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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
01723 370540
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Ranked #1 of 28 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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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Theatre in the round, excellent. Movie theatre some excellent live beamed performances, to see the cream of London shows. Restaurant not open at present.

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Doncaster
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

In two acts, first we found a little confusing, "in the round" the use of the set and from our position was a little difficult but the second act after we had time to consider the first, we found extremely good. To tell you of the plot would probably spoil it for you but rest assured that we would go... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went to see The Last Train to Scarborough. This is a great theatre in which all seats are set around and close to the central stage. The atmosphere is quite personal giving you a feeling of being a part of the production.

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Lincolnshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went to see the revived 1960's play, A Taste of Honey, which was performed by the visiting Hull Truck Company, rather than the Stephen Joseph Company that we normally see. Wasn't too taken by the play itself which has a pretty depressing theme but the acting was mostly very good. It's a nice theatre to visit as it is "in... More

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Burnley
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Just seen Last Train to Scarborough and what a brilliant performance.The plot left us wondering to the very end and the cast were excellent.With all the cast playing various roles to am extremely high standard i would recommend this play to anyone.If i had one criticism please drop the price of your drinks, a touch on the high side.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We have been visiting this wonderful theatre for many years and have never yet been disappointed by the range, quality and value of its offerings. It is a wonderfully welcoming place, which even includes its own art gallery and shop, and continues to premiere all of Alan Ayckbourn's works, but also offers many other theatrical, cinematic and musical experiences to... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Saw this Production,Every seat sold,but the open style stage means everyone gets a good view & is quite near to the Action.Stylish Theatre with much of its original 1930's Character,a bit of a crush to get out though.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This theatre in the round is great. We booked and picked our tickets up from the box office and went up to the bar for a dink. A great group were playing live music from the play and really set the scene for a most enjoyable evening. Most friendly front of house staff. The theatre is really clean and comfortable.... More

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morlandmonk
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47 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Worth a visit whatever but if there is an Alan Aykbourne production on then it is compulsory!! This is theatre in the round and absolutely brilliant.

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