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“Great atmosphere”

Stephen Joseph Theatre
Ranked #6 of 90 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: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We went to see The Last Train to Scarborough. This is a great theatre in which all seats are set around and close to the central stage. The atmosphere is quite personal giving you a feeling of being a part of the production.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Went to see the revived 1960's play, A Taste of Honey, which was performed by the visiting Hull Truck Company, rather than the Stephen Joseph Company that we normally see. Wasn't too taken by the play itself which has a pretty depressing theme but the acting was mostly very good. It's a nice theatre to visit as it is "in the round" with the audience on all sides and virtually in the midst of the show, so gives an experience quite apart from most other venues. Been 4 or 5 times in the last couple of years and prefer the Alan Ayckbourne plays myself.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Just seen Last Train to Scarborough and what a brilliant performance.The plot left us wondering to the very end and the cast were excellent.With all the cast playing various roles to am extremely high standard i would recommend this play to anyone.If i had one criticism please drop the price of your drinks, a touch on the high side.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We have been visiting this wonderful theatre for many years and have never yet been disappointed by the range, quality and value of its offerings. It is a wonderfully welcoming place, which even includes its own art gallery and shop, and continues to premiere all of Alan Ayckbourn's works, but also offers many other theatrical, cinematic and musical experiences to suit all tastes and ages in a comfortable and intimate setting, many in the theatre in the round, pioneered by the late Stephen Joseph. The latest live production we saw was 'The Last Train to Scarborough', a truly multimedia theatrical experience in conjunction with the National Railway Museum, which should not be missed by those who love ambitious live theatre. The changes of character and costume by the cast was simply breathtaking and the plot kept us guessing to the end!

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Saw this Production,Every seat sold,but the open style stage means everyone gets a good view & is quite near to the Action.Stylish Theatre with much of its original 1930's Character,a bit of a crush to get out though.

Thank john s
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