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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
01723 370540
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Ranked #1 of 30 attractions in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region, providing accessible, high quality theatre for audiences worldwide since 1955.... more » Owner description: The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region, providing accessible, high quality theatre for audiences worldwide since 1955. The SJT is known for its world premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn’s 75+ plays and its commitment to new writing. It is home to excellent drama, music, films and comedy, as well as the musical adaptations of Artistic Director Chris Monks.SJT OutReach work with the community, via workshops, projects and classes. Our Youth Theatre provides an opportunity for local young people to experience the exhilaration of performance first-hand. 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. « less
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came to Scarborough on a day out with my two teenagers and popped into the new pop-up shop at the theatre, run by Totally-Locallu Scarborough. The little shop was bright with lots of fabulous work by local artists and makers really clearly and attractively displayed . There is a great range for anyone wanting a gift, card or treat for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

A pop up shop featuring locally made art and crafts is a great use of space in the art deco foyer of this theatre. Perfect for gift shopping and lovely to buy something unique knowing that you are supporting independent businesses and local artists. When I visited the wire artist was busy creating bikes behind the counter. Hope it pops... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Boy Who Fell Into a Book is a musical adaptation of an Alan Ayckbourn play from a few years ago. It works perfectly because the story, the music, the cast, the set & costumes come together perfectly. It would be a pity to dismiss this production as a kids' show because it's much more than that.

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Scarborough
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Lovley theatre with Art Deco features still in tact. Great atmosphere, reasonably priced tickets and great shows and films. Hear the food is good too!

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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148 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you do just one thing this summer, it should be taking the kids to the SJT to see The Boy Who Fell Into A Book. If your kids are grown up, then take the grandkids, and if you’ve no grandkids then take the neighbours kids, or better still, just go on your own! You will love it. You see,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Seeing the old Odeon still going strong as a theatre brought mack memories of when i lived in Scarborough some 30 yrs ago. I used to go to the Odeon at least once a week and was devestated when it closed. Ghostbusters was the last film i saw there and it was a packed house when they announced it was... More

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Despite visiting Scarborough for many years this was our first visit here to see "Last train to Scarborough". Every seat has an excellent view and the whole experience was a great night out.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went to watch a movie in the cinema here, which is a throw back to the 50's/60's. Very quaint but reminds me how uncomfortable old fashioned cinema seats used to be!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
82 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to a chamber music concert by Cropper Welsh Roscoe Trio. Brilliant musicians in intimate In the Round comfortable space. Very good acoustics. Had good value ice creams in the interval

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

To non-residents, SJT is "the Ayckbourn Theatre" where the town's resident playwright was artistic director for many years and remains the dominating presence, with a faithful audience of visitors for his work, which has put Scarborough firmly on the national theatre map. Enjoying a prime town-centre location, in a handsomely purpose-converted former art déco Odeon cinema, SJT offers plays and... More

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