The Stephen Joseph Theatre

We are proud to be on the list of ‘theatre hotels’ for the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. The SJT is a Scarborough institution and a fantastic theatre by any standards. You can see what’s on on the Stephen Joseph Theatre website. We can book tickets for you too so if you plan to book bed and breakfast at The Waves let us know if you would like theatre tickets too and we can tell you about what is on.

Although Alan Aykbourn has retired as Artistic Director, the Stephen Joseph Theatre (sometimes still known as the Theatre in the Round) is seen as his theatre and is the place where his plays are premiered and often revived. In addition to the quality of the plays and the acting, the staging of the plays in the round is always impressive and, of course, you’re never far from the action so you feel particularly involved in the performance. The theatre is at what used to be the Odeon cinema, a fantastic art deco building that at night shines with red and green neon lights that are matched by the neon obelisk in the road alongside. The theatre also offers films, music and comedy, a bar with local Wold Top ales and some great photos of other classic Odeons, and a shop full of locally produced gifts and goodies.

There is more about the SJT in our blogs section.


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39 Esplanade Road
South Cliff
Scarborough
North Yorkshire YO11 2AT

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