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“Good Theatre”

Stephen Joseph Theatre
Ranked #7 of 79 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 / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Grantham, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“Good Theatre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This theatre in the round is great. We booked and picked our tickets up from the box office and went up to the bar for a dink. A great group were playing live music from the play and really set the scene for a most enjoyable evening. Most friendly front of house staff. The theatre is really clean and comfortable. the play was very good and we could hear every word as our seats were not for the the stage. Will go again if in the area

Visited May 2014
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morlandmonk
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Worth a visit whatever but if there is an Alan Aykbourne production on then it is compulsory!! This is theatre in the round and absolutely brilliant.

Visited June 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“could have been better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

on holiday me and my wife used both the cinema and the theatre during our visit to Scarborough. The cinema was good value at 7 pounds each and was nice and clean. I picked my Tickets up from the box office with no problems. The drinks in the Restaurant are on the expensive side. We used the Theatre side on the Wednesday to see The Last Train To Scarborough. Its the first time we had been to a proper theatre production and we really enjoyed it. Whilst the staff are really polite and helpful the facilities are a let down. only one set of toilets to serve a place as big as it is particularly during a 15 minute interval is inadequate.

Visited June 2014
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Production”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

A somewhat dark tale with a nice blend of humour,and very well performed.Would not be everybodys cup of tea,but I thoroughly enjoyed it in front of what was virtually a full house.

Visited May 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“If u love Theatre you MUST see a play here - it's a marvellous experience to see it in the round.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

When I take friends to Scarborough I also book seats for whatever play is on at The Stephen Joseph and we have never been disappointed. It's a great experience from arriving and looking round the interesting shop, then having a pre show drink in the comfortable bar, then the play - always a lovely evening.

Visited May 2014
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