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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
01723 370540
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Ranked #1 of 31 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

went to see the boy who fell into a book amassing show actors kept you in suspense must visit this place

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Love this theatre especially 'In The Round' Visit as often as I can. Usually matinees as I travel to Scarborough on the bus.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This theatre is superb. Whatever they put on it is an excellent live production. Just seen The Boy Who Fell Into A Book, and it was amazing! Never seen a bad production at SJ.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Sorry to see the SJT restaurant had closed. Hoped it was my imagination, but the whole theatre felt a little tired and diminished.

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York, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Here is Alan Ayckbourn's local theatre, and the best place to see his plays. It is a "theatre in the round" meaning that the audience sit totally around the stage and players enter and leave from one of the corners of the stage. Unfortunately the restaurant in the theatre is currently closed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a grat little theatre in a seaside resort which is well worth a visit as it keeps up with the times, you will not be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We all enjoyed 'The boy who fell into a book'. Great performances by all involved, fantastic set and wonderful score. With an age range if 3 to 36 within our party, we're not always an easy group to please but this performance did the trick for sure. Having visited the Crucible in Sheffield many times, The Round didn't disappoint. It's... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went twice. First we saw The boy who fell into a book. The second day we saw Cox and Box. Both shows were excellent. The acting was first class. Both were musicals and quite demanding of the both actors and musicians. But the quality was equal to anything we have seen in London. If you are in Scarborough this... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a converted Odeon Cimema. Lovely Art Deco façade. Two performance areas, a small auditorium with conventional stage, but the main space is a large modern "in the round" auditorium. Lovely bar area looking through the Art Deco windows.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A new experience seeing a play 'in the round'. very different idea but very effective you feel part of the play - felt very weird, but very enjoyable. Watched 'Last Train to Scarborough' a world premier hope it goes far.

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