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Address: Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
Phone Number: 01723 370540
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region...
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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Excellent play, terrific take on eighties night club fever. Performed in theatre in the round makes it a much better experience

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent play, terrific take on eighties night club fever. Performed in theatre in the round makes it a much better experience

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Our first visit to this theatre which has three floors we visited The McCarthy room to watch this well told story of Scarboroughs bombing during the 2nd world war. Alot of talent on the stage which really moved me. The building & staff welcoming and beautiful inside. We will definitely go to another shout. Thanks for a great evening with... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Good performances, in a superb theatre, located in the town centre you are welcomed as a customer the facilities are very good. George

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york
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Spent a lovely Sunday afternoon listening to the Hammond Saltaire brass band. I've been numerous times to this great theatre and seen many productions but this is the first time I've been to hear this band. The band is made up of extremely talented musicians, many of whom are quite young. The theatre in the round really lends itself to... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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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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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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