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“Small but perfectly formed!”

Stephen Joseph Theatre
Ranked #4 of 87 things to do in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The home of truly great theatre. Let us transport you to new worlds and enjoy new experiences through the magic of theatre – no trip to Scarborough would be complete without it! We offer a unique, intimate experience in our renowned theatre-in-the-round as well as the more traditional end-on McCarthy theatre and cinema. The SJT has been and is known for its commitment to new writing throughout its 61 years not to mention Alan Ayckbourn’s 80 World Premieres. It is home to excellent drama, music, films, comedy and live streaming and has been the starting point for many, now familiar names. 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed October 27, 2013

My wife and I decided to spend our first night in Scarborough at the Theatre. The SJ is small and intimate, the audience are part of the performance. The play was "Laughton" about the latter years of Charles Laughton, always proud of his Scarborough roots. It was brilliant, the acting superb and both my wife and I were overwhelmed by it.

Thank Donald B
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

sjt have ticked every box ive been several times to see various plays and music they have everything right the performances are of a first class standard the place is spotless the staff are well turned out clean and very helpfull the toilets are clean and the theatre is superb well done scarborough

1  Thank maudydors
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Intimate theatre with all seats enjoying a good view of the performers. Easy to book. Not expensive. Good restaurant.

1  Thank gmb1947
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

TIME OF MY LIFE Alan Ackyborn play ,Another great show in this lovely warm inviting and stylish old theatre,i usually visit few times every year and am never dissapointed,thumbs up.

Also they have a great autumn season just started worth a look if you visiting Scarborough.

1  Thank misterwoo08
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Saw 'Arrivals and Departures' and stayed in a local B&B. All excellent and a good advert for Yorkshire's seaside.

Thank npgsheffield
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