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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
01723 370540
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region, providing accessible, high...
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

why go to london when its on your door step, the plays are just fantastic , covers every ones taste a very nice bar for drinks before during and after the shows we go quite often ,,Dont take my word for it go book and see i play starting from £12.00 upwards

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I spend a lot of time abroad but my first thing to do on my return is to check what is on at both theatre and cinema at Stephen joseph. It is such a friendly place for a night out. Even if you are alone.

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