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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
01723 370540
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Ranked #1 of 35 Attractions in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
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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.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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188 reviews 188 reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

An excellent afternoon out. A good romp ''ON THE PISTE'' play set in the French Alps with all the nuances of a Whitehall farce. Poorly attended matinee deserves a better audience. Well worth seeing

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Okay, I admit I have a vested interest in writing this review, but I have visited the SJT on a number of occasions in the past and always found it an fab evening out. On this occasion, I had a 15-min play read out, along with six of my playwright colleagues, as part of a one-off evening entitled Plays &... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

An excellent theatre, we visit regularly. It has the advantage of seeing Sir Alan's plays and often the man himself as he tweaks them for London

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Have been here for a couple of plays and have also had a Christmas meal which was very good and excellent value. Good venue for plays. It is opposite the train station so very accessible.

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scarborough
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

why go to london when its on your door step, the plays are just fantastic , covers every ones taste a very nice bar for drinks before during and after the shows we go quite often ,,Dont take my word for it go book and see i play starting from £12.00 upwards

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I spend a lot of time abroad but my first thing to do on my return is to check what is on at both theatre and cinema at Stephen joseph. It is such a friendly place for a night out. Even if you are alone.

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Never been to a ‘round’ theatre before and was apprehensive about watching ‘She stoops to conquer’, it sounded a bit strange! I’m pleased to report that it was most enjoyable! The play was strange but good fun and the ‘round’ stage is strange but works well! The only negative would be that for those with hearing difficulties (ie me) it’s... More

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Halifax, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Northern Broadsides production; great cast, great set (minimal in-the-round), great costumes. Handy location.

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We really enjoyed our evening here... Nice performance and atmosphere. Good value night out for my wife and I.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The actors are so enthusiastic, the productions so perfectly timed--good views from any seat, and productions in the round although sparse with scenery do involve the audience no matter what type of drama. The Northern Broadsides' visits are a must see.

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