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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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A theatre well worth visiting

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a very inviting place. The theatre is based on the original Odeon... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Squadron257
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
Fantastic and unusual theatre experience

I'm a regular at this high class and innovative theatre-in-the-round (it also has a proscenium... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
rogercrowther
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a very inviting place. The theatre is based on the original Odeon concept with a lot of the exterior features persevered. Inside you have a foyer where staff greet you and there is a gift shop at the rear of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Squadron257
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm a regular at this high class and innovative theatre-in-the-round (it also has a proscenium arch/cinema auditorium as well) which presents its own shows (including a new and revived Alan Ayckbourn plays each summer) plus many visiting shows and artists throughout the year. Friendly and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I probably go to the SJT 10 times a year, mostly to cinema screenings but do see the odd play here and there. I love the building and it the bar is really nice too

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Alan Ayckbourn play being tried out. very entertaining. very compact theatre where you easily feel involved in the performance

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Super time loved the staff they were so helpful and greeted us with a smile next time I come to Scarborough I will recommend it to my family and bring them with me I had a fabulous time thank you x

Date of experience: October 2018
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HannahvanH, Marketing Officer at Stephen Joseph Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks Samantha! Glad to hear you had a lovely time and we'll see you next time!

Reviewed 4 November 2018

I went to see ‘Stig of the dump’, an adaptation of a children’s book. It was very well done, especially the set and the ‘Stig’ character, which was a sort of puppet moved around by cast members. This was a ‘relaxed’ performance, designed to make...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

This theatre provided lots of laughter and joy. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the 39 Steps show and will definitely be returning if another show catches our eyes.

Date of experience: August 2018
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HannahvanH, Marketing Officer at Stephen Joseph Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks Emma, great to hear! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Lovely little theatre. Helpful staff. Great production, fantastic acting. Highly recommend theatre, play and actors.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Scarborough is so lucky to have one of the best theatres in the world. The converted Odeon building is an architectural delight. The theatre boasts a relaxing bar, a great shop and two theatres. The round is a great venue and we have been lucky...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HannahvanH, Marketing Officer at Stephen Joseph Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review. We really appreciate all feedback and we're so glad you've had such a range of great experiences here. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 October 2018

Brilliant theatre - the birthplace of 'theatre in the round". Also Alan Ayckbourn lives locally and his new and older plays are regularly featured. Excellent theatre tours which give the fascinating history of the building and a real insight as to what it would be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lydia379
12 April 2018|
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Response from Margaret N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay in answering but there is no parking at the theatre but try the railway station which is just across the road - we have never failed to find parking there.
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David H
28 September 2017|
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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.
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Donna E
21 May 2017|
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Response from HannahvanH | 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!
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