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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
+44 1723 370541
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"Goth Weekend"

My sister and I went yo see "Goth Weekend" last night and what a brilliant play, we weren't sure if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
samantha k
A good evening's entertainment

On my first visit to Scarborough I just had to visit the home of Alan Ayckbourn's plays. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eastbourne, 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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
+44 1723 370541
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First trip to SJT last night to watch Goth Weekend with my daughter. We absolutely loved it. The writing was brilliant and the production great. We both laughed, cried and laughed some more! Highly recommend the show. As an aside the theatre staff we encountered...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen two plays so far this week in this venue and both were superbly performed as you would expect from this high quality theatre. Actors, technical crew, writer and director are all clearly some of the best currently staging drama in the UK....More

Thank MichCL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!! We laughed. We cried. What a production, and amazing show. Excellent venue and I brilliant staff too. So helpful with my 90 year old grannie. Can't recommend highly enough.

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here twice to see two Alan Ayckbourn plays whilst on a short visit to Scarborough.Superb venue,and two excellent productions with quality acting.Great way to spend an evening.

Thank Simon S
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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.