Stephen Joseph Theatre

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The Stephen Joseph Theatre is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the world's most performed living playwright and boasts 2 auditoria: The Round and The McCarthy, which also doubles as a cinema. It is licensed for both weddings and wedding receptions, which can be held in either theatre or the function room. The Theatre also hosts many conferences, seminars, charity events and corporate functions and can cater for all requirements and budgets.

Bar & Refreshments

Local legends Eat Me Café have taken up residency in the comfortable and spacious first floor bar area – a great place to enjoy a delicious meal or pre/post-show drinks.

Shop at the SJT

Shop at the SJT is an eclectic retail space full of inspiring creations from talented local makers who are based in and around Scarborough. Located in the foyer of the SJT which is jujst opposite the Railway Station and bus stops so an ideal place to browse before heading home or if attending a theatre performance.

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Guide Prices

Various ticket prices apply, depending on each show.


Thursday, 14th October 2021 - Saturday, 30th October 2021

The OffingThe Offing“That distant stretch of sea where sky and water merge. It’s called the offing.” World Premiere - This new adaptation by Janice Okoh will bring all the vibrant colour and warmth of Benjamin Myers's novel. In a Britain still reeling from the Second World War, 16-year-old Robert Appleyard sets out…
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Friday, 3rd December 2021 - Friday, 31st December 2021

Jack and the BeanstalkJack and the BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk Fee-fi-fo-fum – I smell the socks of a Scarborian!
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Saturday, 10th September 2022 - Monday, 12th September 2022

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival returns to ScarboroughThe Yorkshire Fossil Festival returns to ScarboroughThe Yorkshire Fossil Festival returns to Scarborough this September, with a weekend of activities and events for all the family, for both enthusiasts and professionals, on site and online – and most of them free.
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By road:Follow signs into Scarborough Town Centre/Railway Station. The theatre is directly opposite the Station.Accessible by Public Transport: Scarborough station is 0 miles away.

Stephen Joseph Theatre


Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW
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Tel01723 370541


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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Monday - SundayOpen

* Opening times vary. Please visit SJT website for further details on current show times and booking process.

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Scarborough Central Information Point at the SJT, ScarboroughA Tourist Information Point offers visitors to Scarborough a good selection of tourism leaflets and information.

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