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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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Mr eyre

Properly the best theatre in the uk.world premiers at a bargain price.close to all the action.and a great atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Properly the best theatre in the uk.world premiers at a bargain price.close to all the action.and a great atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went to see The Woman In Black, at the SJ Theatre, on the first night (19th June), and what a good play it turned out to be. The two main actors (father and son) were on top form in my opinion, with the occasional visit by the woman in black in certain parts. Very good use of minimal props and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were booked into Woman in Black and made a very good choice to eat in the theatre's restaurant beforehand. I certainly would not recommend the potted pork dish the way it is served here as a starter. Everything was stone cold, the toast and the rock hard butter tab were consequentially grim. There was far too much (very cold)... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Excellent! The two actors were brilliant throughout, and only using two main props (a basket and a chair that were turned into many things using your imagination). Great value for money, one of the best performances I have seen for a long time, and to see it for only £10 for a front row seat, when it is 4 times... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My wife and I went to see Romeo and Juliet at the Stephen Joseph Theatre "in the round". It was excellent, the actors were all very talented, particularly the two who played Romeo and Juliet, incredible. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the staff who told us where to go and what to do, the service in the bar, etc. all... More 

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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Whether it is light comedy or dark drama this is a gem of a venue, it's the West End of Scarborough. In a beautiful 30's designed former cinema, this venue feels intimate as you get taken on a journey by the superb actors, I have seen some amazing plays here. You are in for a treat! Do book early...

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

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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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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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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Additional Information about Stephen Joseph Theatre

Address: Address: Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
Phone Number: 01723 370540
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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