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Address: Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
Phone Number: 01723 370540
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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. <b>Access </b>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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James Bond - Spectre

Brilliant screen resolution and sound, seats get a bit uncomfortable after a while but I am renown as a bit of a fidget, overall an excellent experience! Booking for Dad's Army... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant screen resolution and sound, seats get a bit uncomfortable after a while but I am renown as a bit of a fidget, overall an excellent experience! Booking for Dad's Army when showings soon!

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Over the past thirty years my husband and I have enjoyed many theatrical plays, poetry session, brass band concerts etc. at the Stephen Joseph. We especially like 'The Round' theatre seating 400, but have also enjoyed plays and films in The McCarthy theatre seating 165. We especially enjoy performances by the Northern Broadsides Theatre Company also The John Godber Company.... More 

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We've been a few times to SJT, and enjoy the facilities and set-up. The staff are always helpful and the ambience very enjoyable. This time though, the 'Poles Apart' play was a little disappointing. It got better after half time, and there were some good individual performances, but maybe I've already worked with too many real scaffolders to find some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a 'must visit' venue if you have any interest at all in Theatre. Performances 'in the round' add an extra dimension to the high quality acting and technical support. The restaurant is also good and the bar a friendly place for a pre-show or post show drink. Everything about the experience was super. I'll be back as soon... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Arrived with my toddler to see the Tiny Tales, something she had been looking forward to all week. We were told that they had overbooked and would not be admitting anyone else. My daughter was deeply disappointed. We arrived two minutes after 10.30am, I left feeling aggrieved and with the impression that this is a very amateur set up. Previously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The staff at the theatre were very helpful and this meant we were able to attend a very enjoyable play called "Beryl" at the theatre despite it being almost sold out. Facilities were good and it was a lovely evening.

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Thank Max B
Walkington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a great performance of "Beryl" - preceded by a pleasant meal in the in - house restaurant. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We took a Building Tour which we booked in advance £4.50 each great value for about 1 hour 20 mins. Starting at 11 am this gave us time for coffee and a snack in the Bistro prior to the matinee at 1.30 (Northern Broadsides: The Winter's Tale). A thoroughly enjoyable day out. Be warned, the tour includes lots of steps.

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Keighley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Fantastic afternoon performance, sold out. Stunning arrangement that drew you into the show itself making the audience part of the drama. Superbly performed.

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Thank Frank A
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

An iconic building hosts a truly unique experience. You can get very reasonably priced tickets and a there is a wealth of different plays/movies to see.

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