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Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough


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. We are licensed for both weddings and wedding receptions, which can be held in either theatre or our function room. We also host many conferences, seminars, charity events and corporate functions and can cater for all requirements and budgets.

Stephen Joseph Theatre is featured in our local leaflet 'Art and Heritage Trail - Yorkshire Coast and Countryside' you can view the full leaflet on our website in the 'Brochures' section.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

The SJT houses a shop, gallery and bar, and hosts events such as weddings, charity events, business lunches, conferences and private cinema hire.

Opening details

Open All Year. Various dates and times. Please telephone the theatre for full details.


Various ticket prices apply, depending on each show.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 3 - Wed 4 Apr Dramarama
Tue 10 - Wed 11 Apr Dramarama
Wed 18 Apr Playreading
Thu 21 Jun - Thu 23 Aug THE 39 STEPS
Thu 26 Jul Joking Apart
Fri 27 - Sat 28 Jul Joking Apart


North Yorkshire,
YO11 1JW



See location of Stephen Joseph Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 038883  Lat: 54.28033 Long: -0.40572

By road:
Follow signs into Scarborough Town Centre/Railway Station. The theatre is directly opposite the Station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

The SJT houses a shop, gallery and bar, and hosts events such as weddings, charity events, business lunches, conferences and private cinema hire.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesHearing loop system


The Stephen Joseph Theatre is fully accessible with: - Level access to Box Office and disabled toilets - Wheelchair lift to the Shop - Passenger lift access to The Round and McCarthy auditoria - Designated wheelchair spaces in both theatres, easily accessible from the lift and next to an accompanying seat for your escort - Front row level access is available for many shows on request Some seats in The Round and The McCarthy involve climbing stairs, please advise staff when booking if you have any specific seating requirements. We try to accommodate all requests for access requirements and wheelchair access, but please let us know at least 24 hours before you arrive or at the time of booking.