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Stephen Joseph Theatre

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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
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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Sunday matinee

We are regular visitors to this gem of a theatre and once again we saw another excellent performance. Our previous visit was to Woman in Black which we thought was truly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

interesting jazz evening with claire martin and ray gelato.the singing very good,sound high standard. setting very pleasant

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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We are regular visitors to this gem of a theatre and once again we saw another excellent performance. Our previous visit was to Woman in Black which we thought was truly outstanding probably the best production we have seen but confusions came very close, so funny with such a wonderful set of actors. SIr Alan was in the audience, so... More 

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Humberston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went to watch 'The woman in Black' . The surroundings are great in a fantastic Art Deco building. The theatre we were in was small and intimate. I would say the only thing I would change is that the bar didn't take switch which was a bit of a nuisance. Apart from that I really enjoyed the experience. Tickets... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The rating should depend on the play, but I can safely say that I have never seen a bad production here. In particular - anything by Alan Ayckbourn, and The Woman in Black, are plays from the SJT that we have enjoyed enormously. The ticket prices are very good value for money, so see the play before they go to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a wonderful theatre, brilliantly created within a former Odeon cinema, and retaining the art deco style while housing a purpose-built theatre in the round and also a smaller space for both plays and film screenings. The fine building also houses an excellent small restaurant where we had a delicious meal before the show. The company is best known... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The first time i have visited this theatre and i am impressed. Staff on desk were polite and helpful. Went to see the woman in black in the mc carthy theatre on the top floor. It is quite a climb but there is a lift. Seats are a good size and comfortable enough for a couple of hours. Toilets were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is our favourite theatre. We visit several times a year and always enjoy a great evening. We particularly like Alan Ayckbourn and Northern Broadside productions. If you are in the area book seats, you will not be disappointed

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Booked tickets to see the well reviewed 'Woman in Black'. Parking is available in the street behind the theatre as well as a large car park within a couple of minutes walk. I'm glad we did pre-book as the small 160 seater theatre on the top floor was full. There is a lift to help less mobile visitors to get... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Wonderful theatre. Small intimate ( like Hull Truck if you know it) and this made for a truly involved experience. Seats were on all four sides, with an excellent view from any position. The quality of the Drama was outstanding. We went all the way to Scarborough for this- and it was worth while. I am sure we will go... More 

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Rochdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We went to see The Woman in Black. It was a fabulous show with brilliant sound effects and made me jump out of my skin several times! However, our night was slightly spoiled by having our pre-paid drinks stolen by other customers. I hope they enjoyed them. However, the lovely staff did rectify that problem. On the down side, I... More 

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