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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
+44 1723 370541
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Little Voice

The SJT production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice reveals fresh aspects of the play. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David S
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
'Di, Viv and Rose' and 'Little Voice'

We recently watched 2 shows at the theatre whilst holidaying in nearby Sleights. What a good... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Greater Manchester, 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
+44 1723 370541
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The SJT production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice reveals fresh aspects of the play. The delicate watercolour portrayal of Little Voice by Serena Manteghi is masterful and touching. Throughout you are deeply concerned about the outcome of the relentless emotional abuse dished...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We recently watched 2 shows at the theatre whilst holidaying in nearby Sleights. What a good choice! Both shows were mesmerising and highly emotive. A lovely theatre with a great atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed both of our visits and would highly recommend a visit! We loved...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again, a great production by SJT. I'm always amazed by how well they stage productions in the round here. On this occasion, every available space (including parts of the audience auditorium!) used as acting space meaning you really felt involved in the production. Excellent...More

Thank Alissa R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here for a week in Scarborough, so SJT will see us 3 times to see three different plays, Little Voice tonight's offering, Tuesday Ayckbourn on his own turf with Taking Steps, on Thursday Di, Viv & Rose. Tonight was very regional theatre although

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went to see Di and Viv and Rose which was excellent. The location is superb, with a varied programme of plays with modern themes - including those of Alan Ayckbourn, of course.

2  Thank Madalyn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was advised to call in here by a member of the public when I couldn't find my Bed and Breakfast last monday afternoon 31 July 2017. The young lady was absolutely superb and calmed me down and she found the location very quickly and...More

1  Thank chinadoll795
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alan Ayckbourn's 'Taking Steps' was an outstanding farce from start to finish with the absolutely brilliant performances of every cast member to the very clever set. And no other theatre can surely do it justice than the Stephen Joseph in the round. I haven't laughed...More

1  Thank Pam l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful night at the SJT. An extremely funny production brilliantly taking place supposedly on 3 floors (very cleverly done on one stage) of a dilapidated possibly haunted property (the ghost of Scarlet Lucy). I laughed all the way through, as did the rest of...More

1  Thank hatusu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been a visitor to this theatre for nearly 50 years (went when it used to be Theatre-in-the-Round at the library), I've always enjoyed our trips to Scarborough to see a production once or twice a year. The uniqueness of the central stage (and subsequent...More

1  Thank roo1306
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the round theatre and the Taking Steps farce. The shop had interesting items to purchase too which I think is all locally made

1  Thank eileen042
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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.