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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Address: Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
Phone Number: 01723 370540
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Ranked #3 of 44 Activities in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region, providing accessible, high...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.

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York, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Stephen Joseph gave me my first job in the theatre. It was then that I first met Alan Ayckbourn, whom I hold in great respect since he has preserved Stephen's name, heritage and ideas. There is no better way to remember Stephen than by visiting this wonderful theatre. Best see see a show - any show! If you have limited... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It was great . Oh yes it was !! An unusual round staged theatre but all the better for it. the acoustics were good as were the cast

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York, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Just came out from Stephen Joseph Theatre watched Aladdin musical show. It was fantastic and great show! Well done to the production, great musical director and most especially the cast! A must watched, highly recommended to all ages.

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East Sussex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Uneven pavements in places easy acess buses and trains service Place to eat the best fish and chios has to be the Harbour view cafe, the staff were lovely. The Eat me Cafe lovely girls they worked so hard very friendly an helpful cannot click on places to visit

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Have always wanted to go to the SJT and see something at the 'theatre in the round' there, but on this occasion it was not to be, oh well, maybe next time. As we live some distance away our only opportunity is a couple of times a year when we stay at our favourite haunt of Robin Hood's Bay. However,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

As a great admirer of Alan Ayckbourn, I was unavoidably very keen to visit the theatre where most of his plays have been created, especially as I was going to see his latest work. It is lovely little theatre, with the audience sitting on four sides. If that makes things slightly more difficult for the director who has to keep... More 

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

An excellent afternoon out. A good romp ''ON THE PISTE'' play set in the French Alps with all the nuances of a Whitehall farce. Poorly attended matinee deserves a better audience. Well worth seeing

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Okay, I admit I have a vested interest in writing this review, but I have visited the SJT on a number of occasions in the past and always found it an fab evening out. On this occasion, I had a 15-min play read out, along with six of my playwright colleagues, as part of a one-off evening entitled Plays &... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

An excellent theatre, we visit regularly. It has the advantage of seeing Sir Alan's plays and often the man himself as he tweaks them for London

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Have been here for a couple of plays and have also had a Christmas meal which was very good and excellent value. Good venue for plays. It is opposite the train station so very accessible.

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