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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
01723 370540
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Ranked #1 of 30 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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240 reviews 240 reviews
148 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you do just one thing this summer, it should be taking the kids to the SJT to see The Boy Who Fell Into A Book. If your kids are grown up, then take the grandkids, and if you’ve no grandkids then take the neighbours kids, or better still, just go on your own! You will love it. You see,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Seeing the old Odeon still going strong as a theatre brought mack memories of when i lived in Scarborough some 30 yrs ago. I used to go to the Odeon at least once a week and was devestated when it closed. Ghostbusters was the last film i saw there and it was a packed house when they announced it was... More

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Despite visiting Scarborough for many years this was our first visit here to see "Last train to Scarborough". Every seat has an excellent view and the whole experience was a great night out.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went to watch a movie in the cinema here, which is a throw back to the 50's/60's. Very quaint but reminds me how uncomfortable old fashioned cinema seats used to be!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
82 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to a chamber music concert by Cropper Welsh Roscoe Trio. Brilliant musicians in intimate In the Round comfortable space. Very good acoustics. Had good value ice creams in the interval

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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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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