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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
+44 1723 370541
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A wonderful theatre

We visited the theatre to see the latest play from Northern Broadsides. Theatre in the round is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Good night out for everyone

You could go to a play cinema or show come out laughing or crying they work so hard to give you a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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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.
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Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
+44 1723 370541
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the theatre to see the latest play from Northern Broadsides. Theatre in the round is a wonderful experience,you have agood view wherever you sit, and this play was brilliantly produced and acted. We love this theatre and would strongly recommend it. Staff are...More

Thank cathy669
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You could go to a play cinema or show come out laughing or crying they work so hard to give you a good time also food is served in restaurant so good meal before show Christmas plays are so good and well put on don't...More

1  Thank patallanson
Hannah v, Marketing Officer at Stephen Joseph Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, we're so glad you've had such lovely times at the SJT! Just to note though, to anyone reading this, we don't currently have a restaurant. We have more info here: https://www.sjt.uk.com/visitingus/bar_&_refreshments. (You can purchase cakes at the bar and sweets/chocolates at the kiosk, as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a resident of Scarborough I want to recommend a visit to the SJT as it really is an absolute gem. Not only does it offer exceptional live theatre but also hosts quality films in a quality cinema environment.

Thank sanb2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This weekend I have been to the Stephen Joseph Theatre to see two shows. The first show 'You have been Watching' was in the McCarthy Theatre. I thought the performance to be absolutely brilliant; laughing all the way through. I had a good seat and...More

1  Thank alanmawston1
Reviewed 8 October 2017

My sister and I went yo see "Goth Weekend" last night and what a brilliant play, we weren't sure if this was for us but wow it was amazing, I can't think of anyone who would not find this play extremely entertaining. The acting by...More

Thank samantha k
Reviewed 8 October 2017

On my first visit to Scarborough I just had to visit the home of Alan Ayckbourn's plays. The theatre building appears to be an old cinema, not very prepossessing, and it's not particularly welcoming to strangers: signage could certainly be improved, to make clear how...More

Thank Peacelover2016
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Brilliant farce. This play was written in the 1970’s but hssn’t Aged at all. Huge comedy well worth seeing.

Thank rowdy11_11
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went to see ''Taking Steps'' a Alan Ayckbourn farce . This was a true farce and was thoroughly enjoyable . I could not stop laughing with the antics of the characters . This is a revival of the play but if you saw it...More

Thank kevin d
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find reasonable priced seats, drinks and programmes in a theatre. London and many provincial theatres now take advantage of their visitors. Not here thankfully. Plenty of front of house space for drinks and supported by friendly staff The production of...More

1  Thank Martin L
Reviewed 22 September 2017

My wife and I ventured to Scarborough specifically to see this Ayckbourn play having been to the SJT on a couple of occasions previously to see others of his plays. I am constantly amazed at the ingenuity of directors/producers who put on plays 'in the...More

Thank RossendaleRed
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David H
28 September 2017|
Response from Dee H | Reviewed this property |
On Friday evening you can see Taking Steps or Goth Weekend. On Saturday afternoon and evening is A brief history of women. I have seen all three plays and found them all to be highly entertaining.
Donna E
21 May 2017|
Response from Hannah v | Property representative |
Hi Donna. If you head over to our website and click on What's On, that will tell you everything we've got on. Click on calendar if you want to see particular dates!
ian h
27 March 2017|
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Response from hannahvanhelvoort | Property representative |
Yes, although there is usually a 'dark' period of a week or two for building maintenance. Call the Box Office or check what's on via the website.