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  • ★★★★ "Outstanding" The Yorkshire Post

    The reviews are in for Alan Ayckbourn's "witty, well-acted" (The Times) 87th play Family Album.

  • Come on in

    We are Stephen Joseph Theatre (SJT). We’re home to outstanding drama, amazing films, uplifting music, outrageous comedy and so much more, including workshops and activities that give everyone the chance to get involved and let their creativity shine.

  • Something for everyone

    From storytelling for teeny-weenies to script development for budding writers; youth theatre sessions throughout the year or the chance to sing your heart out in one of our choirs, we'd love you to give us a go....

  • A great night out

    Catching up over lunch? Drinks with your pals after the show? Or just ice creams during the performance? Whatever you fancy, SJT caters for everyone.

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2 - 31 December

Nick Lane takes another classic fairy tale and turns it on its head this Christmas!



28 October - 12 November

A beautiful play about the different paths a love story can take.


Family Album

2 September - 1 October

The world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's 87th new play.

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We're thrilled to introduce you to our new-look website. Like any new website, it might take you - and us! - a little while to learn how to navigate it, but we've tried to make it as user-friendly as possible, so come on in, have a play, and let us know what you think!

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“Our trips to Scarborough are built round what’s on at the theatre. It’s not the icing on the cake. It IS the cake.” Audience member

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From learning more about acting to getting stuck in and having a go, SJT has opportunities for people of all ages. We’re here to support young people right through to adults and there’s always a range of diverse and inclusive workshops and classes to get involved with.

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