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  • Ayckbourn's Constant Companions

    The 89th play by acclaimed playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. How will humanity deal with artificial intelligence taking over modern life?

  • These Majestic Creatures

    A tender new play set in a Scarborough B&B from exciting new playwright Emma Geraghty.

  • The perfect Christmas treat

    Our annual Christmas show takes a classic fairy tale and turns it on its head. Full of songs, silliness and festive fun. Tickets from £10.

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    We are the Stephen Joseph Theatre (SJT). We’re home to outstanding drama, amazing films, uplifting music, outrageous comedy and so much more.

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Beauty and the Beast

1 - 30 December 2023

Our annual Christmas show takes a classic fairy tale and turns it on its head. Full of songs, silliness and festive fun.

THEATRE Content warning

The production contains discussion of emotive topics including: homophobia, the death of a parent, the death of a child and some strong language.

These Majestic Creatures

20 October - 4 November

A warm and funny new play set in Scarborough from exciting new playwright Emma Geraghty.


Constant Companions

7 September - 7 October

In his 89th play, Alan Ayckbourn weaves together the stories of highflying lawyer Lorraine, lonely bachelor Don and technician Winston with characteristic humour and compassion.

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