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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Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
+44 1723 370541
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled from Lincoln (as we often do). This was an early Christmas present. We were not disappointed. Just love the round. We had bought the sparkly wands in anticipation. They were well used. We felt part of the show from the outset - always...More

1  Thank patriciaoswin
Hannah v, Marketing Officer at Stephen Joseph Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Patricia for such a lovely review, thanks for coming all that way to see us, and we're so glad you enjoyed the show! Merry Christmas!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The resident playwright is Sir Alan and he tests and hones his plays here before releasing into London. They also bring in significant plays and shows as well as local shows. There is a good restaurant and two theatres, one proscenium and one in the...More

Thank AndytheVole
Hannah v, Marketing Officer at Stephen Joseph Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Andy, we're so glad you've enjoyed your visits! Just to note though, to people reading this review, we don't currently have a restaurant (we have more info on our website under Visiting Us). However, you can purchase cakes at the bar and sweets/chocolates at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is located right in the centre of Scarborough close to the train station and plenty of car parks within easy walking distance. Good choice of shows throughout the year as well as films. Staff were very friendly and helpful when we...More

Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the theatre to see the latest play from Northern Broadsides. Theatre in the round is a wonderful experience,you have agood view wherever you sit, and this play was brilliantly produced and acted. We love this theatre and would strongly recommend it. Staff are...More

Thank cathy669
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

You could go to a play cinema or show come out laughing or crying they work so hard to give you a good time also food is served in restaurant so good meal before show Christmas plays are so good and well put on don't...More

1  Thank patallanson
Hannah v, Marketing Officer at Stephen Joseph Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hello, we're so glad you've had such lovely times at the SJT! Just to note though, to anyone reading this, we don't currently have a restaurant. We have more info here: https://www.sjt.uk.com/visitingus/bar_&_refreshments. (You can purchase cakes at the bar and sweets/chocolates at the kiosk, as...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Being a resident of Scarborough I want to recommend a visit to the SJT as it really is an absolute gem. Not only does it offer exceptional live theatre but also hosts quality films in a quality cinema environment.

Thank sanb2016
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This weekend I have been to the Stephen Joseph Theatre to see two shows. The first show 'You have been Watching' was in the McCarthy Theatre. I thought the performance to be absolutely brilliant; laughing all the way through. I had a good seat and...More

1  Thank alanmawston1
Reviewed 8 October 2017

My sister and I went yo see "Goth Weekend" last night and what a brilliant play, we weren't sure if this was for us but wow it was amazing, I can't think of anyone who would not find this play extremely entertaining. The acting by...More

Thank samantha k
Reviewed 8 October 2017

On my first visit to Scarborough I just had to visit the home of Alan Ayckbourn's plays. The theatre building appears to be an old cinema, not very prepossessing, and it's not particularly welcoming to strangers: signage could certainly be improved, to make clear how...More

Thank Peacelover2016
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Brilliant farce. This play was written in the 1970’s but hssn’t Aged at all. Huge comedy well worth seeing.

Thank rowdy11_11
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David H
28 September 2017|
Response from Dee H | Reviewed this property |
On Friday evening you can see Taking Steps or Goth Weekend. On Saturday afternoon and evening is A brief history of women. I have seen all three plays and found them all to be highly entertaining.
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.