Stephen Joseph Theatre Or SjtCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +440-1723370540
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Entertainment, Performance, Play, Theatre, Architecture
Stephen Joseph Theatre Or Sjt - Review
Radiating an old world charm, the SJT was the first ‘in the round’ theatre in Britain. Today the theatre attracts audiences from around the globe. With a seating arrangement that’s so close around the stage, you’re practically a part of the play! Don’t be surprised to find people in the first row occasionally moving their feet to make way for the actors. That’s how close you are!
SJT comprises of 2 halls – The Round with 404 seats in a round seating space and The McCarthy, a 165 seat cinema – and hosts 2 to 3 shows daily. The theatre is known to have premiered nearly all of playwright and director Alan Ayckbourn’s plays. Some marked favourites by Ayckbourn regularly appearing on the SJT stage are ‘Time of My Life’, “Life and Beth’ and ‘Arrivals and Departures’.
Andrew Martin’s ‘The Last Train to Scarborough’ is much cherished by SJT audiences for its exceptionally engaging cast and gripping plot. ‘Taste of Honey’ too attracts theatre enthusiasts from far and wide. The theatre is committed to encouraging works by newer writers as well. Numerous workshops and classes are conducted for the community and small projects are also undertaken by SJT.
No matter what the play, visitors come out praising the quality performances at SJT. It is not uncommon for audiences to designate the vitality of the SJT stage a higher place than the productions at West End!
- This intimate and cozy theatre boasts of a fine bar and restaurant as well.
- A small gallery exhibits the works of local and national artists and is free for the visitors.
- The theatre shop is one of the largest sellers of play scripts in Yorkshire and stocks every published play of Alan Ayckbourn.
- Backstage tours and post-performance interactions with the cast are also offered.
An evening spent at the SJT will leave you envying the fine people of Scarborough.
Stephen Joseph Theatre Or Sjt Information
- (+44) 01723 370541
- Disabled and wheelchair friendly halls and restrooms.
- Captioned and audio described productions are also held at SJT. Check schedule online.
- The staff can assist you with any specific seating requirement that you may have.
- Concessions on ticket prices are available online on the SJT website.
- Drinks at the SJT bar are a little on the expensive side.
- It is advised that you make your play bookings at an early date (at least 2 weeks in advance) because the tickets are sold out fast.
Stephen Joseph Theatre Or Sjt Ticket Prices
- £ 2.5 to £ 24.5 per person.
- The ticket prices vary from play to play and from season to season.
Stephen Joseph Theatre Or Sjt Hours
- The gallery remains open from Monday to Saturday at 12.00 pm to 06.00 pm except when performances are going on.
How To reach Stephen Joseph Theatre Or Sjt by Public Transport
- Bus: West Square bus stop V – 2, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 36, 120, 121, 555, 843, X43. Westborough bus stop N – 5, 6, 10, 36, 63
- Train: Stop R – 2, 6, 13, 14, 15, 120. Stop S – 10. Stop T – 11, 115, 119, 555, 843
Restaurants Near Stephen Joseph Theatre Or Sjt
- The Green Room
- Mother Hubbard
- Memossa Pizzeria
- Hong Kong Restaurant
- Brasserie Marmalade's
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95% of people who visit Scarborough include Stephen Joseph Theatre Or Sjt in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
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Stephen Joseph Theatre Or Sjt, Scarborough Reviews
What a great take off performance of the classic 39 steps the story with a comical twist. Only four performers but you would never believe what a brilliant idea to do it this way. If you want to have a fun evening (or matinee) please believe me you will not be disappointed Great individual performances by all THIS IS A MUST FOR THE WEST END THEATRE WORLD!!! Bring it on
Theatre in the round. Lovely theatre helpful friendly staff. Little over priced but apparently there is tickets starting at £10 ( we paid £28) if you get in quick enough. Saw Better Off Dead - unfortunately not for us (or the other people who left at the interval) but this is no reflection on the theatre and we will go again.
Excellent venue. Have now been four times to see plays everyone was brilliant in its own unique way. This is must visit place. We love it and have booked our next visit
A very special theatre. Performances are wonderful and the theatre in the round makes it a fantastic experience. Top quality? even down to the icecream!
This theater is really original. It consists of several different T spaces, and the only one I have experienced is the theater in the round. The productions are way more frequent in the summer than say 5 or 6 years ago, and this is because, as I understand it, the theater lost part of its Arts Council funding, so has had to tighten its collective belt considerably. But in a way that is to the advantage of the theater goer, as the breadth of productions now is quite stunning, and although Alan Aykeborne is still a recurrent playright in terms of their offerings, due to his close association with the theater, this also provides a good repertory for the theater. My only comment is that it's such a shame that they do not provide food anymore! The food choices in that area are not good, so either plan your evening well so that you have time to go elsewhere for supper, or bring sandwiches! So in summary, no vacation to the Scarborough is really complete without stopping by and taking in one of the offerings of this jewel of culture in Yorkshire. Thank goodness it is still in operation.