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Stephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Address
Westborough
City
Owned by Scarborough Theatre Development Trust
Capacity 404-seat (main house)
165-seat (studio/cinema)
Opened 30 April 1996
Production Visiting and own productions
www.sjt.uk.com
Coordinates: 54°16′50″N 0°24′21″W / 54.280556°N 0.405833°W / 54.280556; -0.405833

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a theatre in the round in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England that was founded by Stephen Joseph and was the first theatre in the round in Britain.

In 1955, Joseph established a tiny theatre in the round on the first floor of the Public Library.

The theatre flourished and in 1976 moved to a supposedly temporary home on the ground floor of the former Scarborough Boys' High School.

However, a permanent home proved difficult to find and it was not until late 1988 and the closure of the local Odeon cinema by Rank Leisure that the theatre's long-standing Artistic Director, Alan Ayckbourn, found a suitable venue.

The new theatre, known simply as the Stephen Joseph Theatre, comprises two auditoria: The Round, a 404-seat in the round and The McCarthy, a 165-seat endstage/cinema. The building also contains a restaurant, shop, and full front-of-house and backstage facilities.

The Round boasts two important technical innovations: the stage lift, facilitating speedy set changes and the trampoline, a Canadian invention which allows technicians particularly easy access to the lighting grid.

See also

  • List of cinemas in North Yorkshire

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