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Visiting Companies

Here at SJT we present our own work for a number of months of the year across our two spaces, The Round (404 seats) and The Mac (165 seats). Beyond our produced work , we’re proud to curate the best work from our touring partners and welcome applications from a breadth of companies including theatre, dance, music and comedy.

PROGRAMMING & HIRES AT THE SJT

The Stephen Joseph Theatre produces and programmes bold, relevant and surprising theatre that inspires and entertains.

We believe that audiences are keen to see the broadest range of stories told on our stages and so we are keen to present as diverse a range of work as possible and we actively promote the Creative Case for Diversity across our programme.

The SJT presents its own work for a number of months of the year across two spaces, The Round (404 seats) and The Mac (165 seats). Beyond our produced work we are proud to curate the best work from our touring partners and we welcome applications from a breadth of companies including theatre, dance, music and comedy.

To learn more about our programming policy have a read of Routes In - a guide produced by Venues North detailing how to get new work programmed in the North of England: Routes In - Jan 2020

OUR SPACES

The Round
The concept of in-the-round theatre was conceived by Stephen Joseph here in Scarborough. The Round, designed by Alan Ayckbourn, seats 404 in its traditional configuration. The Round is however, flexible, and we can present work in thrust (capacity approx. 280) or end-on (capacity approx. 237) configurations. We can also accommodate traverse performances and can add cabaret seating onstage for certain performances.

The McCarthy
The McCarthy is a 165-seater space in a fixed end-on configuration which is also used for film screenings and live streaming events.

Technical Details
Technical specifications for both spaces are available here.

Get in touch
To suggest a show, please email us with subject line as follows: Season – Venue – Show Title – Company
e.g. Spring 2023 – Round – Napoleon Disrobed – Told By An Idiot

Venue hire

If you'd like to hire one of our spaces for an event such as a wedding, conference, workshop or meeting, you can find more information on the Venue Hire page.

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